Richard R. Gillum III

My Education

Ohio University 1995 BA Political Science
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law 1998 JD
Bar Acceptance Year: Ohio – 1998 & Federal Court – Northern District of Ohio 2002

Personal Bio

Rich’s family moved to the Marblehead area from Orange County, California in the late 1970’s. Rich has been married since 2000 and has three children. Rich has been active coaching youth sports and is an avid boater and fisherman. He has been with the firm since 1998. Rich has served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army, as well as Main Street Port Clinton, among other service organizations, and volunteers his legal services to many charitable organizations throughout Ottawa County.

Practice Areas

The majority of Rich’s practice involves civil litigation in Ottawa, Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties with a focus on real estate disputes of all types, trust disputes, finance/foreclosure, injunctions, business disputes, nuisance, election law, contract disputes, personal injury, medical malpractice, collections, commercial and residential construction, and subdivision association law. Rich also has experience in the areas of commercial and residential real estate development/transactions, zoning, estate planning, business formation, insurance claims, municipal law, and representation of banks and private lenders in the residential and commercial areas.

Noteworthy Appellate Cases

Kaufman v. Horvath, 2018 -Ohio- 435
(upholding the priority of first mortgage holder against attorney’s claimed charging lien)

Safran v. Hughes, 2018 -Ohio- 020
(establishing easements by necessity and estoppel on landlocked property)

Ciancioli v. JIPOA 981 NE 2d 311
(successfully defended the rights of homeowners from a home owners’ association which was exceeding their authority)

Shikner v. Stewart 2010 Ohio 1478
(established the rights associated with easements which are silent as to the scope)

Butz v. Danbury Twp 186 Ohio App 3d 7
(reversal decision of BZA in denying a variance)

Truman v. Village of Clay Center, 160 Ohio App. 3d 78
(reversal of the Village’s decision to not accept a late filing of a referendum petition after the Village strategically closed the office on the due date to keep the petition from being filed)

Moody v. Wiza, 2007 Ohio 5356
(established cause of action for intentional creation of nuisance)

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