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Whether you are a business or an individual, there are times in life when disputes arise which require court intervention.  When that happens, you want a lawyer with the experience and knowledge necessary to aggressively advance/defend your interests.  Our goal is to effectively and efficiently represent our clients to achieve the most beneficial results.

Our litigation practice includes the following areas:

The KWGD litigation team combines a winning litigation strategy with aggressive representation to best accomplish the client’s objectives. Please contact KWGD today for an evaluation of your case.


Litigation 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. 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
  3. Michael T. Altvater
    Michael is a director of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, oil and gas litigation and real estate law. Before entering… Read more about Michael T. Altvater Attorney At Law
  4. John A. Burnworth
    John joined the firm in 2007 and is director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Experienced as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, John tried over 20 jury trials for Stark County. Since joining the… Read more about John A. Burnworth Attorney At Law
  1. Kendra J. Carpenter
    Kendra is an associate of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Education University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor cum laude (2015); LLM in Intellectual Property, Health Law… Read more about Kendra J. Carpenter 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. She comes to the firm with a great depth of knowledge in the fields of appellate law, government… Read more about Aletha M. Carver Attorney At Law
  3. Mathew E. Doney
    Matt joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2014 as a law clerk.   Matt was named an associate of the firm after being admitted to practice law in 2015. Professional Experience :… Read more about Mathew E. Doney Attorney At Law
  4. Ronald W. Dougherty
    Ron is a senior partner of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He was the third member of the law firm, served as the managing partner for 17 years and has been instrumental in the firm’s steady growth. Ron served… Read more about Ronald W. Dougherty Attorney At Law
  1. Terry J. Evans
    T.J. is an associate 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
  2. Matthew Hull
    Matt is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  During law school he was a summer associate at the firm.  Matt is a member of the firm’s Business/Corporate Practice… Read more about Matthew Hull Attorney At Law
  3. Matthew R. Hunt
    Matthew is a director/shareholder at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Matthew’s practice is focused in professional and general corporate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, commercial… Read more about Matthew R. Hunt 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. Terry A. Moore
    Terry, a native of Canton, Ohio, has served as the Managing Director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. for the past 12 years. During his tenure as Managing Director, the law firm has grown from 25 to more than 50… Read more about Terry A. Moore Attorney At Law
  4. Edward D. Murray
    Ed, a Lorain, Ohio native, and director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., joined in 1991. His practice focus is employment, corporate, and commercial law. Ed’s practice is concentrated in workers’… Read more about Edward D. Murray Attorney At Law
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. John B. Schomer
    John is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the Akron ofice.  He currently serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee.  John represents clients in a… Read more about John B. Schomer Attorney At Law
  1. Gregory D. Swope
    Greg is a Director of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been practicing law since 1995. Greg also spent four years as a reporter with The Potomac News in the Northern Virginia suburbs of… Read more about Gregory D. Swope Attorney At Law
  2. Marcus L. Wainwright
    Marcus’ practice focuses mainly on litigation at KWGD. He has experience in drafting responsive pleadings, dispositive motions, briefs and discovery. He has participated in a wide range of litigation that has allowed him to gain diverse… Read more about Marcus L. Wainwright Attorney At Law
  3. Gregory W. Watts
    Greg is a director and shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been with the firm since 2007. Greg is an adjunct professor on Oil and Gas Law at the University of Akron… Read more about Gregory W. Watts Attorney At Law
  4. 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
  1. William G. Williams
    Bill is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and serves on the firm’s Marketing Committee. Professional Experience : Has represented oil and gas producer and… Read more about William G. Williams Attorney At Law
  2. 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

Litigation News Articles

Senate Bill 199 Expands Concealed Carry Laws
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
01.13.17
On December 19, 2016, Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 199 which, among other provisions, provides for the expansion of the concealed carry of handguns. These changes will take effect March 20, 2017. This legal summary will focus on… More of "Senate Bill 199 Expands Concealed Carry Laws"
Fifth District Court of Appeals' Opinion Upholds Automatic Operation of 1989 Dormant Mineral Act
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
10.20.14
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty oil and gas attorneys, David E. Butz and Matthew W. Onest , successfully represented a family seeking to affirm their ownership of valuable mineral rights, in a significant case in the Fifth… More of "Fifth District Court of Appeals' Opinion Upholds Automatic Operation of 1989 Dormant Mineral Act"
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Litigation Legal Alerts

Ohio Supreme Court Makes it Clear: Landlords Must Keep Common Areas Safe & Sanitary
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
06.16.15
Ohio Supreme Court Makes it Clear:  Landlords Must Keep Common Areas Safe and Sanitary One of the more pressing and perplexing issues facing landlords throughout the United States is the scope and reach of their duties to keep… More of "Ohio Supreme Court Makes it Clear: Landlords Must Keep Common Areas Safe & Sanitary"
Drones: What are They and What Can They Be Used For?
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.11.15
A drone, which is technically referred to as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  The flight of the drone is controlled either by an on-board computer system or by a remote control… More of "Drones: What are They and What Can They Be Used For?"
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