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325 N. Main St. Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
Office: 937-593-8725   Fax:    888-233-6435 


Welcome to MacGillivray & Estes, LLP
Attorneys at Law

The MacGillivray Law office began serving Logan County in 1965 when Douglas MacGillivray hung a shingle in downtown Bellefontaine, Ohio. 

In the mid 1970’s the firm purchased and renovated the historic William Lawrence mansion which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.  The building has often been referred to as the most beautiful law office in Ohio.  Doug’s daughter, Linda, joined the firm in 1989.  After her father died, Jacob A. Estes joined Linda to carry on the tradition of excellent small town legal representation. Veronica D. Armstrong joined the team in 2022. 

Between Linda, Jacob, and Veronica there is over 40 years of experience. All three attorneys have backgrounds in criminal justice; Linda as an Assistant Prosecutor, Jacob as a State Parole Officer and Veronica as a Intake Officer in the Columbus City Attorney's Office . They use their expertise now to serve their clients. Linda dedicates her time to Probate and Estate Planning while Jacob and Veronica use their insight in the areas of Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations.  

The firm carries on the long established tradition of personal legal service in Logan and all surrounding counties. The MacGillivray building also houses two Accounting Firms and one Financial Advisor for the convenience of clientele.


I lost my dad in January, and Linda MacGillivray handled his estate. Linda and her associates were very professional, but at the same time it felt as if a friend was helping me. They were wonderful. I would highly recommend Linda and would choose to have her help with any legal needs in the future.


I had absolutely no experience with attorneys and chose Jacob solely based on one recommendation. I was being charged with contempt and I was an anxious mess. Upon entering his office, I was instantly put at ease. He was professional while still being sensitive to my concerns. I felt that he was completely honest with me and didn't just try to tell me what I wanted to hear. The case was drug out longer than expected and it caused a financial bind for me. Jacob agreed to accept payments so I wouldn't be under excessive financial stress. He was a complete contradiction of what I had envisioned a lawyer to be. He passionately fought for me while being sympathetic to my situation. He was not only an excellent attorney, but I also believe he is genuinely a good person as well.

Domestic Relations - Contempt

I enjoy working with Linda presently and in the past on many different legal situations. She and her dedicated staff has worked in the area of Estate Planning, Probate, business law and Revocable Trusts, as well as LLC entities for us and the companies. I see a good future relationship for legal guidance from Linda and her office.


Hands down the best attorney. He explained things to me so I understood and was always on top of everything. Not once did I ever feel like he didn't want to help. If I ever need an attorney again I will always go to Jacob.

Domestic Relations

I hired Ms. MacGillivray to handle the probate of my mother's estate. With a short consultation, she was able to offer the options to handle my specific situation in an expeditious and cost effective way. For a situation that could have taken months, she was able to finalize within weeks. I would highly recommend her to anyone!


I was approached by authorities for questioning on a case I was involved with & I felt like my life was over. I went through several consults before finding Jacob & thank GOD I did. He was very positive & reassuring from the start. I felt like he was really fighting for me to get the lowest possible charges. He guided me to make the right decisions and always kept me up to date every stretch of the case. With Jacob's counsel & a ton of prayers, I came out of it with no charges.

Criminal Defense - Felony

Meet The Team

Linda C. MacGillivray

Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (937) 593-8725
Fax: (888) 233-6435

Sarah Warren

Phone: 937-593-8725
Fax: 888-233-6435

Veronica D. Armstrong

Title: Associate Attorney
Phone: 937-593-8725
Fax: 888-233-6435

Providing Legal Services to these communities 

  • Ada, Ohio
  • Alger, Ohio
  • Anna, Ohio
  • Belle Center, Ohio
  • Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • Botkins, Ohio
  • Buckland, Ohio
  • Catawba, Ohio
  • Christiansburg, Ohio
  • Clifton, Ohio
  • Cridersville, Ohio
  • De Graff, Ohio
  • Donnelsville, Ohio
  • Dublin, Ohio
  • Dunkirk, Ohio
  • East Liberty, Ohio
  • Enon, Ohio
  • Forest, Ohio
  • Fort Loramie, Ohio
  • Huntsville, Ohio
  • Jackson Center, Ohio
  • Kenton, Ohio
  • Kettlersville, Ohio
  • Lakeview, Ohio
  • Lockington, Ohio
  • Magnetic Springs, Ohio
  • Marysville, Ohio
  • McGuffey, Ohio
  • Mechanicsburg, Ohio
  • Milford Center, Ohio
  • Minster, Ohio
  • Mount Victory, Ohio
  • Mutual, Ohio
  • New Bremen, Ohio
  • New Carlisle, Ohio
  • New Knoxville, Ohio
  • North Hampton, Ohio
  • North Lewisburg, Ohio
  • Patterson, Ohio
  • Plain City, Ohio
  • Port Jefferson, Ohio
  • Quincy, Ohio
  • Raymond, Ohio
  • Richwood, Ohio
  • Ridgeway, Ohio
  • Rushsylvania, Ohio
  • Russells Point, Ohio
  • Russia, Ohio
  • Saint Marys, Ohio
  • Sidney, Ohio
  • South Charleston, Ohio
  • South Vienna, Ohio
  • Springfield, Ohio
  • St. Paris, Ohio
  • Tremont City, Ohio
  • Unionville Center, Ohio
  • Urbana, Ohio
  • Valley Hi, Ohio
  • Wapakoneta, Ohio
  • Waynesfield, Ohio
  • West Liberty, Ohio
  • West Mansfield, Ohio
  • Woodstock, Ohio
  • Zanesfield, Ohio

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