Our History

The Albers and Albers law firm has been representing political subdivisions (regional water, sewer and storm water districts, townships, counties, and municipalities), businesses, real estate developers and individuals for over 80 years. Located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, our attorneys routinely travel throughout the state to assist our clients.

Albers and Albers is set apart from other law firms by our uncommon experience in a small firm setting. We provide clients the knowledge, resources and contacts you need, and the attention, personal care and quick response you want. Clients rely on us to be approachable, responsive, efficient, and effective. We respond promptly to telephone calls, report regularly on case developments, and stay on top of changes in the law.

We have assisted countless communities, businesses and individuals to develop real solutions to infrastructure and development related issues. Whether it is a local government issue, including formation of a regional water, sewer or storm water district, alternative project financing, crafting intergovernmental agreements, Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDDs), home rule issues, tap agreements, sunshine laws, eminent domain, easements, assessments, or other related development topics, our firm has the experience to help you achieve your goals.

While we pride ourselves in helping our clients avoid litigation, less cumbersome dispute resolution is not always available. We have a very successful litigation track record and we are the right choice to help guide you through your litigation considerations. Success is borne not only from knowledge and skill, but through practical and honest assessments of a case BEFORE litigation is commenced. Our experience and unique practice areas help us to evaluate whether litigation is the right choice. We will not push litigation as the solution to every problem. We can usually help you find the less expensive option overlooked by others. Our practice areas require unique skills, and few attorneys can provide you with the same level of experience and knowledge to help you achieve the best result possible for your situation.

Our firm also understands that budgets are tight these days. That is why we represent an affordable option for those clients who seek counsel with unique experience and skills but without the high rates charged by some firms. We also offer flexible fee arrangements and plans that can fit within most any reasonable budget. We are also happy to work with local counsel when needed to craft solutions.

We have also developed a network of professionals with whom we may partner to deliver you an even greater depth of knowledge. We can quickly consult with financing experts, engineers, hydrogeologists, lobbyists, bond counsel and specialized accountants. Our attorneys are also active in the legislative arena, crafting and reviewing legislation before the Ohio General Assembly.

Community growth does not happen by itself. It is the result of thoughtful planning, specialized knowledge and plans suitable to the individual circumstances of each community. It requires the assistance of skilled and experienced individuals who understand how to achieve superior results, using the vast array of tools available under the law.

Albers & Albers

Our Team

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Catina Taylor

Paralegal

Catina Taylor received her Associate in Legal Assisting from Edison Community College, Piqua, Ohio, and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio. She worked for ten years as a paralegal for two law firms in Sidney, Ohio. She has experience in local government and real estate law, estate planning, legal contracts, agreements, and Ohio Attorney General Medicaid Recovery case work.

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Sean McCarter

Attorney of Counsel

Sean McCarter attended the Ohio State University and received two Bachelor Degrees in 1990 and a Juris Doctorate degree in 1994. Sean has over twenty five years of governmental experience having worked in the Ohio Senate from 1986 through 1991, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office from 1991-1994, and since being licensed to practice law in 1994 has represented various State of Ohio Departments through the Ohio Attorney General’s office. Sean has also represented private clients before state boards, represented local governmental entities and since 2008 served on the Ohio Reclamation Commission as a commissioner, adjudicating appeals relating to regulatory matters concerning coal and aggregate mining in Ohio. Sean is also licensed to practice in the Federal District Courts in Ohio. Sean’s practice has in addition to governmental concerns, focuses on civil litigation and real estate matters. Sean has represented numerous clients in complex civil litigation disputes wherein the amount in controversy exceeded one million dollars.

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Ashley Hetzel

Attorney

Ashley Hetzel attended Tiffin University for her undergraduate studies and received her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014. Ashely has been with Albers & Albers since 2015. She is a former Assistant Law Director for the City of Euclid where her work focused on drafting legislation, code enforcement, public records and civil litigation.

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John Albers

Attorney

John Albers attended Wake Forest University for his undergraduate studies. John received his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1982. He has been practicing in the area of local government law for approximately 30 years, and his practice is substantially devoted to representing local governments and individuals with respect to water, sewer and stormwater issues and litigation, regional district formation and administration, eminent domain, Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDDs), CEDAs, annexation and similar development issues. John frequently speaks and writes articles on various topics for the Ohio Township Association, the Ohio Rural Water Association, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), USDA Rural Development, and the Ohio State Bar Association. He is the author of the Home Rule Handbook TM and is a co-founder and current board member of the Coalition of Regional Districts (CORD), an association of regional water, sewer and stormwater districts formed under Chapter 6119 of the Ohio Revised Code. John is a member of the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations and the Ohio Township Association’s Law Directors’ Group.