We’ve Moved to 1900 Bethel Road and have a new phone number: 614-654-5404

2014.12.04.2.KV.MaptoKVBethelWe are excited to announce our expansion to 1900 Bethel Road. We have nearly tripled our office suite size adding several amenities including a reception area, updated kitchenette and restrooms, two conference rooms seating 8 and 4, and additional offices to facilitate future growth.

Our new office is conveniently located at the midpoint of Riverside Drive (U.S. 33) and St. Rte 315 on Bethel Road making it easily accessible from either main highway on the northwest side of Columbus.  The attached parking lot has plenty of space and was just resurfaced and lined before our move.

Please see our contact page here for more information on reaching our new offices and we welcome our clients, colleagues, and friends to come and visit.

Jerry Kaltenbach and James Vargo selected as Ohio Super Lawyers, once again, AND AGAIN


Ohio Super Lawyers magazine has named Jerry L. Kaltenbach as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and named James G. Vargo as a Super Lawyer for 2014 and again for 2015, the fourth straight year each has received this honor.

Rising Stars are made up of the top 2.5% of attorneys in Ohio under age 40, while those recognized as Super Lawyers represent no more than 5% of all attorneys in the state of Ohio.

Candidates for inclusion in the annual list of Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars are selected after nomination for the honor by their peers or the research conducted by Super Lawyers’ research staff.  Each candidate is then independently evaluated by third parties using Super Lawyers’ 12 key categories of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Finally, the researched candidates are evaluated by a panel of attorneys for selection.

Both Jerry and James are very honored by their continued inclusion as Ohio Super Lawyers, and will seek to meet or surpass the standards that Ohio Super Lawyers are expected to provide.

James Vargo and Jerry Kaltenbach announce new law practice.

KV Law Full Size jpgWith nearly 30 years of combined experience practicing in large and in mid-size law firms, and after embarking on successful careers as sole practitioners, Jerry Kaltenbach and James Vargo have teamed up to bring you Kaltenbach Vargo, LLC.

Kaltenbach Vargo, LLC, was founded on the principal of delivering top quality legal services in a more economic manner.  We do this through our efficiency and our ability to utilize technology in almost all aspects of our practice.

While our primary focus will continue to be business litigation, we can assist you or your business in many other areas, including business formation, employee and vendor agreements, and various other contractual matters.

We also leverage our extensive experience in fee disputes, consumer complaints, commercial and residential real estate matters, and ethical matters before the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, as well as local Boards of Realtors and associations, to assist agents and brokers seeking representation on any of these matters.

In addition, we are strong advocates for consumers, protecting their rights through the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and various federal laws, and by representing those who were injured by a defective product or who suffered a significant personal injury due to the negligence of another.

If we can assist you or your business in any of these matters, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

Jerry Kaltenbach selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013

SL MagOhio Super Lawyers magazine has named Jerry L. Kaltenbach as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013.

Rising Stars are made up of the top 2.5% of attorneys in Ohio under age 40.

Candidates for inclusion in the annual list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars are selected after nomination for the honor by peer attorneys or by Super Lawyers’ own research pool.  Each candidate is then independently evaluated by Super Lawyers based upon its 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Jerry has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the practice area of civil litigation for 2013 in addition to being named a Rising Star in previous years.

“Inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers under 40 is a great honor and we appreciate the recognition by our peers in the legal community of our ability to deliver superior legal services.  This combined with satisfied clients makes our job and mission all the more worthwhile,” said Kaltenbach.

Supreme Court upholds bulk of Obamacare

With Chief Justice John Roberts among the 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court of the United States mostly let stand President Obama’s 2010 health care overhaul, known as “Obamacare.”

We’re a law firm.  We believe that legal scholarship is important rather than just taking cues from the media spin machines.  So get out your reading glasses and read what SCOTUS decided by clicking here for the full decision.

You might want to get a cup of coffee first because it is a 193-page decision.  If that’s not brief enough for you today, you can google to your heart’s content or read some media summaries.  The New York Times has a story running here.  Our own Columbus Dispatch has one here.

Jerry Kaltenbach named Top Lawyer by Columbus C.E.O.

In addition to being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star earlier this year, attorney Jerry L. Kaltenbach has been identified as a “Top Lawyer” by Columbus C.E.O. magazine in its April 2012 edition.

Columbus C.E.O. turned to Martindale-Hubbell as the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession to compile its list of Top Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio.  Jerry Kaltenbach made the “Top Lawyers” list due to his AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest peer review rating available driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary regarding Jerry’s ethical standards and legal ability.

Attorney Kaltenbach Speaks to the Press About Social Media Use

Attorney Jerry Kaltenbach was featured in a recent article in The Daily Reporter regarding the use of social media by lawyers. Here’s the article:

By Jessica Shambaugh |Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Published: 03/23/2012

Columbus attorneys are being followed.

With the social networking website Twitter reporting to have hundreds of millions of registered users, it may not be surprising that members of the Columbus legal community have joined the masses in trying to accumulate followers and continually reaching out to the world in 140 characters or less.

“Like it or not, social media is here to stay,” said Jerry Kaltenbach, a Columbus litigation, real estate and business attorney. “Twitter is only getting bigger.” Kaltenbach opened his own firm, Kaltenbach Law LLC, in November and said his personal experience with social networking immediately transitioned to a business benefit.

The attorney has more than 80 followers and tweets several times a day about “[content] that comes out of the attorney general’s office, Ohio Supreme Court opinions, 6th Circuit, things like that,” he said. While he noted that most of his interactions are with other attorneys and that the potential for getting clients through Twitter is questionable, Kaltenbach said he can see possibilities.

“To date I can’t say that I’ve ever gotten a client strictly from using Facebook or Twitter, but I also know that you’re more likely to show up in Google search results if you’re out there using these social media products,” said Kaltenbach who uses Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Google Plus.

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