In 1958, Raymond E. Griffiths joined Samuel Krugliak at the firm of Aungst, Snyder, Walsh and Krugliak. They were joined by Ronald W. Dougherty in 1960 and David L. Simiele in 1963. Together, these four attorneys became instrumental in establishing the firm we are today.
In 1966, yet another partnership was formed when F. Stuart Wilkins joined Krugliak, Griffiths, Dougherty and Simiele. At that time they adopted the new name of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty. The firm operated in downtown Canton until 1992 when the firm decided to relocate to a rapidly developing business district – Belden Village. However, the firm has never forgotten its roots and our attorneys continue to be actively involved in the downtown area. In addition to being active in many community organizations such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, the Stark County District Library, the Canton Ballet and the Canton Symphony to name a few.
In 1984 we opened an office in Alliance, Ohio followed in 1998 by an office in New Philadelphia, Ohio. In 2002 we launched an additional Tuscarawas County office in Sugarcreek, and in 2010 we expanded into Summit County. In 2018 we opened an office in downtown Massillon and in 2021 we expanded into Trumbull County with an office in Canfield, Ohio. These offices are still in operation and we continue to grow the number of clients serviced from these locations each year, and, since our founding in 1958, we have grown to over 50 lawyers, the largest law firm in Stark County, Ohio.
Here we honor our founders, firm leaders and their legacy, who have contributed to our success over the years.