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120 Marwood Circle
Youngstown, Ohio 44512

TEL:  (330) 718-9499
FAX:  (330) 726-5608



Excellence          Integrity             Passion

Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal Defense, State and Federal Crimes
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Divorce, Dissolution, Custody, and Child Support 
I have represented thousands of clients throughout Northeast Ohio and am an experienced trial lawyer in both civil and criminal cases.  As a result, I have developed a personal approach to analyze and address each client's legal needs.  Although potential clients have many unique and complicated legal problems, I have chosen to confine my practice to a limited area of expertise.  

I have complete control of my practice, including which cases to accept and how my firm projects its vision and purpose.  I am naturally inclined to provide my clients with individualized attention, time and service because it is part of my upbringing and how I would want to be represented.  I thoroughly research the law and apply it to the unique facts of your case to help find the best and most cost effective way to win your case. I handle every aspect of your case myself.  It is important that I get to know you as a client and take the time to carefully listen to your concerns and your goals and formulate a specific strategy for your case.  

I extensively prepare each case as if we are going to trial to ensure the best outcome as quickly and amicably as possible, yet my goal is to avoid the unnecessary expense and emotional drain of litigation. I have participated in all types of mediation for cases big and small and I always seek the most favorable outcome in the most stress-free and expedient manner possible.  Unfortunately, it is sometimes in my client’s best interest to proceed to trial.  This is the time you need an aggressive lawyer who is willing and capable of litigating your case successfully.

I am committed to your case and will be the only civil lawyer or criminal defense lawyer you can expect to see at your appointments, attend your hearings and court appearances, and answer your calls.  I want to achieve the results you expect so you are completely satisfied and would recommend my services to your friends and family. I have an educated and well-trained staff, which includes a certified paralegal with a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University, a newly added and enthusiastic certified paralegal, and a highly motivated third year law clerk, who will assist in all aspects of your case to provide the needed attention and efficiency needed to get the best results in your case.   

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I was born and raised in the Mahoning Valley, Youngstown, Ohio. I am a proud graduate of South Range High School in North Lima, Ohio. I attended John Carroll University (B.S., cum laude, 1995) where I played baseball and was a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society. I received my law degree from the University of Akron (J.D.) in 1998 and was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for Trial Advocacy Award. I am admitted to practice in all Ohio courts and the United States District Court, for the Northern District of Ohio.

My practice areas include criminal defense of all levels and types of crimes in both State and Federal Court, juvenile defense, and many types of personal injury litigation. I have successfully litigated numerous civil and criminal cases to jury verdict. I have been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2012 and 2013 and Ohio Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers.  I have also received the Clients' Choice Award from Avvo for 2013, 2014 and 2015. I have been certified by the Ohio Supreme Court to represent indigent defendants in death penalty cases as trial co-counsel.

I am a past President of the Mahoning County Bar Association (2013-2014), past Grievance Committee member, and past co-chairperson of its Young Lawyers Committee. I am a member of the Ohio Association for Justice, National Trial Lawyers of America, and the Mahoning County and Ohio State Bar Associations.  I am also a member of the Facility Governing Board for the Mahoning County Community-Based Correctional Facility.

I travel all over Northeast Ohio representing clients in multiple counties representing individuals charged with all levels of crimes and victims of personal injury.