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Appellate Law

The Appellate Law Section is built on the combined talent of our attorneys with appellate practice experience and expertise and the talent of our Litigation Section in order to provide thorough and effective representation in the complex area of appellate litigation.  Our appellate attorneys have clerked for state and/or federal court judges, with combined clerkship experience of over 15 years.

They are seasoned in handling appeals in both the state and federal courts and are available to counsel at the trial and appellate court levels.  In the trial court, our attorneys collaborate with trial counsel on strategic and tactical matters by identifying and preserving potential appealable issues throughout the trial process and crafting effective motions on substantive legal issues.  In the appellate court, our attorneys manage motion practice, thoroughly review the record, identify appealable issues, develop arguments that address legal and policy issues, and draft appellate pleadings that present a concise, thorough analysis of the issues unique to your case.

We accomplish this through our appellate attorneys’ strong oral advocacy skills and persuasive writing expertise.  We are available to assist individual and corporate clients with challenging and novel appellate issues in a large variety of practice areas, including original actions.

Appellate Law Attorneys

  1. David E. Butz
    Mr. Butz is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and is co-chair of the Litigation Section. He has also served as Chair of the Marketing Committee at the firm.  Mr. Butz devotes a majority of his… Read more about David E. Butz Attorney At Law
  2. Aletha M. Carver
    Aletha joined the litigation section with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 and is a director of the firm. Aletha is Certified as a Specialist in Appellate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. She… Read more about Aletha M. Carver Attorney At Law
  3. Terry J. Evans
    T.J. is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  He provides legal counsel and advice to coroporate clients and individuals in various areas, including contract negotiations, lease negotiations,… Read more about Terry J. Evans Attorney At Law
  4. Leigh A. Maxa
    Leigh is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Her practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of… Read more about Leigh A. Maxa Attorney At Law
  1. John P. Maxwell
    John is a director of KWGD. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense litigation, general civil litigation, appellate practice, creditor’s rights, business law and real estate law, and is admitted to practice in… Read more about John P. Maxwell Attorney At Law
  2. Karen Soehnlen McQueen
    Karen is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. with a practice that focuses on areas of employment litigation and labor, representing employers in all labor matters… Read more about Karen Soehnlen McQueen Attorney At Law
  3. Matthew P. Mullen
    Matt is a director and co-chairman of the Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. He practices throughout Ohio, as well as northern West Virginia… Read more about Matthew P. Mullen Attorney At Law
  4. Matthew W. Onest
    Matthew has been with the firm since December of 2011.  Matthew resides in Jackson Township with his wife, Kelly, their daughter, Annabel Grace and son,  Matthew Eugene and daughter, Emma Catherine. Professional Experience:… Read more about Matthew W. Onest Attorney At Law
  1. Joseph Pasquarella
    Joseph J. Pasquarella
    Joe joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2013. Professional Experience :    Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. Wooster, Ohio; Staff Attorney; Practice Area: Oil, Gas… Read more about Joseph J. Pasquarella Attorney At Law
  2. Owen J. Rarric
    Owen is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses in the areas of Business Litigation, Business and Contract Disputes, Oil & Gas Litigation, Construction Litigation, Cell Tower Lease… Read more about Owen J. Rarric Attorney At Law
  3. James M. Williams
    Jim is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated in the area of commercial litigation.  Professional Experience : Counsels and represents… Read more about James M. Williams Attorney At Law
  4. Scott M. Zurakowski
    Scott is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of both the Canton and Alliance offices.  Scott is currently a member of the firm’s Management Committee and… Read more about Scott M. Zurakowski Attorney At Law

Appellate Law News Articles

Attorney Aletha M. Carver Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as Specialist in Appellate Law
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
01.09.18
CANTON, OHIO, January 9, 2018 - The law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) announced today that attorney Aletha M. Carver has been certified as an appellate law specialist by the Ohio State Bar… More of "Attorney Aletha M. Carver Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as Specialist in Appellate Law"