James F. Contini II

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
405 Chauncey Ave. NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio
United States
Attorney At Law
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Jim is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., and currently serves as a member of the firm’s management committee. Jim is a certified specialist in estate planning, trusts and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Professional Experience:

  • Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Charitable Giving
  • Business and Corporate Formation and Planning


  • University of Akron, B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, 1989
  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., cum laude, 1992

Courts & Bar Admissions:

  • Admitted to Practice in Ohio, 1992

Notable Presentations or Publications:

  • "Estate Planning for Beneficiaries with Special Needs"
  • "Use of Stable Accounts"
  • "Planning Your Estate & Protecting Your Assets"
  • "Medicaid: Planning for Long Term Care"

Courts and Bar Associations:

  • Tuscarawas County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Stark County Bar Association (Estate Planning and Probate, Elder Law, Corporate Law and Bar Applicant Committees)
  • Tuscarawas County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board of Trustees for the Tuscarawas County Senior Center (Treasurer)
  • Dover Rotary Club current member (past president & board member)
  • Dover City Schools Education Foundation – current Trustee & past President
  • Dover Tornados Football Team game public address announcer
  • Former High school football color analyst for WJER Radio
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dover – current member; past Parish Council member
  • Dover Knights of Columbus - member
  • Union Country Club, Dover - member
  • Former City of Dover Parks and Recreation Committee (Mayor appointed member)
  • Dover youth baseball coach (past)
  • Dover Baseball Leagues (past board member)
  • Tuscarawas County Small Business Advisory Council (past)
  • YMCA youth sports volunteer coach (past)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tuscarawas County (past president & board member)
  • Stark County United Way Allocations Committee (past member)
  • Tuscarawas County Senior Center Building Campaign (past board member)
  • Tuscarawas County Chapter American Red Cross (past board member)
  • Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School Foundation and Alumni Association (past board member)
  • Holy Trinity Budget Committee (past)
  • Stark County Golf Charities Committee (past)

Honors & Awards:

  • University of Akron: Voted Outstanding Senior and Top Senior in Accounting, 1989
  • Ohio Rising Stars, 2005-2007
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2009-present
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the State by Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2010-2012; 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-present
  • Named Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation-Trusts & Estates (2015, 2022) Akron Area
  • AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated 10 Superb by Avvo
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