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Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston is a law firm with deep roots in Northeast Ohio and a history that dates back to the Civil War era. Since that time, the firm has served as trusted legal advisors to thousands of successful businesses and individuals and set the standard for a climate of excellence, teamwork, and client service.


As a full-service law firm, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston takes pride in its attorneys who have a particular understanding and real-world experience in over 50 different legal practice areas. The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) certifies a number of the firm’s attorneys as legal specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Elder Law. Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®, two highly respected attorney-rating services, have also recognized several of Critchfield’s attorneys for excellence in the profession and the firm overall as a Best Law Firm in several practice areas. Critchfield’s attorneys also actively educate clients, colleagues, and others through topical alerts, articles, and blog posts as well as speaking engagements across the State of Ohio.


While we work in small towns, we have a deep bench of experienced attorneys with all the talent, skill, and experience found in “big city” firms. At its core, Critchfield is a business-oriented firm known for its ability to handle complex, high-stakes transactions of all kinds—from mergers and acquisitions to major real estate sales and development. We also provide our clients with leading-edge advice as they prepare their businesses and lives for the future, guiding them through complicated issues of estate, trust, tax, and business succession planning.


For us, the concept of “collaboration” is a core element of our commitment to client service. Whether our clients’ legal goals are business-related or personal, Critchfield’s attorneys are ready to join with them in common purpose. We will bring to bear our team approach, applying the skill sets of attorneys across different practice areas and offices to ensure that every client’s goals are not just met, but exceeded. We listen to your concerns, provide a clear course of action, and see that plan through to resolution.

Our promise

We are here to serve as our clients’ trusted advisors. When a business or legal challenge is complex, rely on Critchfield for clear direction and sophisticated solutions. We will apply our deep experience to help set priorities, assess the alternatives, and reach best-case outcomes. This is our heritage and our commitment to you.

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