Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers 2017 Columbus, OH Criminal Defense: General Practice “Lawyer of the Year”

“Columbus CEO Top Lawyer, 2015” by Columbus CEO Magazine in the area of Personal Injury law

Best Lawyers in America: Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, 2013 – Present

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2014 - Present

Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2007-2013



Phone: (614) 221-1342
Fax: (614) 228-0253

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense: White Collar, OVI/DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Firearm Offenses, Computer Crimes, Sex Offenses, Traffic Offenses, Felonies & Misdemeanors

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death: Auto Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Slips and Falls, Premises Liability, Dog Bites, Medical Negligence/Malpractice

General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2000
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2012
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2001
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


J.D. – 2000, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio B.A. – 1997, Denison University, Granville, Ohio

  • Honors Program
  • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Judicial Screening Committee, 2007 — Present
  • Judicial Screening Committee, Chairperson, 2016
  • Ethics Committee, 2007 — 2013
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Franklin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Franklin Inns of Court, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense ®, Member
  • United Who’s Who, Lifetime, Member


  • Document Gathering, Production for Litigation, IPE, 2002
  • Criminal Defense: Pretrial Success, NBI, 2007
  • Criminal Advocacy, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • Legal Professionalism & Ethics, Franklin County Specialty Dockets CLE, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • Attorney Client Privilege, Columbus Bar Association, 2011
  • 2015 Chester Professionalism Institute
  • Speaker, 2016 Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigation and Prevention Conference


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