Cryatal ZellarCrystal Zellar

Crystal I. Zellar is senior counsel in the Zanesville-based firm of Zellar& Barclay, Attorneys at Law, Inc., where her primary areas of practice for the past twenty (20) years have been civil matters, including consumer and small business bankruptcy, related litigation, as well as probate, real estate, personal injury, and oil and gas litigation.. Ms. Zellar sees clients in the Zanesville, Newark, and Columbus offices at Easton Oval. Crystal graduated from the Ohio State University in 1983, with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and graduated with Honors from Capital University Law School. Ms. Zellar was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1987, and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in 1989. Ms. Zellar is married and resides in Granville with her family.

Ms. Zellar is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and is past president and current member of the Muskingum County Bar Association, having served on many committees, including the Grievance Committee. Ms. Zellar is an active member of the CBA Bankruptcy Committee and a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, IWIRC, and Soroptimist International. She is the past 2008 President of the Credit Education Coalition, and remains a current member of the Board of Trustees and past lecturer.

In addition, Ms. Zellar has previously served a two-year appointment of the Judicial Liasion Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division; and has also served on the Local Rules Committee for the same district, serving on the ECF (Electronic Court Filing) Rules and Procedures Sub-Committee. Ms. Zellar also served on the Model Chapter 13 Plan Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District, Eastern Division, to develop and monitor the model plan used in this district. Ms. Zellar is a lecturer and presenter for continuing legal education in her respective areas of practice.


Adam Barclay

Adam Barclay earned his undergraduate degree from Capital University majoring in Political Science and History and where he was a member of Phi Alpha Beta national honors fraternity for History majors.  He received his law degree in 2002 from Capital University Law School.

Adam practices primarily in the United States Bankruptcy Court but also represents clients in all areas of civil law in the state courts including personal injury, civil defense and prosecution, real estate law, and matters involving insurance coverage disputes.  He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Muskingum County Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).

Jay B. Zellar (1915-2000)

Muskingum County, Ohio native Attorney Jay B. Zellar was a founding member of the Law firm Zellar & Zellar, Attorneys at Law, Inc., now known as Zellar & Barlcay, Attorneys at Law, Inc. Attorney  Zellar was a U.S. Army veteran, who served three years and eight months in the European Theatre as an Intelligence Officer during World War II.  Mr. Zellar attended Wittenburg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he was captain of the baseball team. Jay attended The Ohio State University  College of Law for his legal education where he graduated in 1942 and was admitted to practice law in Ohio that same year.  Jay practiced until his death in 2000, and was devoted to the practice of law and his clients.

After being admitted to practice in 1942, Jay later formed the firm with his brother, Robert E. Zellar, in 1965, where they practiced together until Robert’s death.  Jay’s  primary areas of practice were Probate and Real Estate, estate planning and mineral rights matters.  .  In his career, Jay handled the probate of over 2,500 Probate and Estate/Guardianship cases and handled thousands of closings for area lenders on behalf of local borrowers and new home buyers.

Jay was a lifelong member of the Muskingum County Bar Association, as well as the Ohio State Bar Association.  Jay was also a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as well as a 50 year honoree member of the Sertoma Club International, Zanesville Chapter. He was also a member of the Eagles, the Elks, the American Legion, and was an avid  golfer at the Zanesville County Club, where he was a long standing member.  Jay was a member of Coburn United Methodist Church.