The Nigh Law Group’s attorneys have extensive courtroom experience.  Joseph Nigh believes that to be able to adequately evaluate a case and advise a client an attorney must have experience dealing with cases in court.  Joseph has handled cases in nearly half of Ohio’s 88 counties.  He has obtained favorable decisions for clients throughout Ohio.  Courtney Zollars and Elizabeth Werner have considerable experience in various aspects of family law litigation.  In addition, to family law experience attorney Erin Sanford was named an Ohio Rising Star in Probate law. It is this cumulative experience that allows Nigh Law Group the ability to negotiate favorable resolutions outside of the courtroom as well as obtain them in the courtroom. 
Joseph believes in a dual focus approach to litigation.  He feels that an attorney should always work to resolve a case without a trial to avoid the costs, both financially and emotionally, that clients have with litigation.  He also believes at the same time that an attorney should be preparing the case for trial.  This dual focus allows the attorney to be prepared for all issues that arise and provide the client with the best alternatives and results in their cases. 
At NLG we understand that each client and each case is unique.  Our ability to understand this helps us achieve favorable results for our clients.  We believe clients should be informed of the legal process and how their issues will likely be dealt with by the courts.  It is our experience in the courtroom that allows us to provide this information.  
Many cases require the use of experts. We regularly work with accountants, psychologists, counselors, and economists to assist us in providing the best information to the court on behalf of our clients.   It is the ability to identify the need and benefit of using these experts, along with our experience working side-by-side with these experts, that gives us a strategic advantage over other law firms. 

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I hired Joe after doing a lot of research, and knew he was my man after the first call. He helped me find my child, whom was being hidden by his mother from me. There has not been one stone un-turned or any fact lost on him. He and his co counsel in my case, Courtney Zollars, and office personnel Lynn are the most dedicated,detail oriented, and personable group of professionals you can hope for.

Chris, Child Custody Case
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Joseph Nigh was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law

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Support Staff

The Nigh Law Group relies heavily upon its talented staff to work with closely with clients and assist NLG’s attorneys in providing quality services to each client. Clients can expect to meet and work with Lynn, Zach, and Rachel during their cases. Joseph often receives compliments from clients, other attorneys, and court employees about Lynn, Zach, and Rachel’s work.

Lynn Glass

Senior Paralegal
Lynn has been a legal assistant for over 18 years, and has worked with Joseph since 2009.  Lynn joined Joseph at the origination of NLG. 

Zach Rowan

Zach earned a BA in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University in 2009.  Zach worked with Joseph for 7 years prior to joining NLG at the time of its formation.

Rachel Nourse

Rachel graduated from Miami University with a degree in English Education in 2012. She was a teacher for six years before deciding to change careers. She earned her paralegal certificate through Capital University Law School in August 2019.

Patricia Dulaney

Senior Paralegal

Pat has worked as a Paralegal in Ohio and Florida with an emphasis in family law and criminal defense. Pat came to the NLG in August 2020 and brings 35 years of experience to the table, with an emphasis in trial preparation and assistance.  Pat obtained much of her education from Ohio University, Athens where she is from, and from life experience working for high profile, experienced trial lawyers. 

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