Dagger Law Celebrates Retirement of Susan Ridenour

Lancaster, Ohio – Susan Ridenour, a paralegal who worked in the probate law practice area, recently retired after 30 years of distinguished service with Dagger Law, effective August 31, 2023.

Ridenour has been an integral part of the firm for three decades. Her contributions will always be valued and remembered. Her hard work, commitment, and dedication are worthy of admiration.

“Susan has always been an incredibly hard worker,” said Jeff J. Spangler, managing partner at Dagger Law. “We are sad to see her go, but she earned her retirement, and we hope she has many years of rest and relaxation.”

She plans on spending her retirement with her loved ones and cherishing the memories she will make with them. The Dagger Law community wishes her happiness and health.

For more information about Dagger Law, please visit www.daggerlaw.com.

Bryan M. Everitt Named Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Bryan M. Everitt, Associate attorneyLancaster, Ohio – Dagger Law is pleased to announce that Partner and Title Insurance Agent Bryan M. Everitt has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

“Bryan continues to be actively involved in both the legal and local community, and we’re thrilled he was recognized by his peers for his efforts,” said Alyssa Parrott, co-managing partner at Dagger Law.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Fellows come from nearly 40 countries and hold a wide variety of roles. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

Headquartered in Lancaster, Ohio with a satellite office in Canal Winchester, Dagger Law is a midsize, full-service law firm that has been providing legal services to the community for over 120 years and continues to provide its clients with local, trusted, and experienced legal representation.

Everitt, a Lancaster native and Navy veteran, is a partner at Dagger Law and title agent at the firm’s title agency, Hocking Valley Title Agency, Inc. In 2022, he was designated as an Ohio Land Title Professional (OLTP) and was selected to be a member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s (OSBF) 2021 Fellows class, an organization dedicated to advancing the law and building a better, justice system.

Individuals interested in learning more about Dagger Law are encouraged to call (740) 653-6464 or visit www.daggerlaw.com.

Hall Expands Role as Title Operations Coordinator for Hocking Valley Title

Lancaster, Ohio –Sarah Hall, title agent/escrow officer, for Hocking Valley Title Agency, Inc (HTVA) has expanded her role as title operations coordinator. In this capacity, she handles closings as well as her existing financial and administrative duties she has managed since joining HTVA in 2017.

With more than 10 years of title experience, Hall reviews title exams, prepares title commitments, closing documents and settlement statements and handles title clearing and processing.

“We’re fortunate to have Sarah’s expertise on our team, and this promotion is a natural extension of the superior service and insight she brings to every real estate transaction,” said Bryan Everitt, partner at Dagger Law. “She is detail-oriented and focused on providing the best experience possible for our customers.”

Prior to joining HVTA, Hall served as a title processing manager for a title agency in Canal Winchester, where she oversaw the title processing and clearing department, ensured compliance and overall efficiency, reviewed residential and commercial title reports, and handled title clearing, document recording and preparation.

Hall, who resides in Lancaster, received her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in psychology from The Ohio State University.

HVTA was founded in 1976 and serves not only the central and southeastern portions of Ohio but all of Ohio’s 88 counties. They handle residential, refinance, commercial, agricultural, and industrial closing and title services. Closings are conducted in person as well as remotely. HVTA is an affiliate of Dagger Law, a firm built on more than 120 years of legal experience, including real estate.

For more information about HVTA, please visit www.hvta.com. For more information about Dagger Law, please visit www.daggerlaw.com.

Sharrow Joins Dagger Law as Operations Administrator

Jaime Sharrow has joined Dagger Law as operations administrator. In this role, Sharrow manages the daily operations of the firm, including administrative and bookkeeping support, and overseeing supply inventory and maintenance needs to ensure the firm provides unmatched service for all clients. She also helps advance the firm’s community service involvement.

“Jaime brings a proven ability to oversee multiple priorities effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment,” said Jeff J. Spangler, co-managing partner at Dagger Law. “She possesses excellent organization, time management, and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.”

Previously, Sharrow served as the co-director and a teacher for Little Shepherds Daycare and Preschool in Carroll. Prior to that, she served as a home health aide in Canal Winchester and worked as a medical transcriptionist.

Sharrow received her Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies from Tennessee State University and an associate of science from Volunteer State Community College.

Originally from Tennessee, she moved to Ohio with her husband in 2007. They live in Lancaster with their three daughters, two dogs and two cats. In addition to her love of animals, she enjoys the outdoors and camping.

 

Dagger Law Names Everitt Partner

Bryan M. Everitt, Associate attorney

Lancaster, Ohio – Attorney Bryan M. Everitt was made partner in Dagger Law. He engages in the general practice of transactional law, with an emphasis on real estate, business law, estate planning and probate. Everitt is licensed to practice in all state courts in Ohio and the Southern District of Ohio (U.S. Federal Court). Additionally, he is a licensed title insurance agent in the State of Ohio.

“Bryan is deeply committed to serving as a trusted advisor while adapting and evolving based on changing dynamics, particularly within the real estate and title industry,” said Jeff J. Spangler, co-managing partner at Dagger Law. “Throughout his career, Bryan has demonstrated his passion for serving others and we look forward to the significant contributions he will continue to make to our practice in his new leadership role.”

A Lancaster native, Everitt graduated, with honors, from The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Following his graduation, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer and began a career of military service. During his 24-year naval career, he served around the globe as a nuclear trained Submarine Warfare Officer and held numerous leadership positions including Operations Officer for the Navy Recruiting District Ohio, Professor of Naval Science at Purdue University, and Commanding Officer/Officer-in-Charge positions with various Navy Reserve Units. During the final period of his naval service, he attended Capital University Law School’s evening program while also working full-time. Everitt joined the firm in 2014, retired from the United States Navy in 2019, and was made partner this year.

In 2022, Everitt was designated as an Ohio Land Title Professional (OLTP) by the Ohio Land Title Association (OLTA). The OLTP designation recognizes individuals who have made contributions to the title industry through their work experience and involvement with national, state, and local land title associations.

He was selected to be a member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s (OSBF) 2021 Fellows class, an organization dedicated to advancing the law and building a better justice system. In 2017, Everitt was recognized for his dedication to the community and was selected as Young Professional of the Year by the Lancaster-Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. He has previously received a Volunteer of the Year Award and Community Service Award from Rotary International and has been awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for his community involvement during his service in the Navy.

Everitt’s professional affiliations include:

Outside of his legal practice, he serves Lancaster, Fairfield County and beyond through his active involvement in numerous community organizations, including: