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Work experience

2011Present

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.

20102011

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.

20072009

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.

20042007

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.

19992004

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

Education

20092011

Master of Arts

Northern Kentucky University

Secondary Education

19851989

Juris Doctor

Chase College of Law

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

19811985

Bachelor of Science

Murray State University

Majors in English and Political Science