Donnie is an associate in the firm's Private Client and Business Succession Planning practice groups. He helps people and organizations prepare for the future through estate planning and succession planning. Donnie also helps nonprofit organizations navigate requirements for entity formation, tax-exempt status, and state charitable solicitation registration.
Prior to attending law school, Donnie planned and launched new service operations as a senior project manager in a Fortune 500 company. He also served as a commissioned officer in the active-duty Air Force for eight years. During his service, he attained the rank of captain and deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan. Donnie’s military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal.
Donnie earned his J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State Michael E. Moritz College of Law. While in law school, he served as a managing editor of the Ohio State Law Journal and was recognized as a Michael E. Moritz Scholar in Law. Donnie is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Before joining Taft as an attorney, Donnie served as a Taft summer associate in 2018 and 2019.
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (2020)
- Webster University (2009)
- United States Air Force Academy (2007)
B.S., Legal Studies
- State - Ohio
Speeches and Publications
Author, “The Case for Overturning Carter to Protect Contract Clause Rights Through Section 1983 Claims,” Ohio State Law Journal Online, Feb. 2020
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy
Member, Class of 2020