Areas of Practice

Litigation, Grand Jury Practice and Investigations, Criminal Law, White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations; Commercial Litigation 

Graduate School

Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D., 1990

Law School

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1979 


Baldwin-Wallace College; Cleveland State University, B.A., 1975


1979,  Ohio; 1980, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1983, U.S.  Court of Appeals, Sixth District; 1990, District of Columbia and U.S.  Supreme Court; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia  Circuit and U.S. Court of Claims; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh  Circuit; 2000, New York

Memberships & Background

Life Member – National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (member: Criminal Law Section, 1979, Chairman, 1984-1985); New York State Board Association, Ohio State Bar Association, American Bar Association; The District of Columbia Bar, Delta Theta Phi. Recipient: U.S. Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award 1986. Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, 1998. Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present. Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1982-1987. Litigation Counsel of America, 2000 – Present Board Certified Trial Advocate (Criminal Law), National Board of Trial Advocacy. Instructor, U.S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, 1987. Congressional Staff Aide to Congressman William E. Minshall, 1973-1975. Assistant Law Director, 1993-1994 and Law Director, 1994-1995, City of Westlake, Ohio. Law Director, Village of Grafton, Ohio, 1994-1998, 1999-2000.  (See eg. Village of Grafton vs. Ohio Edison Company, et al 77 Ohio St. 3d 102, 671 N.E. 2d 241 (1996); Village of Grafton v. Ohio Edison Company, et al. 100 App. 3d 327, 653 N.E. 2d 1254 (9th Dist. 1995). Counsel to the Board of Public Affairs, Village of LaGrange, Ohio, 1994-1996. Assistant Law Director/Assistant Prosecutor, City of Lakewood, Ohio, 1991-1992. Adjunct Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, 2002-2010; and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1991-2000. Legal Commentator: NBC; ABC; CNN.