Michael J. O’Reilly graduated from the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Mr. O’Reilly has been a practicing lawyer for 30 years. He served as Staff Counsel with an office tower developer and then as General Counsel to a shopping center developer before entering private practice. Mr. O’Reilly has put together complex real estate financings, purchases, leases, and property exchanges and also represented companies and individuals on zoning, environmental law, real estate tax reduction, condominium law, and eminent domain legal issues. Mr. O’Reilly is available for complex commercial real estate matters, and also offers residential real estate legal services. Mr. O’Reilly has handled many kinds of real estate litigation including quiet title cases, foreclosure defense, breach of contract, and fraud. Michael also handles estate planning and probate matters. The services provided include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and estate administration. He has engaged in probate litigation, including will contests and asset disposition disputes. Mr. O’Reilly has lectured in legal subjects to other attorneys, and Realtors. Michael tries to make the legal process as worry-free as possible for his clients.
Christopher Ricketts, paralegal, received the Associate of Applied Science Degree form Columbus State Community College’s Paralegal Studies Program in December 2017. He has been with O’Reilly Law since April 2018. He is also a graduate of the Westerville City Schools. Christopher assists with numerous office functions, including docketing and calendaring, client interviewing, file set-up and organization, document drafting including estate plans and court papers. Mr. O’Reilly remarks that Chris submitted the best writing sample of all those submitted by candidates for his position, and that his writing skills exceed those of some attorneys. Christopher and his wife Jacqueline live in the Clintonville area and aside from work are involved in church activities and raising rabbits.