Wesp Barwell
Attorneys at Law

Wesp Barwell Attorneys at law

A Boutique Law Firm with National Strength


A boutique law firm providing experienced, responsive and personalized legal services to our clients.

We use the term “boutique” to help describe our philosophy of client representation, which is a readiness to represent those clients who have a need for immediate, concentrated service from experienced legal counsel.

We are often referred to clients by friends and colleagues in the national law firms when conflicts arise or where local representation is needed.

We believe that our reputation for personal attention and experience that has enabled us to build our valued referral relationships over the years is something that serves all of our clients well.




100 E. Broad Street,
Suite 2350
Columbus, Ohio 43215


(614) 456-0488


Areas of Practice

Litigation Services

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in all manners of high-stakes litigation, including complex commercial litigation. Our firm has experience in providing high level representation in many different areas including:

  • Business disputes amongst shareholders and members of closely held businesses

  • Non-compete and non-solicitation disputes between former employers and employees

  • Contract disputes

  • “Bet-the company” litigation

  • Personal injury litigation

  • Civil Rights

Business and Transactional Services

We are proud to serve companies in Ohio with a wide range of needs, from starting up to defending against unwarranted legal claims and all preventative measures in between including but not limited too:

  • Entity selection (corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership) 

  • Entity formation services (articles of organization or incorporation, operating agreements and close corporation agreements, vendor’s license, establishing worker’s compensation)

  • Commercial lease review and negotiation services for the closely held business. 

  • Succession planning services (buy/sell agreements, phantom stock and other employee retention mechanisms). 

  • Business contract services (preparation and review of purchase orders, contract forms, employee education training on Uniform Commercial Code). 

Estate Planning and Trust Administration

Finding a lawyer you can trust to guide you through the process of protecting your family in years to come is crucial. Your estate plan must be specifically tailored to meet your family’s particular needs. We are experienced in many aspects of estate planning and trust administration including:
  •  Preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare and other documents
  •  Probate and trust administration
  •  Preparation of estate and gift tac returns and audit representation
  •  Advice on fiduciary duties of trustee, executors, officers and directors, and liability avoidance
  •  Business succession and tac planning, including shareholder agreements, operating agreements, voting trusts, creation of corporations, LLCS and partnerships
  •  Many of our clients also rely on our focused planning for entrepreneurs and executives 

General Counsel Services

We offer “just in time” answers and advice on day to day legal matters for business owners for whom full time in-house counsel is impractical. We are happy to explore fee arrangements for these services that can provide a level of predictability not always possible in the case of traditional hourly fee for service billing arrangements.

Employee Relations Services

As it is key to protect your company, you must also protect the employees that keep it running. We use our expertise to safeguard all parties to prevent any unwarranted legal claims in the future. Our firm will either create or review the necessary documents of defense including:

  • Employment contracts. 

  • Employment protection services (confidentiality agreements, non-compete covenants, client buy out agreements). 

  • Employee Handbook review and preparation.

  • Sexual Harassment Policy services. 

  • Prevention strategies to avoid wrongful termination and discrimination employee disputes.

Intellectual property counseling

Whether you are just getting started, or bigger than ever; protecting your name can be a pivotal step. With our experience we have a seamless process for areas including:

  • Trade secret protection programs

  • Copyright protection audits and counseling

  • Non-compete contract counseling

  • Audits

IT Services

We are a leader for legal and litigation services to technology companies and information technology matters. We have been representing technology firms in commercial litigation and business consulting involving matters from breach of contract, data breach, master service agreements, data transfer, cloud service and cyber terrorism. Our clientele stretches across the United States and we are positioned to handle those complex matters that impact technology firms. We will not lose anytime getting up to speed because we have hundreds of IT clients and understand your needs of a technology firm.

Our library consists of hundreds of documents and contracts that are specifically tailored to technology firms. We have master service agreements, data transfer agreements, break-fix agreements and those documents needed for your company. We also offer compliance and risk management services for contract review, world-wide compliance, privacy and data protection laws.

If you find yourself involved in litigation, we have extensive experience in complex litigation especially in those matters impacting technology companies. We also provide litigation service and technology by using data analytics and behavior analysis with our own proprietary software that is used by Fortune 500 companies.


We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke


Let's Chat.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your legal issues, please contact us, either by phone or through our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you directly to learn how we can help.