About Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd.
We have been a recognized and eminent Northern Ohio law firm since the American Civil War. We have retained our founders’ principles and values, but our staff, office sites and primary practice areas have evolved to serve clients from around the world. Our success is a result of our dedication to the principles and values of our founders. From a single office in Wooster, Ohio, our firm has grown to 38 attorneys in four offices throughout northeast and north central Ohio.
We are afforded the benefit and assets of outstanding lawyers with extensive experience and who could practice anywhere but have elected to practice law here. We have provided able and learned counsel on virtually any topic relevant to our business and individual clients.
Our primary priorities are outstanding client service, professional representation, and successful closure for our clients. Our lawyers understand that our clients seek value beyond just legal expertise. With this in mind, we work hard to understand the level of involvement our clients want from us. We invest in our clients by understanding their business objectives and we strive to be their partner in achieving their business goals. We place significant emphasis on technology and teamwork, and we always respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs.
When our clients need dispute resolution services, our lawyers are well trained in the rules of evidence and procedure. We recognize and accept our accountability to our judicial system and we have long enjoyed a respected reputation with the judiciary. We are always prepared to represent clients with a commendable sense of commitment, enthusiasm and perseverance.
You should feel secure that your decision to retain a lawyer results in feelings of comfort and confidence and that your lawyer will be there when you need him or her. But, perhaps equally important, our clients have appreciated this representation at lower billing rates compared to larger law firms.
Our firm strongly believes in sustaining our resident communities and our clients appreciate the fact that their law firm is a responsible citizen. We have been recognized frequently as a conscientious and loyal supporter of community service and charitable organizations. So too, we are committed to diversity in the legal profession.
You should expect, and accept, nothing less.
Professional Association Memberships and Civic and Charitable Activities
From the local Bar Associations in the resident communities where our offices are located to internationally recognized and respected professional organizations, our lawyers voluntarily have served the legal profession with distinction. In addition, our lawyers and professional staff have dedicated themselves and outreached beyond the confines of our office walls to support numerous civic and charitable organizations. We are proud to recognize the following efforts:
- Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes Counties, Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County, Inc.
- Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Board
- Holmes County Community Foundation Board
- Medina County Chapter of the American Red Cross
- Millersburg Presbyterian Church Board
- Oak Grove Mennonite Church
- People to People Ministries
- The Wooster Country Club, Inc.
- United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties
- Viola Startzman Free Clinic
- Wayne County Public Library Board of Trustees
- Wooster Lacrosse Club
Serving the Profession through active roles in:
- Medina County Bar Association
- Wayne County Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates