Mr. Hartwig was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 19, 1973. He is a graduate of South Range High School in North Lima, Ohio. He attended John Carroll University (B.S., cum laude, 1995) where he played baseball and was a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society. He received his law degree from The University of Akron (J.D.) in 1998 and was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for Trial Advocacy Award. Mr. Hartwig is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts and the United States District Court, for the Northern District of Ohio.
Mr. Hartwig was employed for 13 years as a partner in a Youngstown lawfirm, practicing in the areas of Plaintiff’s personal injury, criminal defense, juvenile delinquency defense, employment law and worker’s compensation litigation. He has tried dozens of trials in both civil and criminal cases. Mr. Hartwig is certified by the Supreme Court of Ohio to represent defendants as Trial Co-Counsel in death penalty cases. He was recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 2012 as a Rising Star. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for having been lead counsel on at least one case which resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict or settlement.
He is a member of the Ohio Association for Justice and the Mahoning County and Ohio State Bar Associations. He is currently the president-elect and a trustee of the Mahoning County Bar Association and past co-chairperson of its Young Lawyers Committee. He is also member of the Facility Governing Board for the Mahoning County Community-Based Correctional Facility.
Mr. Hartwig is married to Elizabeth and has three children, Sarah, Lauren, and Nicholas.