University of Cincinnati - Juris Doctorate / Ohio University -Bachelor of Science- Cum Laude
Talbert House - Board of Trustees /
Nativity Parish - Parish Council President /
Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio –Volunteers Lawyer Project/
Cub Scouts - Den Leader/
SAY soccer - Coach/
Cincinnati Works - former Chair, Legal Advisory Board/
F.O.P. Queen City Lodge/
Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council /
Cincinnati Federation of Teachers/
Laborers Local 265/
National Association of Social Workers/
Cincinnati Building Trades/
Plumbers Pipefitters Local 392/
Teamsters Local 100/
Iron Workers Local 44/
Cincinnati Sheet Metal Workers PAC/
United Auto Workers
Leading by Example
Throughout my legal career I have fought to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice. I protected our youth as a public defender, fought for justice for victims as a prosecutor, and provided free legal counsel to those who could not afford it. If elected as your Common Pleas Judge, I will ensure that justice is delivered properly and fairly on the merits of the case.
My entire legal career has been dedicated to the proposition that everyone deserves equal access to justice. The breadth of my legal experience makes me uniquely and unquestionably qualified to serve as an outstanding judge in the Court of Common Pleas.
B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.A., Georgetown University
J.D., Vanderbilt Law School
I want to continue to serve the people of Hamilton County in ensuring the predictability, stability and accountability provided by the law. Through my broad and extensive background, I bring the experience and insight necessary to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice, while also recognizing and appreciating that matters that come before the courts are not simply theoretical exercises. Instead, the cases, both criminal and civil, involve real individuals for whom the decisions that I make have a direct personal impact upon them, their families and others, as well as effecting society as a whole. Attorneys from across the political spectrum who practice before me and support keeping me on the bench recognize and acknowledge the fairness, respectfulness and commitment I have to doing the right thing in each case before me. I have proven myself worthy of this high office and wish to continue my commitment to the law and to the people of Hamilton County
My broad background provides me the experience and insight to continue to serve the people of Hamilton County in the fair and impartial administration of justice.
Presently serving as a judge on the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, I have presided over multi-million dollar civil cases and felony criminal matters, including murder cases, rapes, and drug-related offenses. Prior to assuming the bench, I had 22 years of private law practice. This practice involved representing a wide variety of clients, from complex civil cases to addressing the concerns of individuals and small businesses, including a variety of criminal and civil matters, including trials and appeals.
I better understand and appreciate the significant impact, both financially and emotionally, that being involved in any manner in the legal system has on both individuals and businesses. It is something I think about and appreciate in each case that comes before me to working to ensure a fair and timely resolution.