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I've spent most of my life in the Northeast Ohio area.  I attended Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, and graduated in 2001.  Thereafter, I enrolled at Mount Union College where I majored in Political Science, and minored in History and Pre-Law.  Upon graduation in 2006, I moved to Lansing, Michigan, where I attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  I graduated near the top of my class in 2009, and began working for the Canton Prosecutor's office soon after.

While working in Canton, I prosecuted criminal cases and investigated claims brought to me by the people of the city and surrounding areas.  Working for the prosecutor, I developed a thorough understanding of the local criminal system, and how to navigate through it.

After working at the prosecutor's office, I began employment with Attorney Christine D. Finan in Akron, Ohio.  While working for Attorney Finan, I dealt with a wide array of family law issues, as well as wills and the Akron criminal system.

In 2010 I began my own practice so that I could use my knowledge and experience to help the community that I've spent the vast majority of my life in.  I look forward to addressing the legal needs of the people of the area, and hope to make a difference in the lives of those I represent.  If you have a legal problem big or small, call me today so we can confront the issues head on, and prevent  any unnecessary hardship to you and your family.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years
  2. Juvenile: 30%
  3. Family: 15%
    5 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%



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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Ashton Wartko & Wilgus, LLC.

1653 Merriman Road, 114
Akron, OH, 44313


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAshton Wartko & Wilgus, LLC.2012 - Present
AttorneyMichael J. Wartko, Attorney at Law2010 - Present
InternChristine D. Finan, Attorney at Law2010 - 2010
InternCanton Law Department2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Scanlon/Bell Inn of CourtsN/A2012 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Ohio vs. Kamerin HopkinsNot guilty
State of Ohio vs. Samuel FeasterNot guilty
State of Ohio v. Joshua MillatNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Mount Union CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006