Our Attorneys

Martin Pinales

Martin Pinales has been successfully defending individuals and companies in federal and state courts throughout the United States for over 45 years. In addition to his impressive trial and appellate experience, he also has extensive experience representing clients who are involved in criminal investigations and who have been called to testify before a grand jury.

Tom Stachler

Tom Stachler is a founding partner of the firm. For the last several years, he has concentrated his practice in commercial litigation, representing individuals and businesses in employment, contract, intellectual property, and other types of business disputes.

Shawn Young

Shawn Young is a founding partner of the firm, and has more than 25 years of experience as a general business and corporate lawyer. Her practice includes the representation of small and mid-size companies, counseling and representing clients in a wide array of business matters.

Peter Burrell

Peter engages in a broad-ranging litigation and corporate practice with a special focus on employment matters (public and private). He counsels businesses and individuals on trade secrets, noncompetes, and related unfair competition issues outside of litigation.

Eric Eckes

Eric Eckes is a highly skilled trial attorney who has dedicated his law career to defending the criminally accused. A strong litigator with significant courtroom experience, Eric has successfully tried numerous complex and difficult jury trials.

Stephanie Kessler

Stephanie Kessler is a trial attorney dedicated to criminal defense work. Stephanie has experience practicing criminal matters in Ohio and Kentucky state courts as well as in the Southern District of Ohio and Eastern District of Kentucky. Before joining Pinales Stachler, Stephanie worked on high profile complex white-collar criminal cases as well as civil rights cases.

Molly Tolbert

Molly Tolbert is a trial attorney dedicated to representing individuals charged in criminal cases in both state and federal courts. Molly has experience drafting detailed motions and briefs, reviewing and evaluating voluminous case files, and analyzing complex legal issues. Molly has also assisted in drafting numerous appellate briefs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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