New Associate Jason Norwood Joins Coolidge Wall’s Litigation Department

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Jason D. Norwood has joined the firm as an associate in its Litigation Department. Prior to joining Coolidge Wall, Jason served as a Post-Graduate Fellow for the Honorable Walter H. Rice in the Southern District of Ohio and as an attorney at another Dayton firm practicing in the areas of criminal and family law. He represented more than 250 clients and engaged in more than 80 in-court hearings including eight criminal jury trials and a successful oral argument in front of the Second District Court of Appeals. “Jason is a great addition …

Kids Heading to College this Summer? Consider a Roommate Agreement

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If you drive down Main Street in any college town, you are likely to encounter newly developed and/or renovated luxury apartments. Many of these apartments will have rent that outpaces the average mortgage payment in the region. A common issue that arises with these off-campus apartments is the joint and several rental obligations of multiple tenants who are a party to the same lease. Sometimes, rent is split 2-ways or, in some circumstances, 4-ways. But, unless the lease agreement explicitly states otherwise, each tenant is jointly and severally liable for the entire rental amount, regardless of how many roommates are …

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Coolidge Wall Hosts Diversity & Inclusion Legal Roundtable

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On May 1, 2019, Coolidge Wall hosted the Diversity & Inclusion Legal Roundtable discussion as part of the continuing legal community effort to promote diversity and inclusion within the Dayton legal community. More than fifty people attended the meeting, representing all the major law firms, the Dayton Bar Association, the University of Dayton School of Law, numerous area judges, and other significant members of the Dayton legal community. The agenda centered on the Summer Diversity Clerkship Program and a mentoring system for first year law students, along with a general discussion exchanging ideas for reaching out to other potential participants …