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These days, law firms are too often categorized as either transactional or litigation-focused. If you’re a business owner, this may mean hiring one law firm to attend to the services you need (such as business formation or contract review) and another firm to represent you in litigation.

When you hire Witschey Witschey & Firestine Co., LPA, you don’t have to choose. In the areas of business law, real estate law, estate planning and probate, we are a full-service practice that offers both transactional and litigation counsel. This dual focus in each practice area allows us to give clients the most relevant, targeted advice and representation.

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

  • Business Transactions & Counsel
  • Business & Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate

Call today at 330-665-5117 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney David V. DiFiore

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 2009
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2001
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1997
  • Ohio, 1996

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 1996
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Law Review
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Akron George W. Daverio School of Accountancy - Akron, Ohio Masters of Taxation, 2001
  • Miami University - Oxford, Ohio, 1993
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Finance

Attorney David L. Firestine 

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Akron Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association (Member)

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 2000
    • J.D.
  • Baldwin-Wallace College, 1997
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Haven of Rest Ministries, Volunteer
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation – The Scott Hamilton Cares Initiative 4th Angel Mentoring Program, Volunteer, 2001 to Present
  • Baldwin-Wallace College Alumni Advisory Board – Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Volunteer, 2002 - 2004
  • Fairlawn Country Club – Membership Development Committee, Volunteer, 2009 - 2011
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council Board of Directors, Director, 2004 - 2008
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Greater Akron Chamber Golf Outing Committee Member, 2005 - 2008
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Greater Akron Chamber Golf Outing Committee Co-Chair, 2009 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Akron, Vice-President, 2005 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Akron, Vice-President, 2006 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Akron, Board of Directors, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Akron, Board of Directors, Member, 2004 - Present

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected as an “Super Lawyers – Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine, 2012 - Present
  • Selected as an “Super Lawyers – Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine, 2013 - Present
  • Selected as an “Super Lawyers – Rising Star” by Cincinnati Magazine and Columbus Monthly, 2009 - 2011
  • Honored as a “Fellow,” Akron Bar Foundation, 2011
  • Greater Akron Chamber “30 for the Future” award recipient , 2007 - Present
  • Graduate, Leadership Akron, Class XXIV

Attorney Betsy L.B. Hartschuh

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Akron Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 2004
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: Akron Law Review, Executive Editor
  • College of Wooster, 2001
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Bath United Church of Christ, Member
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Gala Committee, Member, 2005-2006
  • Greater Akron Professional Society, Co-Founder, 2004
  • Greater Akron Professional Society, Steering Committee, Member, 2004 – 2011
  • Destination College, Mentor, Volunteer 2006 –2013
  • Tri-County Jobs for Ohio Graduates, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2009
  • Torchbearers, Service Committee, Chair, 2006-2007
  • Torchbearers, Board of Directors, 2007-2009
  • Torchbearers, Alumni Steering Committee, 2010 – 2012
  • Akron Bar Association, University of Akron Liaison Committee, Member, 2007-2008
  • Akron Bar Association, New Lawyer’s Committee, Chair, 2006-2007
  • Akron Bar Association, Board of Trustees Ex Officios, 2006-2007
  • Akron Bar Association, New Lawyer’s Committee, Vice-Chair, 2005-2006
  • President, Board of Directors and Co-Founder, The Akron Children's Museum

Honors and Awards:

  • ATHENA Young Professional Award Winner, 2012
  • Greater Akron Chamber “30 for the Future” award recipient 2009
  • Graduate, Leadership Akron, Class XXVI, President
  • Torchbearers Distinguished Alumni Award, 2017

Attorney Jay E. Krasovec

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Law)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Akron Bar Association (University of Akron Law School Liaison, New Bar Applicant Committee )
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 1998
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • The University of Akron, 1994
    • A.A.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Criminal Justice Studies
  • The University of Akron , 1995
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Adjunct Professor, The University of Akron School of Law, Legal Analysis, Research, Writing
  • Mentor, University of Akron School of Law mentor program
  • The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, Past President, Past Vice-Chair
  • The Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties, Past President, Member

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars, 2005 - 2010
  • District Community Service Award, Ohio State Bar Association for attorneys 40 years and under

Attorney Karan A. Moss

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Akron Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 2011
    • J.D.
  • University of Akron, 2008
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Pro Bono Activities:

  • APD Strong: Spouses and Partners Together Reaching Out and Giving Back

Attorney Frank J. Witschey

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Akron Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 1992
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: University of Akron Trial Team, 1991-1992
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1989
    • B.A.

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Sacred Heart Church Parrish Counsel, 2010-2013
  • St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church Finance Council 2005-2012
  • Youth Baseball/Basketball Coach

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Advocate, Gourley Moot Court Competition, Alleghany County Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
  • Honored as a “Fellow,” Akron Bar Foundation, 2011

Attorney Jeffrey T. Witschey

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member)
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Summit County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)
  • Akron Bar Association (Member)

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, 1992
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: University of Akron Trial Team, 1989-1992
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1989
    • B.S.B.A., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Sacred Heart Parish Council, Former Member
  • University of Akron Mock Trial Program, Former Coach
  • Helping Hands Helping Paws, Inc., Board of Directors, Member
  • CYD Coach

Honors and Awards:

  • Honored as a “Fellow,” Akron Bar Foundation, 2011
  • Super Lawyer Designation

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