Admitted to Supreme Court of Ohio, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, United States Supreme Court.
Certified as a Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, following examination.
Member, Ohio State Bar Association, Akron Bar Association, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Summit County Trial Lawyer's Association. Also member of Society of Human Resource Management.
Engaged in the private practice of law since November, 1982, with emphasis in Employment and employment related matters, representing individuals as well as companies and governmental entities.
Prior relevant experience includes past employment in a major corporation and law firm, working in Employment areas, including Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Programs, National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Workers' Compensation, and Unemployment Compensation. Also includes employment with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission as an Investigator, Conciliator, and Regional Fact Finder.
Education includes Juris Doctor May, 1982, from The University of Akron C. Blake McDowell School of Law, and Bachelor of Arts, December, 1975, from Kent State University.
Served on the Board of Trustees, University of Akron Law School Alumni Association 1999 - 2011
President of Board of Trustees, University of Akron Law Alumni Association, 2008
Served on the Stow City Civil Rights Commission as Commissioner, Term beginning 2000
Served as Arbitrator for The Better Business Bureau October, 2001 - 2008
Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Selected as an Best Lawyer in America 2017
Nominated for and became a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation 2011
Nominated for and became a Fellow of the Akron Bar Foundation 2011
Appointed to Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Ohio State Bar Association, term beginning 2016
Appointed to Ohio State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee, term beginning 2016
Named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Selected as Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Individuals, by The Best Lawyers in America, 2016.