Randy served as the firm’s Managing Partner for 13 years (1998 – 2011). He has more than 36 years of trial experience and has successfully represented clients in both state and federal court involving major jury trials and he has tried more than 100 jury trials. He is recognized by his peers as one of the preeminent lawyers in his field, having received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell*. In addition, he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2008 to 2021 and Ohio Super Lawyers for 2007 – 2020. Randy was named Best Lawyers® 2019 Akron/Canton Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation.
Randy is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, as well as the Stark County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a former member of the Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court and is also a life member of the United States 6th Circuit Court Judicial Conference. In 2011, Randy chaired the Merit Selection Committee to select a magistrate for the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Active in numerous civic, charitable, and professional organizations, Randy chairs the Education Committee of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and chairs the audit committee of Stark Community Foundation. He is a member of the Malone University Advisory Board, a trustee of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges and a board member of P16 Education Committee. Randy is also past President and a past long-term board member of the Canton City Board of Education. In 2001, he was presented with the Award of Merit from the Greater Canton Chamber of Commerce for his long-term continuous service and leadership in the Canton community. Randy is a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation.