I am a lifelong resident of Kenton County. My wife Meredith and I live in Fort Wright with our two children. I grew up on Russell Street in Covington, in the same house where I practiced law with my father for 12 years after law school. I attended Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati for grades K through 12.
I began college at The University of Chicago, then transferred to the University of Kentucky in my sophomore year, where I was a member of the Wildcats varsity baseball team. I was named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll each semester at UK and earned my B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Political Science. I then earned my Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, from the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.
After graduating from law school, I practiced law with my family's firm for twelve years before joining the great team at Ziegler & Schneider, in Crescent Springs. My practice focus is litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury (especially auto and truck collisions) and commercial law.
I served as a felony prosecutor for about three years in the Kenton Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. In that role, I successfully prosecuted many different kinds of criminals, including burglars, fugitives from justice, thieves, child abusers, and murderers. I obtained the first conviction in Kentucky history for felony torture of a domestic animal.
I enjoy being active in my community and have a strong commitment to public service. I coach youth sports and volunteer for various activities at my children’s schools. I am on the Board of Directors of Kenton Conservancy, a non-profit, volunteer organization focused on preservation and conservation of land and waterways in northern Kentucky. I also helped launch the A.J. Cohen Memorial Fund, an Ohio charity dedicated to educating high school and college students about fire safety and prevention.
I have spent a total of fifteen years as a volunteer with the American Youth Foundation (“AYF”), serving as a counselor and staff member at the organization’s annual National Leadership Conference in Shelby, Michigan. The mission of the AYF is to encourage and educate young people to find and develop their personal best, live a balanced life, and make a positive impact in their communities and the wider world. I am a graduate of the AYF’s leadership program and was named a Mentor for the Leadership Conference’s class of 2003.
I am a member of the Campbell County Game and Fish Protective Association. The purposes of that organization include promoting conservation of Kentucky’s wildlife, forests, streams, and other natural resources; teaching and promoting safe firearms handling and skills; and facilitating family-oriented recreational activities for members and their guests.
|KY||Authorized to Practice Law||2004||04/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Attorney at Law||Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C||2016 - Present|
|Felony Prosecutor||Kenton Commonwealth's Attorney's Office||2007 - 2009|
|Partner||The Sanders Law Firm||2004 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Kenton Conservancy||Board Member||2017 - Present|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|The Kenton Conservancy||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Kentucky Justice Association||Board of Governors||2008 - Present|
|Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court||Member||2005 - Present|
|Northern Kentucky Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Kentucky Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|Northern Kentucky Forum||Board Member||2014 - 2017|
|The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)||No Ordinary Bad Faith Case: The Repercussions of Indiana Insurance Co. v. Demetre on Kentucky Tort Law||2017|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Kentucky||Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|University of Chicago||N/A||N/A|
|Auto Products Liability Seminar||Backup Cameras and Sensor Systems||2007|
|Demetre v. Indiana Insurance Company||$3.425 million verdict for Plaintiff; currently on appeal|
|Messerly v. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.||Confidential|
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