Home | Firm Overview | Experience & Legal Services | Attorneys | News | Legal Links | Contact Us

Northeast Ohio Attorney News

Court Decisions and New Legislation of Interest to Northeast Ohio

Many articles posted here are in PDF format and require the Acrobat Reader to view.



Article Title Date
Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan has been named an official community supporter of the Ohio Environmental Council 2013!! 09/25/2013
Dan Cronin and Mary Jane Trapp's article "The Motion In Limine as a Trojan Horse" was approved by the Ohio Lawyer Board of Editors at the Ohio State Bar Association for inclusion as a Practice Tips column in the November/December issue! 09/23/2013
In support of the Ohio Environmental Law Center, Dale Markowitz and David Ondrey will be attending the 10th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, September 26th, 5-7 pm. 10th Anniversary, Environmental Law Center 08/19/2013
- Oil and Gas News -
On August 6, 2013, Dale Markowitz presented to the Utica Landowners Group of Coshocton and Muskingum Counties regarding oil and gas. Issues involving the Dormant Mineral Act, lease forfeiture, leasing, and the importance of obtaining a title exam before leasing were discussed. Joining Dale to answer questions after the presentation was Dan Cronin. A link to the organization's website is provided here: http://www.ulgcm.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1821
If you have questions about oil and gas, please contact our firm to discuss your concerns.

Dale Markowitz spoke to the Geauga County Bar on August 2. 2013 about Oil & Gas Leasing: Forfeitures & Environmental Issues

Interested in learning more about Planning & Zoning? Register for the Northeast Ohio Planning & Zoning Workshop taking place June 28, 2013 at the Magnuson Grand Hotel in Warren.  Dale Markowitz will be speaking on "Understaning Easements".  For registration information, click here: Planning & Zoning Workshop 06/20/2013
At the request of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission  Mary Jane Trapp presented her lecture, “Ohio Constitutional Conventions: A Historical Perspective” to the  Judicial Branch & Administration of Justice subcommittee last week at the statehouse in Columbus.  Agenda for the Judicial Branch & Administration of Justice subcommittee 06/19/2013
"Ten Lessons a Trial Lawyers Learned as an Appellate Judge" by Mary Jane Trapp (see page 5) Ten Lessons a Trial Lawyers Learned as an Appellate Judge 05/20/2013
Dale H. Markowitz recently received a favorable decision in the Court of Common Pleas Geauga County, Ohio. In an administrative appeal to the court, Dale's client wished to open a shooting range in an industrial building in Newbury Township and made a zoning variance request to that effect. Newbury Township had previously agreed, in a settlement, to grant a different applicant a zoning variance ...to open a shooting range in that same industrial building, but the plans with that applicant fell through. Eleven months later, however, Newbury Township's Board of Zoning Appeals refused to grant the client's zoning variance request to open A shooting range, which was very similar to the initial applicant's request. Judge Fuhry found that the decision not to grant the client's similar variance request was unfair and unreasonable and further ruled that the client's variance request to open the shooting range should be granted, subject to reasonable conditions.  R. Blake Frederick vs. Newbury Township Zoning Inspector
Mary Jane Trapp presented a seminar last night in Cleveland for the N.E. Ohio Municipal Prosecutors’ Association entitled, “Tips for Effective Written & Oral Appellate Advocacy and Hot Topics for the Prosecutor.” 05/16/2013

Business-Minded Chefs Highlight CBC’s Female Entrepreneur Summit April 24

CLEVELAND- More than two dozen prominent businesswomen from Northeast Ohio will present at the second-annual Female Entreprenuer Summit April 24 at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square.  Kelly Slattery will be speaking about legal resources at this event!

Read about our very own Mary Jane Trapp in the Akron Legal News! Appellate judge wraps up 6-year term, returns to private practice: http://www.akronlegalnews.com/editorial/6641 04/11/2013

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan represents Florida Power Corp. against FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy Can't Duck CERCLA Suit Over Polluted Fla. Sites

Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By Dan Prochilo

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 8:45 PM ET) -- An Ohio federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss Progress Energy's suit against FirstEnergy Corp. over cleanup costs at two polluted Florida sites, finding that FirstEnergy's predecessor might have left the company liable for the contamination.

