Ohio Northern University (Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, 1964. Juris Doctor, 1967); University of Toledo (Master of Business Administration, 1968).
Working as a partner of ARTHUR, O’NEIL & MERTZ Colorado., Legal Professional Association Admitted to the bar, 1969, Ohio. 1970, United States. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division.
Defiance County (President, 1975, Northwestern Ohio, Ohio State (Member, Negligence Law Committee, since 1975) and American Bar Associations. Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Governors, 1975-1979. Chairman of the Regional Seminars for 1978-1979, Secretary, 1980-1981.
President, 1982-1983). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, 1977-1978.
Company-Chairman, National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 1981. Faculty Member, Basic Trial Advocacy, 1985.
Member, Board of Governors, 1985-1990).
(Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy). Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice.