Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc (DBL Law) is a full-service law firm of 39 attorneys and 51 staff, with offices located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Crestview Hills, Kentucky. DBL attorneys represent private individuals and companies in many industries and areas of law including: Administrative, Banking & Commercial, Business Organizations and Taxation, Civil Litigation, Construction, Employment and Labor, Estate Planning and Probate, Healthcare, Real Estate, Technology and Workers' Compensation.
Alan J. Hartman heads the firm’s Technology Law Practice Group, and is partner-in-charge of the firm’s Cincinnati, Ohio office. He provides a broad range of legal services to technology companies and other businesses. Alan’s motto is “Taking the business approach to legal issues, not the legal approach to business issues!”
In 1983, Alan became in-house counsel for Cincom Systems, Inc., a large privately held software company headquartered in Cincinnati. From 1993-1996, Alan served as Cincom's General Counsel and managed the company's legal department. In 1996, he became the first in-house counsel for LanVision Systems, Inc. (now Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.), a publicly held software company in Cincinnati, serving as the company's Vice President and General Counsel. In 1998, Alan opened his own private practice and developed a successful practice focused on the legal issues affecting computer, Internet, and information technology businesses. In January 2001, he joined Dressman Benzinger LaVelle to establish and grow its technology practice group.
Alan is active in his church, serving his parish as a commissioned lay pastoral minister, and participating in and facilitating various parish activities. He coaches his youngest son's soccer team. Alan is also a Trustee and President of Franciscans Network, a nonprofit corporation that supports Franciscans and other men and women who work to promote and protect human rights throughout the world. He is a member of the Christian Legal Society, the International Technology Law Association, the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, and The Circuit-Cincinnati's Digital Connection. He serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Informatics of Northern Kentucky University and on the Board of Advisors for the Transactional Law Practice Center of Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law.
J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law (1978)
Duns Scotus College (with honors, 1974)
Honors and Awards
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Cincy Magazine Leading Lawyer in Computer, Internet, and E-Commerce Law.