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Philipps & Graham, LLC: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going

Updated: Jun 13

On April 1, 2024, our company name changed from Resch, Root, Philipps & Graham, LLC to Philipps & Graham, LLC. Read below for a look into how our law partners came to know each other, and what motivates them as advocates and leaders in the legal and developmental disability community.

Derek Graham and Logan Philipps met while working in the same building for two different small law firms on Livingston Avenue. Logan was a rising third year law student and Derek was already an attorney. They quickly discovered they both worked for the same attorney as a law clerk while in law school – Joe Scott, a criminal defense attorney. Logan and Derek both still see Joe regularly. 

Derek continued to work in litigation and Logan worked in criminal law. In 2013, Logan decided his criminal practice was not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life as he raised his growing family, so he reached out to Bill Root to learn about estate planning. By this time, Derek was practicing litigation but was also a respected special needs attorney having begun practicing in this area after the birth of his daughter, Megan. Logan was given the opportunity to grow the special needs planning practice at what was then Resch and Root. He was familiar with special needs planning because of his history with his stepbrother. 

Fast forward to 2017, Logan was a partner at Resch, Root and Philipps, and Derek was a partner with an established firm called Onda Laboun Ranking and Boggs. Happy with what they were doing, but wanting to do more work in their areas of passion, Derek and Logan met for breakfast and both decided they wanted to focus more on special needs and estate planning together. 

Motivated Clients Need Motivated Attorneys 

If there is one word that describes Logan and Derek’s commitment to their legal practice, that word has to be MOTIVATED. Their personal lives, families and experiences impact each of their client engagements and they understand the responsibility that families feel to protect and plan for a successful future. It is of the utmost importance to them that they not just be a service provider for clients, but also advocates and leaders in the legal and developmental disability communities where they serve. 

Logan and Derek enjoy their jobs and plan to continue providing special needs estate planning, probate and developmental disability law to their clients for as long as possible. Every week, our law firm adds to the number of clients who have successfully completed the PG Law planning process.

Since every client is unique, every client’s process is also unique... but the end result should be the same: knowledge that they have successfully developed a plan and roadmap so that even the hardest times of life have successful endings. 


If you have any questions about these recent changes, we invite you to contact our office manager, Jen Crabtree, at 614-923-5761. Thank you!

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