PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Carl serves as a Contributing Editor of Litigation News, one of the flagship publications of the ABA (American Bar Association) Section of Litigation. He is the Southern Ohio Membership Chair for the International Association of Defense Counsel, a peer-reviewed, invitation-only organization of trial lawyers and business executives across the country and around the globe. Carl also serves as the Vice Chair, Webinars, in the IADC’s Business Litigation Committee, and is a rising Vice Chair, Programming for both the Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee and the Business Litigation Committee. Closer to home, Carl is a longtime member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Judicial Administration and Reform Committee, and for the last ten years, has served on the Judicial Screening Committee of the Franklin County Democratic Party. Since 2012, Carl has served on the Steering Committee of “Ohio Protect the Vote”, an organization aimed at ensuring every citizen’s access to the polls. He previously served in the Franklin Inn of the American Inn of Courts, and is a longtime member of both the Columbus Bar Association (CBA) and the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). Carl also co-chairs the firm’s Ethics Committee and serves on the Associate Committee, having previously served on its Strategic Planning Committee.
Carl is a member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, where he is Chair
of the Investment Committee. For six years, he was the Den Leader of Den 4, Cub Scout Pack 74, Simon Kenton Council. He previously served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, a non-profit United Way agency, providing audiology, speech and language therapy throughout central Ohio. He is a recurring Judge of the Moot Negotiation Competition, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and the “We the People: The Citizen and Constitution” Elementary School Showcase for the Center for Law Related Services at the Ohio Supreme Court.
In 2004, Carl was a co-Founder of Caring Paws, an organization that provided more than 4,000 new and gently used stuffed animals to children displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Carl received his undergraduate degree (B.S) from the American University, School of International Service, in 1991. He received his law degree (J.D.) Cum Laude from the Boston University School of Law in 1996, where he also served as editor of the Boston University Law Review.
Carl has received the Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Distinguished™ for 2017.
- Columbus Top Lawyers, Litigation, Columbus CEO magazine, 2016
- Columbus Top Lawyer, Litigation, Columbus CEO magazine, 2015
- Ohio Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Super Lawyers magazine 2009
- Ohio Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Super Lawyers magazine 2007
Carl served as the Course Designer and Lead Presenter for the Probate Litigation Seminar, Ohio State Bar Association in 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, and 2010.
He is also a frequent lecturer on trial tactics and evidentiary issues, including:
- “Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Injury Cases,” National Business Institute, Dec. 2016.
“Using Social Media To Establish Your Case,” National Business Institute, Dec. 2016.
“Explaining Complex Commercial and Business Concepts to a Jury Without Peers”, IADC, Annual Meeting Major CLE, July 2016.
“How Jurors Think: What Every Litigator Needs to Know,” National Business Institute, Nov. 2015.
“Social Media and Other Complex Jury Issues,” National Business Institute, Nov. 2015.
“Voir Dire and Jury Selection Strategies,” National Business Institute, Dec. 2014
“Accounting Bootcamp For Trial Lawyers,” IADC Webinar, Nov. 2014.
“Using Effective Remedies To Combat Rambo Litigation,” National Business Institute, April 2013.
“Authentication, Exhibits and Courtroom Presentation,” National Business Institute, Dec. 2012.
“Using Effective Remedies To Combat Rambo Litigation,” National Business Institute, April 2012.
“A Young Lawyer’s Guide To Rainmaking,” American Bar Association,
Young Lawyers’ Committee Annual Conference, July 2010.
“Defending Water Intrusion and Mold Claims,” Sterling Educational Services, Oct. 2003.
“Explaining Complex and Commercial Concepts to A Jury Without Peers,” Defense Counsel Journal, Vol . 84, No. 1 (2017).
“How Private is Your Home in the Age of Alexa?” Litigation News, Vol. 42, No. 3 (pending Summer 2017).
“Lawyers Sanctioned For Prematurely Terminating Deposition,” Litigation News, Vol. 42, No. 3 (pending Summer 2017).
“Attorney-Client Privilege Does Not Apply to Former Employees,” Litigation News, Vol. 42, No. 3
“Circuit Split Widens on Seeking Attorneys’ Fees as Costs,” Litigation News, Vol. 42, No. 2 (Winter 2017).
“Judge Restricts Jurors From Researching Jurors Online,” Litigation News,
Vol. 42, No. 1 (Fall 2016).
“Court Ruling Expands Fair Use on Social Media,” Litigation News, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Spring 2016).
“ABA House of Delegates Urges Change to Diversity Statute,” Litigation News, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Winter 2016).
“Arbitration Among the Unwilling: Centofanti v. Wayne Homes,” Alternative Dispute Resolution Newsletter, IADC (Jan. 2013).
“Gathering and Preserving Information at the Outset in Probate Litigation,” 21 Probate Law Journal of
Ohio 114 (Jan. 2011).
“Counselling Your Client in Probate Litigation,” 21 Probate Law Journal 98
“Duty to Warn in a Strict Liability Case: Striking a Balance,” Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Update (Fall, 2001).
Carl appeared as a Contestant on the game show Jeopardy! in May, 2011. A story Carl wrote about the experience was published in the Columbus Bar Lawyer’s Quarterly in Summer, 2011, and can be accessed here.