Preparatory and legal education, Ohio Northern University (B.A., History/Political Science, 1974; J.D., 1977).
With nearly 40 years of practice under his belt, Jeff is an accomplished divorce attorney, and experienced executor of estates. Jeff is also one of the most respected attorneys in Northwest Ohio for DUI / OVI offenses, estate planning, and family law, among many others.
Jeff was also a licensed Realtor and actively sold real estate on a full-time basis his Senior year in College and all through law school, being the #1 Realtor in Findlay his second year of law school.
After Jeff became an attorney, he taught real estate pre-licensing courses at the University of Findlay for 20 years and, furthermore, set up their continuing education program for Realtors in the Findlay area.
Jeff is also one of the most respected and established real estate attorneys in the state. He has represented the Heartland Board of Realtors for many years and spoken at different real estate organizations and boards across Ohio.
Jeff has handled 1031 tax-free exchanges for clients, as well as been very active in purchasing, leasing and developing real estate.
His memberships include: Findlay-Hancock County and Ohio State Bar Associations. Past President of the Findlay-Hancock County Bar Association.
Community Interests: St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Black Swamp Area Council-Boy Scouts of America for 13 counties and member of the Board, Hancock County Homebuilders Association, Heartland Board of Realtors, 2 time President of Findlay Kiwanis, Member of Business Networking International (BNI), Sponsor of Findlay Balloonfest.
Additional Staff Members
Judy Smith: Legal Assistant for Attorney Jeffrey J. Whitman, 27 years experience.
Beth Bubalo: Title Agent/Closing Coordinator, 11 years title experience, 6 years mortgage experience and 4 years bank experience.
Emily Whitta: Closing Associate, former REALTOR®
Jennifer Mershman: Title Examiner/Document preparer, 13 years bank experience.