COLUMBUS -- Columbus-based Emens & Wolper Law Firm, one of the state's leading firms specializing in oil and gas law and estate planning, today announced that Belmont County native Heidi Kemp has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Kemp will initially practice in Emens & Wolper's Columbus, Ohio office and then relocate to a new Emens & Wolper office which will be established in Belmont County by the end of 2017 according to J. Richard (Dick) Emens and Beatrice (Bea) Wolper, co-founders.

Emens & Wolper provides legal counsel throughout Ohio in oil/gas and mineral law, estate planning, family businesses, asset protection and business succession planning. It also is recognized for its work as outside general counsel to family-owned businesses and in representing landowners and landowner groups on energy issues.

"Heidi has an outstanding background in business and estate planning, as well as oil and gas issues," said Ms. Wolper. "We're excited that Heidi is returning to our firm and will be on the ground in Belmont and surrounding counties to work with our many family and business clients in the area."

"Heidi has distinguished herself in her practice and in her business and academic careers," said Mr. Emens, who is recognized as one of Ohio's leading attorneys for oil and gas law. "I am proud that she will be working with clients throughout the region, including those in oil and gas law, estate planning, probate and trusts."

"I grew up on a dairy farm in Belmont, Ohio and knew I wanted to move back home to serve the people who are so important to me. I am honored and excited to be able to do that with Emens & Wolper," said Ms. Kemp.

Kemp Bring Business, Legal Perspectives

Ms. Kemp joins Emens & Wolper after initially working as a law clerk for the firm. After graduating magna cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was a managing editor of The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, she joined Dinsmore & Shohl law firm in Columbus, working in estate planning, probate administration, and trusts. Ms. Kemp is licensed to practice law in Ohio and is pending admission to West Virginia, which should take place on May 17, 2017.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Kemp worked as a Trust Officer for various banks and administered a wide array of accounts, including those for municipalities, charitable organizations and foundations, as well as individuals and families. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Bethany College, in Bethany, West Virginia, and earned her MBA summa cum laude from Wheeling Jesuit University.

About Emens & Wolper Law Firm, LPA

Emens & Wolper Law Firm provides expertise in oil, gas and mineral law; family-business law; estate planning; natural resources law; corporate issues; succession planning; and litigation assistance, among other areas. It also provides outside general counsel to family-owned businesses and other corporate entities and individuals, and represents landowners and landowner groups throughout Ohio. For more information, visit or call 614 4140888.