Dedicated Lawyers

David L. Herbert -Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AVĀ® Preeminent

      • Private/Public Practice  - 40 years
      • Assistant Stark County Prosecuting Attorney, 1974-1980
        • Co-Chair, Career Criminal Program
        • Felony Case Trial Counsel
        • Counsel to County/Township Governmental Offices
        • Search Warrant Coordinator
      • Assistant Chair and Secretary: Ohio Governor’s Organized Crime Law Enforcement Consulting Committee, 1976-1978
      • Associate Professor, Kent State University, 1974-1980
      • Trustee, Board of Lake Township Trustees (Stark County, Ohio), 1983-1987
      • Liaison, Joint Committee on Health Fitness Facility Standards, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI., 2008
      • Honors/Awards
        • Recipient – Silver Key Award (2 times), American Bar Association
        • Stark County Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame (1997 Inductee)
        • Lake School’s Athletic Hall of Fame (2003 Inductee)
        • Outstanding Young Man of America (1982)
        • Recipient of 3 Dean’s Scholarships, University of Akron School of Law
        • Recipient of Highest Grade Award, Criminal Procedure (1974)
        • Recipient of 3 Athletic Scholarships, Kent State University Tri Captain (1970) (wrestling)
      • Community, Pubic, Professional Service
        • Executive & Grievance Committees, Stark County Bar Association
        • Secretary/Member, Stark County Public Defender Commission
        • Director, American Heart Association, Stark County Chapter
        • Member, Medical Advisory Committee, Canton Area YMCA
        • Director, Stark County Junior Achievement
        • Director, Blue and Gold Club, Kent State University
        • Chair, Lake Building Committee
        • Trustee, National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE)
        • Habitat for Humanity
      • Professional Memberships
        • American, Ohio, Stark County Bar Associations
        • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
        • Sport & Recreation Law Association (SRLA)
        • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Lawyers
      • Experience
        • Counsel to Numerous Insureds for Numerous Insurance Carriers in Various Business and Litigation Matters
        • Counsel to Numerous Medical, Dental, Health Care and Legal Service Providers in Various Business and Litigation Matters
        • Counsel for Several Professional Associations in Standards/Guidelines Development and Publication
        • Counsel for Numerous Business Acquisitions, Sales and Mergers
        • Counsel for Numerous Governmental Entities in Operations, Zoning, Fiscal, Police, Fire, Environmental Matters and Litigation
        • Counsel for Minor Wards in Complex Federal Litigation Involving Trusts, Trust Management and Accounting
        • Counsel for Numerous Non-Profit 501(C)(3) Organizations in Organization and Operation Activities
        • Counsel for Numerous Health/Fitness Organizations and Providers
        • Counsel for Nursing Home Organizations in Operation, Sales and Acquisition Activities

Joseph L. Piccin -Rising Star® 2012, 2013, Super Lawyers®

      • Assistant Attorney General, Ohio Attorney General’ Office, 2000-2003
      • Honors/Awards/Activities
        • Recipient of Belmont National Bank Scholarship, Miami University
        • Recipient of Farmers Insurance Scholarship, Miami University
        • Business in Europe, Miami University
        • Member, Jessup International Law Moot Court team, University of Akron School of Law
      • Professional Service
        • Member, Constitutional Office Section of Ohio Attorney General’s Office
        • Member of Antitrust Section, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
      • Community/Public Service
        • Participated in Appalachian Mission Trip to rebuild homes for underprivileged families in Appalachian regions
      • Professional Memberships
        • Columbus Bar Association
        • Ohio State Bar Association
      • Experience
        • Co-counsel in litigation involving insurance company / insurance agent actions dealing with the sale of annuities and other insurance products
        • Co-counsel in litigation involving business insurance arrangements
        • Co-counsel in litigation in key life insurance funding dispute including employer company and insurance funding provider
        • Co-counsel to national health and wellness company in state and federal antitrust matters
        • Counsel to hotel owners in various litigation disputes involving zoning and planning disputes
        • Counsel to professional practice sellers and buyers
        • Counsel to business / going concern buyers and sellers
        • Commercial and residential real estate transactions
        • Business lease arrangements representing both landlords and tenants
        • Counsel in litigation involving alleged violations of Americans with Disabilities Act
        • Counsel in claims and investigations alleging violations of workplace discrimination
        • Complex divorce cases involving business interests and valuation, child custody disputes, and long-term support issues

Kristine W. Beard

      • Professional Experience
        • Judicial Law Clerk, Stark County Court of Common Pleas for the Honorable James R. Unger -2 years
        • Staff Counsel, Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals -4 years
        • Division Chief and Assistant Prosecutor, Stark County Prosecutor's Office - 11 years
      • Community/Public Service
        • Member, Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Rules of Practice and Procedure -Of Counsel to the Juvenile Law Committee
        • Elected Precinct Representative, Stark County, Ohio
        • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Board of Directors -Past President, Secretary and Treasurer
        • United Way - Member Promoting Independent Living Committee
        • Member, 13th Class Leadership Stark County
        • Member, Project Rebuild Board of Directors
      • Professional Memberships
        • Member, Stark County Bar Association
        • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
        • Member, National Association of Professional Women
        • Member, Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce
David L. Herbert & Associates, LLC
4450 Belden Village Street NW, #703
Canton, OH. 44718-3629
Phone: (330) 493-1000
Fax: (330) 493-1050
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