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Nathan Painter

Nathan D. Painter, JD, MBA

Founding Partner

Nathan D. Painter has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in the state of Ohio, being named a “Rising Star” for 2011, 2012, 2014-2018 by Ohio Super Lawyers and now a Super Lawyer for 2021.

Nathan has broad experience providing diverse services to private individuals, businesses and corporations, real estate agents, insurers, school districts, nonprofit organizations, elected officials, governmental units, hospitals, municipalities and others. His areas of specialty are Business Law, Business Litigation, Equine Law, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Domestic Law.

Nathan has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state court cases. Nathan’s experience includes serving at the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, where he was responsible for prosecuting a wide variety of juvenile and felony-level criminal cases. At Isaac, Brant, Ledman & Teetor, LLP, he represented public and private clients in cases that included Business and Commercial Law and Litigation, Contract Disputes, Ohio Consumer Sales Practice Act claims, Americans with Disabilities claims, Employment Law, Education Law, Section §1983 claims, and Election Law among others.

Nathan has served as a magistrate for the City of Hilliard and is former member of Hilliard’s Board of Zoning Appeals and served as President of Hilliard City Council for many years.

Nathan holds a JD, magna cum laude, Capital University Law School, an MBA, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University and a BA-English, magna cum laude, The Ohio State University. He is admitted to practice to the Ohio Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Northern District of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and the Erie County Bar Association.

Becky Brooks

Becky Brooks, JD

Of Counsel

As assistant prosecuting attorney for Franklin County, Becky gained extensive experience prosecuting a wide variety of Juvenile delinquency, traffic, and bind over cases, as well as Abuse, Neglect and Dependency cases. Additionally, she worked at the Family Drug Court Prosecutor and was appointed to the drug court board. Her areas of specialty include: Family Law, Juvenile Law, Guardian Ad Litem work, and Criminal Law.

She joined Painter & Associates, LLC to represent juveniles in delinquency and traffic cases, to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem, and to represent clients involved in Abuse, Neglect and Dependency cases. Additionally, she handles Victim of Crime Compensation, wills and trusts, estate planning, divorces, and child custody cases.

A very active member of the Central Ohio law enforcement community, Becky holds a JD, Capital University Law School and a BA-Communication, Cleveland State University. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, Franklin County Drug Court Board.

Kyle Lindenbaum

Kyle Lindenbaum, JD

Of Counsel

Kyle started as an Of Counsel attorney for Painter & Associates in 2020. In addition to his role at the firm, Kyle serves as a Contract Attorney for Trustpoint.One where he has gained over five years of experience in commercial litigation. Kyle’s practice focuses on Estate Planning, Business Law and Business Litigation.

Prior to practicing law, Kyle received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Capital University where he was a four year member of the school’s division III football program. He then earned a JD, cum laude, from Capital University Law School where he was awarded the Order of the Curia and pro bono legal honors. During his time in law school, Kyle externed for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and DHL Supply Chain. Additionally, he worked as a summer associate at a Columbus general practice law firm. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association.

Kyle is originally from Hilliard, a graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School, and currently resides in Hilliard with his wife Elaine and son Jacob. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cycling, and watching Ohio State and Cleveland sports.

Kyle holds a JD, Cum Laude, from Capital University Law School where he graduated with pro bono legal honors and as a member of the prestigious Order of the Curia.

Adam Crowell

Adam Crowell, JD

Of Counsel

Adam E. Crowell has been nominated by his peers and selected as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers. Adam is Of Counsel to Painter & Associates where he represents a select handful of clients. In addition to his role at the firm, Adam serves as In-House Counsel to Premier Data Management, a company that specializes in information safeguarding and software auditing solutions for automotive dealers.

Prior to joining Painter & Associates, Adam managed an automotive dealer practice group, evaluated plaintiff class action cases, and prosecuted complex commercial and personal injury cases for a boutique civil litigation firm. Adam has also served as a staff attorney in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office. As a trial attorney, Adam has secured felony convictions and recovered/obtained judgments totalling over $10 million. Adam has also succesfully defended his institutional clients and obtained rulings in their favor.

Adam holds a JD from Capital University Law School where he was accepted into the prestigious Order of the Curia and he holds a BA from Denison University where he double majored in Economics and Religion. Adam is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Ohio.

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Nathan D. Painter founded Painter & Associates to provide legal services he believes every client deserves: access to large-firm experience and talent with a highly personalized approach that keeps each client’s individual legal needs top of mind.

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