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Attorney Williams is the only Ohio oil/gas lawyer listed the past 6 years on both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. Attorney Williams has represented producers for more than 30 years.  He has also represented 10 Ohio lessor groups (2010-2014) for oil and gas leasing in the Utica Shale.  He has been very involved in community organizations for all of his career.


Practice areas


  1. Oil & Gas: 80%
    38 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 15%
    41 years, 225 cases
  3. Business: 5%
    41 years, 300 cases

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Krugliak Wilkins Griffith & Dougherty

4775 Munson St. NW
Canton, OH, 44718-3612


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Natural Resources LawSuper Lawyers2016
Oil and Gas LawBest Lawyers in America2016
AV Preeminent Rated-RenewedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Oil/Gas LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Natural Resources LawOhio Super Lawyers2015
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyer2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Cincinnati MagazineOhio Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Magazine2011
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Ohio Super LawyerCincinnati Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Ohio Super LawyerN/A2006
Ohio Super LawyerN/A2005
Ohio Super LawyerN/A2004
AV RatingN/AN/A
Ohio Super LawyersN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderKrugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty Co. Lpa2004 - 2016
ShareholderBuckingham Doolittle & Burroughs1989 - 2004
ShareholderArter & Hadden1985 - 1989
Executive DirectorEastern Mineral Law Foundation1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationNatural Resources Committee1990 - Present
Ohio Oil and Gas AssociationLaw Committee1990 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationEnvironmental Law CommitteeN/A
Stark County Bar Association, Real Estate CommitteeChairman1994 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Energy & Mineral Law InstituteCurative Remedies for Ohio Title Defects2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Institute for Energy Law 5th Law of Shale PlaysOil & Gas Legal/Economic Update2014
18th Annual White-Williams Bankruptcy InstituteOil & Gas Legal Assets2014
Real Estate Law UpdateOil and Gas Leasing2013
Ohio Society of Certified Public AccountantsOil and Gas Update: Litigation/Leasing2013
Energy and Mineral Law FoundationTitles in Ohio's Utica Shale2013
Stark County Bar Association, Corporate Law CommitteeLegal Issues Involving Utica Shale Development2012