Mendon Union High School – 1966
Ohio Northern University B.S. Ed with Distinction – 1971
Graduated with Distinction; J.D. – 1975
Federal District Court/Northern District – 1976
The Willis Society (Law School Academic Honorary)
President, Allen County Bar Association – 2001
Vice President, Allen County Bar Association – 2000
Secretary, Allen County Bar Association – 1983 to 1989
Secretary and Chairman, Allen County Grievance Committee – 1985 to 2000
Ohio State Bar Association
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Allen County Bar Association
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AWARDS:
Ohio State Bar Association Distinguished Service Award
2004 Charles M. Hankish, Jr. Citizen of the Year Award Presented by Apollo Career Center
PUBLICATIONS/CONTRIBUTING LEGAL EDUCATION CONTRIBUTIONS:
Speaker at Numerous Groups and Meetings Regarding Adoption.
Co-Authored Article “At the Crossroads of Grandparent Visitation” in December 2004 and “What You Should Know about Grandparent Adoption in Ohio” in August 2005 which has been published throughout the State and posted on the Ohio State Bar Association website.
Lecture for Ohio State Bar Association on Adoption Law in Ohio
Lecture for Probate Judicial Conference on Adoption Practice
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Adoption: Have handled approximately 600 adoptions including numerous Interstate Adoptions. Litigated numerous contested adoptions.
Corporations & Limited Liability Companies
Domestic Relations – Family Law
Probate and Estate Planning
Civil Litigation & Business Entities
Real Estate – Title Company – Terra Title Agency of Allen County, Ohio, Inc.
Over 30 years in Real Estate and Matters Associated with Real Estate including Foreclosures, Recovery of Assets, Representation of Lending Institutions.