John Albers


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.

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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.

614.464.4414 ext #3
Catina Taylor


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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