I am a Cincinnati native, and graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1987. After graduation I began practicing with the Cincinnati firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. Before joining Finney Law Firm, I was a Partner at Katz, Greenberger & Norton in Cincinnati, where I was in charge of the firm’s labor and employment law practice, among other things. I also taught a course in Employment Law at the University of Cincinnati, from 1997 to 2003.
I am an experienced trial lawyer who has first-chaired more than 60 jury trials in numerous State and Federal Courts. I have also won several cases at the highest appellate levels that have helped to shape the current state of employment law and landlord/tenant law.
In Sabo v. Schott, I argued successfully before the Ohio Supreme Court that employees in Ohio should not be subject to employment termination for giving truthful sworn testimony, even if their testimony is adverse to their employers. This ruling significantly expanded the “public policy” exception to Ohio’s employment-at-will doctrine.
In CMHA v. Morgan, I successfully argued before the Ohio Supreme Court, this time vindicating the rights of Ohio property owners to promptly re-take possession of rental properties from tenants who had violated their rental agreements.
I live in the Mt. Washington section of Cincinnati, and have three children.
University of Cincinnati, B.A. Summa Cum Laude, 1984
Georgetown Law School, J.D. 1987
Admitted to Practice
State of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships, Honors and Community Involvement
Phi Beta Kappa
Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati, 1997 – 2003
Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Sample of Notable Reported Cases
Sabo v. Schott, 70 Ohio St. 3d 527 (1994)
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority v. Morgan, 104 Ohio St. 3d 445 (2004)
Vincent v. The Brewer Co., 574 F.3d 489 (6th Cir. 2007)
Barger v. United Bhd. of Carpenters & Joiners of Am., 3 F.4th 254 (6th Cir. 2021)
Young v. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., 837 F.Supp.2d 758,765 (S.D. Ohio, 2011).