Meet the Lawyers of Boucher & Boucher

Richard A. Boucher

Richard A. Boucher

E-mail: richard@boucherandboucher.com

Richard Boucher, Esq. is a life-long resident of the Dayton area and has practiced in the areas of business law, business litigation, divorce, custody, family law, probate and personal injury in Dayton and the surrounding area for twenty-three years. He graduated from Oakwood High School then from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication.

After graduating in 1985 from The Capital University in Columbus where he received his Juris Doctorate degree, Mr. Boucher began his legal career as owner and sole proprietor of Richard A. Boucher, Esq., a general practice law office.

In 1991, Mr. Boucher became the youngest partner in the full service law firm of Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A. which employed over 20 attorneys.

After six years with Altick & Corwin Co., Mr. Boucher opened Boucher & Boucher Co., L.P.A. in 1997. As president, Mr. Boucher directs and oversees the day-to-day operation of this full service law firm, employing two attorneys and three staff members. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, business litigation, divorce, custody, family law, probate and personal injury. The firm presently represents over 80 small to medium sized corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, several large, national corporations and one Fortune 500, multi-national corporation as well as fulfilling the needs of individuals in their personal business transactions. After participating in over 100 civil trials, Mr. Boucher offers a level of commitment and success for every client he represents, from a large corporation to the owner of the smallest business.

In 2000, as an additional service to his real estate clients, Mr. Boucher established Augusta Title Agency Inc., a full service real estate title company serving the Dayton Metropolitan Area, including Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties. The company offers title insurance and closing services for residential and commercial transactions including new construction. Mr. Boucher serves as president of Augusta Title Agency, Inc.

Mr. Boucher has the additional advantage of experiencing the law from both sides of the judicial bench and can employ this knowledge and background to better serve his clients. Since 1991 he has been an acting magistrate of Kettering Municipal Court. In his capacity as magistrate, he has conducted several hundred civil trials including small claims court.

Mr. Boucher is an active member of several legal organizations and associations, including Dayton Bar Association, Greene County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers, and the Ohio Association of Magistrates. He has lectured as a guest speaker at numerous probate and business law seminars and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Volunteer Lawyers Project. He also volunteers for Wills for Heroes and the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Richard and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 23 years, and reside in the beautiful community of Kettering. Lisa is a part time registered nurse and an aspiring author with one self-published novel under her belt and several more in the works. Their two sons, Austin and Collin, currently play football at Miami University on scholarship where they continue their education and the love of the game they won accolades for at the high school level.

Julia Kolber

Julia Kolber

E-mail: julia@boucherandboucher.com

Ms. Kolber graduated from Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering in 1995 and then from Ohio University in May 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology. After employment with the Greene County Children Services Bureau, Ms. Kolber attended the University of Dayton School of Law. While attending UDSL, Ms. Kolber clerked in the law offices of Gammell, Hoshor, Kendo & Ross, LLP where she continued her employment upon receipt of her Juris Doctorate degree in 2004.

In the role as Associate Attorney at Gammell, Hoshor, Kendo & Ross, LLP, her primary focus areas were real estate and estate planning. She drafted, reviewed and negotiated purchase and settlement agreements, employment contracts, mortgages, leases and land contracts as well as estate planning and corporate organizational documents.

In November 2007, Ms. Kolber began practicing law in north Dayton. She conducted extensive litigation in the areas of landlord/tenant law and collections and completed the Juvenile Law Certification Program and the Criminal Law Certification Program. With completion of these programs, Ms. Kolber became extensively involved with the juvenile court system by representing individuals as attorney and Guardian ad Litem in custody, abuse, neglect, and dependency and delinquency matters.

In October 2009, Ms. Kolber joined Boucher & Boucher Co., L.P.A. where she continues her involvement with the juvenile court system. She represents juveniles charged with crimes as well as being a child advocate in her role as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem. Ms. Kolber also represents parents in custody, parentage and child support matters. Her focus areas include divorce, child custody, child support, abuse, neglect, dependency and delinquency. Additionally, Ms. Kolber practices in the areas of civil litigation, criminal law, domestic relations and landlord/tenant law.

