Cases

CRIMINAL TRIALS

Leah Reibel has handled hundreds of cases. She has defended criminal clients in felony cases ranging from aggravated assault, felonious assault, assault on a police officer, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery, robbery, breaking and entering, carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), rape, gross sexual imposition, abduction, forgery, possession of criminal tools (PCT), theft, receiving stolen property (RSP), aggravated riot, possession of drugs, and patient abuse, among other charges.

In addition to felony cases, Ms. Reibel  has helped clients gain early release from prison by filing Motions for Judicial Release (formerly known as shock probation), and has also represented clients in S.B. 10 cases regarding sexual offender classification,

Ms. Reibel has represented countless misdemeanor clients in Municipal Court for charges that included domestic violence, assault, menacing, trespassing, resisting arrest, failure to comply with an order of a police officer and inducing panic.

Additionally, Ms. Reibel represents clients on traffic charges such as OVI or operating a vehicle under the influence (formerly knows as OMVI), driving under suspension, traffic tickets, juvenile traffic offenses, and others.

DOMESTIC AND JUVENILE COURT

Ms. Reibel has assisted clients in many Domestic Court proceedings seeking a divorce, dissolution, and award of custody or shared parenting (joint custody).  She has represented both married and unmarried parents in the courts of central Ohio in obtaining visitation and child support.  She has conducted many trials in front of a Judge or Magistrate in Domestic and Juvenile Court.  Ms. Reibel has also represented parents who were in danger of losing their children in abuse and neglect cases, juveniles charged with crimes, or persons in danger of losing their liberty for failure to pay child support.  Ms. Reibel has also been appointed by the court to act as Guardian ad litem to represent abused and neglected children.

In a high-profile case, Ms. Reibel represented Mary Franks in a case in Delaware County Probate and Juvenile Court as she attempted to gain custody of her grand-daughters. Mrs. Franks was known as the "Vigilante Grandmother" in the August, 1999 issue of Mirabella magazine after attempting to defend her grand-daughter from the step-father, who had been convicted of sexually assaulting her. This case was made into a movie, "The Cucumber Incident", in 2001 by film-makers Bonita Makuch and Melodie Calvert.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Business services include choice of entity and business formation, including incorporation, partnership, and LLC; contract review including leases and employment issues; and business litigation including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Services fornon-profits include IRS 501(C)(3) applications for non-profit tax status.