I decided a long time ago that I wanted to be a problem solver and to help those facing difficult and complex situations. This decision led me to where I am today. I feel that the most fascinating part of the legal profession is that no two situations are the same. I take pride in finding narrowly tailored solutions to unique situations and challenges.
I was born in Columbus, Ohio, where I graduated from Centennial High School in 2004. I attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 2008, Cum Laude, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. I thereafter attended Capital University Law School and graduated in 2011, Cum Laude, with a concentration in Children and Family Law. I received my law license in Ohio in 2011 and my law license in Florida in 2023.
I was first exposed to estate planning and elder law early in my law school career. My first law-clerk position required me to attend the probate court several times each week as a "runner", where I quickly became acclimated with the process of the court (for both administration and guardianship cases). My understanding of both types of probate opened my eyes to several planning opportunities. Estate planning and elder law has been my practice of choice ever since.
Since my early law-school days, I have found that assisting those looking forward to the future, both for themselves and their loved ones, is both challenging and satisfying.
I reside in the Worthington area with my wife and daughter. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, reading books, and rooting for every Cleveland sports team. Additionally, I am passionate about the several non-profit, pro-bono, and non-legal groups that I participate in.
Education and professional snap-shot
The Ohio State University
Capital University Law School
B.A. - Major in Political Science, Minor in Economics, cum laude
J.D. - Cum Laude, Order of the Curia
Admitted to the practice of Law in the State of Ohio - 2011
Admitted to the practice of law in the State of Florida - 2023
Columbus (Ohio) Bar Associaion - Probate Comittee Chair 2021-2023
Worthington (Ohio) Toastmasters - President 2020-2021; 2022-2023