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Critchfield Attorney Brad Proudfoot Honored with “Best of the Best” Award from Medina Gazette

August 10, 2019

Attorney Bradley J. Proudfoot, based in the Medina office of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. (“Critchfield”), has been named the Reader’s Choice “Best of the Best” attorney in Medina County by the Medina Gazette. Proudfoot received the most votes during the newspaper’s annual online competition this summer.

“Brad is an excellent attorney, in addition to being an amazing colleague and friend,” said Critchfield’s Managing Member Amy L. Demlow. “While he is of course an outstanding lawyer, Brad also devotes countless volunteer hours to his community and the Medina Bar. We are so proud to have him on our team and his recognition by the Gazette and its readers is well-deserved.”

Proudfoot is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, as well as a member of the Labor and Employment and Construction Law practice groups. He has handled a broad range of cases in both state and federal courts, including wrongful discharge claims, wage and hour claims, breach of contract claims, workers’ compensation coverage disputes, and whistleblower suits. Brad is a “start-to-finish” litigator, who takes charge of cases from the pleading stage, through motion practice and pre-trial discovery, and on to resolution through either settlement, trial or mediation and always with an eye toward achieving the best possible outcome for his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Proudfoot served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael W. Labeau at the 38th Circuit Court in Monroe County, Michigan. He also worked as a Legal Extern at the City of Toledo Law Department, where he focused on labor and employment issues.

Proudfoot is devoted to the betterment of his city of residence, Wadsworth, and serves on a number of community boards, including the Wadsworth Public Library Foundation and the Wadsworth Lions Club. He also sits on the City of Wadsworth’s Board of Nuisance Abatement and is a member of the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.

Professionally, Proudfoot is a very active member of the Medina County Bar Association, where he currently holds the positions of President-Elect, Chair of the Law Day Scholarship Committee and is also a member of the Character and Fitness Review Committee.  Past positions at the bar include Vice President, Treasurer, and Chair of the New Lawyer’s Committee.

Proudfoot earned his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law and also holds an MPA from the University of Toledo and a B.A. from Kent State University.

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