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Biography

Yazan maintains a diverse practice representing both public and private clients in a wide-array of business issues and litigation matters, focusing on land-use and zoning, eminent domain, real estate, and appellate matters in state and federal courts. Yazan has successfully defended his clients as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, and through pre-trial motion practice in various courts throughout the state.

In addition to his trial work, Yazan has successfully represented clients in appellate proceedings in front of numerous administrative agencies, state courts of appeals, and the Ohio Supreme Court. Yazan has briefed and handled over 30 appellate matters, and presented oral argument on multiple occasions in state appellate courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Yazan served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio in the Health and Human Services Section as well as the Legal Initiatives Section. In this position, he served as lead trial counsel for a number of the Ohio Attorney General’s civil nuisance abatement actions where he was able to secure favorable decisions enjoining businesses and business owners from selling synthetic narcotics.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Legal Counsel for the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc.

Law Director for the Village of Johnstown, Ohio

Village Solicitor for the Village of Marble Cliff, Ohio

Represent the City of Dublin, the City of Grove City, and the City of Pickerington in all eminent domain litigation matters.

Education

Law School

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2012

Undergraduate School

The University of Texas, B.S., Sport Management, Business

Bar Membership

Yazan is licensed to practice in the following state:

Ohio, 2012

Courts

Yazan is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court

Southern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2019, 2020

International Municipal Lawyers Association Amicus Service Award Winner

CALI Award for Excellence: Top Grade in Sports Law

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Section Member

Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section Member

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Managing Editor, 2010-2012

Ohio State Sports & Entertainment Law Association, Vice President

Columbus Bar Association, Member

Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Mentoring and More @ Moritz

Leadership Dublin, Class of 2017

Law & Leadership Institute, Mock Trial Coach

The Ohio State Moritz College of Law Lawrence Negotiation Competition Judge

Columbus Preparatory Academy, Board of Trustees (2016-2018)

Columbus Arts & Technology Academy, Board of Trustees (2016-2018)

Firm Committees

Yazan serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd.

Innovation Team, Member

Recruiting Committee, Member