I am the senior associate attorney at The Law Firm for Family Law.
I graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a degree in Biology. I then attended The University of Dayton School of Law on the Academic Excellence Scholarship. While in law school, I externed for the Second District Court of Appeals where I gained a great deal of experience researching and drafting memoranda and decisions for judges, staff attorneys, and the Court on a broad range of legal issues.
After graduating from law school and while preparing for the Ohio Bar Exam, I clerked for the firms of Lasky & Scharrer and Cohen & Gregg. As a law clerk, I conducted legal research and drafted memoranda, pleadings, and appellate briefs for senior attorneys, which mainly focused on Family Law and Landlord/Tenant matters, and included several successful appellate briefs.
I began practicing law in Ohio in the fields of Family Law, Criminal Law, Bankruptcy, and Landlord/Tenant disputes. However, I quickly discovered that Family Law is my passion and my temperament is well suited to representing clients in what can be a highly emotional area of law. As a result, I focused my practice exclusively on Family Law clients beginning June 2013. Since then, I have handled a significant amount of Family Law cases, including a good amount of trial work.
In 2014, I prepared for and took the Florida Bar Exam while maintaining my full-time law practice in Dayton, Ohio. I was admitted to The Florida Bar in September 2014. On June 1, 2015, I was fortunate enough to become the senior associate attorney at The Law Firm For Family Law.
I am now admitted to practice before all courts in Florida and Ohio, and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. I am a member of The Florida Bar, The Clearwater Bar Association, The St. Petersburg Bar Association, and The Canakaris American Inn of Court.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2014||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Academic Excellence Schlolarship||University of Dayton School of Law||2011|
|Academic Excellence Schlolarship||University of Dayton School of Law||2010|
|Academic Excellence Schlolarship||University of Dayton School of Law||2009|
|Senior Associate||The Law Firm For Family Law||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Robert D. Goelz, LLC||2013 - 2015|
|Attorney||Gregg Law Office||2012 - 2013|
|Extern||Ohio Second District Court Of Appeals||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Lasky & Scharrer||2010 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Cohen & Gregg, LPA||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Barney Masterson Inn of Court||Barrister||2016 - Present|
|Canakaris American Inn of Court||Associate||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Family Law Forum||Attorney Member||2014 - 2015|
|Dayton Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Attorney Member||2013 - 2015|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - 2015|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Attorney Member||2012 - 2015|
|Dayton Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - 2015|
|Killen v. Hodges||Granted|
|Hodges v. Killen||Case Dismissed|
|S.J. vs. R.J.||Case Dismissed|
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|University of Dayton School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Wright State University||Biology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Canakaris American Inn of Court||Alimony Reform||2016|