I have grown up in Southwest Ohio, and now with my wife Amanda and four children, proudly call Lebanon our home. On City Council, I promoted pro-family and pro-business legislation, working with our local shops and chambers of commerce to keep all our downtown businesses alive through the government shutdowns. I sponsored a budget that retired over $2 million of debt and brought in numerous new businesses and large developments into our area.
After graduating from St. Xavier High School, I attended the University of Notre Dame to study mechanical engineering and political science. I graduated from Notre Dame’s Engineering Honors Program, which included a thesis on my research modeling brain material for use by the United States Army to protect our soldiers from shrapnel and concussions caused by IEDs. My engineering work included time at Procter & Gamble’s diaper division, as well as research and development as a civilian for the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program.
I returned to Notre Dame for my law degree and have since practiced as a small business and patent attorney, helping inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs remove the legal red tape standing between them and realizing their business success. As a small business attorney and a small firm partner, I have seen firsthand how regulations can hinder growth and success. I also know how hard it is to support a family while being involved in the community, and I want to enable well-paying jobs here in Ohio so we can have happy families and Little League coaches.
I have been blessed with numerous opportunities to act upon my beliefs while serving my community. I have been able to help the unborn by serving as Chairman of Elizabeth’s New Life Center, a network of pro-life women’s centers throughout Southwest Ohio. Previously, I have been a member of the Lebanon Parks & Recreation Board, a junior high football coach, and a District Chair for the Boy Scouts. I have been able to testify multiple times in front of the General Assembly, including in favor of the Heartbeat Bill and the Human Life Protection Act. I have listed my past and current involvement below:
In-house counsel, Heartbeat International
Vice Mayor, City of Lebanon, Ohio
Chair, Board of Directors, Elizabeth’s New Life Center
Board of Directors, Cincinnati Federalist Society
Board of Directors, 2021 Red Mass Chair, St. Thomas More Society of Cincinnati
2019 Community Service Award of the Year, Warren County (Ohio) Foundation
2018 Young Professional of the Year, Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce
Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Ohio State Bar Association
President, Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association
Board of Directors, Treasurer, Warren County Republican Central Committee
Parish Council and Secretary, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lebanon, OH
President, Cincinnati Notre Dame Lawyers
President, Notre Dame Club of Dayton
Board of Directors, Past Chair, Main Street Lebanon
Coach, Mason SAY Soccer