I was born and raised in Lorain Ohio, a small steel town on the shores of Lake Erie about 40 miles west of Cleveland.
Ever since moving to California, I have been fortunate to live in San Pedro. The strong community bonds were a large factor on why I decided to make San Pedro my home. I am a member of the Long Beach Bar Association and the Long Beach Trust and Estate Planning Council. I am also the Judge Advocate and a Director for Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club.
My family consists of two grown sons, David, who lives in Sagamore Hills, OH and Mark, who lives in Santa Clara with his wife, Rebekah and their three children, James, Eva and Abigail. Mark is a corporate attorney for Microsoft.
Education: Admiral King High School, The Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!) and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. I am licensed to practice law in California, Florida and Ohio.
I opened my own law office in Brecksville, Ohio, in 1981 where I practiced Estate Planning and Probate Administration until I left Ohio in 2006. I then moved to Naples, Florida and again focused on Estate Planning and Probate Administration.
I have been working in California for the past five years and have added Trust Administration to the consistent focus on Estate Planning and Probate.