Jerry is a Shareholder in the firm. He joined Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling in 2004 after practicing law in Michigan for over ten years. In Michigan, Jerry served as general legal counsel for the City of Leslie and was a member of the Michigan Association of Municipal Lawyers. Along with his municipal work, Jerry also represented several manufacturers, developers, physicians, and business owners. He provided legal services to churches and nonprofit organizations, both as a board member and as outside counsel.
Since joining Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling, much of Jerry’s work has been in land use and governmental law. Jerry has served as Law Director for the City of Vandalia since 2005, Law Director for the City of Huber Heights since 2017, and Law Director for the City of Springboro since 2020. Along with representing these three cities, Jerry also provides legal services to other municipalities and townships regarding real estate and development matters. He is a regular speaker at local zoning and planning seminars.
Jerry also works with private sector clients in the areas of commercial transactions, leasing, and general real estate law. Jerry has a strong practice in the intellectual property area, concentrating on trade- marks and copyright matters. He is a board member of the Dayton Area Charitable Association of Public Employees and advises several other area nonprofits, including Springboro Community Theater and Yellow Springs Development Corporation.
Jerry lives in Springboro with his wife, Jennifer. He has 3 daughters and 2 sons. In his free time, Jerry plays guitar and enjoys traveling with his family.
J.D., Stetson College of Law, 1993
B.A., Michigan State University, 1984
Awards & Recognition
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Rating
Paul Harris Fellow
United Way Leadership Circle
Professional & Community Activities
Dayton Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Michigan Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division
Ohio Municipal League
Law Director, City of Vandalia
Law Director and Asst. Law Director for the City of Huber Heights since 2017
Law Director, City of Springboro
American Planners Association
Former Executive Committee of Dayton Ballet Associate Board
Board of Directors, Dayton Area CAPE
Springboro Community Theater
Springboro Chamber of Commerce