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Why Critchfield?

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Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston is a law firm with deep roots in Northeast and North Central Ohio and a history that dates back to the Civil War era.

Since that time, our firm has served as trusted legal advisors to thousands of successful business and individuals and set the standard for a climate of excellence, teamwork, and client service. At our firm, you will work with some of the most talented legal professionals around. Our clients range from individuals and small, family-owned businesses, up to major international corporations. All told, Critchfield employs over 100 attorneys and staff in Medina, Wayne, Holmes, Ashland, and Knox Counties.

“We take our work, but not ourselves, seriously.”

Doug Drushal, Member

We are proud of the friendly and collegial atmosphere that exists at all of our Critchfield office locations. Our Critchfield Culture places the highest value on client service and professionalism, while also enjoying each other’s company and having a little fun along the way. We sponsor firm gatherings and happy hours throughout the year, as well as both summer and winter events at which family members are welcome. You’ll find our firm and its people both warm and welcoming. Our goal is to attract the best people, encourage them both professionally and personally, and watch them soar.

“After transferring from a small sole proprietor law firm, I found that Critchfield is a firm that displays professionalism at its best – from the way the attorneys engage in their communities, the manner and caring spirit in which each client’s needs are met, and the day-to-day interaction with the entire staff.”

Alicia Giess, Litigation Paralegal

Perks and Benefits

Critchfield currently offers a robust suite of benefits for our staff and attorneys including: training and development opportunities including an annual firm-wide Attorney Retreat, CLE and bar admission expense reimbursement, annual bonus program, 401 (k) plan, affordable health insurance, dental, vision, and short-term disability coverage, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, firm paid life insurance and long-term disability and paid vacation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Critchfield’s policy that all employees and potential employees will be evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic, in all personnel actions, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, transfers, demotions or layoffs and in all matters involving compensation and benefits.

The firm will, upon request, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, provide reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employees wishing to request such accommodations should contact the Human Resource Manager. Questions or complaints of discrimination should be directed to the Human Resource Manager or to the Managing Member.

You never know when a food truck might appear for a catered lunch on a nice sunny day!

At Critchfield, we enjoy each other's company both inside and outside the office. We're always looking for fun things to do, including Goat Yoga!

We have a lot of athletes at the firm and we regularly combine our love of moving with great causes, including our runners and walkers for the annual Heart and Sole run in Wooster. Employees, families, and friends are all a part of the Critchfield Team!

Volunteering and acts in service to our communities are important at Critchfield. Staff at our Mount Vernon office collected food items for the Knox chapter of the Byron Saunders Foundation, which provides Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

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