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BBB - Jerry Johnson, Esq., (ONU JD '75), & John Huffman, Esq., "Adoption Law"

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speakers:      Jerry M. Johnson, Esq., Ohio Northern University, JD '75 and John C. Huffman, Esq., University of Toledo, JD '89 
Topic:            "Adoption Law"
Date:              Monday, February 17, 2014
Place:            ONU College of Law, Moot Courtroom, Room129

Jerry Johnson, Esq. and John Huffman, Esq. have many years of legal experience especially in the areas of family and adoption law.  Each has litigated hundreds of adoption cases including interstate and contested adoptions. Both are members of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, and have served in many capacities in both the OSBA and  the Allen County Bar Associations. They frequently  speak on adoption law to professional associations and community groups.

BIOGRAPHY:  Jerry M. Johnson, Attorney at Law
Hunt & Johnson, LLC
400 W. North St.

Lima, Ohio  45801. (419) 222-1040. Fax (419) 227-1826. Email:

Federal District Court/Northern District 1976
Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1975, Graduated with Distinction, Law Review,  Willis Society
Ohio Northern University, B.S. Ed, 1971

Ohio State Bar Association; Allen County Bar Association: President, 2001; Vice President, 2000; Secretary, 1983 to 1989; Secretary and Chairman of the Grievance Committee, 1985 to 2000; American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 1994- 2014     

PROFESSIONAL  AWARDS: Ohio State Bar Association, Distinguished Service Award; Charles M. Hankish, Jr. Citizen of the Year Award, Presented by Apollo Career Center,  2004

PUBLICATIONS/CLE CONTRIBUTIONS:  Speaker at numerous groups and meetings regarding adoption. Ohio State Bar Association:  Articles Regarding Adoption and Grandparents’ Rights, Ohio State Bar Association: Lectures on Adoption Law in Ohio

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Adoption (have handled approximately 1500 adoptions, litigaging numerous interstate and contested adoptions since 1979,  Domestic Relations – Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Civil Litigation & Business Entities 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board Member of Equestrian Therapy, Advisory Board for First Federal Bank, Trustee of Memorial Park Cemetery

BIOGRAPHY:  Attorney John C. Huffman , Partner
Huffman, Kelley, Brock and Gottschalk, LLC
540 West Market Street
Lima, Ohio 45801. Phone: (419) 227-3423

EDUCATION:  University Of Toledo College, JD 1989

PRACTICE AREAS: General practice, adoption, domestic relations, civil litigation, municipal law, and probate.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Allen County Bar Association, the State of Ohio Bar Association, and the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  

Mr. Huffman has handled approximately 500 adoptions including numerous interstate and contested litigation cases.  Mr. Huffman is a member of the Ohio Adoption Law Roundtable and is a frequent speaker on adoption topics to professional and community groups. 



College of Law Room Number: 129, Mock Courtroom