U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster said it was plausible that FirstEnergy's notoriously corrupt predecessor, Associated Gas & Electric Corp., or Ageco, dominated the subsidiaries directly responsible for the dumping of hazardous tars and oils into the soil and groundwater at two sites in Orlando and Sanford, Fla.

In doing so, Ageco may have absorbed some of the subsidiaries' liability, leaving FirstEnergy holding the bag, Polster ruled.

Ageco engaged in "not an isolated incident of corporate dominance, but a thorough-going practice, a rampant pattern of abuse by the Ageco 'empire' that exploited 'every possibility for plunder,'” Polster wrote. "It is conceivable that Ageco’s modus operandi applied with equal force to [Florida Public Service Co.] and Sanford Gas."

FPSC, a distant subsidiary thrice removed from Ageco, ran a manufactured-gas plant at the Orlando site from 1929 to 1943.

Progress Energy will need to prove at trial that Ageco had interfered with that company and Sanford Gas — a critical link that could leave FirstEnergy on the hook under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act for the $1.8 million that Progress Energy has spent investigating and trying to clean up the two contaminated tracts.

But according to Polster there is enough evidence that, in other states at least, Ageco acted as a holding company for energy firms and it regularly violated its subsidiaries' corporate sovereignty and "pillaged" them for $20 million between 1929 and 1938, or today's equivalent of $300 million.

Ageco's conduct elsewhere led Polster to find it was "plausible" that the parent company had the same level of intrusive involvement in the Florida power companies involved in this case.

The judge also rejected FirstEnergy's contention that the statute of limitations had expired and that Progress Energy had missed its chance to seek reimbursement for the remediation efforts.

The judge ruled that, with the Sanford site, Progress Energy filed suit at the tail end of the three-year window it had after obtaining a consent decree in federal court in January 2009. Progress Energy filed suit near the end of 2011.

That decree, for the performance of the remediation, was issued following years of discussion between Progress Energy and the EPA extending back to 1998.

FirstEnergy had argued that the statute of limitations clock should have started once that initial agreement between the EPA and the plaintiff was forged in the late 1990s. But the judge said the law calls for the deadline to be three years from when a "judicially approved settlement" is made.

With the Orlando site, Progress Energy has until three years after it is done removing the contaminated material, a process that hasn't even been completed yet, Polster said.

He also ruled that there is a possibility Progress Energy may be able to charge FirstEnergy for future cleanup costs. FirstEnergy had argued that, since Progress Energy was ineligible to recoup past costs, future costs were also out of reach. But the judge found that, since the statute of limitations hadn't expired on the old cleanup expenses, future costs were also still accessible.

Dave Scanzoni, a spokesman for Duke Energy, the company that acquired Progress Energy in July 2012, said Duke is still reviewing the judge's order and could not comment.

A message left for FirstEnergy was not immediately returned Monday.

The case is Florida Power Corp. v. FirstEnergy Corp., case number 1:12-cv-01839 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.


  --Editing by Jeremy Barker. 

Our very own Mary Jane Trapp discusses TJ Lane on WKYC: http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=290210 03/19/2013
On behalf of American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, We would like to congratulate Dale Markowitz on being selected as a ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Land Use And Zoning’ via Martindale-Hubbell™  
Dale Markowitz celebrates his 25th year receiving the highest possible professional rating for standards in both his ethical behavior and quality of legal work (AV Preeminent® ) according to his peers through Martindale-Hubbell®! www.martindale.com/ratings. 01/07/2013

For what you need to know about The American Taxpayer Relief Act that was approved by Congress on January 1, 2013, click here: The American Taxpayer Relief Please contact Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan for more information.

