Irene received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1980. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University in 1977 in the areas Combined Sciences and Psychology. She is a 1974 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
Irene has been admitted to the Ohio Bar since 1981. She is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and the U.S. Tax Court. Irene is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Trumbull County Bar Association, and NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives).
Irene is well known in the Trumbull – Mahoning County area and has tried many cases throughout Northern Ohio during the past 33 years.
Initially Irene started her practice as a criminal defense attorney, and was employed by the Trumbull County Public Defender’s Office where she defended the rights of individuals charged with serious felony offenses.
Then, she became involved in a wide variety of Social Security Disability cases helping individuals receive benefits. Concurrently, she worked on personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slips and falls, intentional assaults, medical malpractice actions, and product liability claims.
Irene has also represented individuals and businesses in bankruptcy, wrongfully terminated employees, divorce / dissolution; and wills / trusts / probate proceedings. Additionally, she has argued both civil and criminal cases before the Eleventh District Court of Appeals (Trumbull County) and the Seventh District Court of Appeals (Mahoning County).