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Sheree E. Weichold
Of Counsel

Location: Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Phone: 859-360-3993
Fax: 859-578-3365
E-mail: E-Mail Me

Sheree Weichold is a graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law and has worked in the legal field for almost 10 years prior to becoming a licensed attorney. Sheree joined O’Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy in 2016 as a paralegal, assisting with many legal matters such as chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, family and domestic law, civil litigation, and probate matters. Through her nearly decade long experience, she has developed and fostered a client-centered approach. This experience has uniquely positioned her to assist clients with their legal needs.

As an attorney, Sheree continues her dedication of putting clients first and focuses her practice on family law and domestic relations, probate, civil litigation, and bankruptcy. A long-time resident of Northern Kentucky, Sheree continues to reside, work, and along with her husband, raise their two children.                                                                                

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Probate (will, power of attorney, living will, etc.)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    •    Juris Doctorate & Certificate in Advocacy, magna cum laude
  • University of the Cumberlands, 
    •    M.B.A (Masters of Business Administration)
  • Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    •    Bachelors of Science, Marketing 

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Barristers
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Society of Scholars

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law
    • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy 
  • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Woman Lawyer Division
    • Bankruptcy Division
    • Family Law Division 
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Gateway Committee
  • American Association for Justice 
  • American Bar Association

 

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Colby Cowherd
Partner

Location: Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Phone: 859-331-2000

Fax: 859-578-3365

Email: E-mail Me

Colby Cowherd is a partner with the firm, joining after having practiced in Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury for nearly a decade. He enjoys obtaining successful results for his injured clients, and he has done so hundreds of times, whether through settlement, mediation, or trial. Colby relishes appearing before juries on behalf of his clients.

 

Colby was born and raised in Northern Kentucky and is proud to call it home, as his family has done for several generations. He attended Dixie Heights High School and lives in Villa Hills with his Daughter. Colby graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2004, and Salmon P. Chase College of Law summa cum laude in 2012. In law school, Colby participated in both Law Review and Moot Court, and he uses those skills to write and argue on behalf of his clients to this day.

 

In his free time, Colby enjoys reading and traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Tractor-trailer Cases
  • Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice         

Education

  •  Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, KY, 2012
  • University of Kentucky, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2012
  • Kentucky, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  •  Ohio State Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Past Chair of the Young Lawyers Section
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice

 

 

Our Attorneys

When you need an attorney for almost any legal problem in Greater Cincinnati, Kentucky, or throughout Southern Ohio, you will find counsel with the experience and determination you require at O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan, Cassidy, Beck, PLLC in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.  Our attorneys are committed to outstanding client services through listening, understanding, and solving problems in a cost-effective and results-driven manner.  

 

Partner

Associate

Of Counsel

Suzanne Cassidy 

Sheree E. Weichold

Gary J. Sergent

Michael J. O'Hara

 



David B. Sloan

 

 

Aaron M. Beck

 

 

Colby Cowherd

 

 

 

Attorney-Family Law-School Law-Insurance Defense-Employment Discrimination-Civil Rights

Suzanne Cassidy
Partner

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
859-331-2000
859-578-3365
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Suzanne Cassidy is a partner with the firm, who concentrates her practice in the areas of School Law, Insurance Defense, Family Law, Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights. She is a trained mediator in family law. Sue is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. She previously served on the Board of Directors of NKBA, and is a past president of that group. She is a member of KBA's Education Law Section, as well as both the National School Board Attorneys and Kentucky School Board Attorneys Associations, previously serving on the Board of Directors and as president of this latter group. She volunteers in the family law area for the Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers. She also serves on KBA's Ethics Committee, and is an Ethics Hotline member for District Six. 