Ms. Kolber is an active member of several legal organizations and associations including the Dayton Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Greene County Bar Association, the Ohio CASA/GAL Association and the Miami Valley Land Title Association. She serves on the Alumni Board of Trustees at the University of Dayton School of Law, on the Juvenile Law Committee of the Dayton Bar Association and on the Dayton Children's Hospital Corporate Council. In addition, she volunteers for the Wills for Heroes and the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project. Ms. Kolber is also past-president and active member of the Centerville Evening Optimist Club.

Lauren Grant

Lauren Grant

E-mail: lauren@boucherandboucher.com

Ms. Grant graduated from Carroll High School in Dayton, Ohio in 1998. After graduating high school, Ms. Grant attended Sinclair Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Legal Assisting in 2003. She graduated from The Capital University with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Business in 2006. Ms. Grant graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law and was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio in May of 2011.

Ms. Grant has been employed with Boucher & Boucher Co., L.P.A. since 1999 beginning as a receptionist, secretary, paralegal, law clerk, and now as an attorney. She additionally completed an externship with the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office while completing her Juris Doctorate degree. In her various roles at Boucher & Boucher Co., L.P.A., Ms. Grant's primary responsibilities include researching case law, drafting and preparing various documents and pleadings, meeting with clients and advocaing on her clients' behalf both inside and outside of court.

Ms. Grant is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Dayton Bar Association and Greene County Bar Association.

Ms. Grant is also the co-owner of Augusta Title Agency, Inc., a full service real estate title agency serving the Dayton metropolitan area including Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties. Augusta Title Agency, Inc. offers title insurance and closing services for residential and commercial transactions including new construction. Ms. Grant serves as vice president of Augusta Title Agency, Inc.

Roy Boucher

Roy Boucher

Recently deceased

Admitted to bar, 1947, Ohio. Education: University of Michigan (B.A. 1945); University of Michigan Law School (LL.B/JD 1947). Assistant General Counsel Dayton Power & Light Co., 1947-1958. Private Practice 1958-1987.

Roger J. Makley

Roger J. Makley

A wonderful friend and colleague, deceased

Roger started his legal career in 1961 as staff attorney in the office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. From 1962 through 1964, Roger was staff attorney in the Division of Corporate Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Roger came to Dayton in 1964 as Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the Dayton office until 1969. Then he became the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and later, from 1971 through 1978, was the U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Ohio.

In 1978 Roger joined the firm of Coolidge Wall Wood & Matusoff, which had recently moved into the IBM building at the corner of First and Ludlow Streets. Although the firm changed its name several times, Roger spent most of his career there as the chair of the firm's litigation department.

Amid a long and prominent career there, Roger's work vaulted him into local and sometimes national headlines including his representation of Pete Rose beginning in the late 1980s in dealings with Major League Baseball and the Internal Revenue Service. Roger's clients, including Pete Rose, were fiercely loyal to him. No attorney ever had a more loyal and devoted clientele.

One of Roger's earlier high visibility cases was when he played a central role in the lengthy Home State Savings Bank criminal prosecution, representing the president of the bank following its collapse during the savings and loan falures in the 1980s.

Roger also gave his time freely to civic and charitable causes. He served as President of the Dayton Bar Association, President of the Federal Bar Association, and President of the Legal Aid Society. He was on the Board of Directors of the Dayton Legal Aid Society from 1989 through 2001, which was a direct result of Roger's belief that we should always care for the underprivileged and unrepresented and his firm respect for human dignity. He was active in the Democratic party and his working class roots caused him to never forget the downtrodden.

He was extremely active in fundraising for the University of Dayton Law School, serving as Chair of the advisory Council and as an Adjunct Professor at various times. Roger's fundraising for Keller Hall and the Zimmerman Law Library resulted in the Law School naming one of its classrooms after him. In 1998 the University of Dayton conferred and Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree upon him.

Roger was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor bestowed only upon the most qualified trail lawyers. This, indeed, exemplifies the high status in which Roger's fellow lawyers held him.

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