Crystal I. Zellar is senior counsel in the Zanesville-based firm of Zellar& Zellar, 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.
Shelley E. Hibburt
Shelley E. Hibburt is associate counsel with Zellar & Zellar, Attorneys at Law, Inc. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oakland University and Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. Ms. Hibburt relocated to the State of Ohio in 2013 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2014. She was admitted in the U.S. District Court, Northern District in 2015. Ms. Hibburt is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Muskingum County Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Ms. Hibburt focuses her practice in the areas of civil litigation, bankruptcy, probate and estate planning, and real property law. Ms. Hibburt is currently seeing clients in all four law offices: Zanesville, Newark, Lancaster and Columbus.