MBHH welcomes two attorneys

Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper, PLL is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys to the firm.  Martin Browne is excited for the addition of these two attorneys to assist in providing exceptional legal services to its clients.

Jessica K. Sink  

Ms. Sink joins MARTIN BROWNE’S employment, education and litigation groups.  She obtained her law degree from Ohio Northern College of Law in 2016, where she graduated magna cum laude.  She served as Lead Articles Editor of OHIO NORTHERN LAW REVIEW, and published two case notes in the school journal.  In addition, she has articles published in the ABA JOURNAL OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, and the UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW.

During law school, Jessica completed a judicial externship with Honorable Judge Walter H. Rice of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  She also completed an internship with Common Pleas Judge Jonathan P. Hein of Darke County, Ohio.

Jessica earned her B.A. cum laude with University Honors in 2012 from Miami University in Oxford, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a dual major in Strategic Communication and History, and a minor in marketing.  While at Miami, she served as Editorial Editor of The Miami Student newspaper.  In 2011, Jessica completed a Public Relations Professional Certificate Program at New York University.

Benjamin A. Hooper

Mr. Hooper joins MARTIN BROWNE’S estate planning, real estate, and corporate law groups.  Ben, who was born and raised in West Liberty, Ohio, graduated from West Liberty-Salem High School in 2009.  He attended the University of Cincinnati, receiving a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 2013.  Thereafter, he attended the University of Cincinnati Law School, where he earned his law degree in 2016, and graduated cum laude.  Ben served as the Citations Editor of the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW, 2015-2016.

While in law school, Ben worked at the Children’s Law Center in Covington, Kentucky where he assisted in a lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Youth Services regarding the use of solitary confinement as punishment.  In addition, Ben also worked at The Cincinnati Insurance Company participating in general insurance defense law.

After law school, Ben began practicing law in West Liberty, Ohio, before accepting a position with MARTIN BROWNE to work in both their Urbana and Springfield offices.  Ben resides in West Liberty with his wife, Leslie.

Ben is excited to serve the community he grew up in through his work at Martin Browne’s Urbana office. 


The Business Journal video/interview of Randall Comer

The Business Journal has posted a video/interview of MB’s Randall Comer, following his speech on September 27, 2017, at the Ohio Bar’s District 13 meeting in Youngstown, Ohio.   Randall’s interview focuses on his role as President of the OSBA and how the law profession is changing with the times.  To view the video, please press here.


Martin Browne opens a law office in Urbana

Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper, P.L.L. (“Martin Browne”) is pleased to announce the opening of its Urbana office at One Monument Square, Suite 200, in the space formerly occupied by Harris, Meyer, Heckman & Denkewalter, L.L.C.  Martin Browne is also pleased to announce that attorney Darrell Heckman has joined the firm as Of Counsel.   Mr. Heckman brings to Martin Browne a wealth of legal experience and a long history of service to Champaign County. 

Martin Browne is a full-service law firm, which has been serving Springfield and surrounding communities for more than 140 years.  Martin Browne’s attorneys practice in numerous areas including:  estate planning, litigation, real estate, labor/employment, workers compensation, business, tax, and agriculture.  Additional information about Martin Browne and its attorneys is available at http://martinbrowne.com.  Martin Browne will continue to maintain a Springfield office at One Main Street, Suite 800, Springfield, Ohio 45502.

Daragh Porter named as Extraordinary Woman 2017

Daragh Porter-Wobbe, Firm Administrator of Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper, P.L.L., was honored on May 2, 2017, at the 5th Annual Extraordinary Women of Clark County Celebration.  The event was put on by the Women’s Partnership Funds, an affiliate of the Springfield Foundation created to address problems facing women in Clark County. 

We at Martin Browne are so proud of Daragh and all she has accomplished. We are thankful that she brought her talents here to Martin Browne.

For more information see: http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/local/clark-county-women-celebrated-extraordinary/8C6e26xQznepX5mNSU5B6N/

Randall Comer speaker at Springfield/Clark County Law Day 2017

The Springfield/Clark County legal community and elected officials celebrated Law Day on Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Courtyard Marriott in Springfield, Ohio. Law Day is an annual event, established by President Eisenhower in 1958, to honor the legal system and the principles of government under law.  This year, Martin Browne’s Randall Comer had the distinguished honor to be the keynote speaker for the program.  Randall addressed the crowd with an inspirational message about finding integrity in the legal system, overcoming misperceptions about the legal profession, and the importance of education to inspire the next generation of leaders to uphold the rule of law.

Randall eloquently spoke of his journey to becoming an attorney. He honored his fifth grade teacher, Ms. Diane Condia f/k/a Ms. Brown, for encouraging him to attend college and strive for excellence throughout his life.  And, he encouraged his fellow practitioners, and everyone involved in the legal system, to always be accessible, authentic, and dedicated to bridging the gap between the legal system and the individuals that need our services.

Last spring Randall was elected President Elect of the Ohio State Bar Association and he will begin his term as President on July 1, 2017.