LL.M. (Securities Law) (1978)
University of Pennsylvania College of Law
Resident Fellow (twelve months), University of Pennsylvania Center of Study of Financial Institutions and Securities Markets (1972-1973)
J.D. – The Ohio State University College of Law (1971)
B.A. (History) - The Ohio State University (1968)
OSBA Certified Specialist in Administrative Agency Law. One of only ten Ohio attorneys who have achieved OSBA Specialty Certification in Administrative Agency Law.
HEARING OFFICER/ADMINISTRATIVE LAW EXPERIENCE:
Federal Court, Northern District of Ohio
Impartial Hearing Officer (“IHO”) for the Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) for four decades, and presided over 250 Due Process hearings. An IHO’s written decisions include findings of fact and conclusions of law. Many of my decisions are available on the ODE’s website.
Referee, Teacher Termination Hearings, R.C. 3319.16
Hearing Examiner, Ohio Division of Securities
Hearing Officer, Ohio Division of Liquor Control
Hearing Examiner, Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensure
Hearing Examiner, Ohio Department of Commerce Medical Marijuana Program
Hearing Officer, Summit County Combined General Health District
Arbitrator, Summit County Common Pleas Courts
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Board Member of the OSBA’s Administrative Agency Law Certification Board (appointed in 2010 for six-year term; appointed for second term beginning 2017).
Chairman, OSBA’s Administrative Law Committee (2012-2014).
Seminar Planner for several of the OSBA’s Annual Administrative Law Seminars, including the OSBA’s Fifth (2015), Sixth (2016), Seventh (2017) and Eighth (2018) Annual Administrative Law Seminars.
State Level Review Officer (“SLRO”) for Ohio Department of Education (2008-2009).
Roster of Neutrals, Ohio State Employment Relations Board (SERB) (2014-2018)
Hearing Officer, Trumbull County Board of Health (2012).
Hearing Officer, Ohio Casino Control Commission
Legislative Counsel to the Ohio General Assembly’s House and Senate Committees on Financial Institutions, Legislative Service Commission. (1971-1972)
Superintendent of Ohio Division of Building and Loan Associations. (1974-1975)
Tenured law professor, University of Akron School of Law (1973-1984) (Outstanding Professor of Law Award – 1984) – courses taught included Administrative Law, Law and Medicine Seminar, Securities Law, Corporations, Business Planning.
Adjunct Professor – NEOUCOM College of Medicine – Law and Medicine Seminar
Adjunct Professor - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Law and Medicine Seminar
Stow City Councilman, 1996-2009 - served as chairman of various committees of Council and elected three times as President of Council.
Frequent CLE speaker, including presentations at the OSBA’s Annual Administrative Law Seminar and for the Akron Bar Association.