Mel serves as a valuable resource to our firm's clients in both matters related to estate planning, as well as business planning.
To date, Mel has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict and represented individuals and businesses before state and federal mediators. Through his experience representing political subdivisions, police officers, agencies, and private individuals in a wide range of legal matters, Mel has developed a comprehensive understanding of the complex, constitutional issues facing modern litigants.
Mel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 6th, 1965 and graduated from Mt. Healthy High School in 1983. He enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard (MOS Infantry) and attended Miami University on an Army scholarship. While at Miami, Mel served as an officer in the Mu Psi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu National Fraternity, graduating in 1987. Mel attended law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, serving on the Moot Court Board in the second and third years. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1989 at the rank of Sergeant. Mel graduated from Law School, passed the Ohio bar, and was admitted to practice law in 1990.
Mel lives in North Canton, Ohio with his wife, two sons, and one daughter. Presently, Mel is a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Ohio Academy of Civil Trial Attorneys, the Defense Research Institute, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.