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About me

Originally from Sandusky, I returned here after law school to begin practice.  I love what the area has to offer, and am excited to have the opportunity to serve the legal needs of my community.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 15%



Hourly ($150-200/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Kyle Raymond Wright

    John is a pleasure to work with. He's knowledgeable in many aspects of the law, and works hard for his clients in order to accomplish their goals. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Wilfredo Alberto Trivino-Perez

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Contact info

Tone, Grubbe, McGory & Vermeeren

1401 Cleveland Road
Sandusky, OH, 44870


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in OhioAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Access to Justice ExternCase Western Reserve University2009
Dean Dunmore Moot Court MemberCase Western University School of Law2008
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor SocietyCase Western Reserve University2008
Dean's ListMiami University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTone, Grubbe, McGory & Vermeeren, LTD.2012 - Present
Solo PractitionerLaw Offices of John M. Felter, Esq.2011 - 2012
Legal Intern on the Ohio Save the Dream InitiativeLegal Aid Society Of Cleveland Downtown Office2008 - 2010
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Janet Beck2007 - 2009
ReporterThe Sandusky Register2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Firelands Business AllianceMember2015 - Present
Sandusky Bicentennial CommissionBoard Member2015 - Present
Sandusky Cultural CenterBoard Member2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Erie County Bar Association of OhioN/A2011 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal Justice CommitteeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI/Refusal to take Breath TestAll charges dismissed.
Felony DUIFavorable plea bargain
Driving Under SuspensionN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Sandusky RegisterPit Bull Attack Lawsuit Settled Out of Court2015
The Sandusky RegisterDog Attack in Sandusky Park Inspires Civil Lawsuit2015
The Miami StudentMiami Students Work With Talawanda Language Program2005
The Miami StudentMiami Rugby Raises the Stakes2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Miami University of OhioN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Perkins High SchoolN/AN/A2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Famous American Trials SeminarEvidentiary Issues in the Trial of Charles "Lucky" Luciano2009