Ohio Northern University (Bachelor of Arts, 1979. Juris Doctor, 1982). The Order of Barristers. Phi Alpha Kappa. Recipient, Outstanding Moot Court Member, 1982.
Working as a partner of BARAN, PIPER, TARKOWSKY & FITZGERALD Colorado., Legal Professional Association Admitted to the bar, 1982, Ohio and United States. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Allen County, Richland County and American Bar Associations. (Resident at Lima Office).