~ B.S. in Social Sciences, with Honors, from Michigan State University.
~ J.D. from DePaul University, Top 10% of graduating class, Order of the Coif, member of law review
~ 16 years legal practice, mostly in probate areas
~ Named a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2008
~ Author, speaker and commentator for Institute of Continuing Legal Education on Probate, Trust, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning topics.
~ Published numerous articles in various publication on topics related to his practice.
~ Board of Directors, Community Living Management Corporation, TC (housing for developmentally disabled individuals)
~ Board of Directors, Northern Lakes & Lands
~ Board of Directors, Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm Foundation
~ Past President and Board of Directors, Congregation Ahavat Shalom
~ Longtime resident of Traverse City with his wife and children