I am originally from Bowling Green and attended Bowling Green High School where I played varsity tennis and was the band’s John Phillip Sousa award winner. I then attended Marquette University in Milwaukee where he graduated in 2007 with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology. While at Marquette, I interned for County Executive, now Governor, Scott Walker. I was also three time president of the Marquette University Curling Club and a member of the band.
I then came home for law school, graduating from the University Of Toledo College Of Law in May of 2010. While in law school, I externed at Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO), working exclusively with clients 60 and over in their elder law section. I also interned with the Sandusky County Juvenile and Probate Court and served as a law clerk at Stockwell & Cooperman.
After passing the bar on his first attempt in the fall of 2010, I opened my practice in Bowling Green, practicing in all areas, but focusing on appellate work, criminal defense and family law. In the fall of 2012, I joined the Hancock County Public Defender and streamlined my practice, focusing exclusively on estate planning and probate administration. In the fall of 2014, I merged my practice with Mahaffey & Associates, becoming Of Counsel.
Outside of the practice, I am a member of the Bowling Green Curling Club, the United States Tennis Association and the Wood County Umpire Association. I am OHSAA licensed to officiate varsity baseball. I live in Holland with my wife Beth and quirky daughter Charlee.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2015||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Phi Alpha Theta||2009|
|Of Counsel||Mahaffey & Associates||2015 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Hancock County Public Defender||2012 - 2015|
|Attorney/Owner||Law Office of W. Alex Smith||2010 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||Sandusky County Juvenile/Probate Court||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Toledo Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Wood County Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|State v. Mompher||No contest plea - 100 hours of community service|
|State v. Maney||Reversed|
|State v. Hawkey||Reversed and Remanded for New Trial|
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|University of Toledo College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Marquette University Law School||History and Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Rossford Senior Center||Medicaid Myths||2016|
|Perrysburg Senior Center||Medicaid Myths||2016|
|Continuing Education||Planning for Long Term Care||2016|
|Wood County Domestic Relations CLE||Technology and the Law||2012|