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Michael Jonathan Wartko

Michael Jonathan Wartko

also known as Ashton & Wartko, Attorneys at Law

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Juvenile, Family, Lawsuits & Disputes

Michael Wartko

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About Me

I've spent most of my life in the Northeast Ohio area.  I attended Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, and graduated in 2001.  Thereafter, I enrolled at Mount Union College where I majored in Political Science, and minored in History and Pre-Law.  Upon graduation in 2006, I moved to Lansing, Michigan, where I attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  I graduated near the top of my class in 2009, and began working for the Canton Prosecutor's office soon after.

While working in Canton, I prosecuted criminal cases and investigated claims brought to me by the people of the city and surrounding areas.  Working for the prosecutor, I developed a thorough understanding of the local criminal system, and how to navigate through it.

After working at the prosecutor's office, I began employment with Attorney Christine D. Finan in Akron, Ohio.  While working for Attorney Finan, I dealt with a wide array of family law issues, as well as wills and the Akron criminal system.

In 2010 I began my own practice so that I could use my knowledge and experience to help the community that I've spent the vast majority of my life in.  I look forward to addressing the legal needs of the people of the area, and hope to make a difference in the lives of those I represent.  If you have a legal problem big or small, call me today so we can confront the issues head on, and prevent  any unnecessary hardship to you and your family.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    4 years
  2. Juvenile: 30%
  3. Family: 15%
    4 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Edward William Hastie

    Michael should be commended for his efforts in educating the public on the finer points of criminal law. He goes the extra mile. If you are in the Akron/Canton area you should call him if you want a talented, motivated, and dedicated attorney.


    Edward Hastie Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jose Pablo Noriega

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike has a combination of legal knowledge and personality that cannot compare to anyone. Although I haven't seen Mike in trial, I'm sure that Mike's personality and legal skills shine. Mike is one of smartest, aggressive, and compassionate young attorneys I have met.


    Jose Noriega Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ashton Wartko & Wilgus, LLC.

1653 Merriman Road, 207
Akron, OH, 44313



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMichael J. Wartko, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
InternChristine D. Finan, Attorney at Law2010 - 2010
InternCanton Law Department2009 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Scanlon/Bell Inn of CourtsN/A2012 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Ohio vs. Kamerin HopkinsNot guilty
State of Ohio vs. Samuel FeasterNot guilty
State of Ohio v. Joshua MillatNot Guilty

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009