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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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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…
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James H. Bownas

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…
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Eric S. Bravo

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…
Eric's Practice Areas:  Business Services
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Christopher B. Burch

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…
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Scott A. Fenton

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…
Scott's Practice Areas:  Construction, Litigation, Real Estate
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Joseph A. Gerling

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,…
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Edward G. Hubbard

My practice focuses on defending national retailers and restaurants in premise liability claims, representing lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice claims, advising landlords and businesses in lease negotiations and disputes, and counseling recr…
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Jeffrey W. Hutson

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…
Jeff's Practice Areas:  Construction, Litigation
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Wayne A. Jenkins

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…
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Thomas "Joe" Keener

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.…
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Michael J. Kelley

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,…
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James W. Lewis

 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…
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Jeffrey J. Madison

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…
Jeff's Practice Areas:  Banking, Business Services, Litigation, Real Estate
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Rick E. Marsh

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…
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Dennis J. Morrison

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…
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Robert M. Morrow

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…
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Chris O. Paparodis

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…
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Christopher R. Pettit

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…
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Gregory D. Rankin

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…
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James P. Seguin

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…
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Claudia L. Spriggs

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…
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Monica L. Waller

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…
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Robert J. Walter

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…
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Stephen B. Yurik

Steve’s practice focuses on representation of nursing homes in cases involving allegations of medical negligence, representation of health care providers facing disciplinary action by their licensing boards, immigration, and veteran’s dis…

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