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


Welcome to MacGillivray, Estes, & Harvey, 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. Gregory L. Harvey joined the team in 2018. 

Between Linda, Jacob, and Greg there is over 40 years of experience. All three partners started their careers in criminal justice; Linda and Greg as Assistant Prosecutors and Jacob as a Parole Officer. They use their expertise now to serve their clients. Linda dedicates her time to Probate and Estate Planning while Jacob uses his insight in the areas of Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations.  Greg concentrates his areas of practice in Criminal Defense. He has over ten years of experience working in a county public defender office, private criminal defense firms, the corporate healthcare industry, and most recently as an assistant prosecuting attorney. 

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 was very impressed with how Mr. Harvey handled my case...if you have the opportunity to have this man represent you consider yourself a very lucky individual.  Even after the case was finished and his job was done he still has continued to help me with personal issues.  He is top of his class without any doubt.  Thank you so much for everything you have done.

Criminal Defense - Felony

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.


Mr. Harvey worked hard on my case for me.  He is a great lawyer.  He got the truth out to the jury and I was found not guilty on all 3 of my charges.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Criminal Defense - Misdemeanor

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

Jacob A. Estes

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

Gregory L. Harvey

Title: Partner
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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