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Our Attorneys

Civil Trial Litigation and Appellate Practice in all Courts, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Estates, Guardianships, Business Planning, Limited Liability Companies and Corporations, Landowner Oil & Gas Interests, Real Estate, Taxes, Workers’ Compensation Defense and Federal Black Lung Defense.

John R. Estadt, born Zanesville, Ohio, November 7, 1950; admitted to bar, 1983, Ohio; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.  Preparatory education, Kent State University (B.A., 1972); The Ohio State University (M.S., 1979); legal education, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1983).  Member: Belmont County and Ohio State (Section: Estate Planning; Trust; Probate Law) Bar Associations; Estate Planning Council of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Michael P. McCormick,
 born Barnesville, Ohio, March 6, 1959; admitted to bar, 1989, Ohio; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.  Preparatory education, Malone College (B.A., 1984); legal education, Petit College of Law, Ohio Northern University (J.D. , 1988).  Member: Belmont County and Ohio State (Board of Governors, 1994-1997; Council of Delegates, 1998-2000; Real Property Section, Bar Association.

Erik A. Schramm
, born Wheeling, West Virginia; May 11, 1961; admitted to bar, 1998, West Virginia, 1999, Ohio; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and Southern District of Ohio.  Preparatory education: Bethany College (B.S., 1983); West Virginia University (M.B.A., 1988); legal education, West Virginia University School of Law (J.D., 1997).  Board of Education, Ohio County, West Virginia; President, 2010-2012.  Member: Belmont County, Ohio County (West Virginia) and Ohio State Bar Associations; West Virginia State Bar; Estate Planning Council of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Kyle W. Bickford, born Zanesville, Ohio, October 29, 1984; admitted to bar, 2010, Ohio; 2011, West Virginia.  Preparatory education, Ohio University (B.S., 2007); legal education, Petit College of Law, Ohio Northern University (J.D., 2010).  Member: Belmont County and Ohio State Bar Associations; West Virginia State Bar Association.

Erik A. Schramm, Jr., born Wheeling, West Virginia, January 1, 1987; admitted to bar, 2012, Ohio; 2013, West Virginia; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Southern District of Ohio and Southern District of West Virginia. Preparatory education, West Virginia University (B.S. Chemistry, 2009); legal education, West Virginia University College of Law (J.D., 2012). Member: Belmont County and Ohio State Bar Associations; West Virginia State Bar Association; Family Service of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Tom McK. Hazlett