Of Counsel

The law firm of Kephart Fisher is pleased to announce the establishment of an Of Counsel relationship with attorney Gary Jones.

Jones brings his considerable experience and expertise to a new practice area for Kephart Fisher that will focus on matters related to liquor licensing and the hospitality industry. Jones is well known throughout the state for his work with clients in the hospitality industry, advising developers, restaurateurs and others on issues related to the manufacturing, distribution, licensing, regulation and merchandising of all legal beverages. Jones’ decades of experience in this arena has made him the go-to expert when it comes to providing guidance through the often-difficult process of pursuing and securing liquor licenses, as well as protecting these assets.

Jones entered private practice following his graduation from Franklin University. In 1971, he was offered a position with the Ohio Department of Liquor Control, where he led a division that handled inspections and the issuance of all permits. He left the department in 1974 to return to private practice, but continued to focus on this area of the law, representing retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers across the state. His impressive list of clients includes many nationally known companies, businesses and industries, some of which he has represented for more than 30 years.  

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