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Every legal issue can have a profound impact on your life. Getting professional legal guidance can go a long way toward protecting your rights, financial interests and livelihood. No matter what type of legal concerns you are facing, you will find dedicated legal advocacy at The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co.

As a premiere law firm, we are more than capable of addressing most any legal need you may have, including divorce and family law issues, personal injury, criminal charges, litigation and bankruptcy. Each of our attorneys concentrates on specific areas of practice. However, we take a team approach to the law, which means you will benefit from the pooled resources and strengths of our entire firm.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Divorce & Custody
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury

With over 100 years of experience in a broad range of services, we stand with you. Our attorneys represent clients locally and regionally. Call The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co. today at 419-227-5858 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Robert B. Fitzgerald

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1982
  • Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Education:

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1982

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Holds an AV Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyer - 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Recipient of Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, 2010 Public Interest/Pro Bono Award
  • Selected as a “2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fellow of Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Allen County Certified Grievance Committee Grievance Counsel
  • Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct Commissioner
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University

Attorney Richard T. Reese

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1981
  • Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Education:

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 1981
  • Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Holds a BV Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Allen County Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • William Howard Taft, American Inns of Court
  • Paralegal Advisory Board, Rhodes State College, 1994 - Present
  • Hardin County Bar Association, 1994 - 1997
  • Hardin County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Member and Chair of Various Local Bar Subcommittees, 1981 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter, 2012 - 2013
  • Allen County Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Bar Counsel for the Allen County Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee, 2013 - Present
  • Acting Judge, Hardin County Municipal Court, 2007 - Present
  • Lecturer, William Howard Taft American Inns of Court – DUI Seminar, 1997
  • Lecturer, William Howard Taft American Inns of Court – Juvenile Law, 1998

Attorney Mark A. Van Dyne

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1990
  • Ohio, 1990
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1991
  • West Virginia, 1991
  • Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1994
  • Supreme Court of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Education:

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Holds a BV Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
 

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