Our Legal Team

Donald F. Brosius

Donald F. Brosius

Principal

Donald “Don” Brosius is a principal of the firm and has been representing public entities for almost 40 years. Don has a wide range of experience in the public sector field in a variety of areas which include zoning and land use, annexation, labor and employment and economic development. Don has been responsible for the creation, enactment and amendment of numerous township zoning plans. In addition, he has negotiated and drafted a multitude of Joint Economic Development District Contracts, Joint Economic Development Zone Contracts, Cooperative Economic Development Agreements and Annexation Agreements. As part of his practice, Don regularly attends the meetings of a number of public bodies.

Don has lectured extensively on a variety of subjects affecting local governmental bodies which include zoning and land use, access management and subdivision regulations, planned unit developments and economic development tools. In addition to speaking at conferences for a number of public and private organizations, Don frequently speaks at programs sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Township Association. Don has also written numerous articles for different publications that relate to topics which impact public entities.

Don also spends considerable time on civic and community activities. Some of these activities include: past Board Member of the Swank Advisory Council on Rural-Urban Policy Research and Education, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University; past Board Member of the Center for Farmland Policy Innovation Advisory Board, The Ohio State University; past Board Member-at-Large, Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America; past Chairman of Tri-Creek District, Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America; former assistant scoutmaster; recipient of Silver Beaver Award, Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America; past Chairman of the Bexley Main Street Development Commission; and past Chairman of the Bexley Board of Zoning Appeals.

EDUCATION
- Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, Order of the Curia, Magna Cum Laude, 1980
- Juniata College, Bachelor of Arts, 1976

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Ohio, 1980
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

ORGANIZATIONS
- Ohio Township Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association 

Calvin T. Johnson, Jr.

Calvin T. Johnson, Jr.

Principal

Calvin “Tom” Johnson, Jr. is a principal of the firm and has over 20 years of experience representing real estate builders and developers in the creation and operation of condominium, subdivision and other planned communities. His practice includes advising developers and builders throughout the entire development process and preparing condominium, subdivision and other planned community organizational and operational documents, including declarations of condominium, association bylaws, association rules and regulations, and subdivision and other planned community documents. Tom also has extensive experience representing condominium and homeowners associations in all facets of their organization and operation including association meetings, document amendments, rule and restriction enforcements and assessment collections.

Tom has lectured on many topics relating to the creation, organization and operation of condominiums, subdivisions and common interest communities for the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Central Ohio Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and other public and private organizations. He also does presentations for governmental bodies and authorities to facilitate the public/private relationship and understanding between builders and government officials and between planned community associations and local government. Tom has written articles on many different real estate development and condominium and planned community association topics.

Tom is an active member of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and has served as President of the Chapter, as a member of its board of directors, as a member of its legislative action committee and as a member of various other committees.

EDUCATION
- Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, Order of the Curia, 1995
- Marshall University, Bachelor of Arts, 1992

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Ohio, 1995
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

ORGANIZATIONS
- Community Associations Institute, Central Ohio Chapter
- Building Industry of Central Ohio
- Ohio Home Builders Association
- National Association of Home Builders
- American Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association 

Peter N. Griggs

Peter N. Griggs

Principal

Peter “Pete” Griggs is a principal of the firm and the majority of his law practice is devoted to the representation of public bodies in a vast array of areas, including labor and employment, land use, zoning, annexation and economic development. Pete is currently the Law Director for Prairie Township and Blendon Township, both limited home rule townships. He regularly attends meetings for various public bodies and local governments, renders legal advice and work to the firm’s public sector clients and provides representation at court proceedings.

Pete frequently lectures on a variety of topics that affect public bodies, including nuisances, zoning resolutions, subdivision regulations, personnel issues, fire department organization and agreements, Sunshine Laws and ethics issues. He not only lectures at conferences and other events, but works directly with local governmental entities to help educate public servants on the complexities of the laws in order to ensure they are prepared for their position.

Pete has had articles published in a multitude of publications relating to local government and Ohio township law, including the Ohio Township Association.

He lectures annually at the Ohio Township Association Conference and has served as the president and on the board of directors for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

EDUCATION
- University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor, with Honors, 2001
- The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Ohio, 2001
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

ORGANIZATIONS
- Ohio Township Association, associate member
- Ohio Township Law Directors Group
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association 

Jennifer L. Huber

Jennifer L. Huber

Senior Associate

Jennifer Huber is an associate with the firm and practices local government, real estate development, condominium and planned community and association law. She represents and advises public bodies, including boards of trustees and zoning boards, regarding issues in administrative, court and other proceedings. Jennifer also represents condominium and homeowners associations in general matters, including enforcing provisions of the organizational documents. She also has experience preparing organizational documents for those communities.

Jennifer has presented on several topics involving public bodies and planned communities, including zoning matters, cemeteries, public meetings and common interest communities. She also meets with condominium and homeowners associations to advise them on the different issues and responsibilities of the communities.

Jennifer has written articles in publications on Ohio townships and local government law, including issues regarding zoning, land use and general concerns for public entities.

EDUCATION
- Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Order of the Barristers, Order of the Curia, Pro Bono Honors, 2013
- University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts, 2008

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Ohio, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

ORGANIZATIONS
- Ohio Township Association, associate member
- Women Lawyers of Franklin County
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association 

Julia E. Donnan

Julia E. Donnan

Senior Associate

Julia “Julie” Donnan is an associate at the firm and has experience representing real estate developers and Ohio townships. Julie’s practice includes preparing organizational and governing documents for condominiums and planned communities, as well as easements and amendments to the organizational documents for communities. She also represents condominium and homeowners associations and advises their respective boards of directors regarding the operation of the association, the enforcement of the governing documents and the collections of assessments. Julie also represents local townships along with their governing and zoning bodies.

Julie has lectured and written several articles on a variety of topics related to public entities, zoning and land use. She often speaks to members of condominium and homeowners associations regarding the functions and responsibilities of their association and board of directors. Julie also meets with boards of directors to advise the members so that they can efficiently and thoroughly serve their communities.

EDUCATION
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2014
- Baldwin Wallace University, Bachelor of Arts, 2010

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Ohio, 2014
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

ORGANIZATIONS
- Community Associations Institute, Central Ohio Chapter; Membership Committee
- Ohio Township Association
- Women Lawyers of Franklin County
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association

Emily L. Butler

Emily L. Butler 

Associate

Emily Butler is an associate with the firm and practices real estate development, condominiums, planned community association and local government law. She has experience working with developers to create condominiums and subdivisions, including preparing governing documents and expanding condominiums. Emily also represents condominium and homeowners associations. She has experience preparing regulations and contracts for local townships and advising local townships on a variety of issues, including personnel and ethics matters.

Emily attends condominium and homeowners association meetings and advises boards of directors on many different issues that arise in planned communities. During law school, she served as the Chief Managing Editor of the Ohio State Business Law Journal and helped prepare students for the legal profession as the head of the Professional Development Committee of the Student Bar Association.

EDUCATION
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2017
- University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 2014

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Ohio, 2017

ORGANIZATIONS
- Community Associations Institute, Central Ohio Chapter
- Ohio Township Association
- Women Lawyers of Franklin County
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association  

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Columbus, Ohio 43215

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