Matthew Langhals practices in the area of family law, which includes dissolution, divorce, custody, parenting time, uncontested adoption, and cases involving Children's Services. Matthew is also a Parenting Coordinator and a Mediator certified through the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College. Matthew acts as a Mediator in family law matters, civil litigation matters, and any other matter where the parties are open to resolving their differences outside of court. Matthew started his career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in St. Clair County, MI. He moved back to his home state of Ohio and opened his own practice in 2012 with a focus on creating an atmosphere where clients felt understood, involved, and appreciated. Matthew believes educating clients about the law and the legal process provides each client with a better understanding of their specific case and a greater sense of comfort. Matthew recently wrote the book, Divorce & Dissolution: 11 Heavenly Tips From Your Guardian Angel (published by Braughler Books - 2022).
Lauren Kimmel practices in the area of family law, with a focus on dissolution, divorce, custody, and parenting time. Lauren began her career as a law clerk at the Madison County Court of Common Pleas. She was then promoted to the position of staff attorney. Lauren was appointed as the Magistrate of the Domestic Relations Division of the Madison County Court in 2013 and served in that capacity until 2018. She then became the Managing Attorney of the Marion office for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. Lauren joined Matthew Langhals in September 2021 because they both believed that being a lawyer should mean treating everyone with respect, applying common sense to resolving family issues, and helping clients get through a tough time in their lives with kindness and understanding.
With Lauren's experience practicing as a divorce attorney in Marion County and practicing as a divorce attorney in Delaware County, Langhals Law now serves clients in Champaign, Delaware, Logan, Madison, Marion and Union County.
Eric Ricker practices in the areas of family law and criminal law. Eric received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law. While in law school, Eric served as a Law Clerk at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Eric was also a member of the Toledo Law Review Board and wrote several published articles. Eric passed the Ohio Bar Exam and the Mississippi Bar Exam.
Eric believes each client’s goals and each client’s situation is unique. Thus, Eric is attentive, and works diligently to keep his clients informed of the legal process so they can make informed and educated decisions. Eric believes effective communication is one of the most important aspects in the relationship between a client and their lawyer.
Our Core Values
Honesty and transparency are both extremely important when it comes to being reputable and trustworthy lawyers. We believe that communicating in an open and clear manner is the only way to do business. We will work with you to create a game plan that manages your case efficiently, effectively, and responsibly.
Members of the Union County Chamber of Commerce
Members of the Union County Bar Association
Members of the Ohio State Bar Association
Director and Co-Director of the Hope Legal Clinic
Matthew is a Board Member and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Care Train of Union County
Matthew is an Honorary Member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club
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