Mr. Root graduated from John Carroll University, with honors, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in political science and a minor in business; and from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1992. He then began practicing with the firm of Gibney, Stephan and Barrett, later Gibney, Stephan, Barrett & Root, until opening his own office in October of 2006, at his current location.
Mr. Root is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and is a past president of the Greene County Bar Association. He is a member of the Greene County Law Library Board of Trustees. He has served on the Grievance and Ethics Committee and numerous other committees of the Bar Association.