Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) is a law firm with deep-rooted history in Ohio. While KWGD continues to adapt our expertise to the demands of the ever-changing world, our attorneys’ commitment to maintaining the professionalism and passion for the practice of law established by Samuel Krugliak remains constant.
The late Samuel Krugliak emulated a passion for the practice of law that reflected in everything he did. As a young litigator Sam’s ability to take charge of a courtroom was admired by many in and out of the legal profession. As Chief Assistant Stark County Prosecutor, he honed the skills that would form the basis for his aggressive style of business and labor practice. Sam also served as assistant solicitor for the city of Canton
Sam Krugliak, a Canton native, graduated from the University of Michigan, A.B., in 1938, and the University of Michigan Law School, J.D., in 1941. He served four years at sea in World War II with the U.S. Coast Guard and was discharged as a lieutenant, senior grade, in 1946. He […]
Ronald W. Dougherty joined the firm in 1960, followed by David L. Simiele in 1963. In 1966, with the addition of F. Stuart Wilkins, the firm name Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. was born.
In 1970, with seven lawyers including David L. Simiele, Fred J. Haupt, and John G. Haas, the firm offices were relocated to the then Citizens Savings Building on the square in downtown Canton.
In 1992, when the Stark County Commissioners purchased the Citizens Savings Building for county offices and courts, the firm, then consisting of 20 lawyers moved to its current location in a state-of-the-art facility (designed for its purposes) at 4775 Munson Street NW, Canton, Ohio in the Belden Village area.
The firm grows and establishes an office in Massillon, Ohio.
The firm grows and establishes an office in Canfield, Ohio. Throughout the years, KWGD has grown to over 50 attorneys practicing in 25 areas of the law. In addition, the firm employs a team of more than 50 paralegals and administrative staff. With each expanded location, the firm has […]