Practice Areas: Municipal Law; Probate; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Criminal Law; Professional Licensing
Admitted: 1975, Ohio; 1976, Florida and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Law School: Cleveland State University, J.D.
Member: Cleveland (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1989-1990), Cuyahoga County, Ohio State (Chairman, Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee, 1996-1998; Bell Commission, 1995-1997; Multi Disciplinary Practice Special Committee, 1999-2000 and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; Ohio Criminal Defense Association; William K. Thomas AIC (President, 2003-2004); Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL).
Biography: Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, 1976-1979. City Prosecutor, 1979-1990 and Director of Law, City of Lakewood, Ohio, 1991-1996. President, Cuyahoga County Law Directors Association, 1988-1989. President, Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association, 1996. Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievance and Discipline, 2000-2003. Member, Board of Bar Examiners, Ohio Supreme Court, 2004—. Ohio Supreme Court Commission Certification of Attorneys as Specialists, 1997-2000. Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities, Member, 2002—, Chair 2005-2006. Professional Honors: St. Edward High School Alumni: Legal Eagle Man of the Year 2002; Ohio State Bar Association: Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism, 2004.
Born: Cleveland, Ohio, August 14, 1946