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As an "A-V” Martindale-Hubbell rated midsized law firm, we are proud of the reputation we have earned for providing efficient, effective legal services and individually many of our attorneys have earned Martindale-Hubbell’s "A-V” Peer Review Rating designation (legal ability "Very High to Preeminent” and general ethical reputation "Very High”).

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Donald P. Beck

Phone: (614) 233-4810
I represent management in employment matters, with a primary focus on cost containment counseling and representation of Ohio employers in Ohio workers’ compensation matters. I routinely represent clients of all sizes, from small companies to in… Read More
Don's Practice Areas:  Business Services, Workers' Compensation
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Thomas I. Blackburn

Phone: (614)233-4762
I have been fortunate to be able to combine my passion for business and industry with my passion for the courtroom to help my clients resolve the challenges they confront daily. I have expanded my extensive experience defending construction defect, p… Read More
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James H. Bownas

Phone: (614) 233-4702
I help businesses and the families who own them get a better night’s sleep, knowing that their financial and personal objectives are implemented. I’ve been practicing law in Columbus for nearly fifty years, with an emphasis on people and their le… Read More
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Eric S. Bravo

Phone: (614) 233-4775
For over 20 years I have represented clients in all sorts of business litigation, ensuring that a client’s positions are clearly, forcefully and convincingly argued to the court and opposing parties. I have also argued before nearly all of Ohio’s… Read More
Eric's Practice Areas:  Business Services, Workers' Compensation
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Christopher B. Burch

Phone: (614) 228-6885
I work on a variety of commercial litigation, labor and employment, and general business matters. I help clients, including charter schools and other nonprofits, navigate municipal and state government regulation. I represent financial institutions t… Read More
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Scott A. Fenton

Phone: (614) 233-4783
I have over 15 years of experience representing participants involved in public and private construction disputes, real estate and commercial disputes, breach of contract and tort actions, mechanics’ liens and foreclosures, and professional neglige… Read More
Scott's Practice Areas:  Construction, Litigation, Real Estate
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Joseph A. Gerling

Phone: (614) 233-4754
First employed as an engineer for Battelle, one of the largest private contract research facilities in the world, I have spent the past 30 years putting this technical background to work in defending liability claims for over 100 different products,… Read More
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Edward G. Hubbard

Phone: (614) 233-4731
I have represented clients for nearly 20 years in negotiations, motion practice, trials, and appeals. My litigation practice focuses on defending national retailers and restaurants in premise liability claims, representing lawyers and law firms in le… Read More
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Jeffrey W. Hutson

Phone: (614) 233-4747
In my 4 years as a Navy Judge Advocate I learned what it meant to wear more than one hat. During my long career I have worn 3 hats, as a trial lawyer, an arbitrator and a mediator. I continue to actively work in all three capacities, which are linked… Read More
Jeff's Practice Areas:  Construction, Litigation
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Wayne A. Jenkins

Phone: (614)-233-4753
For more than 35 years I have worked with individual and small business clients on estate and business planning, probate matters and general corporate work. This usually results in preparing or revising things like Living Wills, Powers of Attorney (b… Read More
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Thomas "Joe" Keener

Phone: (614) 233-4750
Joe has practiced law in Ohio for over 40 years. He is rated A-V Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been involved in a number of significant Ohio cases. Honors Earned the Martindale-Hubbell “A-V Preeminent” peer-rated designation.… Read More
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Michael J. Kelley

Phone: (614) 233-4710
I am an AV Preeminent designated lawyer with four primary practice areas: complex construction claims involving multi-million dollar projects, including multi-story commercial buildings and condominiums with hundreds of units; commercial litigation,… Read More
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James W. Lewis

Phone: (614) 849-2542
 I began practicing law in 1975, as a felony prosecutor. Five and a half years later I began defending major insurance companies against fraudulent first-party claims, especially arson fires, and from there developed a statewide practice in property… Read More
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Jeffrey J. Madison

Phone: (614)-233-4765
Jeff Madison has extensive experience representing commercial lending clients in all stages of secured loans including due diligence, negotiations, modifications, forbearance agreements, and litigation. He has broad litigation experience representing… Read More
Jeff's Practice Areas:  Banking, Business Services, Litigation, School Law
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Rick E. Marsh

Phone: (614) 233-4706
After over 50 years of practice, I am now concentrating my practice in the defense of negligence claims against attorneys and law firms. I am gratified that I continue to be recognized by my peers as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers… Read More
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Dennis J. Morrison

Phone: (614)-233-4748
While I enjoy a broad based legal practice, a significant portion of my practice is representing lenders, something I have done since 1987. I have vast experience with loan documentation, workouts, foreclosures (residential and commercial), receivers… Read More
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Robert M. Morrow

Phone: (614)-233-4713
As a law student, I served as a law clerk at the Franklin County Common Pleas Court for former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Craig Wright. The experience gained in watching attorneys practice before the Court was invaluable. I have used this experience… Read More
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Chris O. Paparodis

Phone: (614) 233-4778
After working at the Ohio Department of Liquor Control for eight years as Chief in various Divisions, including Beer and Wine and Permits, my career transitioned to private practice. For the past 25 years, I’ve represented alcoholic beverage retail… Read More
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Christopher R. Pettit

Phone: (614) 233-4780
I help small and mid-sized businesses succeed through sound corporate planning and strategic advocacy. Over the past 18 years, I have negotiated and closed asset purchase transactions, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, employment and ot… Read More
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Gregory D. Rankin

Phone: (614) 233-4728
After trying over 100 cases involving serious injury and death claims, including 27 medical malpractice trials, I’m honored to have been designated by my peers as Martindale–Hubbell “A-V” rated (“Very High to Preeminent” a… Read More
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James P. Seguin

Phone: (614) 233-4772
With over 30 years of experience, I represent businesses in all facets of operations including formation, succession planning, real estate, shareholder disputes, general contracts, and litigation. I also help families and individuals with their estat… Read More
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Claudia L. Spriggs

Phone: (614) 233-4758
I have extensive courtroom experience in Ohio and California, having tried several dozen jury trials as well as hundreds of arbitrations and mediations. I am often a guest speaker and presenter at seminars on topics involving risk assessment, trial p… Read More
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Monica L. Waller

Phone: (614) 233-4744
For over 15 years I have protected the interests of professionals and business owners who have been targeted in lawsuits brought by patients, clients, customers or employees. I delve deep into the complicated issues that confront my clients, working… Read More
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Robert J. Walter

Phone: (614) 233-4749
Combining experience and instinct, I help clients achieve their growth plans, including entity formation, complex acquisitions, financings, and commercial and residential real estate purchases, sales, and leases.  I serve as general counsel to sever… Read More
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Stephen B. Yurik

Phone: (614) 233-4705
Steve Yurik’s varied practice includes an emphasis on U.S. immigration law, including advice and representation with regard to both family- and employment-based petitions / visas, citizenship and naturalization. He also handles matters involvin… Read More
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