Practice Areas

Practice Areas2018-07-24T15:24:18+00:00


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Personal Injury

The firm has a long and storied history of litigation in the state and federal courts throughout Ohio and West Virginia. Beginning in the 1983 and continuing through the present, the firm has obtained the largest verdict in Lawrence County history, and always strives for the best possible outcome for our clients. In our litigation practice, we regularly handle personal injury claims (motor vehicle accidents, injuries from defective products, wrongful death cases), as well as cases involving commercial disputes, faulty or defective construction, and insurance disputes. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they receive a fair and prompt resolution of their litigation matters.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a term that refers to any medical mistake made by a doctor, or other medical professional, that leads to personal injury or wrongful death. Medical malpractice can be the result of negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical staff. Medical negligence occurs when medical personnel fail to perform their duties in a way that meet the standards of conduct for the medical profession.

Wills and Trusts

A well-planned estate is one of the greatest gifts that you can give your loved ones — not to mention what it will do for your peace of mind. We work with you to gather information about your assets and wishes. With that information, we then help you choose the techniques that best suit your situation. You may also choose to have us draft a power of attorney or an advance directive for health care (a “living will”) as part of your plan.


The process of making sure that an estate plan is carried out after death is generally referred to as “probate” (though technically “probate” is only the process of making sure that a Will of a decedent is valid). If you are named as an executor (personal representative) of an estate or as a successor trustee under a trust, our experienced estate attorneys and staff can help you navigate the complexities of filing required income, inheritance, and estate tax returns and the ensuring of proper distribution of the decedent’s property. An executor or trustee can be held liable by the estate’s or trust’s beneficiaries (as well as the tax authorities) for any mistakes, so it is a good idea to obtain the help of an experienced estate attorney as early as possible. Let us give you peace of mind.