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John P. Lavelle - Athens, OH

449 E. State Street Athens, OH 45701

Updated: 02/18/2024

Athens No-Nonsense Litigation Lawyer

About John P. Lavelle

Practice Areas

  • No-Nonsense Litigation
  • DUI and Related Infractions
  • Probate Law
  • Accidents and Wrongful Deaths


  • 80%

Representative Clients

  • Cellular One
  • Hocking College
  • Hocking Conservacy District
  • Hocking Valley Bank
  • J.B. Excavating & Pipeline, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1982
  • Montana, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983

Other Affiliations

  • Athens County Bar Association, - Present (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, - Present (Member)
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, - Present (Member)
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, - Present (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, - Present (Member)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, - Present (Member)


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1982
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Class President
    Honors: Elected Junior Class Representative to the Student Bar Association.
    Honors: Selected as a member of the International Moot Court team and the Trial Advocacy Board.
    Honors: Elected President of the Senior Class.
    Honors: The ABA selected the Cumberland Law School as having the "Most Outstanding Student Bar Association in the Country" when he served on the board his senior year.
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1979
    B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration
    Honors: Noble Ruler (President) of the Beta Theta Chapter of ALPHA GAMMA RHO(AGR)
    Honors: Sam Paschall Memorial Scholarship recipient
    Honors: Vice-President of the Inter-Fraternity Council
    Honors: Served as the University's mascot appearing astride a Tennessee Walking Horse at football games
    Minor: Agriculture (Horse Science)

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho



  • Recipient, Sam Pasqual Memorial Scholarship, M.T.S.U.,
  • Man of the Year, Alpha Gamma Rho,
  • One of Outstanding Young Men of America,


Office Information


449 E. State Street Athens, OH 45701


  • 740-594-3343

Accepts Credit Cards


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