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 Federal Court in May 2009.
I am active in the Toledo Bar Association as a Member of the Young Lawyers Committee, Bankruptcy Committee and the Bar Admissions Committee. I am also a member of the Lucas County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. I have been appointed as counsel by judges in Lucas County Common Pleas Court for both original criminal cases as well as appeals, and in the Toledo Municipal Court and 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.
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