Well-experienced Litigators with Broad Backgrounds in Many Areas that Include Personal Injury, Family Law, Bankruptcy and More

Business Law

Business law can be overwhelming, even for experienced entrepreneurs. Handling your business needs without an experienced attorney can put yourself, your assets, your employees, and your reputation at risk. Expert legal advice is essential to the life of a business.

Are you establishing a new business? Let us safely guide you through the structuring process. We are experienced in setting up and representing small to large businesses, including:

  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Corporations

We will ensure that you are choosing the appropriate type of entity and will aid you in forming, planning and operating your new business.

Are you facing unknown territory in your existing business? We have the legal experience and knowledge to assist in all of the legal needs your business may have, such as:

  • Licensing
  • Organization
  • Transactions
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Compliance

In addition, we have the expertise to manage actual or potential litigation you may face, such as:

  • Partnership Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Collections

As business owners, we know first-hand the obstacles and unique challenges that you may face. Ease your mind and use our expert, legal knowledge to plan for, establish, operate and manage your business. We will be with you every step of the way, making certain that your business is compliant and moving in the right direction to meet your goals.

Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

At The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co., our attorneys represent individuals who suffer personal injury or wrongful death. We fight for your right to an award in a court of law or a settlement outside of personal injury litigation. We have been providing aggressive representation for decades. We bring all of our resources to bear on each case we handle. Our experienced personal injury attorneys work together with our paralegals, private investigators, nurse consultants, liability expert witnesses and medical experts to maximize the recovery in every case we handle.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys represent our clients in personal injury cases involving:

  • Car & Truck Accidents
  • Criminal Assaults
  • Dangerous or Defective Products
  • Premises Liability
  • Slips and Falls
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrongful Death


If you are charged with any type of crime - from a traffic offense to the most serious felony - you can get results from The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co. Our firm has an aggressive criminal attorney with substantial felony jury trial experience. Our attorney will guide you through the criminal justice system, providing you with the information and representation that you need to get the best results possible.

Social Security Disability

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been rejected, our attorneys will help you win your appeal. Whatever your disability, our qualified staff will obtain the medical records to make the arguments necessary to maximize your claim. Further, you don't have to pay the attorney's fee unless and until he wins your case.


If you are drowning in a sea of debt and are considering bankruptcy as a possible solution, call our law office for a free debt consultation. We will help you decide whether Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is right for you. We make sure that you can keep your house, car and other important property while discharging unwanted debts from credit cards, repossession, foreclosure, medical expenses and more.

Employment Law

The attorneys of The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co. are experienced in many aspects of employment law and are committed to aggressively representing their clients' interests. We regularly provide representation at administrative hearings and court proceedings involving issues of unemployment (Department of Jobs and Family Services), discrimination (EEOC, Ohio Civil Rights Commission), environmental concerns (Ohio and Federal EPA), labor arbitrations, workers' compensation (BWC, Industrial Commission), collective bargaining, insurance contractual issues, intentional tort, and workplace safety (OSHA).

Construction Litigation

The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co. has represented owners, general contractors, sub-constructors, bonding companies and insurance companies in a wide variety of construction matters, including contract/document drafting and interpretation, payment disputes and construction litigation. Our attorneys have represented their clients in construction matters throughout Ohio in both state and federal courts. The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co. can not only provide the legal services necessary to protect its clients' interests, but also can recommend a wide variety of architectural, engineering and geo-technical experts to analyze and address those issues which require such construction related expertise.

General Liability Defense

Our staff has extensive experience in handling all types of general liability defense cases. With subject matters ranging from automobile accidents to slip and falls to intentional torts to product liability. We pride ourselves with being knowledgeable and effective in such matters, recognizing the goals and desires of our clients.

Product Liability

Our representation is not limited to a type of product category. We are a firm experienced with self-insured businesses, manufacturers and insurance companies. Our firm is prepared to defend their products in both state and federal proceedings.

Estate Planning/Wills

Thought about estate planning? Not sure what to do? Concerned an attorney will be condescending and talk over your head? Estate planning does not have to be complicated or expensive. There are numerous steps you can take for a very nominal fee that can help avoid probate and decrease taxes. At The Law Firm of Fitzgerald, Reese & Van Dyne, Co., we have the knowledge and experience to help resolve the problems presented by both large and moderate estates, utilizing Wills, Trusts, Transfer on Death Property and Survivorship Property. Let us show you how effective estate planning does not have to be expensive and complicated.

Domestic Relations

Problems regarding family issues, whether spouse or children, can be the most emotionally taxing situation that a person faces. If you are contemplating filing for divorce or dissolution, custody change, support modification, or any other family related issue, contact our qualified domestic relations attorneys who can help you understand your rights and pursue a favorable, fair resolution.

We are ready to discuss your legal defense needs. Contact our firm at 419-227-5858 or send an online message using the form on this website.