Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers, Lawyer of The Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2018

"Columbus CEO Top Lawyer, 2015” by Columbus CEO Magazine in the area of Personal Injury Law

Super Lawyers, 2011 - Present

NAFDD Nationally Ranked DUI/OVI Defense Attorney 2013

National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013

Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2011

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2011

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005-2007

Best Lawyers in America

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    "Lawyer of the Year", 2016
  • Criminal Defense:
    Non-White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year", 2015
  • Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, 2011-Present
  • White Collar Criminal Defense, 2010-Present
Best Lawyers in America Consumer Guide, 2001



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, 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007


J.D. – 1996, The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio

  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Honors: Joseph M. Harter Award in Trial Practice
  • The Ohio State Law Journal, 1994-1996

B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1993, Denison University, Granville, Ohio

  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National College for DUI Defense, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member
    • Chair, Criminal Law Committee, 2006-2007
  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee, 1998-2000
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Franklin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member


  • Adjunct Professor of Law for the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law teaching the Criminal Defense Practicum, Spring 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lacrosse Coach (Dublin, Ohio), 2005-Present


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