To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, we advise you that any U.S. federal tax advice in this communication (including any attachments and enclosures) was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any persons for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan is one of the 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States.  We have achieved this recognition for having a firm of 10 attorneys or more in which one out of every three has acheived a Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent rating.  Only 2,446 firms have achieved this rating and we are one of them! 12/28/2012
Congratulations to Gina Bevack-Ciani! She was Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability receiving a BV-Distinguished rating through Martindale-Hubbell™! This makes Gina the THIRTEENTH Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan attorney to receive this honor. 12/28/12
Dale Markowitz celebrates inclusion into Ohio Super Lawyers® Magazine for the TENTH consecutive year in a row! 12/17/2012
Congratulations to Jaredd Flynn, Kelly Slattery, John Liber, Ezio Listati, Dale Markowitz and David Lowe for making the inclusion into 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers® Magazine! 12/17/2012

Dale H. Markowitz spoke at a Ohio Association for Justice seminar regarding Oil & Gas Environmental Issues on Thursday, November 15th at Wyndham at Playhouse Square. His speech covered issues regarding Statutory Regulation of Oil and Gas Drilling, Recent Ohio Legislation and Indemnification.

Dale H. Markowitz will be speaking on zoning in during the upcoming Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation scheduled for Monday, December 03, 2012 from 9:00 am-4:30 pm at the Doubletree Hotel (6200 Quarry Lane, Independence, OH) For more information and to attend this seminar, click this link: Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation 11/2012
Click the link for a little Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan history!  TDD History 11/2012

On October 24th, Dale Markowitz spoke as an expert to Eastern Geauga Landowners in regards to future leasing of their oil and gas rights.  For more information about The Eastern Geauga County Ohio Landowners Group, click here: http://www.eg-land.org/




Pat Lyden, Executive Director and CEO, Suicide Prevention Education Alliance (SPEA)



Chardon, OH, October 19, 2012 – Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan sponsors program for suicide prevention at Chardon High School.

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, a law firm headquartered in Chardon, has donated $5,000 to Suicide Prevention Education Alliance (SPEA) to support its proven suicide prevention program, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide, at Chardon High School.


SPEA’s proven program has already taught more than 100,000 students in 140 Northeast Ohio high schools how to identify friends who may be suffering from major depression and/or may be at risk of suicide; how to respond; and where to refer them.  In response to the mental health concerns and suicide attempts by Chardon High School students following the February 27th shooting tragedy, SPEA presented suicide prevention training to Chardon High School faculty and staff on October 9 and taught parents how to recognize depression in their children during an evening session on October 11.  SPEA instructors delivered the agency’s proven prevention program to Chardon High juniors and seniors on October 15 and 16 and will teach the freshmen and sophomores on October 24 and 25. 

One in five high school students seriously considers suicide, the second leading cause of death for Ohio teens.  Nine percent (9%) of U.S. high school students attempt suicide.  Half of all lifetime cases of clinical depression begin by age 14.  “Thrasher, Dinsmore &  Dolan is honored to be part of the healing process for Chardon High School students,” said Partner David M. Ondrey.  “We had several choices of projects to support, but teen suicide prevention really appealed to our partners.  We’re happy to partner with SPEA,” Dale H. Markowitz, partner, said.

Suicide Prevention Education Alliance was founded by Lyman H. (Tim) Treadway in 1992, after the loss of his son to suicide. SPEA’s mission is to prevent suicide by teaching young people to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to seek professional help for themselves and others.  To learn more, visit www.helppreventsuicide.org  .

Congratulations to Dale H. Markowitz, a principal in the Chardon office of Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, for his article on Oil and Gas issues in Northeast Ohio recently published in the October issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal.  See article, Oil and Gas Issues in Northeast Ohio Oct 2012 10/2012

In the Spring of 2010, Dale Markowitz assisted a New Jersey company, Richards Manufacturing, to acquire certain assets from the former Chardon Rubber Company that was in Chapter 11 proceedings. Included in those assets was a 10 acre combination of parcels commonly referred to as Brownfields. We then assisted the buyer, Chardon Property Development, LLC in obtaining a Community Block Grant and Clean Ohio funding to remove certain chemicals from the groundwater and floor of the industrial buildings. We also assisted in the removal of asbestos. The Company is now growing as a polymer compounding company, adding jobs monthly. The buildings have been demolished or renovated, as deemed appropriate, and the site is in compliance with OEPA standards. We worked with city, county and state officials and environmental consultants to accomplish the cleanup and preservation of a vital business to Chardon.




The former Plastics building on the right was demolished for this project.

