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Who We Are

Adams Law, PLLC is a full-service law firm, founded in 1895, serving clients in Kentucky and Ohio. Born from Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC, Adams Law continues the legacy of the former firm. See more in the firm’s history.

Our firm has evolved in countless ways to continue supporting clients in the best ways. As times have changed, our firm has continued to grow in multiple ways:

  • We have a historic reputation, yet we are growing, forward-thinking, and prime for the future.
  • We provide the perfect balance of the highest quality legal representation and client experience. Every client is important and every legal matter gets the attention that it deserves.
  • We utilize technology to provide comprehensive, consistent, and affordable representation and are able to handle the most complex legal issues.
  • Our client’s best interests always come first – we provide individualized care for clients – we listen to their needs, goals, and concerns.
  • We are a team of top-rated practitioners that leverages our combined skill sets and experience.
  • We have grown to serve the Greater Cincinnati region and the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky.

We represent clients in multiple areas and help them navigate sometimes complicated and confusing legal issues. We have successfully represented individuals, small businesses, large corporations, school districts, municipalities, insurance companies, and elected officials in our practice.

Members of the Adams Law team are licensed to practice in the state courts of Kentucky and Ohio, as well as in federal courts and in the United States Supreme Court. Many lawyers on the team have even been honored as Super Lawyers and as the “Best Lawyers in America,” a competitive and esteemed ranking that recognizes the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the United States.

When potential clients come to us, they may be distressed that they were named in a lawsuit or are suddenly faced with a situation they have never encountered before. It seems daunting and scary and they just don’t know what to do.

We sit down with them and offer reassurance, letting them know we will be there every step of the way, explaining the harder to understand legalities, coming up with a plan, filling out and filing the necessary forms, conducting mediation, and going to court if it comes to that. With our attorneys on their side, they know they are in good hands.

Though Adams Law has been around for more than 125 years, we are up to date with the latest technology and tools to serve clients. Because of this, clients don’t have to go to bigger firms to reap technological benefits. They can have it all – great customer service, personalized attention, modern systems, and experienced attorneys with Adams Law.

We provide a full range of legal services just like a large firm, but in a more individualized and responsive manner.

Our team of dedicated attorneys and support staff are here to help you, providing personalized service, and guiding you through every step of the legal process.

If you need legal representation, Adams Law is standing by. You can call us at 859-394-6200 or email us at [email protected].

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Our Practice Areas

Government Practice Read More

At Adams Law, we offer day-to-day legal advice to public sector clients such as cities, counties, school districts, and other forms of local government. We provide consultation, advice, and representation with the following topics:

  • Policy Development
  • Ramifications of Proposed Legislative or Administrative Actions
  • Public Bidding and Procurement
  • Drafting Revised Statutes and Proposed Legislation
  • Drafting Ordinances, Regulations, and Interlocal Agreements
  • Drafting Real Estate Purchase Contracts, Easement Acquisitions, and Preparation
  • Property Acquisitions, Zoning, Condemnation, and Eminent Domain

Specifically, we can provide counsel in a number of different areas including:

  • Student Rights
  • Teacher Tenure
  • Certification
  • Employment Issues, including FMLA, ADA, and Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Open Records and Open Meetings Law
  • Special Education Matters arising under Kentucky Administrative Regulations and IDEA
  • Taxation and Creation of Nonprofit Foundations
  • FERPA
  • General Regulatory Compliance
  • Cable Law and Cable Regulation
  • Franchise Negotiations
  • Board Management Issues

In addition to having considerable experience in the general counsel arena, our attorneys in our government practice area are skilled litigators and regularly represent cities, counties, school districts, and other local governments in all areas of litigation in state and federal courts.

Here at Adams Law, we take our professional responsibility of working with the government very seriously. We proactively respond to specific issues communicated to us and assist our clients with avoiding the potential risk and possible entanglement that comes with serving the public. We recognize that representing a public entity client is a public service, and we welcome the opportunity to contribute in a positive way to our community.

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Our attorneys at Adams Law provide litigation for a wide range of practice areas.

