22 years, 400 cases
From 1994 thru 1998 I attended the University of Southern Indiana taking coursework towards a double major in Political Science and History. During the summer months I interned at the Vanderburgh County courthouse in Evansville, Indiana. In May 1998 I graduated with honors from USI with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
In the summer of 1998 I attended a law school preparatory seminar at American University in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 1998, I enrolled in law school at the University of Dayton. My coursework at U.D. School of Law consisted of: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Search and Seizure Law; Employment Law; Legal Rights of the Individual Employee; Discrimination in the Workplace; Civil Trial Practice; and Family Law.
During law school I received two C.A.L.I. Excellence for the Future Awards® in the fields of Trial Practice and Law and Aging. While enrolled at U.D., I was also employed by a local Dayton law office specializing in employment law.
I graduated from U.D. School of Law in May 2001. I passed the July 2001 Ohio Bar Exam and received my license to practice law in November 2001. Since passing the bar I established, and have maintained, a successful solo practice.
Born and raised in a small, rural community I have a strong appreciation for respect, hard work and a love for the "underdog". This upbringing also instilled a strong compassion for all persons and their rights. Representing persons charged with crimes comes naturally and highly motivates me. I began my own practice in 2001 to ensure clients would get the one-on-one service and accountability that many law firms often cannot provide.
Memberships / Invitations
Criminal Law "Best 10 Attorneys" for Ohio
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Dayton Bar Association
Criminal Law and Employment Law committees (DBA)
Greene County Bar Association
U.S. Federal District Court
U.S. Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
Law Day Counsel Award For Criminal Defense of 1st and 2nd Degree Felony Cases (June 2013)
Head Coach (Boys Baseball, Girls Basketball) Baseball and Softball League Board Member, Commissioner and Umpire Trainer.
Bachelor of Arts (History and Political Science). University of Southern Indiana. 1998
Juris Doctor. University of Dayton School of Law. 2001
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