Louis is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Toledo, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He continued his studies at the University of Toledo, College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1980. He is admitted to the Ohio Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Louis is a member of the Toledo and Ohio State Bar Associations, as well as the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. Louis served judicial clerkships for the United States Magistrate's office and the United States Bankruptcy Court, and has served as in-house counsel for Citizen's Federal Savings and Loan and First National Bank of Toledo, now known as Fifth Third Bank of Northwestern Ohio, N.A.
Louis practices in the areas of bankruptcy, banking, commercial law, creditors' rights, collections, probate, consumers' law, and real estate.
Louis, along with his wife Tina and their children, live in Sylvania, Ohio.