Criminal Defense

We have extensive knowledge on criminal defense and offer trial representation and appeals for cases involving the following:

  • DUI, including DWI, OVI, and other Drunk Driving Charges
  • Traffic Violations (including out-of-state drivers charged with speeding or DUI)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Computer Crimes, including Internet Fraud, Luring, Identity Theft, and Internet Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Offenses including Theft, Vandalism, DUI, and Minor in Possession
  • White-Collar Crimes, including Fraud and Embezzlement
  • Criminal Appeals

Family Law

Our attorneys are sensitive to the emotional and legal needs of families during tough times. To that effect, we provide counsel in the following areas:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce
  • Child Support, Child Custody, and Visitation
  •  Parental Rights and Paternity Suits
  • Emancipation of Minors

Personal Injury

We provide representation in a number of different personal injury areas including:

  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Employer Torts
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dog Bites
  • Wrongful Death

We have also represented many workers’ compensation plaintiffs in cases before the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board.

When you or a loved one is involved in an accident, whether it happens on or off the job, we know that the first thing you want to focus on is getting better, not starting a lawsuit. We are here to handle all the litigation issues and get you the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.

At Adams Law, we will take every necessary step in pursuit of all medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, long-term care needs and any additional losses you or your loved one have suffered.

Estate Planning & Probate Read More

The attorneys at Adams Law are well versed in estate planning and probate issues. We can help individuals create the incredibly important legal documents they need to protect their families and carry out their wishes should they become ill or pass away. We often help with the following:

  • Power of Attorney Documents
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Wills and Living Wills for Healthcare Directives and Appointing Healthcare Surrogates

We can also advise on and provide legal documentation for trusts, including living trusts and testamentary trusts for asset protection, strategic tax planning, counseling on trust administration and planning for blended families and individuals with special needs or small children, and advisement on strategic tax planning issues, including tax shelter trusts.

Adams Law is at the forefront of financial planning for the future, which is important even if you’re not dealing with significant assets. We have experience establishing private foundations to accommodate charitable giving, representing the estate of a decedent through the probate process and identification, collecting and distributing assets, and assisting the fiduciary with probate administration.

Employment Law Read More

We represent both public and private sector employers and guide them when it comes to personnel challenges and safety concerns. We keep our clients in the know when there are changes in employment laws as well as developing trends so they can be confident that their policies and decisions are legal and consistent.

At Adams Law, we assist with developing, implementing, and updating personnel policies, employee handbooks, and employee benefit plans, as well as help navigate through the different local, state, and federal regulations.

We offer advice on compliance with laws related to equal employment opportunity, wages and hours, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, workers’ compensation Kentucky statutes, and other relevant laws addressing workplace matters.

Commercial Litigation Read More

We provide commercial litigation to businesses when they need help with issues like injunctions, complex financial disputes, class action lawsuits, mass tort, and other high-risk business disputes. We concentrate in:

  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Public Sector Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Collections

We always aim to control the costs of the litigation, and we do not settle any claims without express client authority, as we recognize and respect our client’s goals and objectives in every phase of litigation.

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Whether we are helping startups or large corporations, we can give counsel to businesses that will help them grow and succeed.

Our attorneys provide representation when it comes to the complex dealings of the following areas:

  • Business Organization & Taxation
  • Sale & Acquisition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bankruptcy & Reorganization
  • Commercial Development

We focus on helping commercial banking and financial law lenders and developers and commercial developers, specifically contractors, borrowers, and lenders throughout Ohio and Kentucky.

Real Estate Read More

At Adams Law, we represent clients in the residential and commercial areas of real estate. If you need dedicated counsel to help guide you through real estate investments and purchases, we can assist you. We offer counsel and legal services to realtors, lenders, and mortgage brokers.

