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Attorney in Columbus, OH

Jason Roy

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Ohio State Records
Why Ohio Court Records are Available to the Public?

In 1954, the Ohio State Legislature passed a law named the Ohio Open Records Law. This law was enabled with the last changes in 2008 and aims to ensure disclosure of court records and other public records to the public.
What Court Records Access Means To You?

The law is similar to the Ohio Open Meeting Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. The Ohio Open Records Law is a series of the law signed by the legislature to grant access to all public records at all government levels in the state of Ohio.
Accountability to the Public

When the legislature enacted Ohio Public Records Law, it expressively declared that access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state, Availability of public records for inspection and copying. In Ohio, access to the government and court records, in particular, has been deemed a fundamental interest in citizenship and has emphasized that maxim disclosure of the conduct of governmental operations [is] to be promoted by the act. By promoting prompt public access to government records, the Ohio Public Records Law is intended to safeguard the accountability of government to the public.
How the Ohio Court Process Functions?

Most cases in Ohio courts begin in one of the 88 superior or trial courts located in each of the state’s 88 counties.

The next level of judicial authority resides with the Court of Appeals. Most cases before the Court of Appeals involves the review of a superior court decision being contested by a party involved in the case.

The Supreme Court serves as the highest court in the state and has the discretion to review decisions of the Court of Appeals in order to settle important questions of law and to resolve conflicts among the Court of Appeals.
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Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Injuries & Accidents
 Abuse (Child, Domestic, Sexual)  Insurance
 Agencies & Administration  Investments (Securities, IPOs)
 Auto (Speeding, Traffic)  Juveniles
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)  Landlord/Tenant
 Banking (Business, Mortgage)  Medical Malpractice
 Bankruptcy  Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Business Law  Negligence
 Children (Custody, Support)  Malpractice - Professional
 Class Actions (Drugs, Products)  Mediation
 Commercial Law and Contracts  Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Commercial Real Estate  Parents (Elder Law, Medicare, SSI)
 Commerical Litigation  Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Construction (Accidents, Disputes)  Pay and Benefits
 Contract Disputes  Personal Injury
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help  Probate & Contested Wills
 Credit (Collections, Rights)  Product Liability
 Criminal Law  Real Estate/Property
 Discrimination/Harassment  Social Security
 Divorce  Taxes
 Eminent Domain/Condemnation  Transportation
 Employment Law  Unions
 Entertainment & Media  Immigration, Visas, Citizenship, Deportation
 Environmental Law/Zoning  White Collar Crime
 Family Law  Workers' Compensation
 Financing & Taxes  Wrongful Death
 Health Care & Insurance  Wrongful Termination
Certifications
 Board Certified in Civil Trial Law (NBLSC)
Free Consultation
Yes
Location
20 S Third Street
ColumbusOH 89127
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