Areas of Practice

Practice Areas

Reach out to us for any of the following practice areas. If you have a question on whether we can help, call us at (614) 558-0125 or contact us and we can give you a better answer!
 
 
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Administrative Law

More and more professions now answer to at least one administrative government agency. The regulations and procedures can be vast. If you’re in a regulated industry, we can represent you before the various State and local agencies, or professional associations. If you face licensing or professional disciplinary proceedings, we can help you navigate the complex environment and to mitigate any damages.

We can represent you or your company before any of the following tribunals and associations:


 
 
  • Accountancy Board of Ohio
  • Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
  • Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC)
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Ohio Department of Commerce
  • Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
  • Ohio Department of Insurance
 
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)
  • Ohio Department of Taxation
  • Ohio Elections Commission
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA)
  • Ohio Ethics Commission
  • Ohio Liquor Control Commission
  • Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealers Board
  • Ohio Real Estate Commission
 
  • Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
  • Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
  • Ohio State Chiropractic Board
  • Ohio State Dental Board
  • Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
  • State Board of Psychology
  • State Medical Board of Ohio
 
 
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Consumer Protection

We defend our clients’ rights under Ohio’s “lemon law,” and against crooked auto dealerships, repair shops, and unlawful debt collectors. Ohio’s consumer protection laws safeguard against unfair and deceptive practices.

Contact our office to discuss how we’ll defend and protect your consumer rights.
 

Lemon Law

Ohio’s “lemon law” (R.C. §1345.71 et seq.) provides a legal right to a replacement vehicle, or refund of the entire purchase price, where (1) a manufacturer has had a reasonable opportunity to repair the vehicle but failed after three (3) or more attempts; or where (2) the vehicle has been in the manufacturer’s service facility for a combined total of thirty (30) or more days during the car’s first 18,000 miles or its first year; or where (3) the manufacturer failed after eight (8) or more attempts to repair various different issues; or where (4) the manufacturer has failed after one (1) attempt to repair an issue capable of causing death or serious injury.

Contact our office to discuss how we’ll defend and protect your consumer rights.

Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (“CSPA”)

Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act (“CSPA”) prohibits unfair or deceptive practices in connection with a consumer transaction, when the subject of a transaction is represented as of a particular standard, or quality, if it is not. CSPA further prohibits unconscionable practices, including when a supplier knows of the inability of the consumer to receive a substantial benefit from the subject of the transaction, or knowingly makes misleading statements of opinion on which the consumer is likely to rely to the consumer’s detriment. Ohio law prohibits these violations whether committed before, during, or after a transaction, and allows the consumer to rescind the transaction, and provides for statutory damages, economic damages, non-economic damages, and reasonable attorney’s fees.

Contact our office to discuss how we’ll defend and protect your consumer rights.

Auto Dealerships

If a dealership misrepresented a car’s condition, you may have a claim under Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act (“CSPA”).

The CSPA prohibits unfair, deceptive, and unconscionable trade practices, and allows the consumer to rescind the transaction, and provides for statutory damages, economic damages, non-economic damages, and reasonable attorney fees. It should be noted that Ohio’s CSPA is extra-contractual in nature, and warranty disclaimer provisions do not apply.

An act is deemed unfair or deceptive when the subject of a transaction is represented as of a particular standard, quality, or model, if it is not. An act or practice is unconscionable when the supplier knows at the time the transaction is entered into that the price is substantially in excess of the price at which similar property or services are readily obtainable in similar transactions by similar consumers. Furthermore, an act is unconscionable if the supplier knowingly makes a misleading statement of opinion on which the consumer is likely to rely to the consumer’s detriment.

Contact our office to discuss how we’ll defend and protect your consumer rights.

Debt Collectors (“FDCPA”) (“FCRA”)

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) prohibits unfair practices in connection with a debt collection. 15 U.S.C. § 1692f(1) prohibits collection of any amount not expressly authorized by agreement or permitted by law.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) safeguards the accuracy and privacy of your information collected by the credit reporting agencies, and protects against willful or negligent reporting of inaccurate credit information. The FCRA and FDCPA form the basis of your consumer rights.

Contact our office to discuss how we’ll defend and protect your consumer rights.
 

Corporate and Transactional Matters

With a wealth of corporate consulting experience, Campbell Perry provides legal counsel tailored to your market. To achieve your business objectives, we’ll help you take advantage of the law’s latest developments.

Corporate and transactional work requires a “big picture” approach. Campbell Perry leverages extensive experience consulting to a broad range of industries. Our expertise developing complex business solutions means that we bridge the divide between your business and the legal world. Our strength lies in understanding your business objectives and then providing you the most effective legal counsel to achieve your objectives.
 
