We believe that the best plans are the result of close collaboration between our attorneys and our clients. We strive to form solid relations with our clients and serve as their “counselors for life.”

We begin by taking the time to get to know you personally and gain a thorough understanding of your greatest concerns and hopes for the future. Then we will explain your options in plain English and answer all of your questions about the planning strategy we recommend. Only when you are comfortable with our recommendations will we design a plan that addresses your needs and meets all of your goals. Ultimately, we hope to provide you the peace of mind that comes with having a plan in place for whatever the future holds. Contact us today to learn more about us and how we can help you.


Edgar M. Moore, Jr.

EdEd is Certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration by the Ohio State Bar Association. For more than 35 years he has focused his practice on helping families plan for the future in the areas estate and business planning, elder law, probate and real estate. Ed is licensed to practice in Florida and Ohio and much of his practice is spent helping individuals and families who split their time between the two states.

Ed finds great satisfaction in the opportunity to help families plan for and deal with life transitions such as the death of a loved one, a nursing home stay, business succession, the adoption of a child or the sale of real estate.

Originally from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Ed and his wife Barbara have lived, worked and raised their 5 children in Stark County, Ohio for over 35 years.  Ed enjoys golfing, reading, all Cleveland sports, traveling to visit his children that are spread across the planet and spending time with his grandchildren. Ed is an active member of Living Water Community Church in Dalton, Ohio.



Timothy J. Moore

timTim is a partner with the firm and focuses his practice on estate planning, elder law, real estate and business planning. The majority of his practice is devoted to estate planning and elder care planning, that is, helping seniors find ways to pay for expensive long-term care. He also handles related real estate and business succession planning matters.

Tim is an Accredited Veterans Benefits Attorney and is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio as well as the United States Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  Tim is a Fellow with the Ohio State Bar Foundation and a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section as well as the Elder Law Committee, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel and the Stark County Bar Association.

Tim is a graduate of Central Christian High School in Kidron, Ohio. He did his undergraduate studies at Malone and Kent State Universities and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law. Tim and his wife Kristen live in Jackson Township with their daughter. Kristen is also an attorney and serves as a Magistrate at the Stark County Common Pleas Court. Tim and Kristen are both very active in the community and serve on a number of boards in the Canton-Akron Area.


Jason R. Pugh

JasonJason joined Bixler Moore, LLC in our Louisville office in 2013. Jason’s practice is primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, business planning and real estate. Raised on the family farm outside Louisville, and having previously provided estate and financial planning for farmers and business owners, it is no surprise that these make up many of Jason’s clients.

Jason is a 1991 graduate of Louisville High School. He is a 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University and a 1998 graduate of Cleveland Marshall School of Law. Until recently, he was the Director of Operations at Todd’s Enviroscapes, his brother’s business.  Prior to returning to Northeast Ohio, he provided estate, financial and business succession planning services for Lincoln Financial.

Jason resides in Louisville with his wife, Dr. Julie Lavinder-Pugh and their 2 children, Maxwell and Jessalyn.


Dustin J. Hatherill

Dustin Dustin recently joined Bixler Moore in 2020, focusing on estate planning, probate/trust administration, business planning and real estate.

Dustin is a member of the Stark County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, including its Estate Planning, Trust and Probate and Real Property Law Sections, and the American Bar Association. Dustin is also Fellow with the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

Dustin is a 2002 graduate of Alliance High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History, cum laude, from the University of Mount Union in 2006 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2009.

Dustin resides in Alliance with his wife, Bethany, and their Mini Goldendoodle, Winnie.