Upper Arlington, Ohio Business Lawyers

Matthew S. Zeiger
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Ohio Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Matthew Zeiger represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. Mr. Zeiger counsels clients in many areas including media law, ethics law, professional liability, deceptive trade practices, public records,... Read More »
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Kris Banvard
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Ohio Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience

Kris Banvard represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including commercial contract disputes, tort and agency-law actions, securities law, employment law, media law, First Amendment issues, and... Read More »
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John W. Zeiger
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Ohio Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience

John is the Presiding Partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP. He has extensive trial experience in a broad range of complex litigation – primarily representing high net-worth individuals and families, corporations... Read More »
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Steven W. Tigges
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Ohio Business Law Lawyer

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law4th Circuit, 6th Circuit, 7th Circuit, Ohio, Supreme Court of Ohio and US District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
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Jeffrey Lewis Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(614) 384-2075 4474 Summit Ridge Dr.
Columbus, OH 43220
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Real Estate
Ohio State University - Columbus
Recipient of the coveted "AV" 5.0 PREEMINENT highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than the last decade and named by CEO Magazine for the last decade-plus as one of Ohio's "Top Lawyers", Mr. Lewis is well known in the Central Ohio business, legal and political communities, and has developed a substantial trial practice in local, state and federal courts in areas as wide-ranging as business, environmental, employment, civil rights, criminal, real estate, creditors' rights, matrimonial/divorce and extraordinary remedies litigation to land use planning/zoning law. Mr. Lewis is a Dean's List graduate of Miami (Ohio) University (1978) and earned...
James G. Vargo
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(614) 654-5404 1900 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Business, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Akron School of Law
James is an experienced trial lawyer, focusing his practice on business litigation, personal injury, contract drafting and review, and consumer law. Located in Columbus, James has represented clients throughout the State of Ohio.
Timothy J Cook
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(614) 763-5111 1900 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220
Free ConsultationColumbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Business, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Capital University Law School
Timothy J. Cook is an experienced and accomplished consumer, foreclosure defense, and civil litigation lawyer. Timothy prides himself on representing individuals who want to hold mortgage servicers, banks , and big businesses accountable for their actions. It may seem that many companies are too big to care about the individual consumer and that is why getting an experienced consumer and foreclosure defense attorney is important.

Timothy is committed to thoroughly investigating and preparing each case in order to meet the needs and objectives of his clients. This includes taking the bank, mortgage servicers, or other parties to trial if needed. Not...
Sean Kohl
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(614) 763-5111 1900 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220
Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Business, Appeals, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Roxi Ann Liming Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(614) 488-2053 1989 W 5th Ave # 14
Columbus, OH 43212
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment
Capital University
At Adams, Liming & Hockenberry, LLC, we look out for your future. Our attorneys meticulously assess your legal problems and then create practical solutions. We counsel individuals and small companies throughout Ohio on issues relating to employment law, immigration law and bankruptcy. We are a 100 percent female-owned firm dedicated to providing compassionate and caring representation when you encounter tough situations that require legal advice or representation.
James E.P. Sisto
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(614) 674-6901 81 South Fifth Street
Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43220
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, International and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center, Capital University Law School and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Experienced legal and executive leader with broad background in corporate and commercial law, operations and program management. Experience includes executive leadership, private practice of law, in-house General Counsel, government relations and contracting, asset management, collections (management & compliance), economic development, and international business (law, and operations management).

Specialties: Corporate/Commerical Law (US & International), Executive/Program Management, Asset Managment/Collections, Economic Development, Government Relations, Global Operations.
Sanjay Kris Bhatt Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(614) 222-4900 2929 Kenny Rd
Suite 225
Columbus, OH 43221
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Capital University Law School
Representing clients throughout Ohio since 1994. Practice limited to domestic law (custody/divorce/dissolution), criminal law, business transactions and litigation.
Edward Kirk Esq
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Upper Arlington, OH Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(614) 638-3006 1600 West Lane Avenue
Unit 405
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Ohio State University - Columbus
Michelle Lynn Marshall Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(614) 538-1840 4656 Executive Dr
Columbus, OH 43220
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Capital University Law School and Capital University Law School
Robert Armando Bracco Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer
(614) 442-1953 1170 Old Henderson Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Haley K. Lewis
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Ohio Business Law Attorney

