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Member of Amherst Lions Club, Past President; 

Former Board Member Of Amherst Office on Aging; 

Former Amherst City Councilman

Former Amherst Law Director

Ohio State Bar Assoc. District Governor-1995-2000


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 60%
    43 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
    43 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    43 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    43 years



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238 Church Street
AMHERST, OH, 44001-2202


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member Ohio Bar CollegeOhio State Bar Association2014
FellowOhio State Bar Foundation1995
Admitted to PracticeUnited States Supreme Court1978
Admitted to PracticeFederal District Court-Northern District of Ohio1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counsellor at LawPrivate practice1972 - Present
Law DirectorAmherst City Law Director1996 - 1999
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyLorain County Prosecutor's Office1981 - 1988
Director/AttorneyLegal Aid Society of Lorain County1979 - 1980
Law DirectorAmherst City Law Director1976 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1996 - 1999
Lorain County Bar AssociationSecretary1988 - 1990
Ohio State Bar AssociationCouncil of Delegates1983 - 1996
Lorain County Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Plavchan v. TrusteeAccounting practices upheld
Estate of BanjoffClient's interpretation and asset designation upheld.
Estate of Javier CastroCourt admitted the Will to probate even though it was not pursuant to statute which required it to be in writing on paper.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ToledoLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Ohio Northern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Lorain High SchoolN/AN/A1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fall 2013 Probate SeminarGeneral Probate Issues2013
2012 Annual Probate SeminarInsolvent Estates Claims2012
Lions Club monthly meetingHow to Avoid Probate2007