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Steven S.

Steven Stark

397 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

191 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

256 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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Demetrius R.

Demetrius Robinson

2 reviews
Demetrius Robinson is an attorney at law with more than two years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and also a member of the Ohio Tax Court. Demetrius holds a Juris Doctorate in law, which he obtained after he graduated from the Capital University Law School. He primarily specializes in tax law, but is also experienced in labor and employment law. Demetrius served as an associate at Ernst & Young LLP between February 2016 and December 2017.
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Louie S.

Louie Schneider

2 reviews
Lou Schneider is the managing attorney for Thomas Law Offices, PLLC's Cincinnati, Ohio office. He previously owned his own law firm. From representing multinational corpora... read more
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Paul S.

Paul Spitz

114 reviews
With an MBA in marketing from Indiana University, Paul Spitz offers business experience and legal expertise to companies ranging from startups to midsize organizations. He specializes in the areas of technology, marketing, e-commerce, and digital media. Unlike attorneys at large law firms, Mr. Spitz is able to provide affordable services in counseling, representation, and negotiation.
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Dina C.

Dina Cole

4 reviews
Dina Cole is an attorney at law with almost a decade of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio and obtained her degree in law from the Capital University Law School. She is experienced in labor and employment law, as well as real estate law. Dina often works with legal cases that involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. She has been serving as a contracts manager at Honeywell International since September 2017.
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Daniel M.

Daniel Mccarthy

Daniel McCarthy is a well-experienced Attorney at Law and was licensed in 2002. A large part of Daniel's legal experience was spent with Manley Burke. Currently, he is working with his own Law Offices. Originally, he started out as a Law Clerk for the Missouri Court Of Appeals Eastern District. His practice areas include land use and zoning, trusts, wills and living wills, as well as litigation. He studied Law with The Saint Louis University School of Law, and graduated with his J.D.
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Chris S.

Chris Shea

Christopher Shea has enjoyed a successful career in commercial litigation and government service, holding a number of notable positions with the Ohio state government including the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Shea now focuses his practice on providing counsel for individuals in business transactions, risk management, and litigation.
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Jason "Jake" Y.

Jason "Jake" Yanchar

2 reviews
Jake graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School and also has a bachelor's degree from Penn State University in Economics. His practice areas include business law, commerci... read more
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