Criminal Defense - A good portion of my work includes drug, violent crime, assault, white collar, theft, and OVI/DUI, among other Ohio criminal charges.
Civil Litigation - I work hard to defend the rights of you or your business in court. My 10+ years' experience in this area includes commercial disputes, leases, international federal trade issues, land disputes, employee contracts, and more.
Entrepreneurship & Small Business - I've helped many clients with a broad range of business-related law, including entity creation, contracts, and business law.
Bankruptcy - This area includes a great deal of personal referrals due to my caring service.
After practicing for more than a decade, I opened Laursen and Lucas with attorney Ronna Lucas in 2015.
I focus on providing personal and professional legal representation. My greatest achievement, aside from my family, is the professional trust placed in me by my friends, neighbors, and local businesses.
I graduated from University of Cincinnati's College of Law and received my J.D. in 2005.
While at UC, I served in the first class of fellows of the Rosenthal Institute of Justice and Ohio Innocence Project. This cause remains important to me, and is one of the reasons I chose to devote a portion of my practice to criminal defense.
While at UC, I was also the articles editor of the school's law review.
I’m also a proud Bobcat with two degrees from Ohio University, a B.S. in 1996 and an M.A. in 1997.
Prior to pursuing a career in law. I worked a television and radio producer in Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati.
My free time is spent both enjoying family and coaching my daughter's soccer team.
As a side project, my wife and I created the Completely Unauthorized Ohio University Coloring Book, a tongue-in-cheek tribute to our beloved alma mater. I lecture frequently to my kids on a variety of subjects.
I like good coffee and good bourbon and I rabidly follow European professional cycling.
State of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio Federal Court - Admitted to practice, 2005
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - member
Trial Practice Institute, National Criminal Defense College - graduate
Cincinnati Bar Association - member
Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce - member