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Fishel Downey COVID-19 Update

As the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to evolve, Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLC (FDAR) is closely monitoring the situation.  FDAR is relying on information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal, State and local health officials to assess the risk levels and potential health-related impact to our team and clients.  Rest-assured, FDAR has a business continuity plan in case of a pandemic, as well as natural disasters or other situations; this plan ensures uninterrupted business operations. Our office is currently open and operating at full capacity with COVID protocols in place . If you have any questions about this or any other matter, please contact us at or call 614.221.1216.

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First Law Enforcement Civil Jury Defense Verdict Since the Pandemic

FDAR attorneys Angelica Jarmusz and Daniel Downey recently secured a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Brown County Officers in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio following a one-week federal jury trial.  The jury found that the Brown County corrections officers, represented by FDAR, did not use excessive force against the Plaintiff.  Read more


Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLC

The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLC, located in Columbus, Ohio, provide the guidance needed in today’s complicated business world. They understand the culture, organization and needs of Ohio’s employers, and help them meet their long-term goals cost-effectively.

When a client is sued or civil litigation becomes inevitable, FDAR attorneys have a proven history of providing skilled and effective representation. Our experienced litigation team has a successful track record for representing clients in both state and federal courts. We advocate for our clients and provide them with a strong and effective defense.

Our strength and continuous growth is reflected in the ability to remain on the cutting edge of traditional areas of our practice while expanding services to encompass the ever-changing areas of law. We began the firm with a pro-management philosophy in 1990 and it has carried forward to today.

Representing clients in nearly all 88 Ohio counties as well as surrounding states, FDAR’s strength and diversity stems from, and is maintained by, the strength and diversity of our staff. Our attorneys hail from a wide variety of backgrounds and our perspectives and ideology are similarly varied. This gives a broad and unique understanding of the law and allows us to be more thorough and efficient when representing our clients.

Areas of Practice include: Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Collective Bargaining, Construction Law, Discrimination Law, Employment Disputes, Labor and Employment, Insurance Defense, Litigation, Public Records, School Law, Training, Policies & Manuals, Unemployment Compensation, Wage & Hour Law, and Workers’ Compensation.

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