Karl is Co-Chair of the Firm’s White Collar Crime and Internal Investigations Practice Group. He has over 39 Years of trial experience in Federal and State Courts involving high profile and highly public cases, including public corruption, death penalty, and a wide array of business fraud cases.

What does Karl do for Clients?
Karl represents individuals and businesses in criminal fraud investigations that range from public corruption, health care fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, and insurance fraud. He also continues to serve as special prosecutor, when asked by conflicted Prosecuting Attorneys.

How does Karl spend his free time?
Karl enjoys spending time with family, traveling, golf, and daily visits to the gym.


Represented individual in 51 count indictment involving insurance and bank fraud, resulting in complete dismissal of prosecution

Represented individual in 12 count corrupt activity State Court trial involving title insurance defalcation

Represented former public official in bribery investigation and ensuing proceedings involving insurance company and lobbyist

Represented former public official in Federal bribery investigation and ensuing proceedings involving securities broker

Represented member of State Legislature in State bribery proceedings

Represented corporate officer in parallel civil and criminal securities fraud investigation

Represented lawyer in State RICO and theft trial

Represented capitally indicted defendant in State death penalty trial, resulting in jury acquittal

Represented individual in Federal criminal tax fraud and evasion trial proceedings in Philadelphia’s Federal District Court

Represented company in bribery and corruption investigation with regard to public retirement systems

Represented company-indemnified former employee in Department of Justice anti-trust investigation

Represented insurance company-indemnified former employee in Ohio Department of Insurance investigation

Represented private industry trade association in Federal Trade Commission investigation

Represented corporate officer in Federal criminal investigation involving chemicals and goods imports

Represented Commander, State Highway Patrol in Internal Affairs investigation

Represented Deputy Chief of Police in Internal Affairs investigation

Represented State agency board chair in Ethics Commission investigation

Represented elected county official in Ethics Committee investigation

Served as Special Prosecutor in prosecution of lawyer charged with obstruction and tampering counts

Represented appraiser in State-initiated first-degree felony prosecution, resulting in misdemeanor disposition

Represented State of Ohio as special prosecutor on the appeal taken by a convicted state court judge, resulting in affirmed conviction

Represented attorney in a State Court legal malpractice trial, resulting in a no liability verdict


Denison University, 1979, B.A.

Capital University Law School, 1982, J.D.


  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyer in The Verdict, a division of Business First of Columbus Magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-present
  • Super Lawyers, 2010-present, top 50 practitioners in Columbus and from 2012-2022 as one of the top 100 in Ohio.


Columbus Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Sixth Circuit Federal Conference – Life Member

Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee

Franklin County Republican Executive Committee – Member

Columbus Bar Association Professional Ethics and Grievance Committee

American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Institute


Ohio Supreme Court

United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

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