• Attorney, 2018




Gary came to MWSS+ after practicing for nearly twenty years at a large regional firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has extensive experience in insurance coverage consulting and litigation, focusing primarily on first-party property and third-party liability coverages. Gary has handled complex coverage issues involving faulty workmanship, collapse, water damage, intentional acts, arson, and insurance fraud, to name just a few. He represents both policyholders and insurance companies. His work on an arson case earned his firm a Golden Gavel award from Westfield Insurance Company in 2012.

Gary also has considerable appellate experience, having briefed and argued twenty appeals. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in both Idaho and Ohio, and is a member of the Litigation and Appellate practice sections of the Idaho State Bar.

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Gary earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Bowling Green State University. Before attending Case Western Reserve University School of Law, he worked as a computer programmer, specializing in statistical analysis and computer mapping. Gary enjoys hiking, travel, and baseball. He has attended games at a dozen major league stadiums, more than two dozen minor league ballparks, and several spring training sites in Florida and Arizona.

Areas Of Practice

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho
  • Idaho


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • M.A. - 1983
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Gavel award, Westfield Insurance Company, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Smart Growth Network
  • Idaho State Bar, Appellate and Litigation Sections

Past Employment Positions

  • Ulmer & Berne LLP, 1997 to 2016