|Date of Birth:||July 23, 1959|
|High Schools:|| Kennedy-King Middle and|| William A. Wirt High School|| Gary, Indiana|| 7th Grade through Freshman Year|| Boone Grove High School|| Valparaiso, Indiana|| Class of 1977||College:
|| Indiana University|| Bloomington, Indiana|| B.A. in Criminal Justice, May, 1981||Law School:||
Indiana University School of Law|| Indianapolis, Indiana|| J.D. May, 1984||Licensed in Indiana since:||
July 5, 1984|
I have been a lawyer in the Lake and Porter County, Indiana areas since September of 1984, over 12 years. Though I have a general law practice, it is concentrated in family law, criminal defense, traffic law, and personal injury.
I was a felony public defender in the Lake Superior Courts, Criminal Division, for two years, during which time I tried twenty-five felony trials, including four murders. I was also formerly the attorney for the Lake County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Lake County Medical Center Development Agency, and the Lake County Economic Development Authority.
I spend a great deal of time in the Lake Circuit and Superior Courts, but also have practiced in the Porter, Jasper, Newton, and LaPorte County Courts.
I do my best to answer my telephone personally and I try to answer any Indiana legal question which you may have. Please feel free to telephone me or e-mail my office for more information. If I can't answer your question I will refer you to someone who can.
I encourage my clients to be directly involved in their own preparation, research, service of documents, and Court work. This saves money and encourages a better working relationship between client and lawyer.