Practice Areas

Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker is a general practice firm in Greene County, Ohio that offers professional, affordable legal services for clients dealing with matters of business law, estate planning and administration, consumer law, criminal defense, family law and domestic relations, civil litigation, personal injury, and real estate.

Business Law

Businesses have lifeBusiness Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At Law cycles just like individuals do. No matter what stage of its life cycle your business happens to be at, you can benefit from the assistance of a reliable Xenia business law attorney. At Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, we know how to help our clients make good use of the legal tools available to them in remaining competitive and staying relevant in a dynamic business environment. If you’re a small business owner, we can help ensure that you’re in compliance with the law and not being exposed to the possibility of fraud or unnecessary taxation that can compromise your bottom line and your reputation. We take the time to understand your goals as a small business owner and make sure that we’re doing everything we can to make your vision of success become a reality. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker to speak to a capable and professional business law attorney today. No matter what kind of business-related challenge you’re facing, we’ve got your back.

Sometimes legal disputes arise within or between businesses. When these disputes aren’t handled correctly, it can mean serious consequences for one or both business owners concerned. Often these kinds of disputes can be resolved through negotiation or arbitration, but when such methods break down, litigation may become inevitable. By partnering with a knowledgeable business law attorney, you’ll be sure that your rights and your interests are protected regardless of what side of the courtroom you’re on. If you’re confronting the possibility of litigation related to a business matter, put Greene County’s oldest law firm on your side. Contact Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker today to get started.

We offer small business owners legal services that include, but are not limited to: business entity selection and entity formation, transfers of ownership, buy/sell agreements, options, and other agreements between shareholders and members, disputes between shareholders, contracts (including non-competition contracts and employment agreements), commercial leases, sales and acquisitions, mediation and arbitration, and all business-related civil litigation matters.

If you’re a small business owner in Greene County or one of the surrounding communities, we look forward to hearing from you about your enterprise.

Estate Planning and Administration

Passing without havEstate Planning and Administration Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At Lawing a proper will or trust in place leaves your property subject to the laws governing intestate succession in the State of Ohio, meaning that your wealth may not be distributed among your beneficiaries according to your wishes. However, estate planning isn’t just about ensuring the smooth transfer of your wealth to your loved ones after your passing. It’s also about protecting your rights and your dignity in the event that you become incapacitated and incapable of making decisions about your medical care or financial well-being. You may be able to spare your loved ones a great deal of stress and expense down the line by taking the time to contact an experienced estate planning attorney today and get started on creating a comprehensive plan that can safeguard your assets and your dignity regardless of what the future holds. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker to learn more about our estate planning services and how we can help you secure peace of mind for you and your family for years to come.

Additionally, if you have been named the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate and you’re wondering how you can discharge your duties according to the letter of the law, we can help you. As a personal representative, you’re responsible for accounting for the assets of the deceased individual, paying legitimate debts to creditors, and distributing the remainder of an estate among their heirs. Our experienced attorneys may be able to significantly reduce the time and expense associated with going to probate court and in some cases even help you avoid it altogether. Contact Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker to speak with a competent Greene County estate administration attorney today.

We offer our clients and their families a number of different estate planning services, including but not limited to: all kinds of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, probate administration, affidavits of heirship, conservatorships, guardianships, and tax issues.

Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker today to get started on putting a comprehensive estate plan in place.

Consumer Law

Consumer Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At LawThe State of Ohio has many strict laws in place to protect the rights of consumers. Nevertheless, there are still numerous Ohio corporations and other small businesses that regularly engage in illegal car repossession, debt collection, credit reporting, identity theft, and other acts of bad faith that can undermine consumers’ financial stability and even their reputation. Many individuals are victimized by these kinds of actions without ever realizing that laws were broken. If you suspect that you or a loved one has been exploited by a fraudulent lender or other party in Greene County or elsewhere in the State of Ohio, call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker to make an appointment with an experienced consumer law attorney today.

Just because a representative of a collections agency, a credit reporting agency, or financial institution has informed you that their actions are in accordance with state and federal law does not mean that this is the case. The rules and regulations surrounding consumer law in the State of Ohio are very complicated and allow ample opportunity for unscrupulous parties to take advantage of innocent individuals. For instance, even if a vehicle owner is behind on payments, a lender must follow a strict series of steps in order to lawfully repossess the vehicle. If any of these steps are omitted, the lender may have committed a breach of consumer law, making the repossession of the vehicle illegal. If this sounds familiar, schedule a consultation with an experienced Greene County consumer law lawyer today.

At Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, we offer dedicated legal representation for individuals and families who are dealing with challenging consumer law matters, including: vehicle repossession, debt collection, identity theft, harassing calls or texts, credit reporting, class actions suits, product defects, and other issues.

 

Criminal Defense

If you’ve been arCriminal Defense Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At Lawrested in Greene County or one of the surrounding communities for drunk driving or another alleged crime, don’t wait – call an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Remember, you have rights after an arrest. These include the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation. Do not answer any questions you are asked by law enforcement officials without a criminal defense lawyer present. You may be tempted to try to explain yourself to the arresting officer, but you should avoid doing this! Even though your arrest may be due purely to a misunderstanding or minor indiscretion, it’s best to let your criminal defense attorney advise you before making any statements to the police or prosecutors. Pick up the phone and call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker as soon as possible following a charge for a misdemeanor or felony in Greene County or elsewhere in the State of Ohio.

Our criminal defense attorneys strive to protect the rights of those who have been accused of crimes. In practice, many criminal charges can be resolved without the need for a trial, but we’ll gladly go to trial for you if necessary to demonstrate your innocence. Our lawyers can assist you with gathering the evidence that you need to persuasively present your case to a jury and show why you shouldn’t be convicted of the crime you have been charged with. Even if we can’t beat your charges or have them thrown out of court, we may be able to have them seriously reduced. Call an understanding Greene County criminal defense lawyer today to schedule a consultation about your circumstances. We’ll do everything we can to protect your freedom, pocketbook, and your reputation after an arrest for a misdemeanor or felony charge in the State of Ohio.

Our attorneys offer skilled legal representation in most kinds of criminal defense matters, including but not limited to: all types of drunk driving charges (including DUI, DWI, OMVI, and OVI), drug crimes, weapons crimes, traffic violations, appeals, white collar crimes, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, violent crimes (including assault and homicide), theft, sex crimes, and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Please call us to schedule a consultation about your criminal defense matter as soon as possible.

Family Law and Domestic Relations

We know how easyFamily and Domestic Relations Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At Law it can be for a difficult domestic legal situation to undermine not only your happiness and financial stability but that of your children as well. A looming divorce or child custody battle can leave you with many questions about your rights, and we want to answer them for you. Contact an experienced family law attorney to better understand your rights and your options when it comes to your situation. At Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, we promise our clients we will do everything legally possible to help them obtain fair divorce settlements and continue to have a say in their children’s lives. We believe that by holding ex-spouses or partners accountable for their financial obligations toward one another and their children, we’re helping build stronger Ohio families and stronger communities. Call now – we’re ready to help you start working toward a brighter future today.

It’s important to understand that if you’re involved in a child custody matter in the State of Ohio, under certain conditions your case may be decided in juvenile court rather than in family court. For example, if you and another parent concerned were unmarried at the time of a child’s birth, the matter will proceed to juvenile court. Juvenile court is very different from family court and any parent who is required to go to juvenile court should be represented an attorney who is experienced in a broad range of child custody cases. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker to speak with a seasoned Greene County family law attorney about your upcoming child custody matter.

At Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, we handle most kinds of family law and domestic relations issues on behalf of Ohio families, including but not limited to: contested divorce, child custody, child support, guardianships, adoptions, domestic abuse, enforcements, modifications, annulments, separations, and prenuptial agreements.

Get in touch with a reliable domestic relations attorney today. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At Law.

Civil Litigation

When one person or party’s carelCivil Litigation Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At Lawessness or misconduct causes serious mental or physical harm to another, the result is often civil litigation. Under state and federal law, an individual who has suffered needlessly because of another’s actions has the right to file a lawsuit against the person responsible. If this action is successful, the victim can receive financial compensation not only for the economic cost of their injuries (such as hospital bills and lost income) but also for their pain and suffering and for other factors that are similarly difficult to quantify. If you’re considering filing a civil lawsuit, keep in mind that most such matters can be addressed through mediation or negotiation. In the event that your matter does proceed to trial, however, you’ll want to have a seasoned Greene County civil litigation attorney on your side. In fact, by speaking to a Xenia civil litigation lawyer at the earliest stages of a civil matter, you can greatly increase your chances of eventually receiving financial compensation.

At Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, we’re committing to protecting our clients’ rights during civil litigation. Whether your issue involves a personal injury case, a wrongful death suit, a dispute with a neighbor, or some aspect of consumer law, we’ll be sure that you fully understand your legal options when it comes to your suit and that you are doing everything possible to present your case in the best possible light in court.

We handle a broad range of civil litigation-related matters for our clients. These include those involving: mediation, personal injury (including all vehicle accidents), wrongful death, neighbor disputes, consumer law and product liability, creditor’s rights, debtor’s rights, class action lawsuits, employment issues, professional liability, non-competition agreements, insurance coverage and insurance defense, appellate litigation, business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and trademark and patent law.

Contact an aggressive civil litigation attorney at our Xenia office about your legal matter today.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At LawIn the State of Ohio, when an individual is injured in an accident that was caused by the carelessness or recklessness or another person or party, they have the right to file a personal injury claim against those responsible. If a claim is accepted, a victim can receive financial damages that can be used to address the financial costs related to their situation as well as help compensate them for their pain and suffering. Unfortunately, filing a personal injury claim can be challenging under even the best of circumstances, and is best handled with the assistance of a knowledgeable Greene County personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer can help make sure that your claim isn’t compromised by a careless error or omission and that you’re providing all the documentation and other evidence that the law requires. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker today to schedule a consultation with a dedicated Greene County personal injury attorney about your situation. We’ll help you understand your legal options when it comes to filing a claim and guide you through the process effectively.

Whether or not an insurance company offers you a fair settlement after an accident depends on how skillful you are at negotiating. If you don’t think the amount of money you are being offered is sufficient, you can proceed to litigation. However, the truth is that most insurance companies will do anything to avoid the time and expense associated with a civil trial. By making sure that claims examiners and their employers know we mean business, we can often persuade them to concede to an equitable settlement early in the negotiating process. Victims who try to file claims by themselves are generally less successful in securing fair financial compensation for their injuries than those who have legal representation. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker today to get started on the claims process.

At Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, we offer dedicated legal counsel for accident victims in most kinds of personal injury cases, including but not limited to: car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents (and other premises liability matters), and workplace accidents (including workers’ compensation claims and third party claims). We also handle wrongful death suits on behalf of personal representatives in the State of Ohio.

 

 

Real Estate

The rules and regulations sReal Estate Lawyer | Xenia | Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker, Attorneys At Lawurrounding residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation in the State of Ohio can be very complicated even for the most experienced real estate attorney. The best way to minimize the risk and uncertainty associated with any real estate matter is to seek legal representation as soon as possible. If you’re buying or selling a home or renting or leasing a piece of residential or commercial property, call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker to put a dedicated real estate lawyer on your side and prevent yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or other criminal misrepresentation related to your transaction. We can assist you in reviewing the contracts necessary to the sale or purchase or real property and help make sure that you’re doing everything possible to protect your rights and your investments. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker to get help with your real estate transaction today.

Besides overseeing major real estate transactions on our clients’ behalf, we also handle most kinds of real estate litigation. If you are a homeowner who has received a notification of foreclosure and you believe that your lender may be acting in bad faith, we can provide you with legal assistance for your foreclosure defense. We may be able to keep and your family from losing your home. Additionally, if you’re facing a boundary dispute or similar civil matter with another property owner, a business, or a municipal authority, let us represent you. There’s no real estate litigation matter too small or too large for us take on if your rights and your property are at stake. Talk to a Greene County real estate attorney with a proven reputation for getting results for their clients during litigation. Call Miller, Finney, McKeown & Baker at our Xenia office today.

We deal with most kinds of transactions and civil matters related to real estate including: sales and acquisitions, easements, eminent domain, commercial leases and property management, construction, dispute resolution, farm law, land use, partitions, quiet title, foreclosure defense, bike path conversions, planning and zoning issues, and riparian water rights.

If you need assistance with a real estate transaction or litigation in Greene County or elsewhere in the State of Ohio, contact an Ohio real estate attorney to get started.

Schedule an appointment with a dedicated Xenia, Ohio attorney today. Call us at (937) 372-8055!

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