In 1981, I graduated from the Miami University. While most of my peers were considering what to do next with their lives, I already had a pretty solid idea. My grandfather was an attorney, as was my father. It was only natural for me to follow in their footsteps.
Practicing law is something I was drawn to. Could it be because of family influence? Sure. But, the influence I saw wasn't about the money or even doing what they saw fit for my life. More than anything else, I was influenced by their character. My father and grandfather were both men of honesty and integrity who cared about the communities in which they served. Their desire was to make a true difference in people’s lives in a way that helped those people thrive. For me, their impact was honorable and I wanted to do the same.
When it comes to the practice of law, I’m a third-generation attorney.