The former coal silo was demolished for this project.

The southwest portion of the Main Building was demolished for this project.

Another view of the southwest portion of the Main Building.

The old loading docks were demolished for this project.


Asbestos Abatement was done for the buildings on the property.

The Plastics Building after demolition and during grading.


The reconfigured southeast portion of the property (former location of loading docks).

Newly configured/renovated southern portion of the Main Building.

Newly constructed/renovated loading dock area on the southwestern portion of the Main Building.

Final grading at the northern end of the property (former Plastics Building location).

These are just a few of the pictures we have for this project I hope it gives you a sense of what was accomplished thanks to the CORF grant.





















Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan held its first annual Opening Day Party at the House of Blues Cleveland. Thank you to the more than 300 guests who participated in this exciting event!
















Cleveland Attorney, John R. Liber, II is selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America.


Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan Partner, John Liber, II, as President of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, accompanied by of counsel, Nancy Burroughs, donates 225 books to the Senior class at John Hay Early College Campus of the Cleveland Public School System on April 24, 2012.



Left to Right: CATA President, John Liber, II presents John Hay Senior Class President Jessica Maldonado with a copy of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," Nancy Burroughs and John Hay Teacher Sarah Humphrey-Beckhouche.

Left to Right:  Ms. Beckhouche, Mr. Liber, John Hay Senior Class Representative Tyrell Butler, John Hay Senior Class Sergeant at Arms Deron Battle and Ms. Burroughs.

Chardon Attorney, Dale H. Markowitz, is chosen to appear in the nationally published 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the Construction, Real Estate and Environmental Section. 3/8/12

Chardon Attorney, Dale H. Markowitz, prevails on a zoning appeal regarding the conditional use permit for a nursing home in Medina, Ohio.  See the attached Judgment Entry of the Medina County Court of Common Pleas in Medina Ohio Investors, Ltd. v. Progressive Medina Real Estate, LLC, et al.

Medina Ohio Investors v Progressive Medina Real Estate


Chardon Attorneys, Dale H. Markowitz and J. Jaredd Flynn, prevail on quiet title, bankruptcy court jurisdiction and related real estate matters. See the attached Decision of the 11th District Court of Appeals in Johnsonite, Inc. v. Mark Welch, Liquidating Trustee of the JRC Liquidating Trust, et al.

Johnsonite v. Welch, Trustee Opinion


Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan is proud to announce that the following attorneys have been named:


Ohio Super Lawyers®, as selected by Super Lawyers®


  • David E. Lowe – Domestic Relations
  • Dale H. Markowitz – Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning, Business Litigation
  • David M. Ondrey – Government/Cities/Municipalities, Employment & Labor
  • Ezio A. Listati – Real Estate/Business Litigation
  • John R. Liber, II – Personal Injury


BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, as selected by Best Lawyers

  • John R. Liber, II – Personal Injury


OHIO RISING STARS, as selected by Super Lawyers®

  • Todd C. Hicks – Labor & Employment, Civil Litigation, Real Estate
  • J. Jaredd Flynn – Civil Litigation, Sports/Entertainment, Trademark/Copyright/Licensing, Zoning/  Real Estate, and Landlord/Tenant
  • Kelly Slattery – Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate


BEST LAW FIRMS, as selected by Best Lawyers


  • Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan opens office in downtown Cleveland:

Crain's: http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110915/FREE/110919931#   

Plain Dealer: http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/09/matt_dolan_the_republican_cand.html

WKYC: http://www.wkyc.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1166368313001

News Herald: http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/09/16/business/nh4505371.txt

Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce: http://www.chardonchamber.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31:this-months-member-highlight&catid=7:member-highlight&Itemid=54



Chardon Attorneys - Jaredd Flynn and Dale Markowitz recently prevailed on all counts in determining a winery operation was exempt from township zoning and a variance should have been granted for construction of a bridge, by proving practical difficulties existed. See the attached decision of the 11th District Court of Appeals in Elizabeth Schabel, et al. v. Michael Troyan, et al.

