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J. Douglas Drushal - Member

Education & Experience


Doug Drushal is the most senior Member of the firm, having joined in August of 1979, after a two-year Clerkship with Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has perhaps the broadest areas of practice in the firm, providing both business and personal guidance on a wide variety of topics, using his 40 years of experience to the advantage of his clients.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
    • Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
    • Order of the Coif
  • Northwestern University, B.A.


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Anthony J. Celebrezze, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1977-1979.


  • Substantial first-chair trial experience, including many jury trials
  • Represented Sellers and Buyers in numerous Merger and Acquisition transactions, ranging from small businesses up to deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Handled many large commercial and residential real estate developments
  • Handled hundreds of planning and zoning matters before various municipal boards and commissions
  • Wide estate planning experience, ranging from simple wills to complex estate plans for persons of all walks of life


  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2020)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Wayne County Bar Association, past president

Publications & Lectures

Speaking Engagements:

  • Frequent guest lecturer at The College of Wooster in Political Science (Constitutional Law) classes



  • Published numerous Op-Ed columns in The (Wooster) Daily Record
  • Former columnist for The Intercollegiate Athletic Forum


Blog Posts:

Community Involvement

  • Wayne County Public Library, Trustee/Past President (2001-present)
  • Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Chair
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County, Former Trustee; Legal volunteer/Construction volunteer
  • Wayne County Airport Authority (18 years)
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • The College of Wooster Moot Court program, volunteer judge
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