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Whether you are a business or an individual, there are times in life when disputes arise which require court intervention.  When that happens, you want a lawyer with the experience and knowledge necessary to aggressively advance/defend your interests.  Our goal is to effectively and efficiently represent our clients to achieve the most beneficial results.

Our litigation practice includes the following areas:

The KWGD litigation team combines a winning litigation strategy with aggressive representation to best accomplish the client’s objectives. Please contact KWGD today for an evaluation of your case.


Litigation Attorneys

  1. David E. Butz
    Mr. Butz is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and is co-chair of the Litigation Section. He has also served as Chair of the Marketing Committee at the firm.  Mr. Butz devotes a majority of his… Read more about David E. Butz Attorney At Law
  2. Matthew P. Mullen
    Matt is a director and co-chairman of the Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. He practices throughout Ohio, as well as northern West Virginia… Read more about Matthew P. Mullen Attorney At Law
  3. Mathew E. Doney
    Matt's practice focuses on business litigation and healthcare.   In particular, he has experience at all stages of litigation, which includes drafting pleadings, motion practice, managing discovery efforts, mediation, arbitration,… Read more about Mathew E. Doney Attorney At Law
  4. Ronald W. Dougherty
    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… Read more about Ronald W. Dougherty Attorney At Law
  1. Terry J. Evans
    TJ is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  He provides legal counsel and advice to corporate clients and individuals in various areas, including contract negotiations, lease negotiations,… Read more about Terry J. Evans Attorney At Law
  2. Matthew R. Hunt
    Matthew is a director/shareholder at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Matthew’s practice is focused in professional and general corporate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, commercial… Read more about Matthew R. Hunt Attorney At Law
  3. Leigh A. Maxa
    Leigh is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Her practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of… Read more about Leigh A. Maxa Attorney At Law
  4. John P. Maxwell
    John is a director of KWGD. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense litigation, general civil litigation, appellate practice, creditor’s rights, business law and real estate law, and is admitted to practice in… Read more about John P. Maxwell Attorney At Law
  1. Karen Soehnlen McQueen
    Karen is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. with a practice that focuses on areas of employment litigation and labor, representing employers in all labor matters… Read more about Karen Soehnlen McQueen Attorney At Law
  2. Terry A. Moore
    Terry, a native of Canton, Ohio, served as the Managing Director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. from 2001-2018.  During his tenure, the law firm  grew from 25 to more than 50 attorneys. … Read more about Terry A. Moore Attorney At Law
  3. Edward D. Murray
    Ed, a Lorain, Ohio native, and director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., joined in 1991. His practice focus is employment, corporate, and commercial law. Ed’s practice is concentrated in workers’… Read more about Edward D. Murray Attorney At Law
  4. Matthew W. Onest
    Matthew Onest has more than seven years’ experience defending the interests of manufacturers, businesses of all sizes, property owners, and energy companies in all aspects of civil litigation. He has significant trial experience in… Read more about Matthew W. Onest Attorney At Law
  1. Joseph Pasquarella
    Joseph J. Pasquarella
    Joe is an Associate Attorney 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… Read more about Joseph J. Pasquarella Attorney At Law
  2. Owen J. Rarric
    Owen is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  As a trial lawyer, Owen's practice is focused in the areas of Business Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Construction Litigation, and… Read more about Owen J. Rarric Attorney At Law
  3. John B. Schomer
    John is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the Canton office.  John has practiced in Commercial and Business Law for over 27 years, serving as lead Trial… Read more about John B. Schomer Attorney At Law
  4. Zachary M. Soehnlen
    Zach is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation. He counsels clients on a variety of matters involving commercial and… Read more about Zachary M. Soehnlen Attorney At Law
  1. Elaine K. Souder
    Elaine is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Her practice is primarily focused in Insurance Defense Plaintiff Litigation and General Civil Litigation.  Professional… Read more about Elaine K. Souder Attorney At Law
  2. Marcus L. Wainwright
    Professional Experience : Marcus focuses his practice on business litigation, with an emphasis on employment and labor law.  As a part of his broad litigation practice, Marcus has assisted clients in a wide array of matters and legal… Read more about Marcus L. Wainwright Attorney At Law
  3. Gregory W. Watts
    Greg is a director and shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been with the firm since 2007. Greg is an adjunct professor on Oil and Gas Law at the University of Akron… Read more about Gregory W. Watts Attorney At Law
  4. James M. Williams
    Jim is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated in the area of commercial litigation.  Professional Experience : Counsels and represents… Read more about James M. Williams Attorney At Law
  1. William G. Williams
    Bill is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and serves on the firm’s Marketing Committee. Professional Experience : Has represented oil and gas producer and… Read more about William G. Williams Attorney At Law
  2. Scott M. Zurakowski
    Scott is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of both the Canton and Alliance offices.  Scott is currently a member of the firm’s Management Committee and… Read more about Scott M. Zurakowski Attorney At Law

Litigation News Articles

Ohio House Emergency Bill (HB 197) Related to COVID-19
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.31.20
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FAQ: Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College, et al.
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
06.28.19
Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College, et al. Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) Answered with Evidence Presented at Trial More of "FAQ: Gibson Bros., Inc., et al. v. Oberlin College, et al."
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Litigation Legal Alerts

Ohio Passes Law Giving Employers (Some) Immunity for COVID-19 Related Litigation
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
09.18.20
Earlier this week, Governor DeWine signed into law a bill which gives, among others, Ohio employers legal protections related to their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. The governor and the legislature (both in Ohio and in many other… More of "Ohio Passes Law Giving Employers (Some) Immunity for COVID-19 Related Litigation"
Gibson's Bakery Verdict Recognized by The National Law Journal as a "TOP 100 Verdict"
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
08.28.20
In June 2019, following a five-week trial, a Lorain County, Ohio jury awarded a $44 million-dollar verdict to Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, Co., L.P.A.’s (KWGD) clients—a small 134-year-old family bakery and its… More of "Gibson's Bakery Verdict Recognized by The National Law Journal as a "TOP 100 Verdict""
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