I wasn’t born into a family of lawyers. My dad was a steel worker in Mahoning Valley, and I found work at a local warehouse to pay for school. When I started to consider a career in law, I looked around at my family, my coworkers, and my neighbors, and I saw myself being the kind of lawyer who helped people like us — people who worked hard and needed help getting past some unforeseen obstacle.
I worked as a Teamster while attending law school. I think having to put in that extra work made me a better attorney in the long run. A lot of my clients are hard workers and good people caught up in a tough situation. I have a very real appreciation for that position.
The core areas of law that I practice are bankruptcy law, family law, and estate planning. I chose these areas because they account for some of the most common legal issues I see people needing help with in the Youngstown-Warren area. I try to cater to the everyday needs of my neighbors by helping them through their concerns related to bankruptcy, divorce or separation, child custody, wills, trusts, and probate.
The best days in my work are the days when I get to help make someone’s life a little easier.