Accomplished with a record of results. Clients rely on our skill, as do lawmakers and the courts.

The attorneys at FDAR have been asked to assist with testimony before Ohio General Assembly regarding employment laws, regulations and policies, and have been asked to edit and author employment law treatises. Additionally, our attorneys file friend-of-the-court legal briefs on precedent-setting cases and are regularly asked to address professional audiences on critical legal issues of the day.

Trial Successes

June 28, 2021 – Daniel Downey and Angelica Jarmusz secure a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Brown County Officers.  Read More » 

October 31, 2019 – Daniel Downey and Angelica Jarmusz secure defense verdict for Licking County Sheriff’s deputies. Read More » 
February 5, 2019 – Daniel Downey and Melanie Williamson secure defense verdict for Richland County Sheriff’s deputy involved in fatal shooting.  Read More » 
January 14, 2019 – Daniel Downey and Melanie Williamson secure defense verdict for Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies after 6-day jury trial. Read More » 
October 17, 2017 – Daniel Downey and Melanie Williamson secure defense verdict for Butler County Sheriff’s Corrections Officers. Read More » 

FDAR Receives Recognition: Among Best Law Firms in 2022

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff  LLP was named to the 2022 Best Law Firms list by US News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. Read More »

Three FDAR lawyers named Best Lawyers

Congratulations to Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff attorneys Benjamin S. Albrecht, Daniel T. Downey, and Marc A. Fishel for being named Best Lawyers in 2022 by US News Media Group Best Lawyers in America and to Angelica M. Jarmusz for being listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. With its core mission to highlight the top legal talent in America, the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the United States. Based on peer reviews and recommendations from leading lawyers, we are proud that our attorneys were selected for this esteemed distinction!

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Benjamin S. Albrecht, Super LawyerSuper Lawyers
Daniel T. Downey, Super Lawyer
Marc A. Fishel, Super Lawyer
David A. Riepenhoff, Super Lawyer
Angelica M. Jarmusz, Rising Star
Stephanie L. Schoolcraft, Rising Star


Marc Fishel was the past author and editor of “Employment in Ohio – A guide to employment laws, regulation and practices,” published by Matthew Bender.


  • Ohio Society of Association Executives
  • Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

Affiliations/Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Central Ohio Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • County Commissioners Association of Ohio
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federalist Society
  • Human Resource Certification Institute
  • National Public Employers Labor Relations Association (NPELRA)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association
  • National State Sheriffs’ Association
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Civil Service Review Commission
  • Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Ohio Public Employers Labor Relations Association (OHPELRA)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Paralegal Association of Central Ohio
  • Toastmasters International