Youngstown State University (Bachelor of Science in Business, 1980). University of Toledo (Juris Doctor, 1983).
Worked at Roth, Blair, Roberts, Strasfeld & Lodge, Legal Professional Association (Youngstown, Ohio) specializing in General Civil Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Banking, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Corporate, Partnership, and General Business Law, Education Law, Employee Benefits and Employee Stock Ownership Plan"s, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law, Employment Law, Management/Labor Relations, Insurance Defense, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pension, Profit Sharing and Retirement Plans, Personal Injury, Probate, Product Liability, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Real Estate, School Law, Securities, Trials, Venture Capital, Workers Compensation. Admitted to the bar, 1984, Ohio.
Member: Mahoning and Trumbull County, Ohio State (Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, 1985-1992.
Member, Board of Governors, Litigation Section, 1992-1994) Bar Associations. Defense Research Institute.
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys. Although the firm was formed in 1969, its roots in Youngstown date back to the early 1900"s to the individual practices of Benjamin F. Roth and Oscar A. Stephens.
The firm handles a diversified civil practice before all State and Federal Courts in Ohio, as well as before numerous Federal and State agencies and regulatory bodies.
Over the years, the firm has built a large insurance defense practice, as well as serving as general counsel for a number of local and regional corporations. The firm is well established in school law, and has a substantial probate and estate planning practice. In addition, the firm represents numerous start-up companies and deals regularly with venture capital situations.
Member: Mahoning and Trumbull County, Ohio State (Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, 1985-1992. Member, Board of Governors, Litigation Section, 1992-1994) Bar Associations. Defense Research Institute.
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.