Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
405 Chauncey Ave NW
New Philadelphia, PA 44663
Matt is a director and co-chairman of the Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He also serves on the firm's Management Committee.
Matt's practice includes a wide range of litigation, professional liability, business law, construction law, and insurance law. He practices throughout Ohio, and northern West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. He has tried numerous cases to verdict. Matt has built a client base which ranges from individuals in need of occasional advice to companies requiring assistance on a daily basis. Matt's clients have come to expect advice designed to prevent disputes when it is possible, and aggressive representation when it is not.
Matt is very active with his local school district and in his community. He resides in Sugarcreek, Ohio, with his wife Jolene, and their four children.
1994, Juris Doctor (magna cum laude), University of Akron School of Law.
1991, B.A. Education (cum laude), University of Akron.
1987, West Holmes High School.
Professional Licenses; Bar Associations:
State Courts: Ohio (1994); Pennsylvania (2009); West Virginia (2009)
Federal Courts: United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1997); Southern District of Ohio (2004); Southern District of West Virginia (2009); Northern District of West Virginia (2011)
Member of the Tuscarawas County, Stark County, and Ohio State Bar Association.
Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, August, 2010.
Named to the list of Ohio “Super Lawyers”® by Cincinnati Magazine, and Ohio “Rising Stars” (top lawyers under 40) by the same publication.
AV “Preeminent” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell law directory peer review rating system.
2004 and 2008 Co-winner of “Volunteer of the Year” Award by the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce.
2008 Co-Winner of “Top Business Leaders under 40” by the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce.
2005 Winner “Golden Apple—Citizen of the Year Award” by Garaway School District for volunteer work in support of the School District.
Varavvas v. Mullet Cabinet, Inc. (Stark Co., 2009), 185 Ohio App. 3d 321.
Sims v. Dibler (Jefferson Co., 2007), 172 Ohio App. 3d 486.
Pioneer Gazebos v. Buckeye Barns (Wayne Co., 2006), 169 Ohio App. 3d 667.
Hines v. State Farm Ins. Co. (Belmont Co., 2001), 146 Ohio App. 3d 128.
Continuing Professional Education Seminar Presentations:
Kent State University, Tuscarawas County Campus, seminar entitled “Legal Aspects of Care” (January 25, 2002). Presentation of a mock trial at a nursing continuing education seminar.
National Business Institute seminar entitled “Winning Your First Civil Jury Trial” (September 22, 2010) in Akron, Ohio. Continuing legal education for lawyers.
National Business Institute seminar entitled “Building Your Civil Trial Skills” (December 4, 2008) in Akron, Ohio. Continuing legal education for lawyers.
Tuscarawas County Bar Association seminar entitled “Current Issues in Civil Litigation” (May, 2010). Continuing legal education for lawyers.
Tuscarawas County Community Foundation Seminar entitled “How Your Clients Can Benefit From Planned Giving” (May 13, 2009). Continuing education seminar for lawyers and accountants.
“Storage Charges for Abandoned and Stolen Vehicles”, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Quarterly Review; Spring, 2003.
“Let the Builder Beware!”, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Quarterly Review; Winter, 2002.
“Rumors of Death Have been Greatly Exaggerated: Sexton Claims are Alive and Well”, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Quarterly Review; Spring, 2000.
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NewPointe Community Church (Member of Board of Trustees; Past Member of Leadership Team).
Tuscarawas County Community Foundation (Board Member).
Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce (Current Member, and Past Board and Governance Committee Member.
Garaway Local School District (Assistant Jr. High and Sr. High Cross Country Coach), (Past Levy Committee Chairman).
Garaway Education Foundation (Founding Member, Past President).
Garaway Little League Association (Coach).
Tuscarawas County Council for Church and Community (Past Board Member).
Past member of the Holmes County Board of Elections, Holmes County Park District, and Board of Directors for Reigns of Hope.
Articles Published by this Attorney:
Ohio Supreme Court Limits The Permissible Interest Rates on Invoices Absent a "Written Contract"
Between Both Parties to the Transaction
Ohio's Maximum Charges for Medical Records Copies Have been Updated for 2009