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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 in the U.S. Air Force (1954—1957) as Lieutenant and Captain and is a Korean War Veteran. He has been closely involved with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival since it was organized in 1965.


  • Canton Lincoln High School, 1950
  • Dartmouth College, 1954
    • Past President of Dartmouth Club of Northeast Ohio
    • Current elected member of Class of 1954 Executive Committee
    • University of Virginia School of Law, 1960

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Solicitor for the City of Canton
  • Chairman of the Stark County Public Defender Commission, 1976—2002

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Life Member: U.S. Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Member: Northern District of Ohio Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panels, 1985, 1990, 1992, and 2011
  • Member: Sixth Circuit Federal Bankruptcy Judge Merit Selection Panel, 1993, Bankruptcy judge-Akron, 1994, Bankruptcy judge-Cleveland
  • Admitted to practice in Federal District Court; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; and United States Supreme Court
    • Member: Stark County Bar Association
    • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
    • Member: American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of Boy Scout Buckeye Council Service Award
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law-Edition Eleven
  • Recipient, Award of Merit from Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce for Community Service, 2002
  • Recipient of 2006 Distinguished Graduate Award of Canton Lincoln High School
  • Recipient of 2009 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Department’s Award of Merit
  • Recipient of Award from the City of Canton Council and also from State of Ohio Legislature.
  • Appointed to Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2012—2015
  • Recipient of Ritter Award, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2012
  • AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell