The Law Firm of Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas Strives To Exceed Expectations
Leadership and Support
Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas is comprised of seven lawyers. Laura Mills has been an attorney at MMFL during her entire career as a lawyer, commencing in 1994. In the last decade, she has expanded the firm services and practice areas into multiple counties throughout the state of Ohio. Laura currently serves as the firm's managing partner and works in the Columbus, Wadsworth, and Canton offices on a regular and weekly basis.
The team she has carefully assembled over the years now includes a total of seven lawyers, as well as a support staff comprised of four fantastic paralegals (Lisa, Rene, Greg, and Hannah), as well as a multi-talented officer manager, Michelle, who handles all client calls for all five offices after-hours, and a highly skilled accounting manager, Janet.
Attorneys At Law
Raymond T. Bules is a Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas partner and works primarily in our Canton office and manages all of the domestic relations for the firm. John Sherrod is our special counsel in the areas of Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and Domestic Relations, and he works primarily in our Columbus office as well as in our Wadsworth office. Joe Beyke is special counsel in our Cincinnati office, and he handles our real estate practice.
Jill Shankar is special counsel and she manages our research and writing for the entire firm. Paul Vincent is our Senior Associate and works in each of the offices and at least once a week in our Crocker Park, Cleveland office. Mary Beth Gettins is special counsel working part-time and available for all franchise matters for our clients and she works from the Cincinnati office.
MMFL Has A Stellar And Long-Standing Reputation In Ohio
The History of MMFL
The Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas law firm was originated by Virgil "Bud" Mills in Canton, Ohio. Bud Mills was a very well-respected, strong litigator with principles and a reputation for helping people in the community. It is with honor that we can continue what he started and we can provide the strength and desire to help people today in so many counties throughout Ohio.
Laura L. Mills has practiced under the MMFL roof since passing the bar exam in May of 1994 and has worked diligently to continue the firm expanding into various legal areas throughout Ohio. Laura never considered any other career choice and passionately exhibits her zealous determination to protect and advocate for MMFL clients each and every day. MMFL works hard in the constant fight for the rights of individuals and businesses.
Who Are We?
We are a group of determined legal advocates that has found the strength of working together to the advantage of our clients. We assist one in another in providing a collective and strong group to advance our clients' interests. We rely on our principles and purpose. We persevere with reliance on each other with tenacity that does not relent and delivers the best result for our clients.
Why We Do It
At the law firm of Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, we wholeheartedly believe we have the experience and training to make a difference for people. By having the abilities to make a difference, we want to assist as many people as we can to protect the law and create the right law that others can benefit from as well. We are steadfast in our commitment to our clients, always mindful of providing them with the most honorable representation.
Important Considerations To Know When Choosing A Lawyer
Who to hire for legal services?
This is a question most people are faced with at some point. You certainly need to make sure the lawyer has the credentials and experience for the work you are seeking, but you also must be comfortable interacting with the lawyer. We strive to make you feel confident that we have the experience but also that you can discuss your case thoroughly so you don't continue to feel anxious, confused or concerned about your legal issue once you have hired us to manage your task.
You must be in a partnership with your lawyer
If it is a matter affecting your business then you should feel as if the lawyer is treating your business like their own. You should be comfortable to give them a task and know they will come back with answers and solutions that they would employ in your shoes. We are in a partnership with you and will take your problems as if they are our own problems and handle them together.
Don't Get Shuffled
We've heard clients tell us of prior experiences with firms that bill them for services provided by people working on their matters who they've never even heard of. We don't do that. We work as a team and may have more than one lawyer on the file, but you'll know who is working on your case. MMFL wants to serve and work with you to solve your legal issues. We're all on the same team, working for you. Find us as lawyers, but remain friends of our firm.
Disclose Every Detail
You must be comfortable to disclose all facts about your problem. If you do not feel comfortable then it creates a hindrance to your case and may cause problems in the result. We want you to know that we are here as confidants to take all relevant information and design solutions and strategies with the complete picture.
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Media ReleaseMills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas filed a class-action lawsuit on Nov. 29, 2012 against the Columbus Board of Education and Schools Superintendent Gene T. Harris.
The focus of the suit is allegations related to data/attendance "scrubbing" and its effect on students dating at least four years in schools designated as "academic watch" or "academic emergency." Read the MMFL Lawsuit against the Columbus BOE.
Case EvaluatorThe attorneys at Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas know you may be gun-shy about calling a law firm for the first time. So we've made it easy for you to communicate the broad strokes of your case to us.
If you would rather write to us than call, feel free to us this Simple Form to let us know the particulars regarding your legal matter. An attorney in our office will receive and review it immediately and get back in touch with you.
Firm SpotlightResidential foreclosures are rampant, as millions of Americans have either lost their houses or are in jeopardy of doing so. If you are either behind on your mortgage payments or being harassed by debt collectors, the attorneys at Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas may be able to keep you in your home.
In the meantine, we hope you'll read this article about Ohio Foreclosure Defense to learn more about how we can help.
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