We are Muskingum County’s largest full-service law firm. For over 50 years, our attorneys have earned a reputation for providing trusted, expert legal services to our community and its businesses.

When you, your family or your business is in need of legal assistance, it is important to be able to contact a law firm you can trust. Gottlieb, Johnston, Beam & Dal Ponte, P.L.L. has successfully represented families in this community for generations, in a variety of legal issues, whether a painful divorce, an automobile accident, the starting of a new business, or helping a family that has just lost a loved one.

As firms become specialized, they can lose sight of broader legal issues that affect people in their everyday lives. Throughout the years, our attorneys have remained committed to our clients generation after generation. We understand the impact upon a family that is in the middle of a crisis, whether it is a drunk driving case, a divorce, a death in the family or a personal injury. We are committed to protecting your personal rights, your business or your family.

Gottlieb, Johnston, Beam & Dal Ponte, PLL, has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell©.

  1. 1962

    The law firm of Gottlieb & Johnston was founded by Harold Gottlieb and Ross Johnston.

  2. 1965

    J. Robert Beam joined the firm as a partner and the firm's name changed to Gottlieb, Johnston & Beam.

  3. 1969

    William D. Joseph joined the firm.

  4. 1971

    William D. Joseph became a named partner and the firm's name changed to Gotllieb, Johnston, Beam & Joseph.

  5. 1972

    Don A. Dal Ponte joined the firm of Gottlieb, Johnston, Beam & Joseph

  6. 1978

    Gottlieb, Johnston, Beam & Joseph moved to their current location, the Legal Arts Building.

  7. 1980

    Miles D. Fries joined the firm.

  8. 1981

    James R. Krischak joined the firm.

  9. 1982

    Jeff R. Beam (retired, 2014) joined the firm.

  10. 1985

    Donald A. Wietmarschen joined the firm.

  11. 1987

    Philip S. Phillips joined the firm.

  12. 1989

    Cole J. Gerstner joined the firm.

    Don A. Dal Ponte became a named partner and the firm's name changed to Gotllieb, Johnston, Beam & Dal Ponte.

  13. 1990

    Wayne W. Phillips joined the firm, Of Counsel.

  14. 1991

    Mark E. Kaido joined the firm.

  15. 2003

    Susan J. Montgomery McDonald joined the firm.

  16. 2006

    Deborah N. Fries joined the firm.

  17. 2014

    W. Andrew Joseph and Vincent C. Russo joined the firm.