Lawyers Solving Problems-Providing Legal Services to the Miami Valley for 30 Years
Formally established in 1996, Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A.'s lawyers have more than 100 years collective experience serving the Miami Valley communities of Ohio. Our firm is AV Peer Review Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory, the highest recognition of ethical values and legal ability given by a lawyer's peers, and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Attorney Jose Lopez was a Super Lawyer from 2004 - 2008.
The focus of our practice
At the law firm of Lopez, Severt & Pratt, our attorneys are zealous protectors of your rights. We provide the same quality of service typically associated with very large law firms on a more personal level. We keep your individual needs in mind as we tailor our approach to your case.
The majority of our firm's practice is devoted to-
-Trials and appeals
-Personal injury law
We also assist clients with probate and estate planning matters.
Client service is important to us
Every attorney at Lopez, Severt & Pratt is devoted to serving the needs of Ohio families, businesses, and individuals. We believe in attentive, high caliber care and work hard to produce positive outcomes to your legal problems. Former clients and other attorneys often refer difficult or complex cases to our law firm
18 East Water Street
Troy OH 45373
Personal Injury and Civil Litigation
Every Ohio personal injury attorney at Lopez, Severt, & Pratt, Co., L.P.A. represents plaintiffs wrongly injured due to the negligence or carelessness of others. Our team handles the following types of personal injury claims-
-Nursing home abuse
-Passenger van wrecks
-School bus accidents
-Slip and fall
-Spinal cord injuries
We take a proactive approach to ensure your claim recovery goes smoothly. Our attorneys, Jose Lopez, Andrew Pratt, Jonathan Zweizig, and Jay Lopez-
-Carefully examine of the details and exact circumstances of your accident
-Talk to eyewitnesses
-Review police reports
-Consult expert witnesses and doctors
-File necessary paperwork within time limitations
-Act as your liaison with insurance companies
-Research relevant laws and prior cases
Determine whether your injury was preventable
-Negotiate settlement amounts
We do not hesitate to take cases to court if the opposition proves obstinate or unwilling to reward full damages for negligent acts. We operate on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases-you pay nothing for our services until we settle or win your case-and can come to your home or hospital if you are unable to travel.
Attorneys Jose Lopez, Andrew Pratt, Jonathan Zweizig, and Jay Lopez also represent plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters. We frequently work with businesses, individuals, and families that need assistance settling legal matters. We handle civil litigation cases related to-
-Consumer and commercial transactions
-Other areas of law
While we settle the majority of lawsuits before going to trial, our attorneys have the skills needed to effectively argue your case before a judge or jury. We take cases through appeals and work with outside consultants when necessary.
An AV Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell attorney and an Ohio Super Lawyer, Jose M. Lopez has been practicing law in Ohio since 1979. He is admitted to Ohio, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. He received his J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1979 and his B.A. from Ohio State University in 1975. His memberships include the Miami County and Ohio State Bar Associations, the Ohio Association for Justice, and the Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Lopez has received the Lewis Powell Award, the Carl Weinman Award, and the Lawyers Lawyer Award. He also won the Midwest National Trial Competition. Mr. Lopez was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Miami County from 1979 to 1981, Miami County's municipal prosecutor from 1981 to 1984, special prosecutor for Montgomery County from 1984 to 1986, and special prosecutor for Wood County in 1991. He has been voted by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and was an Ohio Super Lawyer from 2004-2008.
Mr. Lopez assists clients with personal injury, medical malpractice, civil litigation, criminal law, trials and appeals,
estate planning, and probate matters.
Admitted to Ohio and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Todd D. Severt received his J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1992. In 1987, Mr. Severt earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Miami County and Ohio State Bar Associations and a BV Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell attorney. He served on the Troy City Council from 1995 to 1999.
Mr. Severt is a Board Certified Family Relations Law Specialist for the State of Ohio.
Mr. Severt focuses his practice on domestic relations law, estate planning, and probate.
Andrew R. Pratt was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 1994. He received his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994 and his B.S. from Ohio University, cum laude, in 1990. His legal memberships include the Miami County and Ohio State Bar Associations, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Ohio Association for Justice. He is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, Trial Workshop.
Mr. Pratt devotes his time to clients who need help with criminal, personal injury, medical malpractice, civil litigation, estate planning, or probate law. He was a public defender from 1995 to 2000 and is a BV Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell attorney.
Jonathan S. Zweizig is a member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Dayton, Miami County, and Ohio State Bar Associations. Mr. Zweizig was admitted to Ohio and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, in 1998. He graduated with his J.D. from Ohio Northern University School of Law in 1998 and Wittenberg University with his B.A., cum laude, in 1995. He was an editor for the Ohio Northern University Law Review from 1997 to 1998.
Mr. Zweizig's practice focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice, civil litigation, estate planning, and probate.
Attorney Jay M. Lopez received his J.D. from Capital University in 2006 and his B.A. from Miami University in 2002. In 2006, he was admitted to practice law in Ohio and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.
His professional career is devoted to domestic relations law, criminal law, and civil litigation.
Justin Lopez received his B.A. from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 2009 and his J.D. from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 2012.
Areas of Practice - Bankruptcy, Business Law, Business Litigation, and Estate Planning