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Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. will be giving a presentation about legal aspects at end of life as part of a spring series hosted by Good Samaritan Hospital and Hospice of Cincinnati on Wednesday, April 5th at Bethesda North Hospital and on Thursday, April 6th at Nathanael Greene Lodge on Wesselman Road in Bridgetown.



Donald B. Hordes, Esq.Donald B. Hordes, Esq. gave a lecture to students of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati on Friday, March 3, 2017 on How the Supreme Court Interprets the Constitution. OLLI is open to individuals aged 50 or older and affords great learning opportunities and a chance to mingle with other mature adults.



Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. gave a presentation on "How to Choose your Executor and Power of Attorney" at Ohio Living Llanfair located at 1701 Llanfair Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 on Thursday, March 2nd. She discussed financial and legal responsibilities, renunciation and common mistakes that executors make.



Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS) has a Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) that is involved in the care of a senior or the guardianship of a person. This nonprofit organization was founded in 1967 and is dedicated to providing necessary services for seniors in need in southwestern Ohio. Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. assisted with the training for the guardianship program by explaining the legal process of guardianship to CASS employees on Monday, February 20, 2017. CASS is located at 2368 Victory Parkway, Suite 300, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.


Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. gave a presentation to the Franklin Parkinson Support Group on February 14, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 303 S. Main Street, Franklin, OH 45005. Her talk covered estate planning documents that individuals should have in place and how to select the people to be named in the documents.


Donald B. Hordes, Esq.Donald B. Hordes, Esq. gave a presentation on The Separation of Church and State at the Northern Hills Synagogue located at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at noon. RSVP to Kim Heath, NHS Office Administrator at 513.931.6038 or admin@nhs-cba.org. Don is a frequent lecturer for employee and employer organizations and disability advocate groups. Contact Don at dhordes@ritter-randolph.com.


John T. Schwierling, Esq. receiving the Real Property Law Practitioner of the Year Award

Ritter & Randolph, LLC is pleased to announce that John T. Schwierling, Esq. received the Real Property Law Practitioner of the Year Award by the Cincinnati Bar Association Real Property Law Practice Group at a presentation and luncheon held at the CBA on Friday, December 9, 2016. Members of John's family attended the award presentation and are included in this picture.

John has been practicing law for 49 years, having received his J.D. from Georgetown School of Law in 1957 and he also earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Xavier University in 1954. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

John's law practice focuses on Real Estate, Estate and Charitable Planning, Probate, Estate & Trust Administration. He has served as a Registered Land Examiner in Hamilton County, Ohio for many years, and is a licensed title insurance agent in the State of Ohio. You can contact John at jschwierling@ritter-randolph.com.


Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Ritter & Randolph, LLC is a sponsor of the upcoming Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati's 2016 Professional Symposium and a Day for Caregivers, which will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center located at 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246 on Friday, November 4th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. will be giving a presentation on Legal and Financial Planning during the Day for Caregivers program. For details, visit alz.org/cincinnati or contact Janet Milne at jmilne@alz.org or call 800.272.3900.


Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Llanfair Retirement Community will be hosting a workshop to help craft an aging-alone plan titled "America's Elder Orphans: Preparing for a Life without Loved Ones" on Thursday, October 13th from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at its Campus Center Great Room located at 1701 Llanfair Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. will be one of the featured speakers. Her presentation will be on the need for intentional preparation both legal and financial. The program is free, but reservations are needed by calling Kim Kaser at 513.591.4567 or emailing Kim at kkaser@llanfair.oprs.org.


Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.Daniel P. Randolph, Esq. has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Skirball Museum in Cincinnati. The museum is one of the oldest repositories of Jewish cultural artifacts in America. It is located in Mayerson Hall at 3101 Clifton Avenue on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.


Donald B. Hordes, Esq.Donald B. Hordes, Esq. will be giving a presentation on Wednesday, August 24 to the Colerain Chamber of Commerce on the Department of Labor's revised overtime pay rules. These new rules, effective December 1, 2016, will expand the number of otherwise exempt white-collar employees who are eligible for overtime premium pay. Mr. Hordes will survey all of the options employers will need to consider in complying with the new rules, especially as they pertain to otherwise exempt employees who will earn below $47,476 effective December 1, 2016.


Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. gave a presentation for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati's family educational series titled "What Families Need to Know When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementia". This program was held on Saturday, August 27th from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Mercy West Hospital in their Auditorium located on T level, 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45211.


