Dagger Law and Hocking Valley Title recently closed an agricultural easement from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. These cases are often long and complex, but are a tremendous benefit for local farmers and the community.Read More
For the second time a Lancaster High School graduate is “moving mountains” to bring attention to and raise funds for multiple myeloma research. Mitchell Happeney, son of Marcy and Randy Happeney of Lancaster, is part of the “Moving Mountains” group sponsored by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). The group climbed Mt. Democrat (14,155 ft) in Colorado to raise funds and bring attention to multiple myeloma treatment and research.Read More
What started as a way to gain more experience and meet the community turned in to a passion for Brian Kelso, attorney at Dagger Law. A few months after law school, Brian volunteered for the Fairfield County Bar Association and Southeastern Ohio Legal Service’s Pro Bono Clinic, which provides free legal services the fourth Tuesday of the month at The Rising House, 131 N. High St. from 5-7 p.m.Read More
This month, Norman J. Ogilvie, Jr. is being recognized by The Ohio State Bar Association for his 50 years of service to the profession.
The legal profession looked a lot different 50 years ago when Ogilivie started at what is now Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson, LLP.Read More
In recent years, the use and legality of marijuana accelerated to the forefront as one of the most talked about legal topics. In 2016, Ohio enacted a bill that partially legalizes medicinal marijuana use throughout the state. Recreational use of marijuana remains illegal. Numerous employment sector questions were specifically addressed in the Ohio law.Read More
Numerous state and federal laws require Ohio employers to post specific employment related signs throughout the workplace. The required posters are designed to ensure that employees are aware of guidelines and laws that could affect them in the workplace. Certain posters are required of all Ohio employers; other posters are unique to certain industries.Read More
As ambitious lawyers, we strive to do just that: to make a difference someday, somehow, in the lives of our neighbors and communities. This summer two of our associates had the pleasure of educating the young minds of aspiring law professionals at Ohio University’s Summer Law & Trial Institute (SLTI). This 12-day immersive program aims to engage and challenge high school juniors and seniors in the field of Ohio law.Read More
As of March 21, 2017 a new Ohio law has allowed for more situations where carrying a concealed firearm is permissible. This new law does not change the process for obtaining a concealed carry license. For some brief background, in order for someone to obtain a concealed carry license in Ohio they must be at least 21 years old, be an Ohio resident for at least 45 days, and be a resident of their county for at least 30 days.Read More
How hard do you want life to be for your family and close friends if you become unable to handle your own affairs? How much red-tape do you want your heirs to cut through upon your passing?
The answers to those two questions are typically “not hard at all” and “as little as possible.”Read More
The termination of marriage, although a common occurrence, has the effect on society like throwing a pebble into a pond, creating ripples and disruption to its smooth surface.Read More