Law Firm of Tina R. Mills, LLC

The Small Business Owner's Friend,Helping Protect the Ones You Love

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Tina R. Mills started in Batavia around 2000 and moved to the Eastgate area in 2002, when the name changed to the Law Firm of Tina R. Mills, LLC.

As the small business owner's friend, we focus on family- owned businesses, helping businesses grow and be active in our community, networking, helping clients avoid "reinventing the wheel," planning for change, protecting assets, and reviewing or creating employment contracts. We work with local businesses, regional businesses, and national businesses. We help to establish and maintain limited liability companies and s-corporations. We also help to establish and maintain nonprofit organizations. We help businesses with annual meetings and notices, and we help to improve any language on the back of the client's invoices. We create and revise residential and commercial leases. We draft and review independent contractor agreements. We help businesses deal with litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. We represent commercial and residential landlords, and we help with eviction notices, inspection notices, and eviction hearings as well as second cause or damages hearings. We help create or review purchase agreements, management agreements and deeds. We help business owners work to obtain or transfer a liquor license. We help businesses to file proof of claims in bankruptcy court and take other collection efforts. We work with challenges regarding warranties and guarantees, promissory notes, cognovit notes, property leases, UCC liens and mechanic's liens.

Example cases

$3,000,000 personal injury award involving a drunk driver in Butler County
$250,000 personal injury award involving harm to a child in Clinton County
$45,000 arbitration award in Clermont County (highest award made at that time)

Main Office

Main
4351 Gleneste Withamsville Road
Cincinnati  OH  45245

Phone
  • (513) 732-9999
Fax
  • (513) 735-2455

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

No. The first consultation is either a part of the flat fee or it is a part of the $200 per hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Please mention Nolo when contacting my office for priority treatment. My hourly rate is currently $200 per hour. I bill in 15-minute increments. Many business matters involve flat fees, like forming a limited liability company ($1,200) or a corporation ($1,500). Contract creation, back of the invoice language, and other matters involve flat fees as well. These rates are subject to change without notice.

Hourly Rates

$200 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some weekend appointments.

Existing clients with urgent legal needs are provided with the attorney's mobile telephone number.

Office Manager

Bethany Mangus is the legal secretary.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Attorney communicates in beginner level Spanish and American Sign Language.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Small businesses are the backbone to any community.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage clients to be educated about their legal matters but discourage people from representing themselves. It's too easy to make a big mistake without the proper training and education! The resources available through the library, bookstores, and internet can be very helpful and enable clients to ask better questions during our meetings. These resources should be used generally as supplemental or secondary resources and not as primary resources.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I encourage clients to bring in the documents they are currently using or considering using. Reviewing the client's draft helps me to become familiar with the way the client communicates with customers, and it shows me the level of jargon or technical language preferred by the client. Additionally, I can begin to determine the intended readability levels and anticipated legal concerns the client is currently experiencing.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to do one meeting with pro se clients to provide general advice and warnings.

Tina R. Mills

Prior to Law School:
Young, Reverman & Napier, Legal Secretary, Cincinnati, Ohio
David R. Steele, Esq., Secretary/Paralegal, Covington, Kentucky
James J. Chalfie Co., LPA, Paralegal, Cincinnati, Ohio

While in Law School:
City of Dayton Civil Law Department, Dayton, Ohio
Judge Walter H. Rice, Federal Court, Intern/Observer, Dayton, Ohio
Judge Dennis Langer, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Intern/Observer, Dayton, Ohio
Researcher for UDSL Professor Brenner's Articles in Moore's Federal Practice Chapter 403, Dayton, Ohio

After Law School:
Ohio National, Product Development Department, Project Manager, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fifth Third Bank, Vice President and Compliance Officer for Northern Kentucky Branches, Florence, Kentucky

My parents owned a horse business and rented residential real estate while I was growing up, so I understand what the life of an entrepreneur can be like. I am also a small business owner active in the community. I started out as a legal secretary and then paralegal while working towards a paralegal degree at a four-year American Bar Association approved program. While in law school, I interned for a federal judge and for a common pleas county judge. I worked three part-time jobs or internship positions at the same time while in law school earning academic awards. My strong work ethic and my dedication to my career make me a better lawyer.

We are thorough and confident.

Personal interests:

I am a news junkie. I enjoy social networking (Twitter, Linked In, and Facebook). I enjoy ballroom dancing or dancesport, playing billiards, fishing, and participating with my child in youth sports. I also enjoy martial arts, basketball and walking.

License
  • Bar Number: 0070419
    Ohio , 1999
Education
  • University of Dayton School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    Dayton, OH
    Intellectual Property Law Journal 1994-1995, Phi Delta Phi, Women's Law Committee, Academic Excellence Program, Alumni Board Member
  • College of Mount St. Joseph
    Bachelor's Degree , 1994
    Cincinnati, OH
    Student Government, Student Radio (D.J., Trainer, Program Director), Delhi Si Mounti, Student Newspaper, Campus Ambassador, etc.

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