Past Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group (2002-2005).
Represented clients in trials and appeals of civil, domestic relations, and criminal matters in Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Mahoning, Huron and Franklin counties.
Tried approximately seventy-five cases to juries, primarily felony matters, including three capital murder trials.
Criminal cases he has defended include matters in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, and these have included “white-collar” matters such as bank fraud, insurance fraud, R.I.C.O. matters, and federal tax and health care investigations and litigation.
Former member of the United States District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel.
Certified since 1996 as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Represented clients as appellate attorney in more than one hundred cases in lower appellate courts (primarily the Ninth Judicial District) and in the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Represented the Akron Bar Association and local attorneys before the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Commissioners on Grievance and Discipline and the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Currently practices in the areas of criminal defense, “white collar” criminal investigations, domestic relations and juvenile matters, and represents attorneys, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other licensed professionals in disciplinary matters.
Recognized by Inside Business Magazine since 2001 as a Leading Lawyer in Criminal Defense in Northeast Ohio, as voted by his peers.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2003 – 2013). Currently listed for the practice areas of Administrative/Regulatory Law and White-Collar Criminal Defense.
Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2004 – 2013), as voted by his peers.
Recognized in the 2009 – 2010 Corporate Counsel Editions and the 2011 Business Edition of Super Lawyers® for Criminal Defense: White Collar.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.