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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

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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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

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

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Ashton Wartko & Wilgus, LLC.

1653 Merriman Road, 114
Akron, OH, 44313

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive201008/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAshton Wartko & Wilgus, LLC.2012 - Present
AttorneyMichael J. Wartko, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
InternChristine D. Finan, Attorney at Law2010 - 2010
InternCanton Law Department2009 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Scanlon/Bell Inn of CourtsN/A2012 - Present
Akron 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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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Mount Union CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006