We are experienced in the following areas:

  • Purchase/Sale of Property: We offer title opinions, Kentucky and Ohio Title Insurance, representation at closings, and 1031 Exchanges.
  • Contracts: We closely manage all details for purchase contracts, land contracts, lease with option purchases, and lease agreements.
  • Closing Representation: We review all areas of the closing and provide counseling for purchases, sellers, mortgage lenders, and first and second mortgage closing.
  • Property Investment: We offer services when it comes to negotiating, zoning matters, and consequences.
  • Financing: We provide individual attention when representing regional and community lending institutions.
  • Transactions: We provide title review, insurance of the title, and closing services on site.
  • Contracts and Drafting: We create the proper legal documents for purchasing, leasing, and the subdivision declarations of covenants and restrictions.

Why Hire Us

Big Firm Quality, Small Firm Experience – The perfect balance

  • We are able to handle the most complex legal issues
  • We provide comprehensive, consistent, and affordable representation
  • We use technology to level the playing field with much bigger firms
  • Every client is important and every legal matter gets the attention that it deserves
  • Our client’s best interests always come first – we provide individualized care for clients – we listen to their needs, goals, and concerns

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Skilled Litigators with a Great Record of Success

  • We solve problems, we don’t make them bigger
  • We take a team approach and leverage our combined skillsets and experience
  • We have a historical reputation (125+ years), yet we are growing and are prime for the future

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Our Values

We are dedicated to every single one of our clients, whether we’re serving a huge government entity in a multifaceted case or representing one person with a smaller issue.

As a full-service law firm with large law firm capabilities, our attorneys consult with clients one-on-one. We’re there for them when they need us, which means phone calls are returned and emails are responded to in a prompt and timely manner.

In every interaction with our clients, we are personable, friendly, and caring. We hear them out and are willing to answer every single question so they feel comfortable with our work on their case.

The attorneys at Adams Law are also honest. Throughout the legal process, we are transparent and willing to explain any legality that seems complex. At the same time, we also set realistic expectations. We always tell clients the truth so they know what to expect and can prepare accordingly. We also seek to solve problems, not prolong them. The sooner we can wrap up a case, the better – because we know how stressful it can be to deal with a lawsuit.

We value the client and their satisfaction above all else, which is why many of our clients have been with us for decades and often refer new clients to us. They recognize our dedication as well as the unsurpassed experience of our professional support staff.

The attorneys and support staff at Adams Law believe in giving back to the communities they serve, which is why we donate to a number of local causes and sponsor organizations in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.

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Our Process

As soon as potential clients contact us, we have an initial consultation to determine their needs. We ask questions like:

  • What is the legal issue you’re facing?
  • Have you taken any action yet?
  • What action has the other party taken?
  • Can you explain, in your own words, how this legal issue came about?
  • What are your desired goals for this case?
  • Do you have any questions we can answer?

We listen intently and gather all the necessary information before advising our potential clients on how to proceed. We then lay out our plan for them and ask if they are comfortable with our process. If they are interested in working with us, we’ll provide them information on our pricing structure upfront so they aren’t surprised when receiving a bill.

Whether we’re at the beginning of our relationship with a client or towards the end, we are open and honest at every point along the way. We can be in as little or as much contact as they need and we’ll do whatever we can to put our clients first.

If you need legal representation, Adams Law is standing by. You can call us at (859) 394-6200 or email us at [email protected].

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Our Team

Olivia F. Amlung

Olivia F. Amlung has been an associate attorney at the firm since June 2017. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the State of Ohio, and their respective federal courts. Olivia is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, primarily focusing on claims involving government defense, personal injury, business litigation, school law, and a variety of other miscellaneous matters. She also provides contract review and general advising services for local businesses, cities, school districts, and governmental entities. After graduating from the University of Louisville in 2013 with honors, Olivia continued her education at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, graduating in 2016. In law school, Olivia was a fellow with the nationally lauded Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law & Psychiatry. She was also an active member of the Moot Court Honor Board, a Senior Articles Editor for the Human Rights Quarterly, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Club, and Chair of the Student Legal Education Committee. Prior to joining ASWD, Olivia worked at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the 54th Judicial Circuit and as a staff attorney to a Kentucky Circuit Court Judge. Using this experience, Olivia is uniquely situated to help her clients in all areas of the law. Passionate about the community’s youth, Olivia actively volunteers with multiple leadership programs focusing on the professional and personal development of local high school students. Following this passion, she often takes an active role volunteering with the Boone County Schools, the Boone County Education Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce, and various local political groups. In her spare time, Olivia can often be found attending local community events, practicing in her church’s worship band, or spending time with family and friends. Olivia is a life-long resident of Boone County, where she currently lives with her husband, Justin, and their two dogs, Votto and Larkin.
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Jacob R. Blankenship

