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Nathan L.

Nathan Lewis

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Nathan Lewis is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and is also a member of the Ohio Patent Bar. Nathan received his Juris Doctor degree in law after he graduated from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He specializes in patents, as well as in trademark and copyright law. Nathan has been serving as a partner at Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC, since October 2011.
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Dominic F.

Dominic Frisina

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My experience encompasses all areas of intellectual property (IP) including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. I work with clients nationwide and abroad to systematically... read more
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Jessica A.

Jessica Ackermann

Jessica Ackermann focuses on business and corporate law specifically around acquisitions and mergers, trademark registration, and prosecution as well as private equity and venture capital. Jessica is a member of the Taft law firm, a firm of over 400 lawyers. She is a graduate of Notre Dame and is currently located in Cleveland.
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Louie S.

Louie Schneider

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Lou Schneider is the owner of The Schneider Law Firm. Before starting his own firm in 2015, Lou was a partner with a well-respected Cincinnati law firm. From representing m... read more
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Scott P.

Scott Pullins

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Scott Pullins is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients in Ohio for the past 14 years. He holds a Juris Doctor in law, which he received after he graduated from the Capital University Law School. Scott is exceptionally skilled in providing legal assistance to entrepreneurs, startup companies and small businesses. He has represented ProCare, Ohio Coal Association and many other corporate clients.
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Dustin H.

Dustin Hurley

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For over 3 years, Dustin Hurley has been the Owner of his own law firm, Hurley Law Office, LLC. Previously, he was a Partner at West & Hurley Co., LPA. His current practice is focused on advising small businesses and small business owners on issues they may encounter in the business life cycle. Dustin received the Clients' Choice Award from Avvo.com in 2014, as well as the 2016 Rising Star in Corporate and Business Law. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.
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Teresa P.

Teresa Purtiman

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Teresa Purtiman has more than 15 years’ experience as a corporate attorney. She primarily focuses on commercial contracts, trademarks and other legal cases related to business law. Teresa has represented DHL, The Kroger Company and Yusen Logistics. She has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which she obtained after graduating from the University of Akron School of Law. Teresa is licensed to practice law in Ohio. She is also the principal attorney and the owner of her own law firm.
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Matthew E. K.

Matthew E. King

Matthew E. King is a recently licensed attorney who has been practicing law in Ohio for the past two years. He obtained his legal degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Matthew primarily specializes in dealing with legal cases that involve real estate law. He is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Matthew has been serving as a counselor at Rockbridge since August 2016.
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Joseph J.

Joseph Jones

Ohio-based attorney Joseph Jones advises businesses, healthcare providers, and individuals on a range of issues. He has expertise in business law as well as legal matters related to healthcare and long-term planning. Currently, he works as an Account Manager at Thomson Reuters Westlaw. Previously, he was at Premier Health Partners. Joseph holds a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law.
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Daniel R.

Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross is experienced in transactional and business law. He specializes in assisting startups. Daniel also has experience with intellectual property law and commercial contracts. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and obtained his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. Daniel is a member at the Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the owner and managing member of Daniel Ross & Associates LLC.
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