Originally published in The Circleville Herald, January 22, 2014.
Established local attorney John Farthing and Brian Stewart, an attorney and Pickaway County Commissioner, are partnering to form a new local law firm, Farthing & Stewart LLP, based in Circleville.
Stewart, an Ashville resident, has worked at the Columbus law firm of Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP since 2010 in the firm’s litigation and business practice groups.
“I’m very excited to be taking the next step in my legal career,” said Stewart. “I’ve always been attracted to the idea of working for myself and providing legal services in the type of community that I’ve lived in all my life. Being able to partner with John, who has been very successful and has such a wealth of experience, is a great opportunity that really appealed to me.”
Farthing & Stewart LLP offers legal representation for businesses and individuals in a variety of different practice areas, including numerous business law services, contracts, misdemeanor criminal defense, domestic relations, estate planning, intellectual property, many types of litigation, professional compliance, real estate, tax and technology law.
“Brian and I share an approach as attorneys which emphasizes professionalism, integrity and a personal touch in providing great service to our clients,” said Farthing. “I’m looking forward to being able to expand the services we offer throughout south central Ohio.” Stewart spent 2013 in his first year as Pickaway County Commissioner, and is looking forward to being a daily part of the local business environment.
“I was spending a large part of each week in Circleville, and the more time I spent here, the more I started to wish I could work here full-time,” Stewart said. “As Commissioner, you have a front row seat to see so many positive things happening all around our community, and I’m constantly working to help promote Pickaway County and Circleville as a great place to work. I’m excited to have the chance to take my own advice.”
The firm is located at Farthing’s existing law office at 233 S. Scioto Street in Circleville, alongside Citizens Land Title Company.
Additional information about the firm and its services can be found at www.farthingstewart.com and by calling (740) 474-3103.