Attorney Profiles

Joseph “Randy” Klammer
jrklammer@klammerlaw.com

Mr. Klammer shares the vision of The Klammer Law Office, Ltd. with the firm’s other attorneys in that every legal dispute requires a careful attention to detail, sophisticated investigation of the underlying facts, and a firm wide evaluation of the merits of the matter. As with every attorney in the firm, Mr. Klammer has handled criminal matters ranging from juvenile delinquency to adult murder - both he and his wife, Darya Klammer, are privileged to claim the same level of experience. Experience as a former assistant county prosecutor, allows Mr. Klammer to fully evaluate the central issues and design a defense strategy best suited for the dispute. With in excess of 35 appellate disputes to his name, Mr. Klammer is mindful of your rights beyond trial to appeal.

This strategic understanding of litigation, allows Mr. Klammer to apply the same critical analysis to land use and personal injury disputes. As the Law Director to a local municipality, Mr. Klammer routinely evaluates the constitutionality of zoning regulations and classifications, as well as the appropriateness of governmental administrative proceedings. A considerable portion of his practice is dedicated to litigation as to the constitutionality of zoning classification and land use rights. He has represented municipalities in the attack on zoning regulations and pursued plaintiffs claims against the government that the land use regulations are illegal. This breadth of experience, offers Mr. Klammer a unique perspective in land use litigation and property rights.

Practice Areas

Trial and litigation; criminal defense, home construction, building construction, real estate, zoning law, election law, governmental law, and personal injury.

Education

Admitted to the Practice of Law

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Publications and Speaking

Noteworthy Litigation

Criminal Dispute-Murder: As lead attorney for the defense and upon trial of an indictment for two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault; the defendant was acquitted on all counts murder and felonious assault counts and convicted of the lesser included offense of recklessness.

Criminal Dispute-Attempted Murder: As lead attorney for the defense and upon trial of an indictment for two counts of attempted murder; two counts of felonious assault; and two counts of vehicular assaults, the defendant was acquitted on all counts and convicted of the lesser included offense of misdemeanor assault .

Criminal Dispute-Attempted Murder: As lead attorney for the defendant charged with attempted murder involving a fire arm. Matter was resolved as a misdemeanor obstruction of official business and the defendant was fined $100.00.

Criminal Dispute-Nine Counts Illegal Processing Drug Documents: As lead attorney for the defense and upon trial of an indictment charging nine counts of illegal processing drug documents, the defendant was acquitted on all counts.

Land Use and Zoning Dispute: As attorney for the defendant-business owner and upon trial to the Court, all claims brought by the local municipality against the business owner were dismissed at the close of the City’s evidence. The defendant was not required to present a defense.

Land Use and Zoning Dispute: As co-counsel to the special counsel to a local municipality as the defendant successfully defended attacks by local developer to city’s residential zoning. Upon trial to the Court, the Court found against the commercial developer concluding that the existing residential zoning was constitutional.

Full and unconditional pardon from Ohio Governor: As lead attorney for an Ohio man, Mr. Klammer was successful in securing "full and unconditional pardon" of a 1992 criminal conviction from Governor Strickland. In the eyes of the law, it is as thought the crime and conviction had never occurred.

Darya Jeffreys Klammer
djklammer@klammerlaw.com

On a daily basis, Darya Klammer works with clients to understand and resolve family law disputes, be it a complex divorce or simple dissolution, interstate child custody or routine child support matter. She was former Chief of the Criminal Division of the Geauga County Prosecutor’s Office. As an experienced former assistant county prosecutor and graduate of the National College of District Attorneys, Career Prosecutors Course, Mrs. Klammer has the breadth of experience to evaluate and understand legal disputes with the gravest of consequences. For instance, from 2000 until 2003, while an assistant prosecutor, Mrs. Klammer was a critical component of the team focused on the prosecution of three individuals charged with a brutal murder, burglary and felonious assault. In addition to a number of appellate disputes, she successfully argued before the Ohio Supreme Court in 2002.

As an experienced litigator, Darya quickly expanded her practice to all areas of trial work and finds great enjoyment in advising clients in domestic relations and family law matters. She was the Supervisor of the Child Support Division of Geauga County Prosecutor’s Office. She shares the philosophy of The Klammer Law Office, Ltd. that as a boutique firm, disputes must be carefully evaluated and strategies mindfully designed.

Practice Areas

Trial and litigation; family law and domestic relations; divorce, child custody and child support.

Education

Admitted to the Practice of Law

Public Sector Practice

Professional Associations

Community Experience

The Guide to Ohio Divorce: Do's, Don'ts, Tips and Traps.: Some Basics and Some Advanced Concepts. by Darya Jeffreys Klammer Esq. (Nov 6, 2012)Publications and Speaking

Noteworthy Litigation

Criminal Prosecutions - Aggravated Murder and Attempted Aggravated Murder: As the assistant prosecuting attorney responsible for all case management, pleadings, and appeals for the state on each of three defendants involved, and upon the bindover and subsequent trial of the only defendant who did not enter a guilty plea on an indictment for two counts of aggravated murder, one count of each attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, defendant Holder was convicted of aggravated murder, one count of each attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. The remaining defendants entered pleas of guilty to all charges.

Discretionary Appeal to Ohio Supreme Court by the State of Ohio: As the assistant prosecuting attorney responsible for the appeal of a decision of the court of appeals, the discretionary appeal was allowed by the Ohio Supreme Court. The court of appeals decision vacated following argument.