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of LawOhio
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Marion H. Little Jr.
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Ohio Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience

Representative Engagements Lead counsel in six-week jury trial for local development company, its principal, and condominium buyers in litigation against regional bank arising from bank’s breach of contract to provide... Read More »
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Brian T Kooperman Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer
PO Box 12801
Columbus, OH 43212
Business, Construction, Consumer and Real Estate
Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(614) 937-8168 3416 Ridge Gap Rd
Columbus, OH 43221
Business and Employment
Vanderbilt Univ School of Law
Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer
(614) 488-0007 1963 Wickford Rd
Columbus, OH 43221
Business, Divorce and Family
Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer
2109 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43212
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer
(614) 459-4366 4330 Mountview Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
Business
Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney
(614) 481-4480 2130 Arlington Ave
Columbus, OH 43221
Business, Criminal and Juvenile
Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney
(614) 486-8601 2001 Cambridge Blvd
Columbus, OH 43221
Business, Environmental, Estate Planning and Tax
Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(614) 403-5954 2754 Redding Rd
Columbus, OH 43221
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney
(614) 543-1305 1971 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43212
Business and Real Estate
Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer
(614) 543-0369 1971 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43212
Business, Collections, Divorce and Family
Zachary M. Sugarman
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Ohio Business Law Lawyer

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of LawOhio and Supreme Court of Ohio
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Daniel P. Mead
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Ohio Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Dan Mead represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters including trust and fiduciary matters, corporate shareholder matters, legal malpractice claims and other commercial litigation matters. Mr. Mead... Read More »
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Benjamin L. Luftman
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(614) 212-4240 601 S High St Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Capital University Law School
I am believer that people accused of a criminal offense deserve the most competent and experienced legal counsel possible for a fair and reasonable cost of representation. My team of criminal defense lawyers vigorously defends the rights of Ohioans accused of all types of State or Federal criminal offenses.

I grew up in the Central Ohio area (small town of Bexley OH) and attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree before obtaining my Juris Doctorate in Law at Capital University Law School.

When I'm not in the court room, I like to spend my time with my family, volunteering with...
Bradley William Miller Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(614) 489-9481 P.O. Box 163818
Columbus, OH 43216
Free ConsultationBusiness
Capital University Law School
I believe that every business should have a trusted legal partner to help ensure its success. I want to be that partner for you and your business. I practice exclusively in the area of business law, focusing on small business M&A and franchisees. I feel this is an underserved group of business owners: too small for the large corporate firms, yet too specialized for the general practitioner. As a small business owner myself, I understand your unique needs and challenges as well as the importance of creativity; as a lawyer that only practices business law, I can provide you...
David Meyer Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(888) 390-6491 1320 Dublin Road
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Capital University Law School and Capital University
Attorney David P. Meyer is the principal founder of Meyer Wilson. He has gained national recognition as an investment fraud lawyer, representing more than 800 investors in investment misconduct claims. He has won verdicts, settlements and judgments of hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf. Because he is recognized as an authority in this field, he is often asked to speak for bar associations and at educational seminars. He is an active member of the Public Investors’ Arbitration Bar Association and various other legal professional associations. In 2013, Attorney David Meyer was included in the list of Best...
Mr. Adam Gregory Burke
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 280-9122 625 City Park Ave
Suit 200A
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Capital University Law School
Adam Burke is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Columbus, Ohio. He is passionate about defending the rights of men and women facing criminal charges. Since 2008, Mr. Burke has concentrated his practice on aggressively defending clients charged with serious felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Mr. Burke earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. While attending Capital University Law School, he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in the Criminal Law Course taught by the renowned former Professor and Criminal...
Chris Reel
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(614) 547-3350 448 W Nationwide Blvd
Loft 104
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, IP, Real Estate and Securities
Capital University Law School
I am a business, sports and entertainment lawyer as well as a professional sports agent. My firm works closely with growing businesses, sports franchises, production companies, films and other entertainment events to raise capital, protect intellectual property, negotiate key agreements, as well as leverage assets and brand value.