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear appointed Sue to a four-year term on the Kentucky Personnel Board in February, 2008, and then to the Kentucky Crime Victim's Board and Board of Claims in 2012, where she served through 2015. She received the 2006 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award from the Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers. 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • School Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    •    J.D. - 1993
  • Edgecliff College, Cincinnati, Ohio
    •    B.A. - 1971

Representative Cases

  • Arnzen v. Smith, 2015 WL 2445086 (Ky. App. 2015), discretionary review denied March 9, 2016
  • J.R. v. Cruey, et al., 2015 WL 4080052 (E.D. Ky. 2015)
  • Brasser v. Deaton, et al., 2015 WL 1636982 (Ky. App. 2015)
  • S.E. v. Grant County Bd. Of Educ., 522 F.Supp.2d 826; aff’d (E.D. Ky. 2007)
  • S.E. v. Grant County Bd. Of Educ., 544 F.3d 633; cert. denied, 129 S.Ct. 2075 (2009) (6th Cir. 2008)
  • Westfield Ins. Co. v. Tech Dry, Inc., 336 F.3d 503 (6th Cir. 2003)
  • Wesley V. Ross, 2010 WL 3120204 (E.D. Ky. 2010)
  • Sims v. Bracken County Bd. Of Educ., Slip Copy, 2:10-cv-00033-DLB (E.D. Ky. 2010)
  • Com. ex rel. Young v. Proffitt, 2004 WL 1635805 (Ky. App. 2004)
  • Afterkirk v. Bd. of Educ. Of Grant County, 2003 WL 21474007 (Ky. App. 2003)
  • Board of Educ. of Erlanger-Elsmere School Dist. v. Code, 57 S.W.3d 820 (Ky. 2001)
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington v. Secter, 966 S.W.2d 286 (Ky. App. 1998)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • National School Board Attorneys Association
  • Kentucky School Board Attorneys Association
Attorney-Federal Criminal Defense-Business law-Personal Injury

Gary J. Sergent
Of Counsel

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
859-344-6340
859-578-3365
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Gary J. Sergent, of counsel with O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy, represents parties in general civil matters including personal injury, professional negligence, workers' compensation, and business and property disputes. In criminal matters, he represents individuals and organizations in complex drug, white-collar, and financial crimes. He takes such cases in Federal and state courts. His experience as a litigator makes him well suited to resolve cases through negotiation, mediation, plea bargaining, or trial. He has also served as a mediator in civil disputes and is frequently sought out as a mentor by other attorneys in the area. He currently limits his practice to Kentucky.

Gary was born in Hamilton, Ohio, but considers himself a "transplanted Appalachian," as his family is from Harlan, Kentucky. He has lived in Northern Kentucky since 1961. He married Durinda in 1974 and they have three adult children and six grandchildren. In addition to professional and family activities, his personal interests include music, reading (history and theology), old cars (Studebakers and Corvettes), and antique advertising.

  • Member of the firm, 1979 to 2016
  • Member of Management Committee, 1995 to 2008
  • Managing Partner, 2009 through 2016
  • General Litigation Practice Emphasizing Insurance Coverage Disputes, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence and Federal Criminal Defense.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense - Federal
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Negligence and Licensing

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1979
  • Ohio, 1980 
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    •    J.D. - 1979
  • Northern Kentucky State College
    •    B.A. - 1976

Representative Cases   

  • United States v. Manning, 652 Fed. Appx. 397 (6th Cir. 2016)
  • Bonds v. Walton Verona Independent Board of Education, 2016 WL 11432140 (E.D. Ky. Feb. 20,2016).
  • Brown v. Conway, 32 N.E.3d 531 (1st Dist. Ham. Co. 2015)
  • Bulldog's Enterprises v. Duke Energy, 412 S.W.3d 210 (Ky.Ct.App. 2013).
  • The Estate of Dennis Martin v. The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company, 561 F.3d 439 (6th Cir. 2009).
  • Progressive Specialty Insurance Co. v. Burke, 91 F. Appx.415 (6th Cir. 2004).
  • United States v. Bearden, 274 F.3d 1031 (6th Cir. 2001).
  • United States v. Doe, 226 F.3d 672 (6th Cir. 2000).
  • Berkenshaw v. The Union Light, Heat & Power Company, 987 F.2d 383 (6th Cir. 1993) and 889 S.W.2d 804 (KY. 1994).
  • United States Fire Insurance Co. v. Ohio High School Athletic Association, 71 Ohio App.3d 760 (1st Dist. Ct.App. 1991).
  • City of Florence v. Owen County Electrical Coop Inc., 823 S.W.2d 876 (Ky. 1992).
  • State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company v. Aulick, 781 S.W.2d 531 (Ky. App. 1989).
  • Schwalbach v. Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, 687 S.W.2d 551 (Ky. App. 1985).

