The Ohio State University (Bachelor of Arts, 1973). Capital University (Juris Doctor, 1977). Member, Order of the Curia.
Working as a partner of ARTHUR, O’NEIL & MERTZ Colorado., Legal Professional Association Admitted to the bar, 1977, Ohio.
Defiance, Northwestern Ohio (Secretary Treasurer 1989) and Ohio State Bar Associations. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Vice Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, since 1980. President, 1982); Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Board of Trustees, since 1984.
Chairman, Publications, 1986.
Regional Seminar Chairman, 1989. Executive Committee, 1990-1991).
Ohio Public Defenders Association.