Admitted to Practice in Ohio (1979); United States Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio, (1980); United States Tax Court (1980).
General legal practice, with an emphasis in the following areas:
- Domestic relations and family law
- Child custody, support and visitation
- Juvenile custody, support and visitation
- Criminal defense, including serious felonies, misdemeanors, traffic cases
- Matters involving juvenile delinquency and dependency matters
- General civil litigation including matters involving real estate,
- Personal injury; wrongful death actions
- Insurance subrogation
- Wills, trusts, estates and estate planning
Professional Legal Experience
2000-Present: Private Practice with emphasis in the above listed types of legal matters.
1995-2000 Magistrate, Greene county Common Pleas Court, DomesticRelations Division:
Responsible for daily court docket of domestic relations and family cases, including child custody cases.
1991-1995 Xenia City Solicitor, Xenia, Ohio:
Law Director for the City of Xenia, Ohio, providing all general legal services to the City commission and departments; supervision of Prosecutor and staff; drafting of all ordinances and resolutions; supervision of all litigation.
1981-1991 Xenia City Prosecutor, Xenia, Ohio:
Prosecution of all criminal and traffic misdemeanors in the City of Xenia and surrounding communities, including Jamestown and Yellow Springs
General practice, civil and criminal, with concentration in construction law.
1979, J. D., University of Dayton, School of Law, Dayton, Ohio:
1976 Bachelor of Arts, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Member, Greene County Board of Building Appeals.
2003 – Present, National Business Institute: Instruction of attorneys on matters involving divorce, dissolution, child custody and related topics in family law. Instruction includes the preparation of written materials, including:
(2003) Spousal Support
(2005) Marital Separation Agreements. Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support
(2006) Ethical Consideration in Divorce Litigation. Psychological Evaluations.
1988-1991, Adjunct Professor, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio
1980-1988, Adjunct professor, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Family Law Subcommittee
Member, Greene County, Ohio Bar Association