Honors and Awards

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association Distinguished Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008
  • Martindale Hubbell “AV” Rated
  • Recognized as “Super Lawyer” in General Litigation, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and in Worker’s Compensation 2018 and to present.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 6th Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee (Criminal), Member, 1989 - 2013
  • Kentucky Continuing Legal Education Commission, Member, 2000 - 2006
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Board Member, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and President, 1998 - 2009
  • Federal Public Defender Panel for the United States District Court at Covington, Eastern District of Kentucky-Northern Division, Resource Counsel, 1980 - 2014
  • Current Member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association 

 

Attorney-Insurance Defense-Trial Practice-Worker's Compensation

David B. Sloan
Partner

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
859-344-6346
859-578-3365
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David was born in Martin, Kentucky, on September 20, 1950. In 1976, David began his practice with Stephens, Combs, and Page in Pikeville, Kentucky. In 1978, David returned to Northern Kentucky to join the firm, becoming a Partner in 1982. David concentrates his practice in the areas of trial practice, particularly in the areas of insurance defense litigation, including personal injury, products liability, and property damage defense litigation. David also practices in the areas of insurance coverage issues, criminal law, and workers' compensation. David has served as President of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Kentucky Association and as President of the Kentucky Bar Association from 2005 to 2006. He currently serves as an elected member of the Berea College Board of Trustees. In 2007, David was elected to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. David has been selected to the Kentucky SuperLawyers for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011. David is a Martindale - Hubble AV rated attorney.*

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Worker's Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1976
  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1976

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    •    J.D. - 1976
  • Berea College - 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Past President
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Past President
  • American Bar Association

 


Aaron M. Beck- Bankruptcy-Criminal Law-Family Law-Commercial Litigation-General Civil Litigation

Aaron M. Beck
Of Counsel

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
859-360-3993
859-578-3365
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Aaron Beck joined O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy as Of Counsel in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, he was in private practice and spent time as a public defender. Aaron is a member of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association. Aaron Beck focuses his practice on the following areas of the law: 

  • Bankruptcy
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 11
    • Chapter 13
    • Objections to Plan
    • Proof of Claims
    • Adversary Proceedings
    • Relief from Stay
  • Family
    • Dissolution of marriage
    • Child custody
  • Criminal
    • DUI
    • Traffic violations
    • Misdemeanors including theft, assault, disorderly conduct, drug possession, non-support, violation of a protective order (DVO)
    • Felonies including drug trafficking, drug possession, assault, burglary, flagrant non-support
    • Violation of parole and probation
    • Expungements
  • Business and Commercial
    • Commercial litigation
    • Partnership and LLC formation
    • Contract review
  • Estate Planning
    • Wills, Living Wills and Power of Attorney
    • Probate and Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor
  • The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A.
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Assistant Treasurer, 2020
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015

 

 

 

Attorney-Employment Law-Employment Discrimination-Civil Rights-Commercial Litigation

Michael J. O'Hara
Partner

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
859-331-2000
859-578-3365
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Michael J. O'Hara was admitted to practice in 1975 and is currently a Partner with the Firm. Michael has represented both individuals and businesses in a wide range of matters relating to employee and employer rights and responsibilities under State and Federal laws including gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and disability discrimination cases. He also regularly represents survivors of abuse and police misconduct. Michael focuses his practice in the areas of employment discrimination, civil rights, and commercial law. 

Michael was born in Lexington, Kentucky and grew up in Northern Kentucky. He is married and has two daughters. Michael currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Glenda Harrison, who is also an attorney and currently serves as the Executive Director of Kentucky Access to Justice Commission. He has been actively involved with volunteer lawyer programs in both Kentucky and Ohio. 

Areas of Practice

  • Federal and State wage and hour violations
  • Employment discrimination
  • Civil Rights
    • First amendment
    • Police misconduct
  • Personal injury
  • Clergy and school sexual abuse 
  • Commercial business and litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1975
  • Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    •    J.D. - December 1974
  • University of Dayton
    •    B.A. - May 1971