Justin T. Precht, Esq.Ritter & Randolph, LLC is pleased to announce that Justin T. Precht, Esq. is now licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as the State of Ohio. Justin's law practice focuses on Elder Law, Estate & Charitable Planning, Probate, Estate & Trust Administration and Business/Corporate Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law in 2014 and a B.A. in Journalism and History from Miami University in 2009. He is involved in various community activities including serving on the Development Committee for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Committee for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis and volunteers for the Freestore Foodbank and The Walk to Cure Arthritis. Contact Justin at jprecht@ritter-randolph.com.


Donald B. Hordes, Esq.Ritter & Randolph, LLC is pleased to announce that Donald B. Hordes has joined the firm. Don's law practice focuses on business litigation, employment law, workers compensation, products liability litigation and workplace mediation and arbitration. Don has been practicing law for over 34 years and received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a Masters of Law in Employment Law from George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice law in Ohio and the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit. Don is a Moderator and Former Executive Board Member of the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute, serves as a Judge for the Moot Court Competitions at University of Cincinnati Law School and Xavier University and is a member of the Cincinnati Choral Society. He is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of employment law to employee and employer organizations and disability advocate groups.


Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. was elected Moderator of the Presbytery of Cincinnati at the September meeting. The Presbytery of Cincinnati is the local governing council of the Presbyterian Church comprising 76 congregations in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.



Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.Daniel P. Randolph, Esq., Sr. Member, has been awarded the distinction of being a 2014 Cincinnati Five Star Estate Planning Professional and was recognized in the Cincinnati Magazine October 2014 issue. Five Star Professional conducts research to determine the estate planning attorneys in the Cincinnati area who provide exceptional service based on research with peers, firms, consumers and regulatory sources.


Ritter & Randolph, LLC has relocated its law firm to 1 E. Fourth Street, Suite 700, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3705. Our title agency, Cambridge Land Title Agency, Inc., has also moved to this expanded location. We invite you to stop in and tour our new offices. Parking is available in the Olympic Garage at Third and Vine directly behind our building and also in the Union Central Garage in the PNC Center across from the Olympic Garage.


Ritter & Randolph, LLC Receives Accreditation from Better Business Bureau

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Ritter & Randolph, LLC, located at 1 E. Fourth Street, Suite 700, Cincinnati, OH 45202, announced today that it has met standards required by Better Business Bureau for accreditation with the organization.

Ritter & Randolph, LLC really wants potential customers to feel comfortable when choosing them. BBB seal will help customers understand who they are and the core values they believe in.

BBB Accreditation means Ritter & Randolph, LLC adheres to very high ethical standards. People know they can trust a company that has made the commitment to live up to BBB Code of Business Practices:

Build Trust, Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, Be Transparent, Honor Promises, Be Responsive, Safeguard Privacy, Embody Integrity.

Being affiliated with BBB shows Ritter & Randolph, LLC is one of a select group of businesses in our community that not only supports BBB's services but also subscribes to the idea that ethical business is good business and that you "deliver trust" by treating the public in a fair and honest manner.


Donna ChristensenThe Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose philosophy is “Making the Connection...Fulfilling the Need” for people in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Donna Christensen serves on its Advisory Council. One of its flagship programs, the Operation School Bell program, provides less fortunate children in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools with school uniforms, jackets, socks, underwear, belts, hygiene items and shoes. Children are also given a duffel bag to transport their new personal items.

Approximately 55 children are bused to the organization’s facility at 1057 Meta Drive in Bond Hill each day.  ALGC plans to assist approximately 1800 children this school year.  This program starts in mid August and ends usually the first week in October.  Buses come in the mornings and/or afternoons and all the volunteers happily return knowing they are making children’s lives a little better.

The Operation School Bell program is truly a labor of love by the many volunteers that are at the facility daily greeting the children getting off the bus, helping outfit each child with clothes and shoes and then entertaining them with arts and crafts until the entire bus load of children’s needs are met and then watching the smiling faces of the children getting on the school bus for their return to school.

Over the last 13 years, more than 13,000 children have received new school uniforms through the Operation School Bell program.  Many of the organization’s members also tutor students in area schools to improve academic performance.

If you are interested in helping support this worthwhile organization or volunteering in any capacity, please contact the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati at 513-221-4447, or via email algc@fuse.net. Visit www.assistanceleaguecincinnati.org for more details.

Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq.Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. is one of the organizers of the new networking group "Westside Professional Women". Click here to find out how you can join.

Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.2014 marks Daniel P. Randolph, Esq.'s 18th Anniversary of having been awarded a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource. This highest possible rating is in both legal ability and ethical standards.