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Mary Elizabeth Gettins

Mary Elizabeth Gettins

Practice areas:

Franchising, Employment & Labor, Business

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About Me

The concept of Gettins’ Law was contrived over a happenstance business lunch. I introduced myself to a fellow attorney on a national American Bar Association listserv. We were both practicing attorneys, in the same area of law, and in the same city. We should meet.


 


Over lunch and a soda, we introduced ourselves. He promptly informed me, he was leaving private practice to take a job in-house with a local company. “Did I want to transition into private practice,” he inquired. My initial response was: “You should have asked before I ordered a soda, I would have ordered a beer.” Throughout my legal career, I had worked in-house for numerous national brands. Before that, I worked in the healthcare field. I had an educational background in psychology and law. I did not know anything about running a private law practice. I had never considered opening my own legal practice.


 


I took inventory of what I did know. I knew how business folks viewed law, how businesses operated from the inside, and I knew how to listen to business folks. Business folks, unlike me, don’t like legal. They don’t sit around and read legal cases, regulations, statutes. They don’t want to. I have to make it simple. Give them the need-to know information without the legal jargon, in their own vernacular.


I set out to develop a law practice that made sense to business. Develop a law practice that endeavors to scale down the volumes of legal red tape. The mission was to create a law practice that provides digestible, practical, and efficient legal services.


 


Initially, I did not stop to ask what other attorneys and what other firms were doing. An over site, maybe. Perhaps it was a lapse in logic. Inevitably, I began to notice. Gettins’ Law does not follow the norm. This gave me pause. I thought for a time. I came to a realization. No, we don’t want to be the norm.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Franchising: 75%
  2. Employment & Labor: 15%
  3. Business: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Gettins' Law

7450 Huckleberry Lane
Cincinnati, OH, 45242

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200307/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingN/AN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Inspired Press PublisherMy Little Book of Franchise Terms2012
The Ultimate Guide to Home Health Marketing and ReferralsMarketing Within the 4 Corners of the Law2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky UniversityN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TBN AllianceFranchising: Leveraging the Business.2013
CLE presentation for the Ohio Northeast Lawyer's AssociationThe Intellectual Intersection: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and Franchising2013
Presentation SCORE and SBA Southwest Ohio SeriesStart Your Own Business: Franchising2010
Presentation for Legacy Connection Business GroupDisaster Prevention for Your BusinessN/A