Why did you decide to become an attorney?
I wanted to work in a courtroom representing clients as their trial attorney. My colleagues describe me as a natural in the courtroom. I also wanted a challenging career that would allow me to grow and develop a specialized skill that I could use throughout my life.
What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?
My experience in the U.S. Army, from basic training at Fort Knox, ROTC and Airborne School, through my service on Active Duty, gave me the ability to work through the tough demands of practicing law. My trial work since starting my own practice in 2000 has given me the ability to handle any type of criminal or traffic matter. There is no substitute for experience.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
I focus primarily on Criminal and OVI cases. My Criminal and OVI litigation/trial experience allow me to get into the courtroom almost daily and use my advanced training and skills. I have been doing trial work since 1996 as a prosecutor in the Army. My OVI practice is a major part of my focus and allows me to review new OVI caselaw and research almost daily. My extensive felony trial experience pays off for clients in OVI cases due to the complex nature of felony trials. If I can try a complex murder trial effectively, then I am that much more effective in a OVI or misdemeanor trial. These experiences make me a better attorney in my other areas of practice/litigation. Preparation is the key to success in a courtroom. I give my personal guarantee that I will be the most prepared attorney in the courtroom for trial.
What makes your law firm unique?
Individual attention for my clients and a dedication to accomplishing their goals. When you pick my office to represent you, I will handle your case from beginning to end and not assign it to another attorney or law clerk. I am available whenever my clients need me to help them. There is no such thing as a "late" telephone call from a client or person that needs my help. My office telephone is answered 24 hours a day and I can be reached anytime on my cellular telephone; (614) 657-6477.
Describe your ideal client.
A person that leaves my office knowing their case is in good hands.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
I am a reformed golf addict. I spend my free time riding motorcycles (antique and modern Harleys) and working on/driving sports cars.
Describe your charitable activities.
I regulary contribute to local charities, personally and through my office.