Retired Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cleveland, Ohio; past President of Cleveland Bar Association; past Chair of Torts and Insurance Practice Section of American Bar Association; Chair of American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (2001-2004); past Chair of Supreme Court of Ohio Standing Commission on Professionalism (2012-2013); Advisor to ABA Joint Commission to Evaluate Model Code of Judicial Conduct (2003-2007); member, Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on the Code of Judicial Conduct (2007-2008); Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Life Member of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; 2007 recipient of Ohio Bar Medal for "unusually meritorious service to the legal profession and the community;" 2010 recipient of the American Bar Association Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award; first recipient of the Cleveland Bar Association's William K. Thomas Professionalism Award (2011); organizer and first President of the William K. Thomas (formerly Harold H. Burton) American Inn of Court; named by Cleveland Magazine (August 1994) as one of the six best trial lawyers in Northeast Ohio; published articles include "Some Thoughts on Professionalism," 18 THE BRIEF (American Bar Assn.), No. 3 (1989); "Some Reflections on Change -- And Professionalism," 24 THE BRIEF (American Bar Assn.), No. 4 (1995); "Professionalism: A Call for Action," Cleveland Bar Journal (March, 1996); "Storming the Barricades: The Attack on the Attorney-Client Privilege in First Party Insurance Cases," 54 FDCC Quarterly No. 1, 2003.