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Jacob Thomas Will

Criminal defense Attorney at Canton, OH

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felonies and misdemeanors, DUS, traffic, juvenile delinquency, sealing of records, expungements and drug offenses.

    13 years, 800 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    DUI, OVI, DWI, Driving Under OVI Suspension, Driving Privileges.

    13 years, 40 cases

  3. Family
    Dependency, Neglect & Abuse, visitation, custody, dissolution, Guardian ad Litem.

    13 years, 50 cases

Attorney Jacob T. Will is a solo practitioner located in downtown Canton, Ohio.  He practices in Carroll, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne County.  


Attorney Will graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University in New Jersey in  2007.  He then graduated Cum Laude from the University of Akron School of Law in 2010.  He opened his own practice in December, 2010 in Canton, Ohio.  His practice areas include Criminal Defense, Landlord-Tenant, Family Law, and General Civil Law.


Jacob Thomas Will
116 Cleveland Ave Northwest
Suite 808
Canton, OH, 44702

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Posted by Tony | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Jacob will is the best lawyer in town , very understanding an down to earth guy . He helped me get out of my trouble . I will surely contact him in the future .
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
You found your lawyer!
Got me a jury trial for a bogus OVI charge and he won for me. He's quick to respond and if compared with stats of other lawyers in our area, the numbers speak fir themselves! Hes now my attorney FOR LIFE!
Posted by Benjamin Ursic | October 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Push Over
My girlfriend and I were charged with domestic violence because she called 911 and hung up and we were arguing when the police arrived. Also charged us with obstruction because we did not answer the door when the police showed up. I was on probation for the first time so I was charged with violation of probation. This was in harrison county where the DA is a joke. Jacob I hired because he sounded good on the phone. It turned out he just went with everything the DA would recommend and I ended up doing 35 days in jail over the violation of probation. Since there was no evidence of domestic violence that was dropped but he agreed to a year on probation for the obstruction. What made me mad enough to post on here was the day of my hearing he was late and never gave me a cell number. I called his office and they got smart with me and said they won't release his cell. I paid thousands of dollars and I can't get his cell, really? He got to the courthouse 15 mins late and informed me he called the court and let them know. I replied that it was me and not the courts paying him. His reply was " you don't matter, they do. " Do yourself a favor, don't hire this guy, you'd be better off representing yourself!!!
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Response from Jacob Will October 19, 2016
I certainly am sorry that you feel this negatively about our attorney-client relationship. I was under the impression that you believed that we had achieved a favorable result. However, I do disagree with some of what you have written, as I do not believe it is wholly accurate. If you would like to further explore any of the issues you mentioned, please feel free to contact me at my office. I would be happy to take the time to discuss these issues with you.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Attorney Jacob T. Will
  • 2010 - Present
  • Legal intern
  • Massillon Law Department
  • 2008 - 2010


  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Stark County Law Library Board
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Stark County Bar Association, Bar Admissions Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Stark County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Law & Society Class
  • Legal Professions
  • 2017
  • Stark County Law Day 2013
  • Criminal Appeal Oral Argument to the Fifth District Court of Appeals
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Jacob Will. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Will as co-counsel on several criminal cases. His work ethic and attention to detail were impressive. He is an up and coming star in the legal community and I am glad to count him as a colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse this Jacob. He has years of solid experience and the respect of other attorneys and if you don't know him you can tell he cares about making sure his clients understand their situation and know what to do about it - how can you tell? Just read his published answers to questions at and you'll see. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob Will is one of the most well rounded and competent attorneys ive yet come across. He is an incredible asset to our local defense bar and is one of my chief go to's if i want to bounce ideas of someone. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is an excellent lawyer. He is well respected by the Judges and goes the extra mile for his clients. Top notch. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Will is a tremendous asset to the legal community. I have conferred with him on a multitude of criminal cases, and on every occasion, I am extremely impressed with his ability to assess, analyze, and articulate his legal opinions on complex matters. I highly recommend Attorney Will."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jake and I went to law school together. He is hardworking, dedicated, and committed to advocating for his clients. I would endorse and highly recommend Jake as an attorney."
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