Born Dayton, Ohio, November 4, 1956; admitted to the Ohio bar 1981; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 1982; admitted to the Florida bar 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1985; U.S. Tax Court (1994).


Alter High School (1974); Marquette University (B.S., 1978); Ohio Northern University (J.D. 1981).


Dayton Bar Association (since 1981); Dayton Bar’s Grievance Committee (2004) to date; Cincinnati Bar Association 2007 ? to date; Ohio State Bar Association (since 1981); Florida Bar Association (since 1983); Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (since 2000); American Bankruptcy Law Forms (since 1993).

Practice Areas

Legal and Medical Malpractice; Civil Litigation; Corporate Law and Contract Litigation; Personal Injury and Wrongful Death; Liquor Licensing; Tax Appeals and Tax Court Litigation; Bankruptcy Reorganization; Bankruptcy Litigation; Real Estate; Probate; Divorce; Traffic Law including DUI.

Teaching Experience

Seminars presented for: Dayton Bar Association (Tax debts 4/95); American Bankruptcy Law Forum (Offers in Compromise 1995); Professional Education (LLCs 11/97); National Business Institute (Expert Witnesses 12/98); Personal Injury Settlements (6/01); Medical Malpractice (3/02); Choice of Business Entity in Ohio (3/04), LLCs in Ohio (9/04); Bankruptcy Abuse Pension Consumer Protection Act (9/05 and 6/06); Civil Litigation (12/05); Divorce Law (12/06) Lorman Education Services (Collection Law 10/96), Confidentiality of Medical Records (1/03); Ohio Institute of Photography – Business Law 1984; Conviser Miller – CPA Review Course 1986-1988.

Expert Witness Experience

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in real estate law and reasonableness of attorney fees in divorce cases; Legal Eagles program with Dayton Bar Association and Fox 45 TV; reviewed cases as an expert in legal malpractice claims.

Published Cases

Over 34 state and federal cases published for stare decisis. Available upon request.

Representative clients

Over 100 national franchises and/or state corporate entities, financial institutions, and various nonprofit entities.