Articulate November 2017

Ossi, Withers & Harrison, P.A. Gainesville’s Premier Estate and Business Law Firm

Written By: Rhina Garcia

For help with estate planning, business transactions and commercial litigation, Gainesville residents go to their estate and business law firm, Ossi, Withers & Harrison, P.A. Located in northwest Gainesville, the firm offers legal services in a variety of areas, including estate planning, wealth preservation, business and tax planning and commercial and fiduciary litigation.

“We consider ourselves a full-service commercial law firm,” said founding shareholder Richard Withers. “Any legal issues that arise in the life cycle of a business, that impact a client’s business or financial health and planning – we address.”

Established in 2008 as the Ossi Law Firm, P.A. by founding shareholder Susie Ossi, the firm was renamed Ossi, Withers & Harrison, P.A. following an expansion in the summer of 2015 that saw the addition of shareholders Richard Withers and McCabe Harrison, both Gainesville natives who chose to remain in their hometown to continue their professional careers.

Since the transition to Ossi, Withers & Harrison, P.A., the firm has continued its growth with the addition of attorneys Nicolas Harvey, Caleb Knepper and John Dickhaus, all of whom bring additional experience and unique skill sets to the practice. In addition to being Florida licensed attorneys, four of the attorneys hold advanced degrees in tax law from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

While there are many reasons for the success of Ossi, Withers & Harrison, P.A., Ossi believes the most important component is the people.

“We have great people, both attorneys and staff, who really care about the work we do. We work hard to help our clients understand their legal issues so that they can make informed decisions and we provide the appropriate legal services in a professional, courteous and responsive manner,” Ossi said.

Building on Ossi’s sentiments, Withers believes that the firm’s success can be attributed to its culture and working environment.  “Our firm has an open-door policy, allowing all attorneys and staff the opportunity to engage with one another and participate in the direction and growth of the firm.”

Attorney Knepper agrees. “There are few places that have an atmosphere as conducive to growing as an attorney.  I can’t imagine a better work environment to grow in and to expand my own practice.”

The attorneys of Ossi, Withers & Harrison, P.A. have also found success in serving their community outside of traditional legal roles through their involvement in local organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. This community oriented approach to the law fosters connections that run deeper than the traditional attorney-client relationship and promotes a shared sense of purpose that clients appreciate.

When asked about the phenomenal growth of the law firm over the past few years, Withers responded “We are invested in our law firm and in our community.  Our clients know that we have deep roots here and that we are going to be here when they need us, now and in the future.”

Ossi, Withers & Harrison, P.A.

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Tax, Business Planning, Litigation & Real Estate

Contact Information: | 352-692-4888


RHINA GARCIA is a senior journalism major at the University of Florida who is known for three things: loving coffee, being Hispanic and laughing at her own jokes. Harboring a love for all things entertainment, she hopes to one day work in the music industry as a publicist.

Photography by John Sloan

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