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About Me

     My legal career started in Douglas County, Nevada, as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases.  I have been in private practice for many years now representing defendants in criminal cases, and representing injured people and disabled people who have been denied social security disability benefits.   


Practice Areas


  1. Social Security: 90%
    37 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    37 years



Contingent (25%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact Info

111 South Mulberry Street
Mount Vernon, OH, 43050

843 N. 21st Street
Suite 109
Newark, OH, 43050

111 South Mulberry Street
Mount Vernon, OH, 43050



NVAttorney Inactive197802/23/2013

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale-Hubbell AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMount Vernon Nazarene University2011 - 2011
Assistant Law DirectorMount Vernon City Law Director2007 - 2009
Special ProsecutorWashoe Tribe of Nevada1995 - 1995
Justice of the Peace Pro TemCarson City Justice Court1993 - 1998
ClerkJudge Howard McKibben1978 - 1979
Chief Deputy District AttorneyDouglas County District Attorney1978 - 1982
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A1979 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/AN/A
National Association of Disability RepresentativesN/AN/A
Knox County Bar AssociationPresident, 2007-2008N/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Swafford v. AstrueN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarHandling a Social Security Disability Case2012
NBISocial Security Disability The Musculoskeltal Listing2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1978
Northern Illinois UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Musculoskeletal ListingSocial Security Disability2012
Handling a Social Security Disability CaseSocial Security Disability2012
Monthly MeetingSocial Security Disability For The Vision Impaired2011
Cooper Law FirmSocial Security Disability Appeals2010
Licking County MRDDRepresenting Disabled Clients Before the Social Security Administration2009