1974In 1974, Allan H. Davis ran for Hancock County Probate Judge and was elected as the youngest Common Pleas Judge in the State of Ohio. In January 1974, the firm was joined by Michael J. Malone. Michael graduated from Ohio Northern University, College of Law, in 1973. Michael had worked as an attorney for the Kissell Company, a mortgage banker, then located in Springfield, Ohio. Since 1974 Mr. Malone has been involved in litigation. His primary areas are civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants, medical malpractice, and domestic relations. In 1974, the firm was again reconfigured to Oxley, Oxley & Malone, and remained as such until approximately 1980.
1977Robert B. Hollister joined the firm. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1962. From 1963 through 1974, he was employed by G.A.B., Inc. as an insurance claims adjuster. He managed their offices in Findlay, Ohio, Kalamazoo, MI and Buffalo, NY. In 1976, he obtained his law degree from Ohio Northern University, College of Law. His primary areas of practice are civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants, insurance defense and business law with emphasis on agricultural and utility corporations and cooperatives.
1985Julie Davenport, Esquire, joined the firm, specializing in the areas of appellate practice. Julie graduated from the University of Toledo, College of Law, in 1979. Prior to joining this law firm, Julie had worked with Lawyers Co-op Publishing Company in New York and clerked for the Ohio Supreme Court, Justice Brown and Justice Douglas. Julie continues to work for the firm to this date.
1995Bradley S. Warren, Esquire, joined the firm. Bradley was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, obtaining an undergraduate degree in economics, cum laude, in 1992. Thereafter, he graduated from Ohio Northern University, College of Law, in 1995. Brad became a partner with the law firm in 2001. Brad works primarily in such areas as personal injury, civil defense and criminal defense.
1997After having been employed as a law clerk for the firm while in law school, Bret A. Spaeth, Esquire joined the firm as an associate attorney. Bret is a native of Findlay, having graduated from Findlay High School in 1989. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in 1993, and his law degree from the University of Toledo in 1997. Bret became a partner with the firm in 2008, and his practice is primarily in the areas of personal injury claims, domestic relations and criminal defense.
2002In May 2002, the firm became Oxley, Malone & Hollister, P.L.L. Michael J. Malone, Robert B. Hollister and Bradley S. Warren are all partners. Julie Davenport is “of counsel”.
2005Michael E. O'Malley of Ottawa, Ohio, joined the firm to become Oxley, Malone, Hollister, O'Malley & Warren, P.L.L. Michael had practiced for over 30 years in Ottawa, Ohio and prior to that was a Special Agent with the FBI in New York and Boston, Massachusetts. Michael is a 1965 graduate of Georgetown University and went to Case Western Reserve Law School in 1968. Michael also sits as part-time Putnam County Court Judge.
Bret A. Spaeth became a partner of Oxley, Malone, Hollister, Warren, & Spaeth, PLL.
2009Joseph R. Balega, Esquire, became an associate. Joe had practiced law in Findlay, Ohio since 1987 and was the owner of Golden Key Title Agency, Inc. from May 1997 until he associated with Oxley, Malone, Hollister, O'Malley & Warren. Joe was a 1982 graduate of Rutgers University with a law degree from Ohio Northern University in 1986.
Oxley Law and Golden Key Title Agency, Inc. merged.