My approach to legal representation is simple: Transparency and honesty. You will have a firm understanding of the entire process, no matter the issue, from start to finish. Due to my flat fee billing structure, I am able to become more like a partner as the fee will not change no matter...
Samir Dahman
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 636-1250 Two Miranova Place
Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and International
Ohio State University - Columbus
At Dahman Law, we are passionate about providing exceptional, client-focused legal services. We handle commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning matters across Ohio and Michigan. But what makes Dahman Law different from other law firms is that you will know up front how much you can expect to pay for legal services, instead of wondering how much you will end up being charged at the end. Samir Dahman founded Dahman Law after practicing for years at Ohio's largest law firms. His practice includes commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning. ...
Dean Edward Hines Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(614) 228-2680 33 N. Third Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Tax
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Our firm provides representation in regards to: Family Law, Domestic Relations/juvenile matters, Federal and State taxation, and numerous civil related business matters. Our practice areas and philosophy are fully detailed in my website www.deanhines.com. We have offices in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. Our firm serves all counties in Southwest and Central Ohio. We pride ourselves in providing aggressive and conscientious representation taking into account the needs and goals of our clients. I have a BV rating from Martindale Hubbell which is an attorney rating service in which you are graded by your peers. We are committed...
Charles McClenaghan Esq
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Dublin, OH Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(614) 429-1053 7240 Muirfield Drive
Suite 120
Dublin, OH 43017
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Capital University Law School
Charles H. McClenaghan brings over 35 years of Legal, Financial and Real Estate related experience to his clients. A graduate of Ohio University, 1973 and Capital University Law School, 1979, he is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. • Admitted, The Supreme Court of Ohio, 1979 • Admitted, The Supreme Court of Florida, 1997 • Past Commissioner of Securities, Ohio Department of Commerce • Past Superintendent, Ohio Division of Real Estate • Member, Real Property Committee and Member, Estate & Gift Tax Committee...
Danny Lee Caudill
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(614) 360-1946 175 S. Third St., Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Business and Employment
Capital University Law School
I represent clients in a variety of litigation matters, including employment law claims, commercial contract disputes, business tort actions, and ERISA benefits cases. I have first and second chair trial experience in state and federal courts and am regularly called upon by other experienced attorneys to co-counsel cases. Additionally, I am General and/or Employment Counsel to several small to mid-size businesses. I was named a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine from 2010 to 2013 and an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2014.
Kenneth J. Robinson
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer
(800) 296-8479 250 E Broad St
#250
Columbus, OH 43215
Business and Immigration
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Ariel A. Brough
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Ohio State University - ColumbusOhio
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Zachary C. Maciaszek
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Ohio State University Moritz College of LawOhio
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Nicholas William Yaeger Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(614) 224-4114 580 South High Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Civil Rights, Divorce and Employment
Capital University Law School
I started my legal career in Columbus by clerking for a prominent firm in 1996. Shortly thereafter, while working my way through undergraduate studies, I attended Capital University Law School where I graduated in the top 10% of my class. I worked for two large firms in Columbus until I settled in with a practice located in Dublin for numerous years. After wanting more freedom to handle cases the way I felt best for my clients, I decided to start my own firm. I know have the freedom to spend the time necessary to make sure...
Marion H. Little Jr.
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(614) 365-4113 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Appeals, Communications and Securities
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Lead counsel in six-week jury trial for local development company, its principal, and condominium buyers in litigation against regional bank arising from bank’s breach of contract to provide construction financing for developer’s project to convert historic apartment building to condominiums. Obtained dismissal or jury verdict for plaintiffs on $6 million counterclaim brought by bank. Obtained jury verdict of approximately $14.0 million against bank on breach of contract and tortious interference claims brought by developer and additional verdicts totaling $5.6 million for condominium buyers. The net result was a $25 million judgment for clients.

