Who We Are


Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer, P.L.L. is the largest law firm in Licking County and traces its origins to the late 19th century. Our attorneys have always enjoyed the highest professional reputations and share a long tradition of commitment and service to our community. This is in large part due to the legacy of our recently-retired senior partner, J. Gilbert Reese, whose long and distinguished legal career has only been eclipsed by his lasting impact as a great community leader and philanthropist.

We value the long-term relationships we have with our many clients. They include prominent local businesses, institutions, foundations, non-profit corporations and, of course, individuals, many of whom we count among our closest friends and neighbors.

We live by the following principles:

  • Follow the Golden Rule. We treat our clients as we would expect to be treated, devoting our best efforts to solve their legal problems and provide sound and objective legal advice and counsel.

  • Communicate Effectively. We are accessible to our clients and communicate closely with them so that they are completely informed of the progress of all legal matters we are handling for them.

  • Provide Value. We understand our clients’ concern for the cost of legal services so we are always clear and frank about our manner of charging for our legal services. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional value to our clients by being cost-effective, putting forth the level of effort necessary to accomplish the desired result, and no more.

  • Solve Problems. We understand that lawyers should be problem solvers, not just problem spotters. We realize that our clients depend on us to recognize and implement the best solutions to their legal problems. We provide forthright advice to our clients about the advantages and disadvantages of their position, and we work hard to find solutions to their problems.