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     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.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    6 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    6 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    6 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Mahaffey & Associates

8527 W. Central
Sylvania, OH, 43560


MIActive And In Good Standing201505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberPhi Alpha Theta2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselMahaffey & Associates2015 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderHancock County Public Defender2012 - 2015
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of W. Alex Smith2010 - 2012
Legal InternSandusky County Juvenile/Probate Court2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Toledo Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Wood County Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. MompherNo contest plea - 100 hours of community service
State v. ManeyReversed
State v. HawkeyReversed and Remanded for New Trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Marquette University Law SchoolHistory and SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rossford Senior CenterMedicaid Myths2016
Perrysburg Senior CenterMedicaid Myths2016
Continuing EducationPlanning for Long Term Care2016
Wood County Domestic Relations CLETechnology and the Law2012