Welcome to our new blog
We plan to post here, every so often, regarding topics which interest us from the family law area. To start off though, we’ll list who we are and let you know a little about our backgrounds and interests here at the Law Offices of William L. Geary Co. L.P.A.
William L. Geary, founder of The Law Offices of William L. Geary Co., LPA was born and raised in Portsmouth Ohio. He obtained his bachelor’s degree, in English, from the Ohio State University, in 1970 and a Juris Doctor in 1979, from Ohio Northern University, Petit College of Law, in Ada, Ohio. Bill began his career at Hamilton, Kramer, Myers and Cheek (1979-1995) as an insurance defense attorney, where his litigation and negotiating skills were refined. In 1995, he decided to go out on his own and left his partner position with Hamilton, Kramer to start a domestic relations practice, starting with just one client. Bill’s practice is well beyond one client today and Bill has been the recipient of Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating –AV— in the 1990’s and also a Preeminent Rating 1999 to present. Bill has also received the Client Distinction award in 2013, an award based solely on client reviews. Our firm has grown over the years to include three associate attorneys. Bill has intentionally kept his practice small as he has always believed that becoming too large would take away from the attention that we can provide our clients and the quality of our work. His most recent accomplishment was being admitted to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court (2013). When Bill is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, his son who is now attending college, and grandchildren. He enjoys cooking, gardening, literature, learning new languages, and traveling.
Tracy Q. Wendt is our Senior Associate. Tracy grew up in Napoleon, Ohio, graduated from Bowling Green with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989 and then went on to obtain his law degree from Capital University Law School in 1996. Tracy is admitted to practice law in Ohio, and also in Virginia. Tracy has been practicing domestic law since 1999, and has been with our firm since June, 2009. Tracy brings with him extensive domestic relations experience in litigation from the trial court level through appellate court matters. When Tracy is not working he enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, playing guitar, and watching any sporting event that Virginia is playing in.
Brian Henderson has been employed with us since April 2012. Brian was raised in Moundsville, West Virginia and attended Ohio Northern University majoring in Mathematics. He then obtained his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2011. Brian has become one of our most popular attorneys with our clients, and though he does not have the experience of our other associates, he brings with him hard work, ethics, and a desire to connect with our clients. Brian is engaged and will marry his longtime girlfriend in 2014. Outside of regular business hours Brian volunteers his time to many legal clinics, and spends the rest of his free time playing or watching sports with friends.