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About me

I am originally from Toledo, Ohio.  Born and raised in the Toledo area, I attended undergraduate school at Lourdes College in Sylvania.  After Lourdes I attended the University of Toledo College of Law.  While attending UT, I participated in the Criminal Law Practice program.  This is where a student will intern in a local prosecutor's office.  I worked in the Bowling Green Prosecutor's office for a semester.  This has given me a greater understanding of the criminal justice system, and prepared me for criminal defense work.  Additionally, as a member of the Law Review while at law school, I was the assistant managaing editor. Wanting to stay in the Toledo area, I opened my practice in Sylvania, Ohio in 2008. 


In 2013 I joined the law firm of Handwork & Kerscher, LLP.  We practice in real estate, taxation, probate, estate planning, commercial litigation, business law, domestic relations, and criminal. 



Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    8 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Daniel James Sczesny

    Brian is both professional and experienced. I have had several cases with Brian in Lucas County and he has always provided his clients with the highest degree of legal representation. I would gladly recommend his services to anyone seeking a custody/divorce attorney.


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  • Wilson Alexander Smith

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Contact info

Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP

1090 W. South Boundary
Suite 150
Perrysburg, OH, 43551


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateHandwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Brian D. Smith2008 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Toledo Bar Association, Municipal Court CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Wood County Bar AssociationMunicipal Court Liason2009 - Present
Wood County Bar AssociationPast President2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Toledo Bar AssociationDomestic Relations Committee Member2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Tell Me A Story - Lourdes CollegeScarface and the Elegant Mess2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Lourdes CollegeDual Major of International Business & HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wood County Bar Association Winter CLEEthics2012