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Joe is a director/shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Since joining the firm in 2013, Joe has successfully handled all phases of civil and commercial litigation, including trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts. His practice also includes a wide array of commercial and residential real estate transaction matters, including the negotiation of oil and gas leases, mineral purchase agreements, and commercial and residential leases and purchase agreements. Joe practices out of the Canton office. He resides in Jackson Township, Ohio, with his wife and two children.


  • Kent State University, B.A. in Justice Studies, May 2008
  • Capital University Law School, J.D., May 2011

Professional Experience

  • Represent clients in a wide range of business, corporate and commercial matters, including but not limited to contract negotiations and litigation, real estate negotiations and litigation, and appellate advocacy
  • Provide litigation-based services, including drafting pleadings, engaging in motion practice, participating in pre-trial hearings, preparing and analyzing complex discovery, conducting and defending party, expert, and trial depositions, negotiating settlement agreements, and preparing for and attending trial
  • Advise clients and energy producers with acquisitions and divestitures, in due diligence associated with mineral and lease acquisitions, litigation, and resolving oil and gas-related contractual disputes and title and lease disputes
  • Provide counsel and assistance to clients participating in transactional matters associated with the oil and gas industry and the Utica Shale play activity in Ohio
  • Ohio State Troopers Association: Columbus, Ohio, Legal Extern; Practice Area: Labor & Employment
  • United States Secret Service: Cleveland, Ohio, Intern

Court Admissions

  • State of Ohio (2011)
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Stark County Young Lawyers Committee
  • Former Board of Directors: ArtsinStark
  • Member: Ystark! – Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors: First Tee Canton
  • Leadership Stark County, Member of 32nd Class of Signature Program

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones To Watch” 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024