About Us

My law degree was received from The Ohio State University in 1981.  Prior to moving back to Dayton, my hometown, in 1984, I worked with the international public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche preparing tax returns and providing tax planning services.

Specialty Certifications & Honors:

  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation since 1998
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America – Elder Law  https://www.bestlawyers.com/
  • Selected for a listing in the Ohio Super Lawyers Guide to the Best Lawyers in Ohio in the Elder Law practice area; For more information on Super Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialist.
  • Ohio State Bar Association  Certified Specialist in Elder Law
  • Licensed CPA (inactive status) in the State of Ohio
  • VA (Veterans Admin) Accredited Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer rating

Professional memberships include:

  • Ohio State Bar Association sections (Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trust  & Probate Law,  and Corporate Counsel)
  • Dayton Bar Association (Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Committee,  Chair: 1999-2000)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1991
  • Senior Resource Connection (former board member)
  • Hithergreen Senior Center (former board member)
  • the Miami Valley Gerontology Council (former board member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association Elder Law Committee Chair (2008-2010)
  • Ohio State Bar Association Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Council
  • Ohio State Bar Association  Elder Law Specialty Board member
  • Dayton Legal Heritage Foundation board member