Schabel v. Troyan Opinion



Gas-well ordeal finally ends well


It took three years to reach a settlement and finally closure for residents impacted by a leak from a gas well drilled off English Drive in Bainbridge.According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, gas seeped into nearby water wells from the Ohio Valley Energy well and caused an explosion in December 2007 at the home of Richard and Thelma Payne on English Drive.

Residents who joined a lawsuit against the Austintown company now are being compensated for their inconvenience and suffering, according to Chardon attorney Dale Markowitz, who represented them. The case that was filed in Geauga County Common Pleas Court is officially settled, he said.

Forty-three households were involved in the class-action suit, and a lump sum was given to the residents, who then split it. The amount the residents received is confidential, Mr. Markowitz said.

Bainbridge Township, which joined the suit, is to receive $50,000 for replacement of a water well and other expenses at its police station.

A separate amount was given to Mr. and Mrs. Payne, whose house on English Drive was lifted off its foundation by the explosion.

Ohio Valley Energy and other companies involved with the drilling also paid off Nationwide Insurance, which had the coverage on the Paynes' home.

Any right to recover the $1 million for the waterline that was installed to serve those whose wells were impacted has been waived by Ohio Valley Energy.

"It was a good settlement for the clients," Mr. Markowitz said.

When he first heard about the explosion at the Payne house, he knew it had to be something to do with faulty drilling, he said. He has worked with gas and oil well leasing all over Northeast Ohio and helped with a number of regulations for drilling, he said. He worked with property owners with leasing for gas and oil wells.

"The neighborhood off Bainbridge Road has no homeowners organization, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources wasn't going to protect the people," Mr. Markowitz said. "Our firm has expertise in that area," he said.

"I knew these people needed a collective voice. So we got involved." Several attorneys from the firm of Thrasher, Dinsmore and Dolan in Chardon teamed up to represent the residents. They included Jaredd Flynn, Todd Hicks and David Ondrey, with Mr. Markowitz as the lead attorney.

Residents included those from English and Scotland drives, as well as Kingswood and Kenston Lake drives in the neighboring Kenston Lake subdivision.

"We knew people were affected down there, and we said let's see if we can help them," Mr. Flynn said.

A Bainbridge resident, Mr. Flynn said the length and time the gas remained in the aquifer was unusual. "The problem persisted for almost three years, and, during that time, quite a bit changed in the lives of many of our clients. Some people moved away, and some passed away," he said.

"I think it opened the state's eyes to the need for better regulations for gas and oil well drilling," Mr. Flynn said. "It highlighted people's awareness of drilling in residential areas."

In the case of the Ohio Valley Energy well, the drilling of the gas well allowed gas to migrate from deep below the surface to shallower shale formations where our clients obtained their fresh water from, through the use of their water wells. The gas leaked into the aquifer because of a poor cement job and the failure to vent the high-pressure gas, Mr. Flynn said.

More gas wells are going to be seen in the state and beyond as people find ways to develop more mineral rights, he said. Increased drilling is going to lead to more incidents unless regulations are adhered to and there are good drillers and operators complying with those regulations, he said.

Mr. Markowitz went to officials at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and convinced them that Ohio Valley Energy was not doing enough.

ODNR had issued orders to monitor the situation but was not taking action to order Ohio Valley Energy to put in a waterline.

"We brought Geauga County Commissioners, the Geauga County prosecutor, ODNR, the Geauga County Department of Water Resources and Ohio Valley Energy together for a meeting at the commissioners' offices and started getting it moving," Mr. Markowitz said of the waterline.

The Bainbridge Township zoning and fire departments worked tirelessly with residents, and state Sen. Timothy Grendell "helped us too," Mr. Markowitz said.

"If everyone had hired their own lawyers, it might not have turned out as it did," he said.

"And we spent a lot of time on what we weren't hired for, such as pursuit of the waterline," he said.

"In the end, Ohio Valley Energy did the right thing by settling and agreeing to waive the right to recover the cost of the waterline."

Scotland Drive resident Irv Mesmer, who was part of the suit with other residents, thanked Mr. Markowitz and his team. "They did everything they could, and, after three years, they got it. They did a good job," he said. "We dealt directly with Jaredd Flynn and Dale."

