101 N Elizabeth Street
6th FLOOR, Lima,OHIO ,45801


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Areas of practice

  • General Civil Practice – Trials and Appeals in All Courts
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury/Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Zoning/Land Use
  • Workers’ Compensation

The original founding members of Cory, Meredith, Witter & Smith, LPA began representing clients in Northwest Ohio in 1896. The current version of the firm was established in 1988 with the merger of two venerable Lima law firms: Cory, Leonard, Witter & Cheney and Meredith, Meredith, Tait and Basinger. Cory Meredith has been at its present location in downtown Lima, Ohio on the 6th Floor of the historic City Loan and Savings Building since 1928.

Throughout the firm’s history, it has had many accomplished attorneys including Harry O. Bentley, Charles H. Cory, Harold J. Meredith, Harry R. Meredith, Richard E. Meredith, James E. Meredith, Frank B. Cory and our current senior member, Donald J. Witter.

Cory Meredith provides legal services to a diverse group of personal and corporate clients including insurance companies, banks, utilities, municipalities and governmental agencies, and other business and corporate clients. The firm offers a full slate of probate and estate planning services and business succession planning. The firm has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation with a special emphasis on insurance defense, commercial litigation and employment-related cases. The firm also has experienced real estate attorneys that provide services including title opinions, purchase contracts, and closing services.

The goal of the members and staff of Cory, Meredith, Witter & Smith, LPA is to always live up to our firm’s tradition of providing excellent legal services to all our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.