Bachelor of Arts. University of Southern Indiana. 1998
Juris Doctor. University of Dayton School of Law. 2001
In May 1998, I graduated with honors from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History.
In the summer of 1998, I attended a law school preparatory seminar at American University in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 1998, I enrolled in law school at the University of Dayton. My coursework at U.D. School of Law consisted of: Employment Law; Legal Rights of the Individual Employee; Discrimination in the Workplace; Contract Law; Criminal Law; Civil Trial Practice; and Family Law.
During law school I received two C.A.L.I. Excellence for the Future Awards® in the fields of Civil Trial Practice and Law and Aging. While enrolled at U.D., I was also employed by a local Dayton law office specializing in employment law. I graduated from U.D. School of Law in May 2001. I passed the July 2001 Ohio Bar Exam and received my license to practice law in November 2001.
Born and raised in a small, rural community, I have a strong appreciation for honesty, respect, loyalty, hard work and a love for the "underdog". Representing hard-working, wrongfully terminated employees and persons charged with crimes comes naturally and highly motivates me.
I first obtained experience with employment law at a local law firm while enrolled in law school. It was during this time I realized my true passion for employment law. I also found my desire to practice criminal law. I began my own practice in 2001. I started my own practice primarily to ensure my clients would get the one-on-one service and accountability that many law firms often cannot provide. For over the last fourteen years I have consulted with and/or successfully represented over 1,000 terminated workers and/or persons charged with crimes.
Memberships / Activities
Dayton Bar Association (Employment Law & Criminal Law committees)
Ohio State Bar Association
Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
Greene County Bar Association
U.S. Federal District Court Ohio
U.S. Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Volunteer Youth Baseball, Basketball and Football Coach (Centerville)
Centerville Baseball & Softball League Board Member
A resident of Owensville, Indiana for 21 years, I moved to Ohio in 1998 to attend law school at U.D. I currently live in Centerville, Ohio with my wife, three children, and Lila (our French Bulldog rescue).
Law Day Counsel Award For Criminal Defense of 1st and 2nd Degree Felony Cases (June 2013)