-University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
Juris Doctor: June, 1973
–University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting
June, 1970 – Magna Cum Laude
(In practice since February, 1974)
-Ohio – November, 1973
-S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio – March, 1974
-S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio – 1977
-S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ACTIVITIES, & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
-American, Ohio, and Stark County Bar Associations
-Member of Outstanding Lawyers of America
-Volunteer Judicial Panelist for the American Mock Trial Association Cleveland Regional Undergraduate Mock Trial Tournament, 2017
-Speaker at Workshops for public educators, school employees, and county developmental disabilities board employees in Stark County
SUBSTANTIVE AREAS OF PRACTICE
-Co-Managing Partner with Baasten, McKinley & Co., L.P.A.
-Representation of a State Association and its Local Affiliates and Members (30 years)
-Private Sector Labor Law (33 years) including two years as a Staff Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (1975-1977).
-Workers’ Compensation Law (27 years) representing injured workers.
-Administrative Law – National Labor Relations Board, State Employment Relations Board, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Children Services Investigations and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation/Industrial Commission (31 years)
-Defense of teachers in negligence lawsuits through Zurich American Insurance Company (5 years)
Awards and Recognition
-AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1995