Joey graduated from Louisiana State University receiving a B.S. in Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola School of Law in New Orleans graduating with both Law Review and Moot Court honors, and served as a Teaching Assistant for Moot Court. During all three years of law school, Joey worked as a judicial clerk in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. He is a member of the Ohio State and Wayne County Bar Associations, and resides outside of Smithville with his wife and two children. Joey and his family attend the Unitarian Universalist Church in Wooster.