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New Administrative Agency Law Specialist

Published: Jan 05, 2017 by John Izzo

Levi Tkach has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Administrative Agency Law. He is one of only eight Administrative Agency Law specialists in the State of Ohio. Levi earned his undergraduate degree in Social/Political Science at Wilmington College. He is a graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Levi will join Luther Liggett and John Izzo as Graff & McGovern Administrative Agency Law Specialists certified by the Ohio State Bar Association. There are more Administrative Agency Law Specialists at Graff & McGovern than any other law firm in Ohio.

Attorneys who devote a large part of their practice to a particular area of the law may choose to go beyond these requirements to earn specialty certification. The Supreme Court of Ohio established a Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists to identify specialties and set minimum standards for certification as specialists. This means that specialists have:

Demonstrated substantial and continuing involvement in a particular field of law;

  • Submit references from other lawyers attesting to their competency in the specialty area;
  • Attend intermediate or advanced continuing legal education courses in the specialty area in addition to the courses required of all attorneys;
  • Remain in good standing with the Supreme Court of Ohio;
  • Maintain minimum professional liability insurance coverage; and
  • Passed a written examination in the specialty area.

Attorneys who have earned a specialty certification must be re-certified at least every four to seven years and must report annually to the certifying agency.

The areas of law approved for specialty certification include: Administrative Agency law, Appellate law; Business Bankruptcy law; Business law; Commercial and Real Property law; Residential Real Property law; Civil Trial Advocacy; Consumer Bankruptcy law; Creditors Rights/Debt Collection; Criminal Trial advocacy; Elder law; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law; Family Relations law; Federal Taxation law; Insurance Coverage law; Labor and Employment law; and Workers’ Compensation law. Some of these areas may not yet have accredited specialty programs available, and some have been combined. Other fields of law may be added to the Supreme Court’s list in the future.

For more information about Administrative Agency Law, contact our experienced attorneys at Graff & McGovern today at 614-228-5800.