Mr. Mesmer recalled how he and his wife, Joanne, returned home from a vacation and saw trucks in the area. "It was the first we knew of it," he said of the gas leak and explosion.

He hopes the state will come up with more regulations for drilling in residential areas, he said. "People in Columbus don't even know where Bainbridge is," Mr. Mesmer said. "I definitely think they have to be more careful. The state has to have better control."

Regarding the three-year ordeal, Mr. Mesmer said, "Thank goodness it's over."

The Chagrin Valley Times



"Chardon Law Firm, Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, settles lawsuit against Ohio Valley Energy Systems Corp. and other Defendants in gas well contamination in Bainbridge Township on behalf of 43 Bainbridge Township homeowners."

See, Richard O. Payne, et al. vs. Ohio Valley Energy Systems Corp., et al., filed in the Geauga County Common Pleas Court on January 30, 2009.


Chardon Attorney, Dale H. Markowitz, spoke at the NBI Seminar on "Land Use Law: Current Issues and Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning" in December, 2010.




Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan Lawyer Assists Technology Provider in Relocating Corporate Headquarters To Downtown Cleveland

Ezio Listati acted as lead counsel for MCPc, Inc. in negotiating a lease with The Plain Dealer for MCPc's new corporate headquarters in downtown Cleveland.  Mr. Listati also negotiated an incentive and financing package for MCPc with the City of Cleveland. Under the terms of the lease and financing package, MCPc will relocate 165 jobs and its corporate headquarters to the eastern edge of downtown Cleveland.


Congratulations to Dale H. Markowitz, a principal in the Chardon law firm, Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, who continues to be named as an outstanding attorney in the practice area of Real Estate.  Dale will be listed again in Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition, May 2011. 08/17/10

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan is pleased to announce it has named Jaredd Flynn as a Principal in the law firm.  Jaredd has been an Associate with Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan for six years focusing his practice on a range of civil litigation and transactional legal matters for businesses and individuals, including real estate, landlord/tenant, zoning and intellectual property.  His practice also includes juvenile and municipal law matters.  Jaredd is a 2003 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1999 graduate of Miami University’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business, and 1995 graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School.  Jaredd is a current resident of Bainbridge Township, where he resides with his wife Katie and three sons Carter, Grady and Ryan. 


Chardon Attorney, Dale H. Markowitz, spoke at the NBI Seminar on "Mineral Rights in America", in October, 2009.   See brochure, Mineral Rights in America


Chardon Attorneys, Dale H. Markowitz and J. Jaredd Flynn, of Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, win on all zoning issues before the Court of Appeals in the Eleventh Appellate District, Ashtabula County, Ohio.

See, Rickard v Trumbull Twp Bd of Zoning Appeals, 2009-Ohio-2619


Chardon law firm, Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan files lawsuit against Ohio Valley Energy Systems Corp., et al in gas well contamination in Bainbridge Township.  

See, Richard O. Payne, et al. vs. Ohio Valley Energy Systems Corp., et al., filed in the Geauga County Common Pleas Court on January 30, 2009.


Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan agrees to represent more than 39 Bainbridge Township homeowners affected by release of methane and other gasses into their drinking water.  

See,  Bainbridge Township Gas Well Contamination


Chardon Attorney, Dale H. Markowitz, a principal of Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan spoke at Zoning Seminar.

Zoning Seminar (PDF)


Chardon Attorney, David M. Ondrey, a principal of Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan elected as Chairman of Board of Directors, UHHS Geauga Regional - Board Officers Selected for UH Geauga Medical Center (The News-Herald)

UHHS Geauga (PDF) | UHHS Geauga (Web Page)


Chester Township Bd. of Trustees v. Bank One, N.A.

Court of Appeals Decision (PDF)


Chardon Attorney, Dolan, firm feted; 75th birthdays not forgotten by Geauga legal minds

The News Herald (PDF) | The News Herald (Web Page)


Three Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan Attorneys of Chardon Named as Ohio Super Lawyers

The Times (PDF) | The Times (Web Page)





Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan provides these news articles as a service to viewers who are interested in legal information pertinent to Chardon, Geauga County, and Ohio. If you have questions or comments, you can contact an Ohio attorney via e-mail using the contact form.