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Why Columbus is a Great City to Practice Law

Guest blog by The Donahey Law Firm 

Eighty eight state of Ohio flags fly on the east lawn of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The flags represent the counties of Ohio.

Eighty eight state of Ohio flags fly on the east lawn of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The flags represent the counties of Ohio.

Every business owner has to face the decision where they will operate, but for attorneys, it’s important to be in a centralized location near downtown with easy access to the courts.

Columbus is the perfect city for attorneys and law firms in Ohio to practice. Take our word for it; we’ve been practicing in Central Ohio for over 40 years.

With the help of The Donahey Law Firm, here are the top reasons why Columbus is a great city to practice law.

State Capital

As the capital of Ohio, Columbus is the prime location for any lawyer or lawmaker to call home for their practice. By operating within the state capital, lawyers in Columbus have easy access to not only what’s going on within the city, but also on the state level too. Lawyers can stay on top of new state legislation that will affect their clients directly or even getting involved with the lawmaking process.

Population Growth

For any company and industry, the more people living in the city or surrounding areas, generally the business will do better, and this is no exception in Columbus. Since 1999, the population of Columbus has increased from 671,247 to 850,106 people, making it the 15th largest populated city in the country. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the Columbus metropolitan area has surpassed 2 million people earlier this year.

State & Federal Government Agencies

 When evaluating a city to practice law, you’ll want to know which branches of the government are located in the metropolitan area. In Columbus’ case, there are an abundance of city, state and federal government agencies. This allows to easy access to these agencies if a client has issues with the government such as the IRS.

Columbus is the home to several federal government office buildings housing organizations that handle law issues around the Midwest involving the IRS, Department of Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.

Along with these top federal agencies, Columbus is the home to several Ohio government agencies including the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Local Talent

Ohio State’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Capital University Law School are both based in Columbus.

As law firms look to grow and attract top tiered talent, Columbus has two law schools with pristine reputations.

If law firms need a helping hand over the summer with an intern or law clerk, the local Columbus law firms and universities can lend a helping hand.


About The Donahey Law Firm 

As one of the oldest personal injury firms in central Ohio, the personal injury attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm have been fighting for equal justice for injured people for over three decades. When our founding partner Dick Donahey created The Donahey Law Firm, few law firms specialized exclusively in the rights and claims for injured individuals. Many firms focused on corporate law, but few were willing to take the chance that The Donahey Law Firm did: to work for their clients on a contingency-only basis, in order to represent injured individuals who were often unable to pay large, up-front legal fees.

More than forty years later, we still operate on a “contingent fee” basis, which means that our lawyers get paid only when, and if, we recover money damages. A contingent fee allows injured persons and families with little or no financial resources to obtain experienced and effective legal counsel. The attorney’s fee is simply a percentage of the award in the case. If there is no recovery, there is not a fee.

Read Why Columbus is a Great City to Practice Law on Columbus Chamber of Commerce.



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