Business Disputes
Commercial Collections
Commercial Disputes
Defense of Employment Disputes
Personal Injury
Probate Disputes
Professional Liability Defense
Trucking and Transportation


The principal areas of our litigation practice include business, commercial, construction, and personal injury, representing both injured persons and defending liability cases. We offer small and mid-sized companies and entities cost-effective representation with the level of expertise expected from a much larger firm. With substantial trial experience, our attorneys work closely with our clients to consider and use all options, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution, or litigation avoidance and counseling, where appropriate, to arrive at solutions that make good business sense.

We undertake cases ranging from accidents involving catastrophic injuries to wrongful death. The firm’s experience includes representation of clients who have been seriously injured as the result of an automobile or trucking accident as well as clients in product liability and manufacturing defect cases where serious injury has occurred.

On a selective basis, DeFur Voran represents clients facing criminal allegations. We have extensive experience counseling clients accused of white collar offenses and those appearing as witnesses in criminal proceedings, including grand juries. We also will represent clients charged with traffic and driving offenses.

For many commercial clients, including banks, corporations, and collection agencies, DeFur Voran serves as counsel in the collection of significant debt obligations. We have experience in state and federal court, and in the collection of local and out-of-state debt.


Scott E. Shockley, Chair

Robert S. Daniels

Robert D. Emmerson

Matthew L. Kelsey

Michael D. Wilhelm

James R. Williams

Lester H. Cohen

Nicholas C. Nizamoff

Christopher L. Bills

Daniel G. Kerns

Jonathon H. Roberts