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:

Dagger Law Welcomes Meghan J. Burge Ash

Phoyo of Meghan J. Burge Ash, Associate Attorney

Meghan J. Burge Ash has joined the Dagger Law team as an associate attorney serving Dagger Law’s Lancaster and Canal Winchester locations. She engages in the general practice of law, with an interest in business law; which includes areas such as acquisitions and mergers, contract creation and disputes, oil, gas, and mineral rights and agribusiness and agricultural law. Ash is also interested in personal injury law, which includes areas such as insurance claims, workers compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

“Meghan represents the best and the brightest of attorneys joining the profession after successfully graduating law school,” said Jeff J. Spangler, co-managing partner at Dagger Law. “Meghan possesses the skills and experience we look for, and we are thrilled to add her as a valued member of the firm.”

She received her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, where she graduated cum laude and majored in environmental science. She went on to graduate with distinction from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont, with a master’s in environmental law and policy. She then earned her Juris Doctor, graduating magna cum laude from Capital University Law School in Columbus, where she served on the Student Bar Association. Ash was the recipient of the Dean’s List Award for all six semesters. She also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for both environmental law as well as law and social science.

Ash is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association, as well as the Ohio State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Young Professionals of Fairfield County and The Rivet Society. She currently resides in Canal Winchester with her husband and dog, Preston, affectionately known as “Pup.”

Dagger Law Welcomes Hannah Travis

Photo of Hannah Travis, Associate Attorney

Hannah Travis has joined the Dagger Law team as an associate attorney serving Dagger Law’s Lancaster and Canal Winchester locations. She engages in the general practice of law, with an emphasis on domestic relations and juvenile law; which includes areas such as divorce, dissolution, child custody, paternity, visitation, child support and antenuptial agreements.

“Hannah has a desire and passion for law, and we are delighted to welcome her to our firm,” said Jeff J. Spangler, co-managing partner at Dagger Law. “It is exciting to grow our practice with talented attorneys who will provide our clients with outstanding legal and business services.”

Travis earned her Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School, in Columbus, Ohio, where she was a teaching assistant for legal analysis, research, and writing as well as a student peer advisor. She was also on the dean’s list.

She graduated cum laude from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree, majoring in sociology-criminology and psychology. She also played for the Ohio University women’s golf team.

Travis is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association, as well as the Ohio State Bar Association. She has participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Lancaster for numerous years, currently serving as a mentor by doing monthly activities with her little sister. She is also a member of the Young Professionals of Fairfield County and The Rivet Society. A lifelong resident of Fairfield County, Ohio, she enjoys golfing, shopping and spending time with her friends and family.