Lead trial counsel in four-week trial advancing...
Joseph Bahgat
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(877) 721-9027 338 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Ohio State University - Columbus
Before he was running a cutting-edge entertainment and privacy law firm, planning ABATECHSHOW, and working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Joe Bahgat toured as a professional saxophone player, backing acts such as Ray Charles. Perhaps living out of a suitcase taught Joe the value of efficiency because The Privacy Firm is the quintessential modern law office. Joe's many freelance legal technology articles and popular blog, internetontrial.com, help other attorneys stay on top of protecting client information, and discover the latest practice management innovations.
John Albert Izzo Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(614) 228-5800 604 E Rich St
Columbus, OH 43215-5341
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Entertainment & Sports and Family
University of Akron
I am certified as a Specialist in Administrative Agency Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. I represent applicants and licensees before their regulatory agencies. I also practice family law and equine law. I am admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and all state courts in Ohio. I am a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and a member of the Administrative Law, Agricultural Law, Animal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law, and Sports and Entertainment Law Committees.
Jacintha Kraft Balch Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(614) 224-2329 1335 Dublin Rd
Suite 203A
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Health Care
University of Michigan Law School
Jacintha Kraft Balch is an Ohio Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust, holds the highest Martindale Hubbell AV rating available to any lawyer, and has been named as one of Central Ohio's Top Lawyers in C.E.O. Magazine. She founded Balch Law in 1991. The firm's practice is dedicated to providing large firm experience with small firm attention. She is a member of The Columbus Foundation's Professional Advisory Board, has served on the Columbus Jewish Foundation's Professional Advisory Board and as a Board Member of Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education...
Geoffrey Jonathan Moul Esq
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(614) 488-0400 1114 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Consumer, Personal Injury and Securities
Ohio State University - Columbus
Contingency fee based litigation and class action attorney with over 25 years of experience. Geoff counsel client and their lawyers on complex disputes. He has argued in jury and bench trials, administrative hearings and arbitrations, and has helped clients earn the following victories:

+ What was then the largest consumer class-action settlement in Franklin County.
+ $600 million securities-fraud settlement that was the largest in the four-state region of Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Murray Murphy Moul + Basil LLP is a member of the Ohio Attorney General’s securities litigation panel and which has advised Ohio’s pension funds under the administrations...
Christopher J. Hogan
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(614) 324-5078 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and Health Care
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Chris Hogan represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. Mr. Hogan counsels clients in several areas including health care, insurance, media law, and professional liability. His practice includes representation of both public and private companies, and he has counseled both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Before coming to Zeiger, Tigges & Little, Mr. Hogan served as a public affairs reporter with ThisWeek Newspapers, in suburban Columbus.

Mr. Hogan attended The Ohio State Moritz College of Law where he graduated with honors and was elected to Order of the Coif. Mr. Hogan is a graduate of The University of Chicago, where he...
Tonya R. Coles
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(614) 228-6600 625 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
Capital University Law School
Tonya R. Coles, Esq. is a solo practitioner in Columbus, Ohio. She focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, and probate law. Tonya is a graduate of Capital University Law School. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.
Robert A Flaugher
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Columbus, OH Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(614) 545-9998 513 E. Rich Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Collections and Personal Injury
Capital University
Rob is a trained mediator and this training, along with his extensive litigation background, has helped him successfully mediate many civil cases in an alternative dispute resolution setting, rather than the more formal and, at times, more intimidating, judicial forum. He is licensed to practice in all federal and state courts; in Ohio and West Virginia, and he has extensive experience representing creditors in the areas of consumer and commercial collections in both states. Rob’s area of concentration also includes the representation of businesses; in general and commercial litigation matters, throughout Ohio and West Virginia. Additionally, Rob is an active...
Stuart G. Parsell
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Columbus, OH Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(614) 365-4116 41 S High St
3500 Huntington Center
Columbus, OH 43215
Business, Employment, Insurance Claims and Securities
University of Notre Dame
Stuart Parsell is a Partner of Zeiger, Tigges & Little LLP. Mr. Parsell’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with a concentration on professional malpractice defense, commercial contract disputes, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, trust law, class action defense, major insurance disputes and employment issues.
Lauren P. Rubin
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Ohio Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Lauren Rubin is a highly skilled litigator representing businesses and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation matters. She concentrates her practice on disputes involving commercial contracts, complex... Read More »
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Christopher J. Hogan
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Ohio Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Chris Hogan represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. Mr. Hogan counsels clients in several areas including health care, insurance, media law, and professional liability. His practice includes... Read More »
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