- Howard County Bar Association (Vice-President, 1995-1996; President, 1996)
- Indiana State Bar Association
- National District Attorneys Association
Kokomo, Indiana, August 5, 1964Education:
Indiana University Bloomington (B.A., 1986);
Valparaiso University (J.D., 1990)Bar Admissions:
Admitted to bar, 1990, Indiana, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
U.S. 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme CourtExperience:
Part-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney,
Howard County, 1990 - 1994;
Part-time Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney,
Howard County, 1995 - 2010.
Howard County, 2010 - Present.Practice Areas:
- School Law;
- Plaintiff and Defense Litigation;
- Corporate Law;
- Real Estate;
- Business Formation;
- Business Litigation;
- Zoning, Planning and Land Use;
- Commercial Real Estate Development;
- Crisis Management;
- Business Acquisitions.
As an attorney, I provide legal counsel that prevents litigation and take steps to minimize the costs of legal action once litigation has begun. I have litigated many cases over the course of my career and while aggressive litigation is often necessary, other methods like mediation, arbitration or negotiation may sometimes be more appropriate. I believe in taking a practical approach to litigation. Our firm combines our extensive legal experience with our real-world knowledge to explore a practical approach to handling our clients' cases. I understand that there are often steps that can be taken "up front" to save our clients' time and energy in the future. Regardless of the situation, I will work tirelessly to create individual solutions to address each of our client's unique circumstances.