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I served with the United States Marine Corps (1968  - 1971); decorated for service in the Republic of Vietnam.  From 1977 - 1982, I had the opportunity to work as an  Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Ohio Attorney General and as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Office of the Knox County Prosecuting Attorney.  Since 1982 I have been in the private practice of law with a practice limited to representing:  injured workers; persons seeking social security disability; and persons who have been charged with State or Federal misdemeanors or felonies.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
  3. Social Security: 10%

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Cox, Koltak & Gibson LLP

5 East Long Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH, 43215


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law FirmsU.S. News & World Report2012
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2010
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2010
Top Attorneys in OhioCincinnati Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Top Lawyers In Central OhioBusiness First2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCox, Koltak & Gibson LLP2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Franklin County Veterans Memorial BoardBoard Member2008 - Present
Island Beach Club Condominium AssociationBoard Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ryan v. Connor (1986), 28 Ohio St.3d 406N/A
State ex rel. Jones v. Conrad (2001). 92 Ohio St 3d 389,2001-Ohio-207N/A
State ex rel. Johnston v. Ohio Bureau of Workers' Comp. (2001), 92 Ohio St.3d 463, 2001-Ohio-1284N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Kent State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual MeetingStress Related Injuries in Workplace1995