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Joshua J. Fravel

Joshua J. Fravel

My primary area of focus is real estate litigation including landlord-tenant disputes, construction law, and foreclosures. I also have expertise in general corporate law, including formations of LLC's and other closely held businesses, mergers, contracts and similar matter. Additionally, I have experience in preparing wills and trusts and helping with the probate process.
Griffith Law Offices
(2 Attorneys)

Lawsuits and Appeals
Probate, Estate and Elder Law
Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense
Small Business Law and Litigation

522 N. State St.
Westerville, OH 43082

7 years

(614) 890-4543

(614) 426-1114

Why did you become an attorney?

To be able to help my clients navigate the real estate industry. Whether its recovering property or money for a client that has been harmed, defending a client that is wrongly accused of causing harm, or developing creative ways to help a cleint minimize damage, all clients need help. As an attorney, I can use me knowledge and skils to help navigate the complex legal world and develop solutions for my cleints to resolve their legal issues.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

I have a diverse background including work in Real Estate Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Employment Law, and Probate Law. This varied background allows me to look at issues from a differnent persepctive and develop solutions to help my cleints.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I chose to focus on Real Estate law because often a persons home is their most valued possession and helping clients manage their real estate issues is invaluable. If my cleints are buying their first home or renting they want to know that they have a place to call home. Additionally, Real Estate Law exposes me to both the transactional side of law as well as litigation.

What makes your law firm unique?

Our firm is unique because we are a small firm that allows us to charge lower and more reasonable rates and to spend more time with each individal case. Our firm also has a Title Agency in the same office to provide Title Services to cleints that need them. We have over 40 years of experience in the Columbus real estate market.

Lawsuits and Appeals
  • Actions concerning municipalities/states
  • Appeals
  • Construction Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Lawsuit Defense
  • Professional Licensing Issues
Probate, Estate and Elder Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Contested Guardianships
  • Elder Law
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Joint Survivorship
  • Life Insurance
  • Living Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Disputes
  • Trusts
  • Will Contests
  • Wills
Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense
  • Buying/Selling Property
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Leasing
  • Mortgages
  • Tenant/Landlord
  • Zoning
Small Business Law and Litigation
  • Business Formation and Dissolution
  • Commercial and Contract Law
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Zoning

Wright State University
B.A History, 2012

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2015

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Associaton


- Memeber of Moritz College of Law Moot Court Team

- 1st Place in Lawrence Negotiations Competition


Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Ohio
Southern District of Ohio

Board/Committee Membership

Real Property Committee
Small Firm/Solo Practitioner
Estate Planning & Trust Committee

Bar Admission Date


Summary of Firm

We feel it is of utmost importance to represent you, your family, and or your business in such a way that not only serves you, but dignifies both you and our practices. We will advise you upfront whether or not we feel your particular situation warrants spending dollars on legal counsel or services.

If we determine it is not in your best interest to move forward, we will advise you accordingly and try to suggest other options for you.  If it is in your best interest to utilize our services, we will provide an overview of how we will proceed and set forth the proper financial exception for us to solve your issue or accomplish your goals. Many complex situations can be overcome in an economical way when dealing with a law firm that understand ethical law practices, as we do, and looks out for your bottom line. 

Summary of Previous Employment

Griffith Law Offices and Columbus Title Agency of Westerville

•    Firm specializing in Real Estate and Probation Law
•    Worked preparing estate documents, and various civil claims regarding real estate in many state and federal courts including bankruptcy court.
•    Prepared motions, exhibits, briefs, contracts, commercial and residential leases.

Shihab and Associates - Law Clerk

•    Firm specializing in Immigration Law
•    Worked with Associate Attorney on filing H-1B visa petitions for non-immigrant workers
•    Prepared forms for filing, contacted clients for information, wrote petition letters, and prepared exhibits

Despetorich Law Offices - Law Clerk

•    Firm specializing in Criminal Law in Franklin, Fairfield, And Hocking Counties
•    Writing motions including Motions to Suppress, Discovery Request, Motions to Modify Bond, and Sentencing Memorandum.
•    Filing motions with the courts and using E-Filing system.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission - Intern

•    Worked with team on investigations of claims of discrimination in employment and fair housing
•    Conducted interviews with parties about claims and conducted on site investigations
•    Worked with mediator to mediate and resolve claims
•    Worked with opposing parties to try and reach settlements

Free Initial Consultation?

Our fees are determined on a case by case basis. After a free initial consultation I will discuss the projected cost of representation along with options of how to move forward with any issue.

Fees by Hourly Rate



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