I grew up in West Chester, Ohio, and graduated from Lakota High School in 1981. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1986, and graduated from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1989. 

Since 1989, I have continuously practiced law in Hamilton, Butler and Warren counties. My practice has been exclusively in the areas of Domestic Relations and Probate Law. Throughout my career, I have enjoyed guiding people through their legal problems.