A defense attorney
must be skilled in all
areas to be able to
provide the best
advice to the client.

B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University, 1977

VISTA Volunteer, Atchison, Kansas, 1977-78

J.D. Case Western Reserve University, 1981

Assistant Cuyahoga County Public Defender, 1982-87

Assistant Geauga County Public Defender, 1987-88

Private Practice, 1987 to present

Admitted to Practice:

Received the Donald C. Schumacher Life-Saver Award for
excellence in capital litigation, November 17, 2010 as awarded by
the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Ohio State Defender Commissioner, Appointed by Chief Justice
Moyer, 2008, reappointed by Justice Judith Lanzinger, 2009

 Member of Advisory Group for Northern District of Ohio Federal
Court, Appointed by the Honorable Christopher Boyko, 2007

 Ohio Jury Task Force Appointee, Appointed by Ohio Chief
Justice Thomas Moyer, 2002 until 2004

 Guest Speaker of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England, 2002

President Cuyahoga County Defense Lawyers Association 1995 -

 Lecturer for Concealed Weapon Offender, Program conducted
through the Cuyahoga County, Department 1983 - 1997

Ohio invitee to NAACP Death Penalty Conference Airlie,
Virginia  1989, 1999 (unable to attend due to capital trial)
All Ohio Courts
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Eastern Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court