BACKGROUND INFORMATION


Education:


‌• Graduated from the University of Akron School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1981.

‌• Graduated from the University of Akron – B.A. 1978, magna cum laude


Admissions to Court:


‌• The Supreme Court of Ohio, 1981

‌• The Supreme Court of Florida, 1983

‌• Federal District Court, 2000 (Middle District of Florida)


Professional Defense:


‌• Defense of attorneys and other professionals.


Membership:


‌• Million Dollar Advocate


Personal Injury:


‌• Automobile, insurance claims, negligence cases.


Medical Malpractice:


‌• Experience handling medical negligence.


Prior Legal Experience:


‌• Criminal Prosecutor – Akron, Ohio 1981-1983

‌• Assistant State Attorney – Florida 1983-1984

‌• Florida Bar Prosecutor – Florida

‌• 1984-2003 (Chief Counsel – Tampa 1987 – 2000)


Prof. Affiliations & Committees:


‌• The Florida Bar, 1981 (FBN 0358576)

‌• Association of Trial Lawyers of America

‌• West Pasco Bar Association

‌• Clearwater Bar Association

‌• St. Petersburg Bar Association

‌• The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee – 2003

‌• Former Chair – The Clearwater Bar – Civil Practice Committee 2003

‌• Lecturer: Topic of Ethics before The Florida Bar, local Bar Associations, various law schools and Florida Judicial College.

‌• Legal Publication: Clearwater Bar Association