License Defense

445 Hutchinson Avenue, Suite 100 Columbus, Ohio 43235-8630
Phone: 614 436-2750 | Fax: 614 436-2865

License Defense

Disciplinary investigations are initiated against attorneys when any individual files a grievance with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, a local bar association with a certified grievance committee, or the Ohio State Bar Association. Unlike the burdens of proof in civil and/or criminal cases, disciplinary cases must be proved by clear and convincing evidence. I have defended hundreds of grievances filed against attorneys. My experience defending grievances allows my clients to focus on what they do best, representing their clients, knowing that I’m focused on defending the grievance.

A large percent of my practice consists of representing attorneys in disciplinary cases, most of which result in dismissals. Obviously, each case is different and must be decided on its own merits. But in those cases in which a Rule violation has occurred, the presentation of the facts and applicable mitigating evidence is essential to getting the best possible result.

If you’re an attorney who has had a grievance filed against you, I strongly encourage you to contact the experienced respondent’s counsel prior to submitting a response to a letter of inquiry.

“He who will be his own Counsellor, shall be sure to have a fool for his client.” William De Britaine, Humane Prudence [1702].


ohio-legal-ethics-lawayer2013 Peer Voted – Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Established in 1955, The Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

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Capital University Law School, (1997-2000): Juris Doctor
Recipient: Deans Scholarship
Elected to Beta Court of the Order of the Curia National Honorary Legal Fraternity

Ohio University (1994-1996) Bachelor of Arts (Sociology / Criminology)
Graduated Cum Laude
Member: Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor’s Society

The Ohio State University (1991-1994) No Degree / Transferred to Ohio University
Member: Honors Program

I answer my own phone and if I am unavailable for any reason it is my policy to return calls within 24 business hours.  Please give me a call.