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State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
Mark T. Abell is an attorney with the law firm of Jackson Kelly PLLC in Evansville. Mr. Abell is practicing with the litigation practice group, focusing primarily on general litigation. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Southern Indiana and his J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Mr. Abell is also a burgeoning writer, having served as a writing tutor to law students, and as a contributor and legal researcher for a published book, Gun Laws By State (2020 and 2021 editions).
Mark Graziani is an attorney and owner of Graziani Law, LLC, located in Barberton, Ohio. Mr. Graziani practices throughout Ohio from his office in Barberton. He has been a student of firearms for nearly 40 years. Mr. Graziani spent four years in the USMC shooting howitzers and numerous small arms. He has studied, built, repaired, and shot firearms throughout his life. Mr. Graziani holds a federal firearms license and is currently an NRA instructor in basic pistol (i.e. the CCW class), personal protection in the home, and home firearms safety. Mr. Graziani earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Ohio State University in Astronomy; his Master's degree in business administration degree, with honors, from the University of Akron; and his J.D. degree from the University of Akron School of Law.
Christopher R. McDowell is a shareholder with Strauss Troy, where his practice focuses on criminal and commercial-related litigation, as well as real estate transactions. This work includes all levels and all stages of criminal and civil proceedings. In addition, Mr. McDowell is heavily involved with commercial landlord tenant law from leasing to evictions. He earned his B.A. degree from Marshall University and his J.D. degree from West Virginia University College of Law. Mr. McDowell is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association; Republican Ward chairman for 5th Ward, City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Republican Party Executive Committee, Hamilton County Republican Party Judicial Selection Committee; member, board of trustees for River City Correctional Institution; and member, Hamilton County Selective Service Board. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the U.S. Military Court of Appeals.
Alfred W. Schneble III is an attorney at law with offices located in Cincinnati and Dayton. His practice areas include personal injury, medical and legal malpractice, domestic relations, civil litigation, and wrongful death. Mr. Schneble has served as an expert witness in federal and state cases on the reasonableness of attorney's fees, as well as ethics/professional negligence. He is a member of the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Ohio State bar associations; and The Florida Bar. Mr. Schneble had served as an adjunct professor of law for the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is licensed to practice in all courts in the states of Ohio and Florida, as well as before the local U.S. District and bankruptcy courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. Mr. Schneble earned his B.S. degree from Marquette University and J.D. degree from Ohio Northern University.
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