Areas of Practice: Appeals, Business Formation, Business Formatoin, Business Planning, Civil Litigation, Collection/Creditors, Contracts, Contracts (Drafting & Negotiating), Corporate Transactions, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Landlord-Tenant, Litigation, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, and Wills.
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Jonathan A. Veley was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1967 and has lived in Central Ohio his entire life. He graduated as class valedictorian from Westerville South High School in 1986, attended advanced college placement classes at Otterbein College, then attended Ohio University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1989 from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Honors Tutorial College, B.S. Journalism. He was named Outstanding Journalism Student of the Year by the Scripps School in 1989.
Mr. Veley earned his law degree from The Ohio State University in 1992 and began practicing with the Newark law firm of Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer, PLL later that year. In early 1999 he established his own firm in Pataskala, Ohio, moving his new firm’s headquarters to Newark in October, 2000.
In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Veley is also a licensed title insurance agent qualified to handle residential and commercial real estate closings throughout Ohio. He is sole member of Jonathan Properties, Ltd., a company that invests in, and renovates residential and commercial real estate.
Mr. Veley is actively involved in collecting and restoring vintage fountain pens and mechanical pencils, and he regularly exhibits at several national pen shows across the country. He has established the Online Mechanical Pencil Museum as a resource to the pen and pencil collecting community. He has also written three books, each of which have become the authoritative works on the subject: The Catalogue of American Mechanical Pencils (2011), American Writing Instrument Patents 1799-1910 (2013), and American Writing Instrument Patents Volume 2: 1911-1945 (2013).
His other hobbies include motorcycles and classic cars: a 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass, a 1963 Mercury Monterey and a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Mr. Veley resides in Newark, Ohio, with his wife, Janet, and their three children.