Don has been a Partner with the firm since 1990. He is a graduate of Ohio Dominican College (B.A., 1977), the Ohio Northern University law school (J.D., 1981), and Capital University law school (LL.M. in Taxation, 1991). He is a member of Delta Theta Phi and author of “Planning for the Professional Athlete: Deferred Compensation Arrangements & Loans in Lieu of Compensation,” 8 Ohio N.L. Review 499, 1981. He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 1981 and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the Muskingum County Bar Association (of which he was President in 1996) and the Ohio State Bar Association. His major practice areas include Taxation Law, Estate Planning Law, Business Law and representation of Nonprofits
His civic activities include: Past President of the Board of Directors of the Zanesville Museum of Art; Past Chairman of the Board of Directors – Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce; and Past Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties.
He received the Public Interest Pro Bono Alumnus Award from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 2007 and was named Jaycee of the year in 1994 by the Zanesville Jaycees.
Don was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and is married to Nancy Wietmarschen. They have two children, Gretchen and Erich.