I've been successfully representing the criminally accused in state and federal courts for over 30 years, and I'm proud to continue providing my services to those in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. As someone who was born and raised in Cincinnati myself, I graduated from The Seven Hills School in 1981. After high school, I decided to attend Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in economics.
After graduation in 1985, I was accepted into law school at the University of Cincinnati back in my hometown. I was excited to return home and begin my journey into the legal profession, and after three years of hard work, I received my Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1989. in 1996, as I began to focus solely on criminal defense law, I decided to go for a degree in Advanced Cross-Examination from the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia.
GETTING INVOLVED IN MY COMMUNITY
Since becoming a skilled criminal defense and trial attorney, I've also worked to become actively involved in a number of national, state and local organizations with the common mission of providing zealous and effective representation to those accused of a crime. I'm a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, serving two terms on the board of directors from 2007 to 2013. I've also served as a co-chair of NACDL's Problem Solving Court Task Force and Pre-Trial Justice Task Force. From 2010 to 2014, I served as a CLE Seminar co-Chair. I'm also on the board of directors for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where I have served as co-chair of the CLE and Strike Force Committees.
In years past I've also served as president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and in 2005 I received the Jim Looker President's Award for Excellence in Criminal Representation by the GCCDLA.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to defend themselves. I’m proud to help provide that opportunity to my clients, no matter what they’re up against.