Our Attorneys

Our company is attorney owned, operated and managed.

John Yonas, Attorney


Attorney and Owner

Practice areas include:
Real Estate, Business, Taxation, Estate Planning and Probate Law

John Yonas received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University College of Business in 1997. John received his juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 2000. After his graduation, John worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a Tax Attorney and Consultant. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, John worked with a wide range of clients all the way from Fortune 500 companies all the way down to small entrepreneurs to implementing tax planning strategies. After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers, John worked for Frost Brown Todd where he focused his practice on real estate and business law. In addition to American Homeland Title Agency, John formed Yonas and Phillabaum and the American Homeland Title Community Foundation. He also owns ASM Custom Framing.  John’s practice includes Real Estate, Business, Taxation, Estate Planning and Probate Law.

Megan Abbott, Attorney


Associate Attorney

Practice areas include:
Real Estate Law and Associate Attorney overseeing the Title Department
Licensed in Kentucky

Megan Abbott received her Bachelor’s degree in History from Northern Kentucky University and graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She started practicing law in October of 2001. Her career has included prosecuting misdemeanor and child support cases as an Assistant County Attorney for Kenton County, Kentucky, but has now moved to full time work in real estate focusing on real estate sales and refinances. She greatly enjoys working with both those who are well versed in the process and those who are first time participants. As the legal title department manager, she works with all employees of the American Homeland Title Agency to help people’s home buying/selling needs become reality. Her greatest reward is researching all aspects of a closing to solve any title issue that may arise. In her spare time, she is a mother of a college student, enjoys woodworking, and celebrates all things Stanford University. Fear the Tree!

James Boyd, Attorney


Associate Attorney

Practice areas include:
Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, and Business Law.
Licensed in Ohio

James Boyd received his Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Religion from Miami University in 2014. He earned his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and was admitted to practice in Ohio in 2019. His practice focuses on estate planning for families. James enjoys guiding clients through the estate planning process and helping them gain peace of mind. James gained advocacy skills through his experiences with Pro Seniors Inc. and the Hamilton County Probate Court handling estate and trust administration cases. He also developed leadership skills as Justice of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Vice President of the Student Bar Association while attending the University of Cincinnati. While in law school, James helped reinitiate the UC Law Women, a student organization to promote women equality in the legal community. James currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife. He enjoys traveling, gaming, and golf.

Hope Platzbecker, Attorney


Associate Attorney

Practice areas include:
Real Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, and Business Law
Licensed in Ohio

Hope Platzbecker received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University in 2018. She graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2021. Hope went to law school because she finds it interesting how the law interacts with most aspects of our lives and finds helping people through their legal issues to be a rewarding experience. Hope was born and raised in northern Illinois and enjoys making trips there when she can (a Packers fan). She also enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and their Jack Russell Terrier.



Associate Attorney

Michkayla Edmondson graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2019. She went on to attend and graduate from Capital University Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 2022. While attending law school Michkayla participated in Capital University Legal Clinic, externed under Justice Melody Stewart at the Ohio Supreme Court, and worked at the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office in the Juvenile and Municipal Division. She was an active member of the Black Law Student’s Association “BLSA” and is currently a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Michkayla was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. “Go Bucks!” She enjoys painting, traveling, and spending time with her family.



Associate Attorney

Dahkota Parish graduated from Capital University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He then obtained his law degree from Capital University Law School where he graduated cum laude in 2022. While in law school, Dahkota interned with the Columbus City Attorney’s Office, the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, and Nationwide Insurance where he was able to gain experience assisting attorneys and also cultivated an understanding of how lawyers can help others and give back to their communities. In his free time, Dahkota enjoys watching sports, reading, hiking, and spending time with his family and cats.