Attorney & Counselor at Law
Serving North Carolina and Ohio
I am an expert in employment law, from the point of view of the employer. as well as the employee. I’ve saved companies millions of dollars in discrimination claims, while maintaining my SPHR certification and remaining a member of SHRM. I’ve practiced in large firms and in solo practice, have litigated at all levels of state courts and have 1st chair jury trial experience in both federal and state courts. I have extensive appellate experience. I have also helped clients settle out of court. I bring over three decades of expertise focused on HR, labor and employment law. I am ready to help employers reach their goals in talent management and HR planning.
Working in solo practice I continue to advise and counsel a diverse range of clients, with a focus on employers. I’ve prevented numerous claims of harassment and discrimination by providing legally compliant handbooks and effective policies, and I frequently assist with employee classification and job descriptions to ensure clients’ compliance with FLSA regulations. Throughout the years, I have first-chair jury trial experience and successfully defended companies sued for all types of employment discrimination; and I am also proficient at workers’ compensation law.
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
Why Work With Me?
During my career, I have experienced firsthand the expansion of employee rights and the challenge business owners and managers face complying with these regulations while keeping business prosperous.
Employee lawsuits deplete both financial and human resources. I stay current on these laws, so you don’t have to. I can help you avoid the expense and contain the risk that results from allegations of noncompliance no matter when or how they arise.
If you are an employer and have questions please e-mail or call me for a complimentary initial consultation.
Education & Credentials
Admitted to practice in Ohio and North Carolina
Juris Doctorate – The University of Akron School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Fine & Applied Arts, cum laude, The University of Akron
Ohio Super Lawyer 2012- 2016
Senior Professional HR (SPHR) Society of Human Resource Management