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​Established in 1975, the attorneys of Merullo, Reister & Swinford are dedicated to serving the needs of Columbus, Ohio area residents.  We are a full-service law firm, able to represent you in whatever type of legal issue you may encounter.  Our main areas of practice include:

  •     Neighbor law issues
  •     Tree law issues
  •     Traffic tickets
  •     Wills, trusts and estates
  •     Family and juvenile law
  •     Criminal Law
  •     Landlord/Tenant law
  •     Civil Litigation
  •     Real Estate

Each of our attorneys is highly experienced and knowledgeable in his field of practice.

Client care is our primary focus.  We are in constant contact with our clients, keeping them updated on the status of their case and any recent developments.  We are easily accessible, and return every client phone call or e-mail, no matter how large or small the issue.​  Since we have been practicing in Columbus and Central Ohio for over 40 years, we have built a familiarity with judges, court personnel, and other lawyers that allows us to better represent our clients' interests in court or at the negotiation table.

Victor Merullo, one of the firm's founding attorneys, is a leading expert in the area of arboriculture law, otherwise known as tree law.  He is available not only for clients of the firm, but also as co-counsel or as a consultant to other attorneys dealing with arboriculture issues.   Please visit and

If you have any quetions or to make an appointment to speak with an attorney regarding your arboriculture law or other legal issue, please do not hesitate to call our Columbus, Ohio, office at (614) 443-7455.  If you prefer, you may e-mail us or fill out the contact us form on this website, and a representative from our firm will be in touch with you as soon as possible.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Victor  Merullo               
Frederick Reister           
Leslie Swinford