Ralph practices in all areas of civil litigation, but primarily focuses in the area of blasting and commercial explosives. Ralph has successfully defended his blasting clients in jury trials and in hundreds of cases throughout his career. As national counsel for several blasting carriers and clients, he has defended lawsuits throughout the United States.
A member of the blasting community for almost twenty years, he has had the privilege of working with the best in the business; as a result, he not only understands the science of blasting and blasting regulations, but also the real world problems faced by those in the blasting industry. A member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, Ralph is frequently asked to speak on legal issues facing the blasting community at seminars around the country.
Ralph is also proud to defend real estate appraisers, both in court and before state regulatory agencies. As an advocate for real estate appraisers, he has successfully tried appraisal cases to juries in Ohio and Kentucky, defended appraisers before appraisal boards in both states, and has lectured on issues of importance to the appraisal industry. Ralph was recently honored by the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisal Board, which requested he address legal issues facing real estate appraisers at each of the board’s 2017 continuing educational seminars throughout the state.
Ralph is also an approved mediator with the Hamilton County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas.