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John's practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, estate planning, general corporate law, and civil litigation in multiple areas including insurance law, appellate practice and creditor’s rights.  John is admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various United States District Courts throughout the nation, including the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.  He is also admitted to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania as well as Ohio.

John completed his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law where he graduated cum laude and was a recipient of both the Judge Joseph M. Harter Memorial Award for Trial Practice (1993-94), and the Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice (1993).  While in law school, John was a member of the Editorial Board of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, publishing the article:  “The Ohio Supreme Court Constricts the Definition of  “Arbitration” in Schaeffer  v. Allstate Ins. Co., 9 Ohio St. J. on Dip. Res. 181 (1993).  In addition, he served as past member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio State College of Law Public Interest Law Foundation (1991-1994). 

John has a B.A. Degree from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated magna cum laude, and was recognized as a Notre Dame Scholar.  From 1994-1996 John Served as judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend, Indiana.

He is a member of the American, Ohio, Stark County, and Tuscarawas County Bar Associations, and was selected to serve as a Mentor for the Ohio Supreme Court’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program.

John is extremely involved in community activities.  He is an Inaugural Board Member of the American Red Cross Stark County Regional Chapter Regional Advisory Council, is an eleven-year Board Member of the American Red Cross, Muskingum Lakes Chapter, serving as past Chairman of the Board (2002-2005), an Executive Committee member, and a member of the 2008 Capital Campaign Steering Committee.  He also serves on the advisory committee for the Eastern Ohio Automatic External Defibrillator Initiative.  He currently serves as Vice President of the St. Joseph School Board, is a Board Member of the Tuscarawas County Law Library Association, is a member of the Dover St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, serving as Advocate and Church Committee Chairman, and is a member of the Parish Councel of St. Joseph Church in Dover,


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  1. Litigation: 50%
    22 years, 300 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    22 years, 250 cases
  3. Appeals: 10%
    22 years, 50 cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    22 years, 300 cases
  5. Corporate: 10%
    22 years, 150 cases


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Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. Lpa

158 N Broadway
New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. Lpa

4775 Munson Street NW
Canton, OH, 44718



WVAuthorized to practice law201108/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Award of AppreciationTuscarawas Law Library Resources Board2010
Volunteer of the YearAmerican Red Cross2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Distinguished service award as Judicial Law ClerkHonorable Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana1996
Judge Joseph M. Harter Memorial Award for Trial PracticeOhio State University Moritz College of Law1994
Jurisprudence Award for Trial PracticeOhio State University Moritz College of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / DirectorKrugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA2008 - Present
Attorney / PartnerHardin & Schaffner Co., L.P.A.1996 - 2007
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. District Court, N.D. of Indiana1994 - 1996
Law ClerkMiler & Kyler, LPA1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dover City SchoolsBoard of Education2012 - Present
Tuscarawas County Community FoundationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
West Virginia Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Ohio Association of Civil Trial AttorneysMember2007 - Present
St. Joseph Knights of ColumbusOfficer2005 - Present
American Red CrossPresident1998 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Tuscarawas County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Tuscarawas County Law Library Resources BoardDirector2009 - 2010
St. Joseph School BoardVice President2007 - 2008
Tuscarawas County Law Library AssociationDirector2006 - 2009
St. Joseph Parish CouncilVice President2004 - 2008
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Public Interest Law FoundationVice President1991 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Weaver v. Edwin Shaw Hosp., 104 Ohio St.3d 390, 819 N.E.2d 1079 (2004)Unanimous Decision.
Dover Phila Heating & Cooling, Inc. v. SJS Restaurants, Ltd., 185 Ohio App.3d 107, 923 N.E.2d 220 (2009)Appeal won
Lautenschleger v. Monarch Mgt., Inc., 2004 WL 1948701Obtained reversal for client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarDiscover the Invisible Web for Legal Research2011
Seminar MaterialsCommon Issues, Questions and Answers in Casualty Claims2011
KWGD Firm WebsiteOhio's Maximum Charges for Medical Records Copies are Updated for 20102010
KWGD FIrm WebsireA Good Day for Employers: The Ohio Supreme Court Upholds the 2005 Employer Intentional Tort Reform Statute – Employees Must Now Prove “Deliberate Intent to Cause Injury” to Succeed on an Employer Intentional Tort Claim2010
KWGD Firm WebsireOhio Supreme Court Limits The Permissible Interest Rates on Invoices Absent a "Written Contract" Between Both Parties to the Transaction2008
KWGD Firm WebsiteCompany Sponsored Wellness Programs: The U.S. Dept. Of Labor Takes a Second Look at Supplemental Insurance Programs2008
Ohio State Journal on Dispute ResolutionThe Ohio Supreme Court Constricts the Definition of “Arbitration” in Schaeffer v. Allstate Ins. Co1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Notre DameB.A.B.A., Magna Cum Laude1991
West Holmes High SchoolN/AHigh School1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators National ConferenceEffective Deposition Practice of Medical Providers in a Special Investigations Matter2014
National Business Institute CLEStrategies for Legal Research on the Web2013
Stark County Bar Association SeminarProfessionalism for Lawyers2012
National Business Institute SeminarOnline Legal Research2011
Insurance SeminarCommon Issues in Casualty Claims2011
Continuing Legal Education SeminarResearching Government Internet Resources: Federal, State and Local2011
Tuscarawas Commuity Caregivers ExpoEstate Planning and Advanced Directives2009
American Red Cross / Tuscarawas County Senior CenterLegal Planning for Family Caregivers2009