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.
“As a young attorney from Cincinnati, I used the Pro Bono Clinic to be exposed to different legal issues and learn more about Fairfield County,” said Brian Kelso. “I never receive the same question twice and became a better lawyer because of it. I also developed a passion for helping those experiencing a difficult situation.”
You can find Brian at the Pro Bono Clinic every month giving back and helping people in the community. He provides legal advice on topics ranging from appropriate form filings, domestic, civil and landlord/tenant disputes.
Twice a year, Dagger Law attorneys volunteer their time to give back to the Lancaster community through the Pro Bono Clinic as well. On March 27, Nicholas Grilli, Bryan Everitt, Alyssa Parrott, Brian Shonk, Jeff Spangler and Mitchell Carnes joined Brian Kelso to offer and assist in providing free legal counsel for those in need.
“Dagger Law is incredibly supportive of the Pro Bono Clinic. The firm has committed to provide attorneys for two months out of the year. This is twice as much as any other firm in the community.” said Brian Kelso. “They’ve encouraged and supported my involvement throughout the entire process.”
UPDATE 16 JULY, 2020: Brian Kelso is no longer with Dagger Law. We are proud of the work that he did while at our firm, and continue to support the Southeast Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) pro bono clinic. Brian has continued his pursuit of seeking equity in the criminal justice system by taking a job as the Judicial Staff Attorney to Presiding Judge Lisa L. Sadler-Tenth District Court of Appeals – State of Ohio.