  • Commercial Finance
  • Acquisition & Sale
 
  • Real Estate, & Commercial or Residential Property Management
 
  • Bankruptcy
 

Criminal Defense

Campbell Perry is equipped to help you with your misdemeanor or felony criminal defense. Matters may include OVI, drug possession, weapons offenses, assault, battery, & robbery.

Post conviction, Campbell Perry will also help to expunge or seal your records, or with your post-conviction petition.

Computer & Internet

Campbell Perry is uniquely equipped to represent you if you have been charged with computer or Internet fraud. We have extensive, in-house technical resources with unmatched expertise.
 

Defamation

Whether false statements have done harm to your reputation, or if you’ve been wrongfully accused of making false and defamatory statements, we’ll defend your Constitutional rights.

Estates and Trusts

We can help you with your estate and trust matters. Planning a legacy requires that your family’s long-term financial security be well structured. Campbell Perry can design the best means to transfer your assets, minimize tax liabilities, plan for medical care, and establish guardianship for your children.

Wills

If you intend to distribute property to your heirs, or to anyone other than a blood relative, we can help you draft or update a Will. With a valid Will, your assets will be transferred, through the Probate process, to the individual beneficiaries you name. The Will is filed in the Probate Division of your county’s Common Pleas Court. Your chosen Executor will transfer your assets, according to your wishes as set forth in the Will.

If you’ve lost a loved one, and if their estate documents left unanswered questions, we can even help you litigate the matter.

Guardianship

If you have minor children, a Will also lets you appoint a guardian to ensure their future is cared for.

Durable Power-of-Attorney

Sometimes, a person suffering from medical or mental disability requires a guardianship to handle their decisions and other affairs. To avoid court costs and filing fees, as long as that person still has capacity, a Durable Power-of-Attorney can be nominated to manage those affairs. Campbell Perry can help you prepare and execute just such a Durable Power-of-Attorney.

Trusts

A Trust is a document providing for the disposition of assets at the time of your and your spouse’s death, usually to your children or grandchildren, avoiding the normal Probate process. The Grantor of a Living Trust usually also serves as its Trustee. The Grantor’s surviving spouse and children are generally the Successor Trustees, designated in the Trust documents.

Trusts are an effective way to delay the distribution of assets to minor children, who aren’t yet capable of managing valuable assets. A Trust can be structured to distribute smaller amounts, for education or other living expenses, but not to distribute more than you deem appropriate, until the Beneficiaries reach a specific age.

Trusts can also provide for distribution to children of a prior marriage. Without a Trust, your assets might transfer to your surviving spouse, not the parent of your children. That spouse’s estate could later be rewritten, to the exclusion of your children. This scenario can be avoided with a Living Trust or an Irrevocable Trust.
 

Family and Domestic Law

Separation

Ohio family law provides for Legal Separation in cases of willful absence for a year or more, adultery, extreme cruelty, fraud, gross neglect of duty, habitual drunkenness, imprisonment, or uncontested incompatibility.

Before filing for Legal Separation, it’s important to determine whether your ultimate goal is to salvage the marriage, or to end it. If your ultimate purpose is to end the marriage, Legal Separation will only require you to endure another round of litigation and expense, when you later initiate Divorce proceedings.

Dissolution

If you and your spouse agree on all issues; including custody, child support, division of assets and liabilities, we can help you file for dissolution to terminate the marriage.

Divorce

 
  • Prenuptial & Antenuptial Agreements
  • Alimony
 
  • Custodial & Parenting Rights
  • Enforcement of Court Orders
 
  • Civil Protection Orders & Restraining Orders
 

First Amendment

We defend our clients’ rights against invasion of privacy and false, defamatory, and misleading statements. If your good name has been trampled by someone’s reckless disregard for the truth, you need to defend your First Amendment rights, and we’re here to help.

If you’ve been wrongfully accused of making false and defamatory statements, or if you’ve been accused of speech that violates a competition or confidentiality agreement, we’ll defend your Constitutional rights.
 

Litigation

Litigation is a dynamic and multifaceted endeavor. From the very start, litigation demands a strategic approach since the paths you choose will affect your available possibilities later. Sometimes it merely takes another’s counsel, asking the right questions, to bring clarity to the issues.

If you’ve been threatened with litigation, or if you’re the subject of an investigation, we can counsel you through the matter. We can help you to negotiate and, ultimately, to avoid litigation.

