Education

  • Miami University, B.A., 2000
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2004

Involvement

  • Chairman, City of Fairview Park Board of Zoning and Building Appeals
  • Assistant Coach, Fairview Park Recreation Department Youth Wresting Program
  • Member, Wrestlers in Business, Cleveland, Ohio Chapter
  • Fairview Park City Council Ward 1 candidate, election year 2011

Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star," Law & Politics magazine and Cincinnati Magazine (2009)
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Excellence for the Future Award for excellent achievement in the study of secured transactions

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of an electrical control product manufacturer in an asbestos products liability case involving significant damage claims for injury and death brought by the estate of a 43-year-old wife and mother of four young children.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of an industrial machine manufacturer in a products liability case involving significant injuries and death due to substantial modifications to the machine.
  • Obtained dismissal of garnishment proceedings brought by the wife of a former employee seeking to garnish retirement benefits received through a qualified Employee Retirement Income Security Act pension plan.
  • Obtained unemployment benefits for employee allegedly terminated for “just cause” due to unsatisfactory work performance where the requirements of the job substantially changed after being hired for the position.