Mr. Stadnicar graduated with his law degree (1990) and MBA (1989) from the Ohio State University and began his legal career in 1990 as prosecutor for the cities of Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio. He also practiced in the private sector with the law firm of Gerald E. Schlafman & Associates. In 1995, Mr. Stadnicar opened his own law firm in Beavercreek as he continued to prosecute for the City of Beavercreek. In 1996, Mr. Stadnicar associated his practice with the law firm of Hammond and Stier. After several years his firm merged with Hammond and Stier, and he later was offered and accepted a partnership in the firm renamed Hammond, Stier & Stadnicar (HS&S). In 2001 Mr. Stadnicar left his position as a Prosecutor to focus completely on his private practice with HS&S.