- Born: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 12, 1947
- Diploma, Frederick H. Douglas High School, Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, 1965
- B.A., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
- Major: Psychology
- Minor: Sociology
- M.S., Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio,
- J.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,
To practice law in Ohio and in the Federal District Court for the Southern
District of Ohio, Western Division
Summary of Qualifications
- Over thirty years of organizational experience, including in organizational
development, planning and in conducting organizational assessments, working
with business lines of communication and implementing organizational strategies
and goals; twenty-six of which have been exclusively in law office, trial
and litigation management
- Strong employee management skills, including staff development, career
development and training, employee performance assessment, aligning performance
to organizational needs, process management, employee coaching, conflict
resolution, salary evaluations and negotiations and succession management
- Familiarity with civil, criminal, traffic, administrative and alternative
dispute resolution law practiced by the city of Dayton, the County of Montgomery
and the Federal jurisdictions and the legal issues most frequently before
- Litigation and trial management experience, specifically as relates to
this jurisdiction’s requirements
- Familiarity with all of this jurisdiction’s courts, their respective
rules, judges, administrators and their staffs, including in the appellate
- Familiarity with surrounding jurisdictions and with major jurisdictions
throughout the state of Ohio
- Familiarity with trends in the law coming from the appellate courts and
from the legislature
- In this jurisdiction, has handled more cases than any given average single
attorney; has done so efficiently through settlement negotiations and litigation
and with almost 100% success/ results
- Knowledge of the local bar’s of attorney, judges, their staffs and
of the talent they bring to the legal needs of the city
- Interest and knowledge of the entire Dayton community and of not only
legal issues but with social issues which most frequently face the community
and the administration of the city
- A working relationship with many of the public and private administrative
and organizations and agencies of the city
- A thirty-two year resident of the City of Dayton with a twenty-six year
business in the city
- An ability and willingness to communicate with all levels of government,
agencies and departments within the community, with the public and with
members of any board to which I am a member
- An ability and willingness to quickly and efficiently learn whatever is
not known or familiar to me
- A strong belief and dedication to the City of Dayton and to its entire
- A strong vision for any undertaking with an ability to accomplish it
- Montgomery County Juvenile Court: Probation Officer, Dayton, Ohio, 1969-1972:
investigated, recommended dispositions and sentences and supervised on the
average of between fifty to seventy juvenile probationees.
- City of Dayton: Inner West Dayton Model Cities Crime and Juvenile Delinquency:
Director , 1971-1972: implemented the proposal for this first-time longest
lasting Model Cities program for juvenile and adult crime prevention, including
selection of the facility, hiring of the first staff and writing proposals
for supplemental funding.
- Legal Aid Society of Dayton: Social Research, 1970-1971: provided sociological
background studies for then pending high profile murder cases.
- Law Firm of Thomas R. Douglas, Los Angeles, California:
- Law Clerk, summers- 1973-1976: client interviews, legal research, brief
and memorandum writing.
- City of Dayton: Assistant Prosecutor 1976-1977: took filings from police
officers of criminal complaints, prosecuted criminal and traffic cases,
managed a daily trial docket of from twenty to forty cases daily.
- Sinclair Community College: part-time Teacher, fall 1977: taught Constitutional
Rights of Prisoners.
- Littlejohn & Owens: Partner, general practice, 1977-1981: West Dayton
neighborhood criminal and civil appointment and walk-in large case load
practice on cases from misdemeanor to felony, bankruptcy, trusteeship, contract,
domestic relations, personal injury, insurance, probate, employment, real
estate, racial and sexual discrimination.
- Austin, Jones, Littlejohn & Owens Co., L.P.A., 1980-1986: Partner;
continued criminal practice with an increased case load of personal injury/insurance
- State of Ohio: Assistant Ohio Attorney General: 1986-1993 – practiced
some limited tax collections work.
- State Co-Chair Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Regional Seminars:: 1987
- Faculty/Lecturer: Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers
Association and National Bar Association: 1986-present
- City of Dayton: Visiting Judge on both civil and criminal dockets, Dayton
Municipal Court: 1984 to present: trials, dispositions and sentencing.
- Alvarene N. Owens Co., L.P.A.: Owner - Sole Practitioner/personal injury,
wrongful death, insurance specialist and civil litigator, 1986-present:
established the firm over sixteen years ago in one of the most challenging
areas of practice. Planned, developed, organized and developed the firm’s
personal injury insurance claim and proposal production system. Did the
same with court litigation. Did the same with fiscal and personnel management
systems, personnel learning programs, organizational strategies and goals.
The firm has been one of the important firms in setting a standard of representing
a large of volume of cases with a consistent quality result. It has also
become a firm where young lawyers and other personnel become exposed to
a diversity of legal issues foremost of which are the ethics and integrity
that must be paramount in the profession.
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