Jeff’s practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of medical defense litigation and health law matters. He represents and is active in the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals against medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. Jeff also has experience representing nursing homes, professional practice groups, and other health-related organizations in litigation matters. He routinely counsels clients on a variety of risk management, quality assurance, medical staff, and other health law matters. In addition, Jeff maintains a diverse appellate practice. He has experience advocating for clients on a wide variety of matters in courts of appeal throughout Ohio. If you ask Jeff about what it is he loves most about practicing law, you might get any number of different answers, but underlying them all you’ll find a keen interest in personal development and relationship. You’ll probably also hear him recite one of his favorite quotes, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less. If you focus on others, you forget you.”


  • Trial counsel for hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists and other allied healthcare professionals from various professional liability and tort claims.
  • Appellate counsel for hospitals, physicians, nurses, professional practice groups, and health systems in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Advises clients on a variety of risk management, health information, medical staff and other medical-legal matters.
  • Nursing Board matters.
  • Represents and advises clients in appellate, alternative dispute resolution, and other litigation related matters.
  • Represents and counsels physicians and hospitals in mental health and emergency guardianship matters.


  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer – Medical Malpractice Law (2014-2021)
  • Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer (2013- 2021)
  • Selected as one of Ohio Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (2006 – 2008)
  • Recipient of the Bernard S. Gilday and David A. Nichols Scholarship Awards from Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Served as an associate member and Issue Editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review


  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • Ohio Association of Civil Defense Attorneys
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation (former member)

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers
  • Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Ohio Valley
    Chapter – Board of Directors (current) and Advocacy Chair (former)


  • Legal Considerations for Informed Consent (2020)
  • Requirements and Considerations for Involuntary Commitment of Mental Health Patients (2019, 2020)
  • Trends in the Development and Prosecution of Medical Defense Claims (2014)
  • Electronic Medical Records Documentation Issues in Litigation (2013)
  • Medical Malpractice Issues and Trends (2012)
  • Abuse Reporting (2012)
  • Hippa and Privacy Implications for Those Responding to Medical Record Subpoenas (2012)
  • Discharging Patients from Medical Practice (2012)
  • Subpoenas in the Healthcare Setting (2011)
  • Nurse Practice Act (multiple)
  • Anatomy of a Lawsuit (multiple)


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1998)
  • Ohio University (B.A., 1992)