Weldele & Piacentino

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Weldele and Piacentino - Columbus, OH Law Firm


The Weldele & Piacentino Law Group Co., LPA was co-founded by Eric D. Weldele and Gina M. Piacentino in April of 2014.

Focusing on the following areas of the law: Regulatory, Civil Litigation, Business Transactions and Real Estate; we offer personalized services to our clients, striving to maintain an in-depth relationship in order to ensure their goals are met. Our clients are leaders in their communities and drivers of their local economy, and we work diligently to fully integrate with them and fully appreciate their business models.

The Weldele & Piacentino Law Group Co., LPA provides honest and efficient advocacy with substantial experience and knowledge in very specialized arenas.

Staff Biographies

Eric Weldele
Gina Piacentino
Sarah Whaley

Collectively, the law firm of Weldele and Piacentino has a vast knowledge of the law, with practical experience and professional relationships to serve its clients honestly and effectively.

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Eric Weldele Lawyer Columbus

Eric D. Weldele primarily focuses on regulatory law and business litigation. Additionally, he is a partner at Capitol Partners, LLC, where he designs and develops procurement opportunities for Ohio clients, lobbies before the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio US Delegation to Congress on behalf of his clients, and minimizes risk exposure to regulatory utility commissions.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Weldele served in a variety of prestigious public and private legal capacities. As the chief of staff of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission and a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions, Mr. Weldele successfully implemented electric deregulation and introduced new market participants to the state of Ohio.

Mr. Weldele also served as the director of special counsel for Attorney General Jim Petro, where he was responsible for over $300 million in outside counsel. He also served in the administrations of Governors Voinovich and Taft.

Mr. Weldele holds a law degree from Capital University Law School and an economics degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Gina Piacentino Lawyer Columbus

Gina M. Piacentino is the Managing Partner at The Weldele & Piacentino Law Group Co., LPA.
After graduating from the University of Akron School of Law, Gina assumed the management of the Piacentino & Piacentino Law firm. Established in Marion, Ohio, for more than 75 years, the prestigious firm specialized in litigation.

Gina was then charged with creating and establishing the Columbus office of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy. At the time, the Cincinnati based partnership had no presence in Central Ohio. Within three years her leadership and skill grew the office so that the practice quickly became a very reputable firm in Columbus. At the firm, Gina specialized in personal injury and workers compensation.

Gina M. Piacentino remains active in the Columbus area community and serves on several boards and committees. She has presented in several venues, speaking by invitation on a wide array of topics including subrogation, ethics, client management and business ownership.

Sarah Whaley Lobbyists Columbus

Sarah Whaley joined The Weldele & Piacentino Law Group in June of 2014 as a legal assistant. She provides a wide range of support for the firm’s clients and attorneys, and keeps the office running smoothly.

Sarah is the first point of contact with the firm, and she takes that role very seriously. Each day she is motivated by the opportunity to help people, and experience new and interesting challenges. Sarah is a licensed Ohio State Notary.

She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington until relocating to Columbus in 2012.

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Please contact us today to discuss your legal situation. We assist both private individuals and businesses, and we look forward to speaking with you.

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(614) 221-0800

Columbus, Ohio Office:
88 E. Broad St., Suite 1560, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cleveland, Ohio Office:
1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 830, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Marion, Ohio Office:
355 E. Center Street, Suite 10, Marion, Ohio 43302

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The Weldele & Piacentino Law Group Co., LPA
88 E. Broad St., Suite 1560, Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 221-0800

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