Work experience

Work experience
2011 - Present

Lead Kentucky Counsel

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Cincinnati, OH

I returned to this firm as Lead Kentucky Counsel in the foreclosure and real estate title department. Having now transitioned to the firm's bankruptcy department, I manage the firm's national referral program and actively practice in KY, OH and IN.

2010 - 2011

Zwicker & Associates

Zwicker & Associates, P.C., Hebron, KY

I was a litigation attorney working solely on collection matters for a number of high-profile lenders. I handled all matters from initiation of suit to trial, judgment and post-judgment, and supervised the work of eight litigation assistants. I participated in numerous court proceedings, including trials, mediations and arbitrations, and had significant client contact.

2007 - 2009

English Teacher

Highlands High School, Fort Thomas, KY

I taught writing and literature to seniors at this exemplary high school, which is ranked one of the top five hundred high schools.

2004 - 2007

Associate Attorney

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Cincinnati, OH

I was a Senior Associate Attorney in the foreclosure and real estate title departments of one of the largest creditors' rights firms in the country. I was also involved in marketing and staff training, and participated in activities to attract and retain clients.

1999 - 2004

Smith Law Office

Smith Law Office

Calvert City, KY. As a solo practitioner, I primarily practiced in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, collections and real estate, including oral argument before the Kentucky Supreme Court. During these years, I worked in the following positions in addition to my private practice:

In-House Counsel, Progressive Land Title

Assistant County Attorney, Marshall and Li vingston Counties


2009 - 2011

Master of Arts

Northern Kentucky University

Secondary Education

1985 - 1989

Juris Doctor

Chase College of Law

Emphasis on real estate, bankrutpcy and family law.  Attended under full scholarship.

1981 - 1985

Bachelor of Science

Murray State University

Majors in English and Political Science