Adoption | Criminal & OVI | Domestic Relations | Estate Planning | Guardianship | Probate | Real Estate | Civil Protection Orders

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.


Thank you so much for helping me complete the guardianship process for my family member. It was a little overwhelming but I appreciated your hard work and wisdom. You are a godly man making a difference daily in what you do.

Guardianship - Probate

I am beyond satisfied with the performance, support, professionalism, and knowledge of Mr. Estes. Throughout our cases, he was always very quick to respond and made himself available during times that most would consider after hours. Mr. Estes was always patient and very thorough in explaining the status and details of my case.

Minor Guardianships - Probate

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.


Jacob is  very methodical and efficient when doing his investigation and questioning. He is always looking out for your best interest. Very good at what he does. 

Civil Protection Order

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!


Absolutely the best! A man of integrity, very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. Jacob handled a contract dispute that looked hopeless by leading all parties and an opposing lawyer to do the right thing; avoided expensive litigation. We will have Jacob prepare our wills next, this Fall. If you need a lawyer I give Jacob my highest endorsement!


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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