Trusted community servant.
Invested parent & grandparent.
Washington Township volunteer and public education advocate.
I currently serve on the Washington Township School Board and began my service in 2012. I am a father of three adult children who went through Washington Township Schools K-12: Greenbriar, Westlane and all graduated from North Central High School. I’m also now a grandfather of six delightful grandchildren. I’m a self-employed attorney who practices primarily in the areas of insurance defense litigation and appellate practice. I represent clients in civil lawsuits (primarily civil rights and tort litigation), in state and federal court, in mediation, at trial and on appeal. When I’m not at a school board meeting, school event or working on a case, I throughly enjoy being an involved and supportive grandparent alongside Grace, my wife of 37 years.
A Strong History
I have been and continue to be passionate about Washington Township. Besides serving as a current School Board member, I have had substantial involvement in Township affairs that began long before I first ran for the Board. I became involved as a new parent and over many years I have participated in and served in leadership roles in Dads’ Club, PTOs at different levels, Parent Council and several District “Task Forces” and Committees.
- Current MSDWT School Board Member
- Greenbriar: Past Dad’s Club Co-President, PTO Volunteer.
- Westlane: Past PTO President, Past Dads’ Club Co-President.
- North Central: Past PTO President, Women’s Lacrosse Volunteer.
- Washington Township Parent Council: Past President, Vice President, & Member.
- Washington Township Parent Advisory Committee
- Washington Township Schools Foundation: Past Board Member
Southern District of Indiana Historical Society
Southern District of Indiana (Federal Court) Historical Society – Member 1994-approximately 2008; past Chair of the History Subcommittee; Member of Steering Committee & Long Range Planning Committee.
Co-author (with Butler University History Professor George Geib) of Federal Justice in Indiana (Indiana Historical Society, 2007). Also co-author of a law review article, with Professor Geib, entitled Federal Justice and Moral Reform in the United States District Court in Indiana, 37 Ind. Law Rev. 619, No. 3 (2004)). Author of several biographical sketches of Indiana Supreme Court Justices which were included in Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court (Indiana Historical Society, 2010), and of several biographical sketches of notable Hoosiers which were included in Indiana’s 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State (Indiana Historical Society, 2015). Author of six (6) biographical sketches in The Court of Appeals of Indiana (Indiana Historical Society April 2022).
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI) Member 1996 to 2018. Chair, Insurance Coverage Section 2002-03. Member, Amicus Committee, April 20, 2004 to December 31, 2016 (I drafted a number of DTCI amicus briefs in the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court). Chair of the state-wide Amicus Committee from January 2012 through December 31, 2016. Indiana Defense Lawyer (Civil) of the Year Award, awarded November 17, 2005.