Advisory Opinions

445 Hutchinson Avenue, Suite 100 Columbus, Ohio 43235-8630
Phone: 614 436-2750 | Fax: 614 436-2865

Advisory Opinions

A large percent of my practice consists of providing confidential fact-specific advisory opinions. I have authored over a thousand private advisory opinions on a range of subjects including:

  • Formation of Ancillary Businesses
  • Advertising Compliance
  • Co-Counselling with out of state firms
  • “Of Counsel” relationships
  • Fee Disputes
  • Consultation on Motions to Disqualify
  • Allegations of Conflicts of Interest
  • Obtaining informed consent in conflict situations
  • Compliance with the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Law Firm Breakups
  • Sale of Law Practice
  • Lateral Moves
  • Withdrawing from Representation
  • Attorney Client Privilege Issues
  • Disposal of Unclaimed Client Files
  • Subrogation Claims against funds held in attorney trust accounts
  • OLAP and Mental Health Assistance
  • Fee Contracts
  • Recording Conversations
  • Representation Adverse to a Former Client
  • Legal Services Advertising and Marketing
  • Confidentiality Issues
  • Crime/Fraud Exceptions
  • Client Misrepresentation/Duty to Court
  • Duty to Report Another Lawyer’s Conduct
  • Representing a Client with Diminished Capacities
  • Client Fraud
  • Judicial Conduct and/or grounds for recusal
“He who will be his own Counsellor, shall be sure to have a fool for his client.” William De Britaine, Humane Prudence [1702].


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Established in 1955, The Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

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Capital University Law School, (1997-2000): Juris Doctor
Recipient: Deans Scholarship
Elected to Beta Court of the Order of the Curia National Honorary Legal Fraternity

Ohio University (1994-1996) Bachelor of Arts (Sociology / Criminology)
Graduated Cum Laude
Member: Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor’s Society

The Ohio State University (1991-1994) No Degree / Transferred to Ohio University
Member: Honors Program

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