J. Donald Mottley

Director, Focused Capitol Solutions LLC Columbus

Summary

 is a director of Focused Capitol Solutions LLC. Having served four successful terms as an Ohio State Representative, Don is widely respected both inside and outside of government. While serving in the Ohio General Assembly, he chaired the Ways and Means and Agency Rule Review Committees. He served on the Finance and Insurance Committees as well. Don also served as a top aide to a Montgomery County Auditor and a County Commissioner. He began his tenure in the Ohio House in 1993.

In addition to his position with Focused Capitol Solutions, Don is also Of Counsel with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. His law practice focuses on tax and probate. Don graduated from Wright State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, graduating magna cum laude. Don also received a Master of Science in Economics from Wright State University. He received his Juris Doctor from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, where he received the highest GPA in his graduating class, and achieved a 100th percentile score on the Ohio Bar Examination.

 

A registered lobbyist, Don is located in the Focused Capitol Solutions offices in Columbus, overlooking the Ohio State Capitol. He draws on more than 25 years of experience as an elected or appointed public official, plus his private sector experience as an attorney and financial manager.

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Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University (1991)
  • Wright State University (1976)
  • Wright State University (1975)

Admissions

  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. Tax Court
  • Federal - U.S. Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association (Taxation Committee; Chair, Municipal Income Taxation Subcommittee)

Community Involvement

  • Gambling Impact Review Commission (Chairman)
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce (Tax & Education Committee)