John E. Stillpass, Attorneys at Law, is a small private general practice office. Our attorneys have over seventy years' combined experience. The areas of practice include: Defense work for criminal, traffic, and OVI/DUI cases; representation of consumers under the applicable consumer protection laws including actions for violations of Ohio's Lemon Law, breach of warranty, fraud; bankruptcy, defense of foreclosure actions, and violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act; representing small business owners with contracts, contract disputes, corporate filings; representation in real estate matters, and; assistance with wills, trusts, estates, and probate matters.
Nominal initial consultation fee and may be waived under certain circumstances.
The type of fee charged depends upon the legal service offered as some legal dispute will include fee shifting provisions wherein you may seek to have the other party pay your fees, some matters can be handled on a flat-fee basis, some can handled on a contingency basis and for some there is an hourly rate.
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Each attorney in the office has had significant experience in the areas of law that the office practices in, and has found both personal and professional fulfillment with their specialities.
While it is certainly important and desirable for a client to familiarize him or herself with any legal matters in which he or she is involved, it is also our role as their advisor to assist in this process, answer all questions he or she may have, and keep the client both educated and up-to-date on their case.
Since any statements, verbal or written, made by a party may be later used against that individual in a subsequent hearing; it is preferable to have documents reviewed by legal counsel. In addition, my review may assure that important issues are not overlooked.
I do not believe that an individual involved in a criminal matter should represent themselves and I would be reluctant to "coach" such a person. However, I have provided legal consultation to individuals representing themselves in civil matters.
Of-counsel: KROHN & MOSS, LTD., firm in Chicago, Illinois specializing in consumer protection and representing consumers against major manufacturers, dealers, and sellers of consumer goods. May 2005 to May 2009
Associate: KROHN & MOSS, LTD., February 2000 to May 2005
In-house Counsel: WARRIOR INSURANCE GROUP, Chicago, Illinois. Represented insurance company in defense of bad faith lawsuits. February 1999 to February 2000
Ronna Lucas' work experiences as an assistant prosecutor and litigator have allowed her to be extremely comfortable in a courtroom setting, to advocate vigorously for her clients, and to think on her feet. Ronna offers individualized counseling and to find creative and satisfying resolutions to conflicts.
1. Deeter v. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, 2005 WL940902 (Ohio App.2 Dist) 2005-Ohio-1931 = case involved a defective motorcycle that was out of service for 30 or more days within the owners first year and prior to 18,000 miles of use for a serious safety defect. I filed a MSJ against Yamaha that was granted, Yamaha appealed and lost. Consumer was granted a buyback and attorneys fees.
2. Yantek v. Coach Builders Limited, Hamilton County Court of Appeals 1st Dist. Case No. C080112 - client purchased a Cadillac that was converted to a convertible by the Defendant. Large amounts of water leaked into the vehicle. Consumer sued for breach of warranty. A jury entered a verdict on behalf of Mr.Yantek. Coach Builders filed an appeal and lost. Consumer awarded money for the diminution in value of the vehicle and attorneys fees.
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