Campbell Perry leverages extensive experience consulting to a broad range of industries. Our breadth of business acumen is unparalleled. No matter your business, we have the breadth of expertise to help you navigate the legal landscape, and to lend insight to your issue.

For the sake of strategy, from the onset, we’ll approach your matter as though a trial is imminent. But we’ll also sit down with you, throughout the process, to explore options and alternative paths more likely to avoid trial altogether.

The cost of litigation is not always predictable. But Campbell Perry delivers considerable value for the breadth of our expertise and the quality of our services. We’ll do all that we can to manage your expectations within your available budget.

OVI | DUI | Drunk Driving | Impaired Driving

Please note, the information offered on this site should not be considered legal advice. Every case is unique, and the law changes often. Our office cannot provide legal advice without a consultation to address the specific facts and events of your case.

Alert - Significant Changes to Ohio's Drunk Driving Law

A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision ruled defendants have a right to challenge the accuracy of results from alcohol breath-testing machines. If you’ve been charged with OVI and you submitted to a breath test, call our office now ((614) 558-0125) for a free consultation.

Traffic Stop, Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs), And Arrest
Breathalyzer And Other Chemical Tests
Sobriety Checkpoint
Court Appearances And Procedures
Administrative License Suspension (ALS)
Limited Occupational Driving Privileges
License Reinstatement Process
Penalties
Yellow License Plate Requirement
Ignition Interlock Device Requirement
Driver Intervention Program (DIP)
Additional Information about OVI

Administrative License Suspension (ALS)

If you refuse a breathalyzer, or other chemical test, you’ll be placed under an immediate ALS (Administrative License Suspension). Likewise, if you agree to take a chemical test but test over the legal limit, you’ll be placed under an immediate ALS. The term of suspension varies, based on whether you refused, or if you tested over the legal limit, or if you have prior refusals, or prior OVI convictions.

Your ALS may be appealed. While your appeal is pending, we may also be able to have your suspension stayed, allowing you to get your license back the very same day. If, however, the prosecutor and judge aren’t willing to stay your suspension, we may be able to get limited occupational driving privileges.

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Limited Occupational Driving Privileges

A judge may allow limited occupational/educational driving privileges while your license is suspended, for either an OVI conviction or an ALS (Administrative License Suspension). Depending on the specific facts of your case, the waiting period varies before you become eligible for driving privileges.

Please note, if you drive while under suspension, either without limited privileges or outside the scope of your privileges, you face a charge and conviction for Driving Under Suspension.

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License Reinstatement Process

After the term of your suspension has expired, you still may not drive until you’ve followed the applicable process to reinstate your license. The process and fees vary, depending on the kind of suspension you were under. Generally, you will be required to show proof of insurance and pay a fee to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The BMV will then provide you with documentation that you later present to a BMV Registrar to receive a new license.

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Penalties

Ohio law mandates fines, license suspension, and jail time. The judge may also require that you install an ignition interlock device, and/or display yellow license plates. The law changes often, and penalties vary based on the specific circumstances of your case, and based on your prior record.

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Yellow License Plate Requirement

A judge may order the surrender of your license plates, and to display yellow/restricted license plates, as a condition of occupational driving privileges. If you are convicted of a fourth offense within the past 20 years, or a second offense within the past six years, or if you are convicted of a high-test OVI, the judge is required to order yellow/restricted license plates in connection with occupational driving privileges.

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Ignition Interlock Device Requirement

A judge may require you to install an ignition interlock device as a condition of occupational driving privileges. If you have a prior drunk driving conviction, within the past 20 years, the judge is required to order the ignition interlock in connection with occupational driving privileges.

The device allows your car to start only after you provide a clean breath sample, with alcohol concentration below the proscribed level. The device logs each breath sample, so if your alcohol concentration is over the limit, the judge may rule it a violation of the terms of your driving privileges.

If and when you need, we can provide a list of Ignition Interlock service providers in and around Central Ohio.

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Driver Intervention Program (DIP)

If you are sentenced with jail time, your judge may allow you to substitute a 72-hour Driver Intervention Program (DIP) for three of those days’ jail time.

72-hour Driver Intervention Programs are generally offered from Thursday through Sunday evenings at a local hotel. Rather than serve three days in jail, DIP participants spend three days attending alcohol and impaired driving seminars, and are assessed to decide whether further counseling is recommended.

If and when you need, we can provide a list of certified Driver Intervention Programs offered in and around Central Ohio.

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Attention:

Please note, the information offered on this site should not be considered legal advice. Every case is unique, and the law changes often. Our office cannot provide legal advice without a consultation to address the specific facts and events of your case.