Ted manages the Marion, Ohio, office of Kegler Brown, which is located approximately 45 miles north of Columbus and serves clients in Union, Delaware, Hardin, Crawford, Morrow, Wyandot and Richland counties. He has maintained a general practice of law with the firm since 1995 and was named the “Best Attorney in Marion” in 2011 and 2012 by The Marion Star. Ted believes that his Marion practice offers the best of both worlds to his clients- a local practice with personalized service supported by a wealth of resources from the Columbus and Cleveland offices of Kegler Brown.

Broad Legal Experience

A general practitioner of many types of law, Ted enjoys helping businesses and families make decisions based on solid advice. He is just as comfortable handling a complex business matter as he is writing a simple will or trust. Ted has a broad range of experience in many areas of the law, including real estate transactions, zoning, annexation, employment law, contracts, personal injury claims, creditor’s rights, estate planning, litigation, probate, business planning, insurance law, condominium law, construction law, and many others.

Major Projects

Ted’s legal services have resulted in three major industrial parks serving the Marion area: a first-ever private intermodal rail/truck facility serving the Midwest; the chartering of a community bank; the creation of an economic development organization serving city and county governments; the development of a foreign trade zone; and the expansion of one of the largest warehousing facilities between Columbus and Cleveland.

Public Service

In addition to his busy legal practice, Ted has found the time to serve the community and Ohio in a variety of public service areas. He has served on the Marion City Board of Education for more than 24 years, serving as its president during a $100 million building project. Appointed by the governor, Ted also sits on the Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board, which governs licensed real estate appraisers in the state of Ohio.

Practice Areas


  • Ohio Northern University School of Law (J.D., 1976)
  • Miami University (B.A., 1973)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member

Special Honors

  • Marion County United Way Community Service Award (1990)

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, former trustee, president (1982-1983)
  • City of Marion Civil Service Commission, member
  • Epworth United Methodist Church, former chair of trustees
  • Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, Human Resource Council, member
  • Marion Area Counseling Center, former trustee
  • Marion City Board of Education, member (1984 - 2007), president (numerous terms)
  • Marion Community Area New Development Organization, Inc., former board member and vice chairman
  • Marion Community Foundation, former trustee through 2007
  • Marion County Bar Association, member and past president
  • Marion County Regional Planning Commission, former board member
  • Marion Driver Intervention Program, founder
  • Marion Leadership Council, lecturer
  • Marion Rotary Club, Member, past president, R.T. Lewis fellow, Paul Harris fellow
  • Marion YMCA Endowment Board, former trustee
  • Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board, member
  • The Ohio State Bank, director (2006 – present)
  • Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School, former board member
  • Union County Chamber of Commerce, member
  • United Way of Marion County, past chairman, past president (1988-1989)


  • Ohio Northern University Law Review 1976


  • "Selected Issues in Managing Labor and Employer Relations in the Workplace: The Employer's Perspective," presented June 2002
  • Creditor's Rights Seminar, presented February 2001
  • Estate Planning Seminar, presented January 2001
  • Nonprofit Organizations Seminar: OSU-Marion, presented September 2000

Career Highlights

  • Former Special Counsel for Ohio Attorney General
  • Served as general counsel for the formation of a state chartered bank
  • Represents companies and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the United States
  • Has served as lead counsel in numerous commercial business and real estate transactions throughout Ohio