Staff Profile: Angie Hall

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If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world” – C.S. Lewis

Angie grew up in Mount Vernon, Ohio and graduated from the local high school. She began her university training at the University of Findlay where she studied Bilingual Business Education and Spanish. Later she completed both her undergraduate business degree (BBA) and her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Angie is married to Jeff Hall and they have four children; Kylie, Nick, Tori and Trent. [Read more...]

Staff Profile: Attorney Ted Brown

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Ted is a staff attorney with Cooper, Adel & Associates. He grew up in Mariemont, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati, where he served as the Director of Traffic Operations for the Police Department. He graduated from Xavier University with a major in History and Philosophy. During Law School at the University of Dayton, his favorite classes were estate planning, tax and constitutional law. Ted clerked for the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. and also spent a semester studying in a comparative law program in London, England. Ted’s wife, Natalie, is also an attorney.

Ted’s love of history started with his admiration for his grandfather who served in WWII, Korea and the Cold War. His plane was shot down over North Korea and he was the only man of an eight person crew to survive. He spent three days surviving behind enemy lines until he was spotted by a passing American plane using a small signal mirror.

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Staff Profile: Janet Fickle

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I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” -Phillipians 4:13

Janet has been an office assistant and receptionist with Cooper & Adel for seven years. Having grown up in Mount Vernon, she graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and then went on to Computer Office Technologies. Married to Loren Fickle, she has four children, sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who inspire her each day with their love. Working in the Cooper & Adel office, she has been inspired by how the clients are helped by the company.

Janet’s most memorable experience while working at Cooper & Adel was the time she answered the phone with other things on her mind. This doesn’t sound memorable, but when answering for a Law Office, the usual script is not “Good Afternoon, Kentucky Fried Chicken.” It’s been a good joke at the office ever since.

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Staff Interview: Attorney Keith Stevens

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Keith Stevens

Per aspera ad astara”

Keith Stevens has been many places. While growing up, he lived in Iowa, Minnesota, and Texas. He went to college at Robert E. Look Honors College and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For some summers, he spent some time in Haskol Iceland. He received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.

At Cooper & Adel, Keith works as an attorney in the Trust department where he explains and delivers trust and estate plans. He helps troubleshot and provide support to the clients. And he also helps find and develop new strategies for estate planning. He’s been with Cooper & Adel since Halloween of 2011. Keith has a strong urge and need to do right by his clients, and it’s his inspiration when he is at work.

One of Keith’s favorite moments at work was for the Staff Holiday party in 2012. The staff was broken down into different teams to play Jeopardy. Up against two other powerhouse attorneys, Liz Durnell and Nathan Simpson, Keith emerged victorious.

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