YEARS OF PRACTICE:25 years
I find it very satisfying to help people resolve problems they may be facing in their personal lives and business relationships. Making a living at it is icing on the cake, but what I really enjoy most is getting a thank you note from one of my clients when it’s all over.
I believe my accounting degree and the experience of running my own law firm for the past 17 years enhance my ability to represent small business clients. I also feel that growing up in a blue-collar home on the West side of Cincinnati, working with my Dad at a chemical plant, attending college and law school in other parts of the state, having a family of my own, and practicing law for the past 22 years, are all valuable life experiences which help me relate to people from all walks of life.
I always knew I had no desire to represent large corporations or insurance companies. I would much rather help the “little guy”. When people are faced with a serious injury from an auto accident, or mountains of debt, or a business dispute with a partner, etc, I would much rather help them get these problems resolved and move onto a new and better chapter in their lives. These areas of law allow me to represent my kind of client.
Everyone at our firm works hard every day to provide the best PERSONAL SERVICE to each client. We feel it is not enough to do a good job in the courtroom. We believe each client has the right to get their phone calls returned promptly, to be kept informed about the status of their case, to have legal issues explained to them and to understand exactly what the fees will be. We strive to do this in every case. Each of our six attorneys concentrates his/her practice in one or two areas, while as a firm, we can serve several needs of our clients.
My ideal client will be receptive to my advice, but not hesitate to ask questions and be just as involved in his/her case as I am. While I trust that my client will consider what I have to say, I want my client to be the one to make decisions about how the case should proceed or be resolved.
I have two teenagers who are very involved in high school activities. The schedules for my wife and I tend to revolve around the children. However, I do manage to find time for softball, golf and a few Reds and Bengals games.
Currently, the bulk of my time and treasure are donated to Mt Notre Dame, Moeller and Elder High Schools. In the past, I donated many years to coaching youth baseball, basketball and soccer.
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 7
- Debt Settlement
- Personal Bankruptcy
- Banking and Finance
- Business Formation and Dissolution
- Commercial and Contract Law
- Contract Disputes
- Liquor Licenses
- Ownership Disputes/Fiduciary Relationships
- Ownership Disputes/Fiduciary Relationships
- Small Business Taxes
- Child Support
- Family Mediation
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Joint Custody
- Legal Separation
- Name changes
- Shared Parenting Plans
- Spousal Support
- Elder Law
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Joint Survivorship
- Living Wills
- Marriage Licenses
- Power of Attorney
- Probate Litigation
- Trust Disputes
- Will Contests
University of Akron School of Law
Juris Doctor (JD), 1988
Cincinnati Bar Association
Butler County Bar Association
Warren County Bar Association
Dayton Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum – an invitation only organization consisting of attorneys who have obtained settlements and verdicts for their clients in excess of one million dollars.
State of Ohio - 1989
Ohio Academy for Justice
American Academy for Justice
Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
Cincinnati Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
Cincinnati Bar Association Tort & Insurance Law
All attorneys are required to take at least twelve (12) credit hours per year of continuing legal education. Several of those hours must include education in ethics, professionalism and substance abuse.
Ohio (1989), #0041214
In 22+ years of practice, I have obtained numerous settlements and verdicts for personal injury clients, many for several hundreds of thousands of dollars. I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum – an invitation only organization consisting of attorneys who have obtained settlements and verdicts for their clients in excess of one million dollars.
Full service firm representing individuals & small businesses in bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, estate planning, & business litigation
O'Connor Acciani & Levy;
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No fee for Personal Injury cases unless we recover money for you; Typical retainer fee for Bankruptcy cases is $100
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Hourly Rates vary from $175 to $275; No fee for Personal Injury cases unless we recover money for you;
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