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.
December 9, 2020
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.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2012
The University of Texas, B.S., Sport Management, Business
United States District Court
Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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
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
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)