Kathryn Cornelius-Blume

A Practice Focused on Civil Litigation

Ms. Cornelius-Blume’s practice includes expertise in:

Prior to private practice, Ms. Cornelius-Blume was a staff attorney at Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, where she practiced all areas of civil litigation. Ms. Cornelius-Blume found her passion for litigation while in law school and gained valuable first-hand experience as a certified legal intern at the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, law clerk at Gerhardstein and Branch Co. LPA, and judicial extern for Justice Sharon Kennedy at the Ohio Supreme Court.

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Women’s Bar Association
  • Hocking County Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio

Commitment to Community

Ms. Cornelius-Blume actively supports various community organizations including:

  • Fairfield County Pro Bono Clinic
  • Fairfield County Domestic Relations Help Desk
  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus Fresh Start Clinic
  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network Pro Bono Attorney

Education

Ms. Cornelius-Blume graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in History. She attended law school at the University of Cincinnati where she served as the Senior Article Editor for the Human Rights Quarterly publication.

Ms. Cornelius-Blume resides in Columbus, Ohio with husband and their pets: Watson, their dog and Little Kitty, their cat. She enjoys running, boxing and cooking in her free time.

 

R. Mark Bibler

A Trusted Advisor

Mr. Bibler’s law career has included numerous multi-million dollar transactions completed on behalf of his clients. His practice includes:

His clients depend on Mr. Bibler’s deep understanding of the law, and tax code, to help guide their businesses planning, estate planning and the complex tax strategies that can be applied to both of these areas of the law. 

Appointments with Mr. Bibler can be arranged in our Lancaster office only. 

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Bibler is a member of:

  • The Fairfield County Bar Association
  • The Columbus Bar Association
  • The Ohio State Bar Association

A Lifelong Commitment to Community

Born and raised in Lancaster, Mr. Bibler continues to actively support his community. Currently he serves as Secretary of the Lancaster Board of Park Commissioners.

Throughout his career he has served on multiple boards of trustees, including:

  • The American Red Cross
  • Fairfield Industries
  • Fairfield County Division of the American Heart Association
  • Lancaster Kiwanis
  • United Way of Fairfield County
  • The Fairfield County Foundation
  • The Lancaster Parks Department

Education

Mr. Bibler graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a business degree. In 1981, he received his law degree, with honors, from OSU. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Jeff J. Spangler

A Trusted Advisor

Mr. Spangler advises banks and financial institutions in key areas, including:

  • Protection and enforcement of creditor rights
  • Negotiation and implementation of complex commercial transactions
  • Secured transaction laws and regulations

He also regularly assists individuals and families with:

Mr. Spangler is licensed to practice in all state courts in Ohio, the Southern District of Ohio (U.S. Federal Court), and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Southern District). 

Appointments with Mr. Spangler can be arranged in both our Lancaster and Canal Winchester offices. Locations for these offices can be found under the Our Locations page.

 

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Spangler is a member of:

  • The Fairfield County Bar Association
  • The Ohio State Bar Association

He has been nominated five times as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers.

Commitment to Community

Mr. Spangler assists with various non-profit organizations throughout the community, including:

  • Lancaster Festival; Celebrating Art, Music & Community
  • Fairfield County United Way Board of Trustees (Past-president)

Education

Mr. Spangler received his Bachelor’s Degree in management from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), and his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

He, his wife and their family reside in Fairfield County.

 

Norman J. Ogilvie, Jr.

A Distinguished Law Career

Mr. Ogilvie has practiced law at Dagger Law for over 50 years with a focus on general law, including:

Mr. Ogilvie has been recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyers of America (2003 to present) and as an Ohio Super Lawyer (2004 to present).

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Special in Family law
  • The Fairfield County Bar Association (received the George Martin Professionalism Award in 2018)
  • The Columbus Bar Association
  • The Ohio State Bar Association

Committed to Community

Mr. Ogilvie commitment to his community began at an early age, when he achieved Eagle Scout status in high school. After college, he served his country in Vietnam with the United States Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star. After returning to Lancaster, his home town, he continued to serve his community in multiple organizations, including:

  • United Way of Fairfield County, Past-president
  • Fairfield County District Library, Past-president
  • Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, Past-president (received the Floyd Wolfe Community Service Award in 2005)
  • Symposiarch, Past-president
  • Lancaster Festival, Past-president
  • Fairfield County Health Foundation, Past-president
  • Rotary Club of Lancaster, Past-president

Education

Mr. Ogilvie was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Northwestern University, and a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

 

Mr. Ogilvie and his wife reside in Lancaster and have three children and ten grandchildren.

 

 

 

Randy Happeney

Practice Focused on Family Law

Mr. Happeney has successfully represented clients in thoughts of domestic relations matters. His cases range from simple marriage dissolutions to complex divorces involving more than 30 million dollars in assets.

Mr. Happeney is engaged in the general practice of law with an emphasis on:

Professional Affiliations

Selected by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine since 2009, Mr. Happeney is also a member of:

  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Family law
  • The Fairfield County Bar Association (chair of the Domestic Relations Committee for 13 years)
  • The Ohio State Bar Association

Service to Community

Mr. Happeney was the Solicitor for the Village of Bremen from 1988–1994. He has also served on the boards of directors for:

  • The Lighthouse
  • The Robert K. Fox Family Y (serving as President for two years)

Mr. Happeney and his wife, Marcy, live in Lancaster and have three adult children. He is a member of the Safari Club International and a life member of the National Rifle Association. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Happeney has hunted around the world, including Alaska, Canada, Africa and New Zealand.

Education

After receiving a B.A. degree from Miami University, Mr. Happeney graduated from law school at The Ohio State University College of Law in 1985.