Our Attorneys

Bob Fitrakis

Bob Fitrakis brings a long history of social activism and community advocacy into his practice of law. Fitrakis is heavily involved in politics and independent media, and accepts political, election law, and media cases. Fitrakis earned his J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2002, and he was an Election Protection attorney on November 2, 2004 in Franklin County. He called the first public hearings on voter suppression and election irregularities and was one of four attorneys to file a challenge to Ohio's presidential elections results: Moss v. Bush and Moss v. Moyer. Bob Fitrakis and Connie Gadell-Newton filed a Complaint to the Ohio Attorney General on behalf of the Citizens of Green County, Ohio, which resulted in the reopening of Antioch College. They filed a similar Complaint on behalf of the Faculty Association at Wilberforce University, with an investigation still pending. Fitrakis ran for Congress in the 3rd district, central Ohio, in the Green Party in 2012. He serves on the Central Committee of the Franklin County Green Party and is Co-Chair of the Ohio Green Party. He also served as legal counsel for Occupy Columbus.

Connie Gadell-Newton

Connie Gadell-Newton earned a J.D. from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2008. She was sworn in to the Ohio Bar in October, 2009 and started the law firm with Dr. Fitrakis in 2010. Connie Gadell-Newton has worked on several interesting legal issues, including fracking regulations and the legal defense of necessity in civil disobedience criminal cases. Connie's main areas of interest are in Criminal Defense cases, human rights and International Law. Connie Gadell-Newton started her experience in Criminal Law at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) prosecuting war criminals. In addition to the more political cases, Connie Gadell-Newton also takes on many cases in general areas of the law, including Bankruptcy, Criminal Misdemeanors and Felonies, OVI and Traffic cases, Domestic Relations, and Landlord Tenant cases. Connie would be happy to speak with you about your legal issue. Please email fgnlegal@gmail.com for more information or to set up an appointment.