I am dedicated to representing individual employees in employment disputes with their employers. I am a trial lawyer who has represented clients in a variety of employment law cases. I represent employees who are fighting to obtain unemployment benefits. I handle discrimination cases based on age, race, sex, and disability. I handle sexual harassment claims, retaliation/whistle blower claims, wrongful termination cases, wage and hour disputes (including class actions), and over time claims. Most cases are on a contingency fee basis and my initial consultation is free. I fought in Vietnam with 101st Airborne Division and was later a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps in Germany where I tried hundreds of courts martial. After 7 years of active duty service and 20 years in the U.S Army Reserves I retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  I am married and the father of 5 wonderful sons – none of whom care a “hoot” about employment law.

Areas of Practice

  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Whistle blower claims
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Business litigation of all kinds

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Duke University School of Law

  • J.D. ,1976

The Pennsylvania State University

  • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) (Phi Beta Kappa), 1973

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Major: Accounting , 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Bar College
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants