Our attorneys are members of all bar associations in Ohio, are able to practice before the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and are active members of the Community Associations Institute — a national education and advocacy group concerned with all aspects of common interest communities. Mr. Williams has the distinction of being able to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Williams is widely recognized as one of Ohio’s foremost attorneys practicing homeowner association law and condominium law. Co-author of the book Ohio Condominium Law, Mr. Williams was an influential legal counselor in the Ohio legislature's development of the new homeowner association law that took effect in September 2010. He has received The Best Lawyers in America® distinction multiple times for his work in real estate law. Actively engaged in the issues that affect the firm’s clients, he is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, the College of Community Association Lawyers, and Community Associations Institute (CAI). He is the past President of the Central Ohio Community Associations Institute and past Chairman of the Real Property Law Committee of the Columbus Bar Association. A native of Columbus and veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Williams is the founder and a principal in the firm, Mr. Williams earned his law degree from Boston College Law School.
Ms. Strohm is a principal of the firm and is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts and the Federal District for the Southern District of Ohio. Ms. Strohm is a member of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She is an active member of the Central Ohio Chapter of CAI and is a past board member and chapter president. She has spoken for the Ohio State Bar Association (Ohio Planned Community Act (HOA Law)), the Columbus Bar Association (Bankruptcy Law), and is a local and national speaker for CAI events and webinars on the topics of condominium leasing restrictions and gun control issues related to community associations. She has been a contributor to the Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly. Ms. Strohm graduated from Capital University Law School and The Ohio State University.
Mr. Barnes has an extensive background in civil litigation with experience in other areas of law, including real estate, community associations, and debtors’/creditors’ rights. He is a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations and is admitted to practice law in all Ohio courts, as well as the United State District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for City Year Columbus and a Member of the Board of Chapter Advisors for the Phi Gamma Delta chapter at Ohio Wesleyan University. Mr. Barnes is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law and Ohio Wesleyan University.
Mr. Kanitz has been practicing law since 2009 and has gained significant experience in the areas of real estate and creditors’ rights. Mr. Kanitz is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts and the Federal District Courts for both the Northern and the Southern Districts of Ohio and has represented major lending institutions and community associations in more than sixty Ohio counties. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Community Associations Institute (CAI). Mr. Kanitz is a graduate of the Ohio State Moritz College of Law and received both a master’s and bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.
Ms. Knightstep is the firm’s senior paralegal and office manager and oversees the firm's substantial work product flow. She has provided skilled paralegal services in the condominium and homeowner association field for Williams & Strohm for more than 28 years. Tammy is an active member of the Central Ohio Community Associations Institute and is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal.