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1980, Indiana Supreme Court and U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 1981, U.S. Federal District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 1982, U.S. Tax Court; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court

Indiana University – School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana 1974;
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan J.D. 1979

Indiana State Bar Association (Family and Juvenile Section – Past Chairman); Board Member, Family and Juvenile Law Certification Board, 2002  to Current Year;  Allen County Bar Association (Executive Committee Member and Current Officer, Family Law Section, 1992- Past Chairman).

Fellow – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 1992 – Current Year.  Certified Family Law Specialist – (as certified by the Family Law Certification Board) 2002 – Current Year.  Selected: The Best Lawyers in America (Family Law) all editions, 1995 to Current Year. Family Lawyer of the year 2021. Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers 2010 and 2011. Selected: Indiana Super Lawyer (Family Law) all editions. Selected:  Indiana Top Rated Lawyers – all years.  Rated:  AV- Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell 1992 – Current Year. Selected:  Fort Wayne Top Lawyers Fort Wayne Monthly; Instructor, Indiana Continuing Education Forum (I.C.L.E.F.), 1990- to Current Year.  Board Member, Fort Wayne/Allen County Airport Authority, 2002- 2021. President, Allen County Public Defender Board, 2003-2020.  Past Chairman ISBA Family Law and Juvenile Section; Board Member ISBA Family Law Certification Board;  Past Chairman  Allen County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee. Fellow – Indiana Bar Foundation.


Fort Wayne, Indiana, January 6, 1952

Divorce; Family Law; Dissolution; Domestic Relations; Matrimonial Law; Premarital Agreements