Administrative Law – Public 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
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
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.
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.
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.
If you have minor children, a Will also lets you appoint a guardian to ensure their future is cared for.
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.
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
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.
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.
Campbell Perry can also represent you to file for a divorce.
- Prenuptial & Antenuptial Agreements
- Custodial & Parenting Rights
- Enforcement of Court Orders
- Civil Protection Orders & Restraining Orders
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 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
An OVI (sometimes called drunk driving) conviction carries serious 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. An OVI conviction carries life-long repercussions, and will remain on your record permanently.
We defend people charged with OVI to help avoid fines, to regain their driver license, and to avoid jail time. Often, we can help people avoid an OVI conviction, either by pleading to a lesser charge, or by winning an outright dismissal.
If you received an Administrative License Suspension (ALS), we can appeal the suspension. 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.
If you are ordered to serve time in jail, you may be eligible for a 3-day Driver Intervention Program (DIP) instead.
If you face the possibility of an order to install an ignition interlock device, we can help you to prevent this outcome.
If you face the possibility of an order to display yellow license plates, we can help you to prevent this outcome.
Frequently Asked OVI/DUI/Drunk Driving Questions
- Traffic Stop, Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs), & Arrest
- Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs)
- Breathalyzer & Other Chemical Tests
- Sobriety Checkpoint
- Court Appearances & Procedures
- ALS – Administrative License Suspension
- Limited Occupational Driving Privileges
- License Reinstatement Process
- Yellow License Plate Requirement
- Ignition Interlock Device Requirement
- DIP — Driver Intervention Program