Jacob R. Blakenship joined the law firm in the fall of 2020 as an associate attorney.  Jacob practices in civil litigation, local government representation and transactional matters. Jacob attended and graduated from the University of Louisville in 2016 with a BS degree in Business Administration and Finance.  During this time, he studied at the Audencia Business School in Nantes, France focusing on European finance.  Jacob then attended law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, graduating in 2020.  He resides in Covington, Kentucky.
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Corey T. Gamm

Corey T. Gamm joined the law firm in August 2018 as an associate attorney. Corey practices in many areas of law, with a focus on business and local government representation, civil litigation, and criminal law. Corey’s unique background and experience allow him to serve his clients in a variety of ways. Prior to joining the firm, Corey worked for six years as a solo-practitioner throughout Northern Kentucky. As a business owner and attorney, Corey learned the skills necessary to become an effective advocate and advisor. During his career, Corey also served for over four years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and Assistant County Attorney. This career path has given Corey a breadth of experience both inside and outside the courtroom. Corey is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky. He attended St. Henry District High School and graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2007, where he had been the recipient of the Eva G. Farris Business Scholarship all four years. Corey attended law school at the University of Kentucky College of Law, graduating in 2010. Corey was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal and interned for the Honorable Karen K. Caldwell, US District Judge. After law school, Corey obtained a federal court clerkship with the Honorable Edward B. Atkins, US Magistrate Judge in Pikeville, Kentucky. After returning home in 2012, Corey started his own law practice and began serving as a prosecutor in Boone and Gallatin counties shortly thereafter. Corey now resides in Union with his wife and son.
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Stacey L. Graus

Stacey Graus and his wife Lisa along with their three children live in Alexandria, Kentucky. Stacey has served on Alexandria City Council since first being elected in 1998. He has been associated with the law firm since working as a law clerk in 1989. Stacey has practiced law since 1991 as a litigator handling a diverse set of issues. He has represented individuals and companies involving cases worth millions of dollars. He has also represented many individuals in much smaller matters which although small were very important to the clients. Stacey handles divorce and custody cases, criminal cases, personal injury cases, probate litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, and any other matter which may come before the court. He is an experienced litigator who can decipher the issues and prepare a case for trial as well as anyone.
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Scott M. Guenther

Scott Guenther is a Member of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC and currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Guenther has been practicing law since 1993. Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1993, he went to work as an Assistant Kenton County Attorney. In that role, Mr. Guenther prosecuted criminal cases, provided legal advice to various offices of the Kenton County, and served as trial counsel in the defense of civil claims asserted against Kenton County. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Guenther served as lead counsel in approximately 100 jury trials, which provided him with invaluable trial experience. In that five year period alone, Mr. Guenther tried more jury cases than most trial attorneys during their entire career. Mr. Guenther joined Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, P.L.L.C. as an Associate in 1999 and was named a Member of the firm in 2005. Mr. Guenther represents numerous businesses on a variety of legal matters. Examples of representative clients in this practice area include automotive dealerships, contractors, and information technology firms. Mr. Guenther also maintains a general civil litigation practice. Mr. Guenther is an experienced and seasoned litigator and handles cases involving workers’ compensation, employment law, commercial litigation and business disputes, contract disputes, and condemnation/eminent domain law. Mr. Guenther particularly enjoys representing small to medium sized businesses in working through legal issues they encounter in their day to day operations. Mr. Guenther is a long-time resident of Edgewood, Kentucky, where he resides with his wife of over 25 years, Amy, and their three sons. Mr. Guenther is committed to serving his community and giving back. Previously, Mr. Guenther served for six years as a member of the Edgewood City Council. Notably, during this term, he received more votes than any other member of Edgewood City Council. He is an active member of St. Pius X Parish, where he served for four years as the president of the Athletic Association and also served on its Parish Council. He has been heavily involved in youth sports and has coached his sons in competitive baseball and basketball. Mr. Guenther is an active Board Member of the Covington Business Council and currently serves as Chairperson of its Strategic Initiatives Committee. Mr. Guenther served as the Covington Business Council’s Board Chairperson in 2015 and 2016. Mr. Guenther also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, to which he was appointed by Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann in 2017. In his spare time, Mr. Guenther enjoys reading, running, fishing, and boating. He is also an avid fan of University of Kentucky athletics and the Cincinnati Reds.
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Jennifer L. Langen