Representative Cases

  • Enoch v. Ham. Co. Sheriff’s Office, 2019 WL 1755966 (S.D. Ohio April 19, 2019) (appeal to 6th Circuit filed May 9, 2019).
  • Enoch v. Ham. Co. Sheriff’s Office, 728 Fed.Appx. 448 (6th Cir. 2018).
  • Enoch v. Ham. Co. Sheriff’s Office, 2017 WL 2210515 (S.D. Ohio May 18, 2017).
  • Stein v. HHGREGG, Inc., 873 F.3d 523 (6th Cir. 2017)
  • Kentucky Equality Federation v. Beshear, Franklin Circuit Court, Case No. 13-CI-01074 (Ky. April 16, 2015).
  • Enoch v. Hogan, 728 Fed.Appx.448 (6th Cir. 2018).
  • Core Medical, LLC v. Schroeder, 2010 WL 2867820 (Ky. App. 2010).
  • Moore v. Mitchell, 531 F.Supp.2d 845 (S.D. Ohio 2008).
  • Bd. of Educ. of Erlanger-Elsmere Sch. Dist. v. Code, 57 S.W.3d 820 (Ky. 2001).
  • Hoffman v. Honda of America Mfg., 200 F.R.D. 370 (S.D. Ohio 2000).
  • Flagner v. Wilkinson, 241 F.3d 475 (6th Cir. 2000).
  • Diocese of Covington v. Secter, 966 S.W.2d 286 (Ky. App. 1998).
  • E.J. v. Hamilton County, Ohio, 707 F.Supp.314 (S.D. Ohio 1989).
  • Bjorkman v. Protestant Episcopal Church in U.S. of American Diocese of Lexington, KY, 759 S.W.2d 583 (Ky. 1988).
  • Bishop v. Reagan-Bush '84 Committee, 819 F.2d 289 (6th Cir. 1987).
  • Doe v. Staples, 706 F.2d 985 (6th Cir. 1983).
  • Young v. Whitworth, 522 F.Supp. 759 (Southern District Ohio 1981).

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Employment Law and Discrimination, Civil Rights and Class Actions

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, 1997
  • Andrew Dennison, Courageous Advocate of the Year, Awarded by the Potter Stewart Inn of Court, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2006
  • Super Lawyer (Kentucky), Labor and Employment Law, 2008 - 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV ® rated attorney
  • Donated Legal Services Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor, Northern Kentucky, Board of Directors, 1995 - Present
  • VLP Board, Former Chair
  • Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers, Volunteer Lawyer
  • Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers, Volunteer Lawyer
  • Kentucky Bar Association Attorney Advertising Commission, Former Member, and Former Chair

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor, Northern Kentucky, former Chair of the VLP Board, 1995 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers
  • Past Member and Past Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Attorney Advertising Commission

 

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Attorney-Aviation Law-Construction Law-Business Litigation

Arnold Taylor
Partner since 1971 (Retired)

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
859-344-6345
859-578-3365
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Arnold Taylor was born in Corbin, Kentucky, but has been a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky. He has been a member of the firm since 1965 and is currently the Senior Partner. He concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and business interests. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney.

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Aviation Law
  • Construction Law
  • General Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Trained Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    •    J.D. - 1965
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    •    A.B. - 1971

Published Works

  • Maintaining Academic Order in Secondary Schools, 58 Kentucky Law Journal 617, 1970
  • Liability of the Official Court Reporter, 62 Kentucky Law Journal 964
  • To Copy What Is Right and True, Vol. 62, 1973-1974
  • Rose, a Woman of Colour , iUniverse, 2008
  • Suing For Freedom In Kentucky , Booklocker.com, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Greene v. B.F. Goodrich Avionics Systems, Inc, 409 F.3d 784 (6th Circuit 2005)
  • Brierly v. Alusuisse Flexible Packaging, Inc., 184 F.3d 527 (6th Circuit 1999)
  • State Farm v. Zurich Ins. Co., 111 F.3d 42 (6th Circuit 1997)
  • Midwestern, Inc. v. Northern Kentucky Community Center, 736 S.W.2d 348 (Ky.App. 1987)
  • Trans World Airlines, Inc. v. Christophel, 500 S.W.2d 409 (Ky. 1973)

Representative Clients

  • Zurich-American Insurance Company
  • Brotherhood Mutual Ins. Co.

References

  • Huntington Bank of Kenton County, Covington, Kentucky

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Rotary Club of Covington, Kentucky, past President and current Board Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, past Director
  • Kentucky Continuing Legal Education Commission, former member
  • Chairman, Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Judiciary

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

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