Metz . Bailey . McLoughlin


Metz . Bailey . McLoughlin



Attorneys For Today,
Counselors For Life

Metz, Bailey & McLoughlin, LLP provides
customized estate planning, probate,
and business law services to clients
throughout Central Ohio

Josh S. Plieninger

  • Partner






My practice consists of estate planning, probate, real estate, and business formation, operation and succession, including the representation of companies and individuals in business transactions. I also assist in the representation of the firm's municipal clients.

The most rewarding part of my job is establishing a relationship with my clients and being able to explain complex legal concepts in layman terms. I feel my job of a lawyer is not only to provide a finished product to the client but to ensure that they walk out of my office with a concrete understanding of the legal solution we design.

Prior to law school, I obtained my undergraduate degree from Otterbein University where I was a three-year letterman on the football team. I then graduated summa cum laude from Capital University Law School where I was a member of the Executive Board of Law Review. I also had the privilege of interning with a Federal Judge and an Ohio Supreme Court Justice.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife Bailey and our English Bulldog named Baker. For recreation, we cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes and are diehard Cleveland sports fans.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Business Formation
  • Business Transactions
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Honors: CALI Award of Excellence in Criminal Law and Constitutional I & II
    • Law Review: Capital University Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio
    • B.S.
    • Major: Accounting
    • Minor: Finance
    • Minor: Business Administration

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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