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Lavelle and Associates, Trial Lawyers

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449 E. State Street

Athens, Ohio 45701

Proudly serving the Athens area for over 35 years.

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From estate disputes to criminal charges, the attorneys at Lavelle and Associates are at your side. Your court appearance never has to be an intimidating experience. We provide solid litigation representation to assist you throughout any proceeding.

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Our office is home to trial lawyers who have a wealth of experience in court. Get to know our legal and support team here. You deserve to know about our team's strengths. When you know what we are all about, it is much easier to build a strong case.

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About Us

Navigate the law's intricacies in total confidence with attorneys at Lavelle and Associates. Based in Athens, Ohio, our law office represents clients in a variety of legal disputes. We are a general practice that places emphasis on litigation as well as transactional work, estate planning and administrations as well as real estate transactions. Our areas of expertise include, but are by no means limited to, Will Contests and other Estate litigatation, Criminal Defense, Traffic Cases including OVI, Wrongful Death, Oil and Gas, Automotive deaths, and Insurance disputes.

John P. Lavelle passed the Ohio bar exam in 1982. For over 35 years, our office has earned a reputation for going the extra mile for every client who visits us. As a locally minded law firm, each of our attorneys John P. Lavelle, Sky Pettey and Robert R. "Rusty" Rittenhouse, has graduated from Athens High School. Our range of experience and connectivity to our hometown make us the trusted law office for all your legal needs.

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Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating

Lavelle was awarded "Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation" by Martindale-Hubbell™ for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, May 2015, and "Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards--the 'Gold Standard in Attorney Ratings' for 2018".

Sky Pettey - Rated by Super Lawyers

Sky Pettey was named by Super Lawyers™ as a Rising Star in 2011.

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449 E State Street, Athens, OH, 45701 (at intersection with Home Street). Located near Bob Evans™ restaurant, and the public library.

From US-33 East (From the North)
Take the E State Street exit and turn right at the bottom of the ramp. 449 E State Street, is about 1/10th of a mile on the left, where one turns onto Home Street to go to the public library or Bob Evans™ Restaurant. Park in the rear of the building across from VFW parking lot.

From US-33 West (From the South)
Take the E State Street exit and turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp. Go under the bridge and turn left onto Home Street off E State Street. Park in the rear of the building across from VFW parking lot.

Service Area
Serving Clients in Federal and State Courts surrounding Athens, Ohio
Also Licensed in the State of Montana

Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Evenings and Weekends Available by Appointment

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