My practice is exclusively in the complex and unique area of probate litigation. Probate Litigation includes will contests (challenges to the validity of a last will), trust contests, inheritance disputes, claims against estates, guardianship matters, elder financial abuse, and misuse of power of attorney cases. I have been handling these types of cases for 15 years and I do not handle any other kind of legal matters.
My Probate Litigation experience encompasses all phases of the case includng filing the lawsuit, discovery of evidence, taking depositions, reviewing and using medical records, reviewing and using financial records, and taking the case to a trial in front of a jury, obtaining verdicts in favor of our clients. I have also successfully mediated and settled these kinds of cases.
I have spoken at seminars in Ohio on various probate litigation topics. I have also been a regular monthly speaker at the Toledo Bar Association Probate Committee Meetings, speaking on current Probate Litigation Law topics, since 2002.
I have been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1991. Early in my career I handled various types of legal matters including real estate, probate, family law, and estate planning. I was also a prosecutor in the Perrysburg Municipal Court where I gained experience in trial practice, taking many cases to trial during my tenure there.