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Education

  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1994
  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1997

Certifications

  • Labor & Employment Law Specialist

Areas of Concentration

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • School Law

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1997
  • Northern District of Ohio, 2000
  • Southern District of Ohio, 2003

Professional Associations

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

Community Leadership

  • Present Boards
    • Minster Youth Baseball and Softball Organization (President)
    • Minster Recreation Committee
    • Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce (2015 – Present)
  • Past Boards
    • Minster Athletic Boosters (President 2009 – 2011)
    • Auglaize-Mercer Counties YMCA (2002 – 2009)
    • Minster Civic Association (President 2006)

Cases Argued Before the Ohio Supreme Court

  • Meyer vs. Minster Farmers Coop. Exchange Co., Inc. (2008), 117 Ohio St,3d 459
  • Community First Bank & Trust vs. Dafoe (2006), 108 Ohio St,3d 472

Notable Cases Argued in Ohio Courts of Appeals

  • In re Vaughn (1999), Eighth District Court of Appeals, 1999 WL 980647
  • Williams Trucking, Inc. v. Gable (2000), Eighth District Court of Appeals, 2000 WL 639541
  • Schnippel Construction, Inc. v. Kreps (2002), Third District Court of Appeals, 2002 WL 235443
  • Mabry- Wright v. Zlotnik (2005), Third District Court of Appeals, 165 Ohio App.3d 1
  • Winner Trucking, Inc. v. Victor L. Dowers & Assoc. (2007), Second District Court of Appeals, 2007 WL 1933980
  • Western Ohio Colt Racing Assn. v. Fast (2009), Third District Court of Appeals, 2009 WL 737776