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Skilled and Professional Attorneys in Shelby, OH

About Benham & Ream Co., L.P.A.

For the best legal assistance in Shelby, OH and the surrounding areas, trust the dedicated staff at Benham & Ream Co., L.P.A. who will work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
Frank Benham and Jeff Ream are attorneys who have been serving Richland and the surrounding counties for over 20 years. They are skilled and experienced professional attorneys who bring their expertise to every case to ensure that every client is given the highest standard of legal service.
It is extremely important that when a legal issue arises, you select a law firm that has the experience and the knowledge to help you in your matter. It's never enough to select an attorney based on price alone, as this could lead to severe legal and even financial difficulties down the road. Instead, always select an attorney who has the experience inside and outside the courtroom to ensure that your case gets the attention and expertise it requires.
Whether it's a case relating to Medicaid planning, wills and estates, personal injury, or insurance claims, trust us to give you the legal advice and representation you require.
Whether you would like an initial consultation, or if you have a current legal issue, please contact our offices. We look forward to helping resolve all of your legal issues.

Meet the Attorneys

Frank Benham — Attorneys in Shelby, OH
Frank Benham
Frank has significant experience counselling clients in the areas of trust and estate administration, as well as estate planning. His practice also includes Medicaid planning for the elderly. Frank has represented numerous fiduciaries in the probate administration of estates and in trust administration matters. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law (Ohio State Bar Association); and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council. In addition, he is a member of the Richland County Bar Association.
Frank has been a presenter at Continuing Legal Education Seminars for lawyers on topics related to probate matters.
He earned his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University in 1976; and his J.D. degree from Capital University School of Law in 1979.
Frank is a member of the Board of Directors of the Shelby Foundation, and is a past Chair of this non-profit charitable organization.
He is also Co-Founder and current board member of Mid Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc., a non-profit corporation, which provides volunteer guardians to indigent individuals in need of a guardian.

Jeff Ream — Attorneys in Shelby, OH
Jeff Ream
Attorney Ream earned his law degree in 1990 while working full time as a claim manager for Allstate Insurance. Jeff then worked for a Columbus litigation firm concentrating on insurance defense and general litigation, before returning back to his Richland/Huron County roots.
Attorney Ream has expanded his practice to include a variety of legal areas with emphasis on personal injury, insurance claims, elder law, estate planning, business law and family law. Jeff has conducted trials in several different counties around the state and has handled appeals in several jurisdictions, including in the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Jeff has been appointed as an arbitrator and mediator by the local court and Guardian Ad Litem in numerous contested custody cases. Attorney Ream has also taught Paralegal Studies classes at North Central State College.
Community involvement and service are priorities for Jeff with some of his favorites noted below. Jeff and his wife, Keith Anne, have been married for 30 years and are proud parents of daughters Kristi and Carly.
Community Involvement:
  • Past President of the Shelby YMCA
  • Past Chairman of the Board - Willard Mercy Hospital
  • Past member of the board - Shelby Foundation
  • Past President of Shelby Kiwanis
  • Active member of First United Methodist Church
  • Professional Involvement:
  • Supreme Court appointed mentor – Lawyer to Lawyer
  • Twice Chairman of RCBA Grievance Committee
  • Court appointed mediator and GAL
  • Member of multiple Bar Associations

Sheree L. Studer — Attorneys in Shelby, OH
Sheree L. Studer
Attorney Studer earned her law degree at Cleveland Marshall College of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in 2010. Sheree earned her B.S. from Ashland University, cum laude in 2003. While attending college, Sheree worked as a paralegal in Shelby. In 2014, Sheree was appointed Magistrate, and is currently serving as Acting Judge of the Shelby Municipal Court. Sheree currently practices family law, personal injury, elder law, estate planning, business law, criminal law, and other areas of general practice.
In her spare time, Sheree enjoys spending time with her family. Sheree, and her husband, Matt, have been married for 18 years and enjoy playing outdoors with their two boys, Dylan and Lucas.
Professional Involvement & Awards
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Richland County Certified Grievance Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Huron County Bar Association
  • 2013 Pioneer Career & Technology Center's 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award