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Alicia Wolph Roshong, Esq

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Alicia W. Roshong, Attorney at Law (www.findlayfostorialaw.com)   Fostoria and Huron, OH 

  • Owner      1991 to present 
  • Litigation Law Practice.
  • Senior trial attorney that primarily focuses on:
  • Victim representation, specifically: professional malpractice, personal injury, consumer protection, class action  litigation, commercial litigation, trucking accidents, and auto  accidents.
  • Corporate representation, specifically: contract and employment disputes, risk management, contract       negotiation, acquisition negotiation, and legal drafting.
    • Provide all administrative functions to operate business.


RRR Reaty Development LLC, (PKA: Alarus Development, LLC) Erie County, OH, Owner 2001-Present

  • Business that purchases real estate, develops/renovates and operates the businesses.
  • Identify viable real estate locations for development; negotiate purchase of real  estate; and directly assist in the supervision of construction of the hotels and rental property.
  • Negotiated three franchisee agreements with hotel franchisers to build, own and operate three hotels.
  • Oversee all legal issues regarding the operation of our company owned hotels, including: formation of the legal entity, employee relations, franchise conflicts, corporate defense, workman’s compensation fraud investigation and enforcement, insurance and supplier contract negotiations, and tax      consequence analysis.
  • Review financial viability of operations and manage company risk.
  • Manage advertising and marketing campaigns.


Wolph Title, Inc. (www.wolphtitle.com)    Ohio, Owner 1993 to Present

  • Business that comprehensively engages in all legal real estate transactions and operates as a title agency.
  • · Manage advertising and marketing campaigns.
  • · Perform all administrative functions to operate business.
  • · Attorney and title agent for all real estate transactions, providing Title Insurance as a First American Agent.


Bowling Green State University Adjunct Professor  BGSU, Firelands  

  • · Professor for upper level political science class  2018 Spring Semester  


Fostoria Dairy Queen, Fostoria DQ, Inc. Fostoria, OH, Owner  2018 to present  

  • · Took over ownership of a family business


Elected Chief Prosecuting Attorney/Law Director , Fostoria, OH,  1993 to 2008

  • Elected part-time position with a four-year term, requiring re-election campaigning every four years. One of the longest current serving elected city officials. 
  • Litigate all unfair labor practices disputes; negotiate labor contracts; defend the City in all labor related issues.
  • Assist in creating and negotiating all city  contracts, review all legal documents and provide legal advice regarding the negotiations and the drafting of all union contracts and grievances.
  • Advise and represent the Civil Service Commission in certain legal disputes.
  • Draft and review contracts requiring competitive bidding and advise on awarding the contract. 
  • Extensive mediation and arbitration experience
  • Legal adviser to all City employees, council members, elected officials and the administration in regard to all municipal legal      matters.
  • Represent the City civilly at all judicial levels, including: labor and employment; eminent domain; personal injury claims; unreasonable force claims; zoning appeals; discrimination claims; and permit enforcement claims.
  • Create all city legislation, including: ordinances, resolutions, tax abatements, annexations petitions.
  • Facilitated the legal process to become a Charter City, including drafting all ordinances to submit issue to voters; guide the Charter Commission in the drafting of the City Charter document itself; draft and submit ordinances required by Board of Elections placing issue of whether to be a Charter City on ballot, which was voted on and passed in the General Election, 2006.
  • Operate and supervise the entire municipal prosecution department, including managing the budget; overseeing three assistant prosecutors; and working directly with the police department to ensure success. 
  • Extensive public speaking engagements on behalf of the City as City Attorney and in campaigning.
  • Assist the City in negotiating economic incentives and coordinate all facets of corporate development to facilitate ease in which new corporations locate within the municipality. 


Kentris, Roshong & Coleman, LLC (www.findlayfostorialaw.com) Senior Legal Partner 1997-2008

  • Developed an extensive and successful sole proprietor practice culminating in a premier family owned litigation firm with three office locations: Fostoria, Findlay and Huron, OH.
  • Senior trial attorney that primarily focuses on:
    • Victim representation, specifically: professional  malpractice, personal injury, consumer protection, class action  litigation, commercial litigation, trucking accidents, and auto accidents.
    • Corporate representation, specifically: contract and employment disputes, risk management, contract negotiation, acquisition negotiation, and legal drafting.
    • Provided all administrative function to operate business


Murray & Murray, LPA Sanndusky, OH, Associate Attorney  1992 to 1996

  • Associate trial attorney in a premier family owned litigation firm focusing on personal injury and consumer protection, specifically: product liability, personal injury, consumer protection, class action litigation, commercial litigation and auto accidents. 
  • Assisted in private work in Moscow, Russia. Learned Russian in order to communicate with Russian diplomats.


Model and Instructor for Elite/John Casablanca      1982 to 1991

  • Employed as a professional model and instructor throughout high school, undergraduate education and law school.
  • Instilled the self-confidence required in: being an effective elected official and being able to publicly campaign; run and operate many successful businesses that require interaction with all levels of professions and trades; being an aggressive yet compassionate trial attorney; being able to handle mediation/dispute resolutions with multiple parties; and most  important, being an effective public speaker.

EDUCATION


Juris Doctor  

J.D. The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio   1989-1991

  • Participated in an accelerated course of study.
  • Federal Judge  University Clerkship: Federal Judge James Carr, U.S. District Court, Northern Division, OH.
  • Employee for ABLE, Inc. (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc). Clerked for a blind attorney and assisted in all facets of his legal practice within the organization. Learned braille to assist in my position.


Bar Admissions 

  • Ohio    1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern Division of Ohio    1992 


Bachelor of Arts/Capstone in Real Estate 

  • B.A. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  1985-1989
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with extensive writing background.
  • Capstone in Real Estate- business degree/course of  study for liberal arts students.


Continuing Education for JD and Insurance Title Agent : Current

  • · 24 hours every two years for JD
  • · 12 hours every two years for Title Agent

Administrative & office manager

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TAMARA DRAKE (TAMI)

 I am originally from Fostoria, Ohio and reside with my husband Jeff. I have been in the real estate title industry for the past 10 years. I have worked in the Customer Service field for the past 25 years and I truly enjoy working with the public. I have attended several Proactive Seminars through out my working career to extend my level of Customer Service. In my spare time I am the Clerk of Council and secretary for the Civil Service Commission for the City of Fostoria. I have worked with Alicia for the last 6 years and am her legal assistant as well and assist in facilitating the best outcome for our clients. I also enjoy craft shows, flea markets, bowling and fishing on the weekends.