Injury and Accident Law
Attorney Richard P. Gibbs provides prompt and efficient legal representation in many areas of the law. You will receive his personal attention and answers to your legal questions. With his extensive experience, he will work tirelessly and aggressively to protect your rights and resolve your legal issues.
Auto Accident and Personal Injury
Injury resulting from car accidents, slip and fall cases, medical malpractice, dog bite cases or injuries at the workplace can result in compensation to the injured.
Dog Bite Cases. Medical Malpractice.
Workers compensation law provides benefits for those who have suffered work related injuries and are entitled to compensation. In some cases, intentional tort laws may apply.
Probate and Estate / Contested Wills
What are the grounds for a will contest?
Most of the challenges to invalidate Wills are initiated by potential heirs or beneficiaries who got little or nothing under the Will.
The typical objections are:
Will was not properly drawn, signed or witnessed, according to the state’s formal requirements.
Testator lacked mental capacity at the time the Will was executed.
There was fraud, force or undue influence.
The Will was a forgery.
Areas of Practice
Prenuptial Agreements aka prenups are not just for the wealthy. Prenups are often used to protect the assets of a wealthy fiancé. More and more, couples of more modest means are turning to Prenupts for other purposes.
Here are some reasons for a prenup:
1. Pass separate property to children from prior marriages. A engaged couple with children from prior marriages may use a prenup to define what disposition of their property when they die, so that they can pass on separate property to their children and still provide for each other, if necessary. Without a prenup, a surviving spouse might have the right to claim a large portion of the other spouse’s property by Ohio statutes allowing a surviving spouse to ignore your Last Will and Testament.
2. Clarify financial rights. Couples with or without children, wealthy or not, may simply want to clarify their financial rights and responsibilities during marriage.
3. Avoid arguments in case of divorce. Or they may want to avoid potential arguments if they ever divorce, by specifying in advance how their property will be divided, and whether or not either spouse will receive spousal support/alimony.
4. Provide protection from creditors. Prenups can also be used to protect spouses from each other’s debts.
We will use our best efforts and considerable experience to minimize the impact of your DUI, driving under suspension or other driving-related offenses.
We handle felony and misdemeanor offenses, from arraignment through trial. We also represent juveniles involved in criminal offenses, in school or otherwise. Criminal Law Defense – Litigation
Property law includes foreclosures, modification of lease terms, transference of properties, and other related matters.
Real Estate and Foreclosures
Oil and Gas Leases
Contracts and Insurance Disputes
Contract law can include issues such as faulty roof repairs, hail damage or construction. We negotiate on your behalf when your health insurance company denies coverage.
Divorce and Dissolution
Families going through a divorce or dissolution, child custody disputes and other domestic law. We protect your interests when going through a divorce or dissolution, child custody disputes and in other domestic law matters.
General Business Law
Business Organization, Planning and Transactions.
The first objective in establishing a business is determining the proper legal structure. There are many issues that must be considered such as, what type of entity will best accomplish your needs, or what happens if a business associate dies, divorces, or wishes to quit the business.
Tax, succession and liability issues also should be addressed when organizing a business. We handle setting up Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Partnerships.
Employment Law and Wrongful Termination
We represent victims of wrongful termination from employment based upon age, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim and sexual harassment. If you have been discharged, demoted or otherwise treated unfairly by your employer we can provide legal assistance to help right any wrongs by your employer.