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TO MY CLIENTS, I offer loyalty, confidentiality, competence, diligence and my best judgment. I shall represent you as I should want to be represented and be worthy of your trust. I shall counsel you with respect to alternative methods to resolve disputes. I shall endeavor to achieve your lawful objectives as expeditiously and economically as possible. This is my promise to you.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
    7 years, 50 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years, 250 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%
    7 years, 50 cases
  4. Divorce: 25%
    7 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($150-225/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • William Matthew Tinch

    I have recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ball. He and I were able to get a very tense situation worked out peacefully and amicably. Mr. Ball was great to work with on the matter. I would recommend those clients seeking a problem solver, to seek the counsel of Mr. Ball.


    William Tinch Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Brice Newell

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Newell Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ernst & Associates

11 South Broadway Ste 200
Lebanon, OH, 45036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Elite Legal Service - Criminal DefenseThumbtack2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV Rated Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2012
Cali Award WinnerWestlaw2009
Chancellor's ListMiami Univeristy2005
Dean's ListMiami University2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyErnst & Associates2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Bankruptcy ForumAttorney Member2013 - Present
Warren County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Butler County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Ohio vs. P.DNot Guilty
State of Ohio vs. John ComerNot Guilty
Hanson v. DoublettProtection Order Dismissed - Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ernst & Associates BlogHow is Child Support Calculated2015
Ernst & Associates BlogWhat is Probate Court or Estate Administration2015
National Bankruptcy ForumBankruptcy Myths2013
Attorney BlogPost Foreclosure Liability - Will Lenders Go After Borrowers for Deficiency2013
Dayton Bar LawFacts - Wesley Center ProjectLandlord/Tenant Rights Q&A2009
Dayton Bar LawFacts - Wesley Center ProjectEmployment Law FAQ2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DaytonN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Channel 9Warren County woman hires hit man to kill ex-husband2013
Channel 2 NewsWarren County woman hires hit man to kill ex husband2013
Channel 12 NewsWarren County woman hires man to kill ex-husband2013
Journal NewsT. Johnson Trial Butler County Bind-Over2011