I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I eventually moved to Toledo, Ohio to pursue my Law Degree at the University of Toledo, graduating three years later. During Law School I was active in the Moot Court Association and worked for the Ohio 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. In November of 2008 I was sworn in by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a member of the Ohio Bar. I was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in May 2009.
I am active in the Toledo Bar Association as a Member of the Young Lawyers Committee and the Bar Admissions Committee. I have been appointed counsel by judges in the Lucas County Common Pleas Court for both original criminal cases as well as appeals, and in the Lucas County Juvenile Court.
I am a board member of the Pat Miller Foundation for the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center in West Toledo. I am a national member of the Order of Barristers and have received public service recognition from the Equal Justice Works/Pro Bono Legal Corps/AmeriCorps and Supreme Court of Louisiana & Louisiana State Bar Association.
I take a hands-on approach to the practice of law. I am enthusiastic about the law and enjoy solving problems. I look for creative ways to best represent my clients and won’t shy away from a difficult case. I understand that hiring an attorney is always done out of necessity, and compassion is a must in my business. Therefore I try to be the type of attorney that I would want to hire. I make every effort to return phone calls within a reasonable amount of time. I am willing to explain in great detail the law and how it relates to your case. I am honest with my clients 100% of the time. I attempt to be reasonable with everyone that I come in contact with, whether they are clients, opposing parties or counsel, or court personnel. However, I take every step to make sure that my clients get the representation they deserve and all the rights and defenses they are entitled to.
Hourly ($150-200/hour), Retainer (always)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Pro Bono Recognition||Louisiana Bar Association||2007|
|Managing Attorney||Michael E. Bryant, Attorney at Law||2008 - Present|
|Adviser/Fundraising Coordinator||Kenneth Phillips for Judge Campaign||2013 - 2013|
|Adviser/Fundraising Coordinator||Kenneth Phillips for Judge Campaign||2012 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Toledo Bar Association||Co-Chairman - Domestic Relations Committee||2013 - Present|
|Toledo Bar Association||Committee Member - Bankruptcy||2011 - Present|
|Toledo Bar Association||Committee Member - Juvenile Law||2011 - Present|
|Toledo Bar Association, Bar Admissions Committee||Committee Member||2010 - Present|
|Toledo Bar Association||Committee Member - Young Lawyers Committee||2010 - Present|
|University of Toledo College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Miami University of Ohio||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio||Juvenile Law Update||2014|
|Family Law: Advanced Issues||Child Evaluations in Custody and Support Litigation||2014|
|Family Law: Advanced Issues||Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes||2014|
|Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish||Commencing Divorce Action||2013|
|Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish||Discovery Procedure||2013|