FGKS Law celebrates 40th anniversary


SIDNEY — FGKS Law, with offices in Sidney, Fort Loramie, Troy and Celina, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023.

On Jan. 3, 1983, attorneys John Garmhausen, Ralph Keister and Jim Shenk joined with attorneys Harry Faulkner, Rodney Blake Jr. and Don Luce to form what is now FGKS Law. With 15 attorneys servicing four office locations, the firm has grown to become the premier law firm for businesses, families, and individuals in west central Ohio and beyond.

FGKS Law, which was known by its formal name of Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, A Legal Professional Association for most of its existence, quickly outgrew its original Sidney, Ohio location and moved to its current home office location at Courtview Center in 1989.

In 2003, Fort Loramie-based attorney Dave Shuffleton affiliated with the firm in an of counsel attorney role and FGKS Law has continued to operate an office in Fort Loramie after Shuffleton’s retirement from the law practice in 2014.

The firm’s continued client growth along the Interstate 75 corridor resulted in the opening of a third office location in Troy at the beginning of 2020, which allowed the firm to better serve its clients in Miami County and the greater Dayton-area. The opening of the Troy office coincided with the firm’s rebranding under the name FGKS Law. Most recently, in early 2022, the firm opened its fourth and northernmost office location in Celina, which has enabled the firm to continue to offer quality legal services to its many clients in Mercer and the surrounding counties.

The firm’s success over the past four decades would not have been possible without its base of loyal clients. FGKS Law prides itself on being responsive to its clients’ needs and providing its clients with the highest quality legal work.

Behind the scenes, FGKS Law has been fortunate to have a loyal and dedicated staff that has played an integral part of the firm’s forty years of growth and success.

FGKS Law attorneys have strong ties to the local communities in which they work and live. FGKS Law attorneys spend countless hours serving on the boards of numerous local non-profit organizations and volunteering their time, whether for an organization, working an event, or coaching a youth sports team.

FGKS Law is grateful to have served its clients in west central Ohio and beyond for 40 years, and it looks forward to continuing to do so for many more.

About FGKS Law

FGKS Law is a full-service law firm of 15 attorneys with offices in Sidney, Ft. Loramie, Troy, and Celina. The firm, which is the largest law firm between Dayton and Toledo, has an emphasis on business transactions, business and civil litigation, employment law, real estate, banking and lending, probate and estate planning, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, and also offers real estate closings and title searches through its title agency, Western Ohio Title Agency.

Attorneys associated with the firm are John M. Garmhausen, Ralph F. Keister, James R. Shenk, James L. Thieman, Michael A. Staudt, Thomas J. Potts, Daniel A. Bensman, Bryan A. Niemeyer, John M. Deeds, Joshua A. Koltak, Philip M. Borger, Craig T. Albers, Cameron C. Downer, Colleen R. Gong and Christopher J. Ellington.

For more information about FGKS Law attorneys and practice areas, visit www.fgks-law.com.

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