Jennifer Langen is a Partner at Adams Stepner Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC. She practices in the firm’s Civil Litigation and Government Practice groups. A gifted legal analyst and strategist, Jennifer’s forte is written legal argument at both the trial and appellate levels. She excels at positioning cases for resolution by summary judgment, and often succeeds in securing victory for her clients before trial ever starts. In addition, Jennifer is a talented litigator and appellate advocate. She handles a broad range of legal issues, including, but not limited to, those that arise in the areas of federal civil rights, insurance coverage disputes, municipal law, employment and housing law, planning and zoning, and general tort law. Jennifer is admitted to the practice of law in both Ohio (1998) and Kentucky (1999), as well as the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the federal district courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the Western District of Kentucky, and the Southern District of Ohio. Jennifer resides in Cincinnati with her husband, David, and sons, Louis and Jack.
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Daniel E. Linneman

Dan Linneman is a Partner at Adams Stepner Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation. Dan represents a wide range of clients including cities, counties, elected officials and public employees; as well as insurance companies and their insureds, business entities, and individuals in all aspects of conflict resolution, from strategic planning and settlement negotiation to jury trial and appellate practice. He handles a broad range of legal issues, including personal injury, civil rights, insurance coverage disputes, municipal law, employment and housing law, and general tort law. Mr. Linneman was raised in the Western Hills suburb of Cincinnati, where he graduated from Oak Hills High School. He studied journalism at Ohio University, and worked in television news for several years, including a stint at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. Dan graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School where he served as a Student Articles Editor on the Law Review. He served as Staff Attorney for Judge Robert Ringland of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas before joining Adams Stepner Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC.
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Jeffrey C. Mando

Jeffrey C. Mando is a premier government litigation attorney trying cases in Kentucky and Ohio. With over 35 years of experience as a trial attorney, Jeff aggressively represents state and local governments in high risk and high profile litigation cases, including police shootings and jail death in custody cases. He has tried over 80 cases to a jury both in state and federal courts in Ohio and Kentucky. He has also successfully defended and prosecuted appeals for his clients and has conducted over 60 appellate oral arguments. He is counsel of record in numerous published opinions.
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Aaren E. Meehan

Aaren E. Meehan is an Associate attorney with the firm, working in the firm's Litigation Practice Group.  For the last 8 years, she has worked as a sole practitioner in domestic relations, personal injury, and litigation.  She has been a Member of the Hamilton County Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Panel since 2016. Aaren attended and graduated from the University of Louisville in 2008 with a BA degree, from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 with an MS degree, and from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2014 with her JD degree.   She resides in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
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Claire E. Parsons

Claire E. Parsons is a Member at Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC in Covington, Kentucky. For the last ten years, she has focused her practice in the areas of civil litigation, local government practice, school law, and domestic relations. She has represented numerous local government entities, including cities, counties, school districts, and their officials in litigation and in a general counsel capacity. Claire is a frequent speaker and author, having published articles and spoken for a number of local, state, and national organizations on legal issues and law practice. In 2018, Claire founded the Sixth Circuit School Law Blog which analyzes emerging issues in education law in the Sixth Circuit and its included states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Claire is also active in her community and has served her region and the state and various leadership and volunteer positions throughout her years of practice.
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Bryce C. Rhoades

Bryce joined the firm in 2015 as an associate attorney. As a member of the firm’s Government Practice Group, Bryce provides general counsel to cities, school districts, and other government entities throughout Northern Kentucky. He also represents local governments in litigation in state and federal court. In addition to his government practice, Bryce represents individuals and businesses in probate and estate planning, consumer bankruptcy, alcoholic beverage licensing, and all types of litigation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. Just prior to joining the firm, Bryce spent three years as Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Covington, where he advised City officials on a wide variety of legal matters during a period of rapid economic development. He also represented the City in state and federal court, as well as in administrative proceedings. Bryce remains committed to Covington. The Mayor recently reappointed him to the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Investment Partners, a nonprofit that strives to provide affordable housing in the city. He resides in Mainstrasse Village. Prior to his time with the City of Covington, Bryce clerked for the late Justice Wil Schroder of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Bryce graduated summa cum laude from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2009, where he served as an editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review.
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Lori A. Schlarman

Lori A. Schlarman is Of Counsel at Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC. An experienced attorney, Lori practices in the areas of commercial bankruptcy including banking, creditors’ rights, debtors’ rights, personal bankruptcy, and business bankruptcy. Lori was appointed to the Panel of U.S. Bankruptcy Court Trustees in January 2003. In that position, she works closely with the Department of Justice in supervising the bankruptcy system. Lori was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1993, the United States District Court in 1994, and the Ohio Bar in 1995, and is also a member of the Northern Kentucky, Kentucky, and Ohio Bar Associations. She received her B.A. from Northern Kentucky University and her J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. A resident of Boone County, Kentucky, Lori resides with her husband and two children.
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Michael M. Sketch

Michael M. Sketch has extensive experience in the acquisition, development, and financing of real estate projects that include residential, commercial, and industrial subdivisions, as well as individual sites for single-purpose entities. He has overseen multi-million dollar projects from the concept development stage through building construction and/or acquisition, which has included all phases of construction, whether new construction or renovation.
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Mary Ann Stewart

Mary Ann Stewart is a Member of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, P.L.L.C. She co-chairs the firm’s local government practice group and is chair of the firm’s school law practice group. Ms. Stewart has been practicing law since 1988. She joined Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing P.L.L.C. as an associate in 1999. From 1997 – 1999, she worked as a litigation associate in the Covington office of Brown, Todd, & Heyburn. Before joining Brown, Todd, & Heyburn, Ms. Stewart was associated with the law offices of Cobb and Oldfield, in Covington, (1988 – 1991); and Condit, McDermott, & Stewart (1991 – 1997). Ms. Stewart has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Thomas More College and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Ohio, as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Ms. Stewart is an active, participating member of the Kentucky and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations. Her involvement with the Kentucky Bar Association has involved being appointed to the House of Delegates and the Kentucky Bar Association’s Client Security Fund Board. She has served two terms as the Kenton County Director At Large for the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and three terms as the Kenton County Director At Large for the Northern Kentucky Bar Foundation. Ms. Stewart also is actively engaged with the Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys, the National School Boards Association Council of Attorneys, and the Kentucky League of Cities. Additionally, Ms. Stewart has over the years volunteered her time and energy with other community organizations, having served in various capacities with organizations such as HONK, Covington Partners, Citizen’s Advocacy, Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor, Children, Inc., and various committees and boards with the Diocese of Covington. She was a Governor’s appointee to the Kentucky Commission for Human Rights and served in that capacity for two full terms. Ms. Stewart grew up in Northern Kentucky and lives in Crestview Hills, Kentucky with her husband, Dick Stewart. They have two adult sons, Matthew and Patrick, who also live in the Greater Cincinnati area. In her free time, you will find her either cheering on her beloved Reds or Bear Cats; playing with the family dog in one of the local parks; or at home, binge-watching the latest science fiction/science fantasy series.
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Thomas A. Sweeney

