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Thomas P. Moushey

Mr. Moushey’s practice emphasizes estate planning, probate, business law, and real estate. He is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, and previously served as Magistrate of the Stark County Probate Court.  He has been recognized annually by Super Lawyers since 2008.

Michael A. Ogline

Mr. Michael Ogline focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, business planning, business formation and succession planning. His practice includes the use of sophisticated planning techniques, drafting of tax sensitive documents, and representation of clients before the IRS.  He is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Brent A. Barnes

  • Associate, Geiger Teeple Robinson & McElwee, 2013 - present
  • Associate, Geiger Teeple Smith and Hahn, 2006 - 2013

Mr. Brent A. Barnes has been providing exceptional legal counsel to individuals and businesses throughout the greater Alliance area since 2006. Mr. Barnes is a native of Alliance and graduated from Alliance High School in 1999. He attended the University of Mount Union where he earned a BA with degrees in Business Finance and Political Science in 2003.

Brian E. Calabrese

  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2012-present
  • Summer Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 2011
  • Senior Articles Editor, German Law Journal, 2011–2012
  • Staff Writer, Washington and Lee Law Review, 2010–2011
  • Lecturer, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 2008–2009

Mr. Calabrese practices within Robinson & McElwee’s Business Law Department.

Lynn A. Smith

  • Chair, Business Law Department, Robinson & McElwee, 2012
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1987-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-1986
  • Associate, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1981-1983

Ms. Smith's practice emphasizes the representation of business clients in the negotiation, due diligence, document preparation and consummation of complex commercial transactions.

Ms. Smith routinely counsels business entities as to financing matters, representing both borrowers and lenders.

Lisa M. Schmitt

  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2011-present
  • Member, Schrader, Byrd & Companion, 2009-2011
  • Associate, Schrader, Byrd & Companion, 2002-2008
  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Martin J. Gaughan, First Judicial Circuit, Ohio, Brooke and Hancock Counties, W.Va., 2001-2002
  • Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review, 2000-2001
  • Summer Associate, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, 2000
  • Legal Technician III, United States Attorney’s Office Contract Employee, 1993-2000

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David K. Higgins

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1983-present
  • Former Chair, Business Law Department, Robinson & McElwee
  • Partner, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1978-1983
  • Associate, Love, Wise, Robinson & Woodroe, 1976-1978
  • Associate, James, Wise, Robinson & Magnuson, 1975

A founding member of Robinson & McElwee, Mr. Higgins primarily practices state and federal tax litigation, state and federal securities law, asset protection and general business law.

William E. Hamb

  • Senior Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 2006-present
  • More than 50 years of private practice experience.

Mr. Hamb concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial loan transactions, and commercial litigation.

With more than 50 years of experience as an attorney, Mr. Hamb has extensive knowledge of banking and corporate law.

Mr. Hamb has appellate experience in federal and West Virginia state courts involving issues of real estate salesperson and broker liability and real estate title matters.

Kent J. George

  • Chief Executive Officer, 2014-present
  • Managing Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1999-2014
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1993-present
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1987-1993

Mr. George's practice focuses upon commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, business litigation, arbitration and dispute resolutions and real estate transactions involving retail, industrial, resort and other commercial real estate development projects.

Richard W. Gallagher

  • Chair, Litigation Department, Robinson & McElwee, 2013-present
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 1992-present
  • Partner, McNeer, Highland & McMunn, 1988-1992

Mr. Gallagher is primarily involved in general, civil, labor and employment law matters in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Gallagher also practices with a focus in major business labor litigation involving wage and hour litigation, as well as alleged discrimination.