RICHARD L. LOVELAND
Attorney at Law
Richard L. Loveland, “Dick,” received his undergraduate degree (a B. S. in business) from Miami University in 1952. After graduating from Miami University, he served in the Marine Corps then attended law school at The Ohio State University College of Law. He received his JD degree, Summa Cum Laude, in 1957.
Dick has practiced law in Ohio since 1957 and his law practice has been devoted primarily to (1) Advising regarding all aspects of condominiums, homeowners’ associations and planned communities, and the creation of legal documents, therefore, (2) Qualification of condominiums and planned unit developments for home owner financing, (3) Revision and restatement of existing documents for condominiums and planned communities to meet financing, practical, and legal requirements, (4) Handling annexation, zoning and building issues with public authorities in connection with subdivisions, condominiums, and planned unit developments, (5) Representation of home and unit owners in disputes with associations, (6) Representation of innumerable home and condominium associations with regards to virtually all matters involved in such communities, including zoning and building violations, restriction enforcement, assessment collection, etc., (7) Estate planning, (8) Tax and business advice. It is believed that Dick and his associates have created the documents for more condominium and planned unit developments in the State of Ohio than any other attorney or law firm.
Dick served as a part-time Adjunct Professor at The Ohio State College of Law for three years. He is currently practicing law with his son, William L. Loveland, at Loveland Law, LLC, in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Dick is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Columbus Bar Associations. He has been a member of many Columbus Bar Association Committees, including, the Ethics, Notary Public, Real Property, Investment Advisory, Lawyers for Justice, Finance and Bar Admissions, and served as chairman of many committees. He has been a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Economic Practice Section and chairman of the General Practice Section. He has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section since 1957. He is the founder of the Columbus Bar’s Lawyer to Lawyer program, and is a member of and Past President of the Columbus Bar Foundation.
Dick has received the following awards and honors: Ohio State University, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif , Law Journal, Moot Court, Student Bar Association, President (1957), and Phi Delta Alpha legal fraternity, President (1956); Ohio Legal Center Institute, Award of Merit; Columbus Bar Association, Professionalism Award ; Columbus Bar Foundation, Distinguished Service Award ; Lecturer, Ohio Legal Center Institute (seven different years), and has had a Martindale Hubbell AV-1 rating since 1980. He has authored various articles, including the Ohio State Bar Association “Law You Can Use” newspaper series on condominiums ; article “Going Solo” in the A.B.A. Section of Economics of Law Practice, various Columbus Bar Briefs articles, and Ohio Legal Center Institute articles; co-authored standard Notary Public test, various standard real property forms, CBA and CBF investment policies, and CBA Civility Program.
Dick has been married to Catherine since 1952 and has four children and six grandchildren.
His dog “Lucky” is always by his side.