Practicing in the Greater Cincinnati area since 1979, Thomas A. Sweeney is an experienced litigation attorney with a general civil litigation practice. His practice involves all aspects of litigation with particular emphasis in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice litigation. He has also defended numerous municipalities throughout Kentucky on a variety of issues. An experienced trial attorney, Tom has handled scores of jury and bench trials, in addition to arbitrations and mediations throughout Greater Cincinnati. He was voted by his peers as being one of Greater Cincinnati’s top lawyers multiple times. While in law school Mr. Sweeney clerked for the law of firm of Deters , Benzinger and LaVelle (now DBL law). Upon graduating from Salmon P. Chase Northern Kentucky University in 1979, and after a short stint as a solo practitioner, Mr. Sweeney joined the Campbell County firm of Lange, Quill and Powers PSC, where he eventually became an equity partner. In 2002, he left with one of the other firm’s members and formed Sweeney and Fiser PLLC in Crescent Springs, Kentucky. . In April 2018 Mr. Sweeney assumed the practice and renamed the business The Sweeney Law Group. He has had a longstanding friendship and business relationship with ASWD member Jeffrey Mando and after some discussion agreed to join ASWD as “Of Counsel” effective May 1, 2019. Over the years Mr. Sweeney has dealt with most of the firm’s members and has the utmost respect for all of them. ASWD has some of the best lawyers in the Greater Cincinnati area which is the primary reason Mr. Sweeney wanted to join. Mr. Sweeney has lived in Northern Kentucky most of his life. He attended St. Anthony Grade School and Holy Cross High School. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Northern Kentucky University. He is married to Janie Ratliff Sweeney who is also an attorney and partner with the Ft. Mitchell firm of Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC. He has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Mr. Sweeney was one of the first board members when the Northern Kentucky Bar Association was formed. Before that he served for several years on the board of the Campbell County Bar Association. He has served on a variety of committees and associations overtime. He is perhaps most proud to have served as a member of parish council and as president of the school board at St. Joseph’s Parish in Cold Spring Kentucky while his oldest children Justin and Jill attended school there. Mr. Sweeney is a trained mediator and has participated as a mediator in numerous mediations. While Mr. Sweeney does not actively advertise his services as a mediator he has been asked to provide mediation services as circumstances warrant. In his spare time, Mr. Sweeney enjoys reading, golf and spending time with his wife and family. He loves college basketball and regularly follows the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Xavier University Musketeers. He also enjoys following the Cincinnati Bengals. Areas Of Practice Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death Product Liability Auto Accident Medical Malpractice Toxic Tort Claims Municipal & Governmental Law
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Dennis R. Williams

Dennis R. Williams is a Member at Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC. For over 30 years, he has practiced in the areas of Commercial Banking, Commercial Financial Law, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Development and Planning, Business Law, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, UCC Litigation and Lender Liability Litigation. By overseeing the firm’s Commercial Banking Practice Group, Dennis has represented Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana companies in both federal and state court and provided day-to-day counseling to business owners resolving complex problems. His practice has included representation on sophisticated commercial development, corporate and LLC formation, reorganization and bankruptcy, special financing and commercial litigation. His group represents financial institutions in multi-million dollar debt restructuring and workout plans, as well as counseling on the intricacies of finance law. By working closely with the firm’s Civil Litigation and Government practice groups, Dennis and his team provide banking and financial services clients with seasoned, practical legal advice on a range of industry challenging issues. For over three decades, Dennis has provided firm clients with business savvy advice and counseling on complex business issues. From business formation through reorganization, he represents clients and is the trusted counsel throughout Ohio and Kentucky.
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James G. Woltermann

James G. Woltermann is a sustaining member of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC for over 45 years. He has practiced in most areas of law, but concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate, business organization, taxation, retirement plans, estate planning and probate. Throughout his long career, Jim has represented corporate, governmental and individual clients providing solutions to complex problems affecting the clients’ day-to-day operations and its business and individual development. He has provided clients with well-reasoned and practical representation meeting their business and individual legal needs that affect their daily lives. In his community work, Jim has been committed to helping others throughout his career. In 1985, he was elected to serve as the first president of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Bar Association Foundation, on the Board of Trustees of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, on the Executive Committee for St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation, and on the Board of Directors and as President for Catholic Charities, Inc.
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