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Is It Legal to Ride a Child on the Back of a Motorcycle in OH?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 11, 2017

Motorcycling in Ohio entails dozens of rules and operator responsibilities. From mandatory helmets under the age of 18 to specific laws for maximum sound levels, motorcyclists must understand and obey a number of restrictions in the Buckeye State. There are several rules regarding motorcycle passengers and how they must ride on the machine, especially when […]

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Ohio?

Posted in Car Accidents on July 27, 2017

“Lane splitting” refers to the act of maneuvering a motorcycle or bicycle between two vehicles moving in the same direction on a highway or other road – in other words, riding on the line between the lanes. Lane splitting is illegal in every state except California. In Ohio, motorcyclists and bicyclists caught lane splitting may […]

Amber Swink Case

Posted in Recent Cases on September 14, 2016

The Brannon Law Firm and attorney Douglas Brannon have filed a complaint in Federal Court against the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office and Capt. Judith L. Sealey for violently assaulting Amber Swink with pepper spray when she was confined in a restraint chair while in the jail on November 15, 2015. The entire assault of Amber […]

HOLMES V. STATE OF OHIO

Posted in Recent Cases on June 27, 2016

A recent client of ours applied for relief from a weapons disability that arose from a felony conviction several years ago. Originally the court denied Holmes of possessing a firearm but our attorney, Douglas Brannon, brought forth his case to the court and proved he was, in fact, eligible to possess a firearm and that the trial […]

STATE OF OHIO V. JENNIFER BILLMAN

Posted in Criminal Defense,Recent Cases on June 15, 2016

Our attorney, Douglas Brannon, has an outstanding record in cases involving an OVI/DUI. They can be very difficult to beat in court but in the recent case of State of Ohio v. Jennifer Billman pending in the Kettering Municipal Court, he successfully won a hearing on a Motion to Suppress resulting in the criminal charge […]

Ohio’s Top Ten Dangerous Dog Breeds

Posted in Personal Injury on June 15, 2016

While all dogs are capable of attacking people, it is a statistical fact that some dog breeds are more likely to attack people than others. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported that over 4.6 million Americans are bitten each year and according to insurance companies the average dog bite claim is around $30,000.  […]

Establishing Paternity Prior to Death is Vital, Especially if Children are Born Out-of-Wedlock

Posted in Probate and Trust Litigation on June 15, 2016

Establishing Paternity Prior to Death is Vital, especially if Children are born Out-of-Wedlock It is becoming more apparent, that given the growing non-traditional makeup of families today, that parents need to take affirmative steps to protect their children and their assets.  If a child is born out-of-wedlock (aka illegitimate) in Ohio, a father must establish […]

What is an Administrative License Suspension?

Posted in Criminal Defense on June 3, 2016

  In the State of Ohio, if you operate a motor vehicle on any public or private property used by the public for vehicular travel or parking then you have been deemed to have given consent to a chemical test for the purposes of determining the alcohol or drug content. However, before any law enforcement […]

Special Needs Trust for Maintaining Medicaid or SSI Eligibility

Posted in Probate and Trust Litigation on June 2, 2016

If you are a parent of a special needs child (meaning disabled under the Social Security Act), you may consider establishing and funding a special needs trust.  A special needs trust is a legal trust that holds money for the purpose of supporting a special needs person financially after you die or can no longer […]

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company After an Auto Accident?

Posted in Personal Injury on May 31, 2016

Sometimes people can do irreparable harm to their own personal injury case by communicating directly with the insurance company. If you are not an attorney who is experienced in handling personal injury cases, then chances are you will not even realize the mistakes you have made in dealing with the insurance company until it is […]