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Michael A. Shaffer

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Newcomer, Shaffer, Spangler & Breininger

117 W. Maple St.

Bryan, Ohio 43506

Phone: (419) 636-3196




Michael A. Shaffer is a lifetime resident of Williams County, Ohio. He was reared in the Village of Stryker and graduated from Stryker High School in 1983. After high school, he attended Bowling Green State University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1987. He furthered his education at the Toledo College of Law. He received his Juris Doctorate in May of 1990 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November of 1990. He was admitted to practice in the Federal Courts in 1991. His professional career began as an associate with the law firm Newcomer, Shaffer, Spangler and Bird in 1990. He was named a partner with the firm in January of 1995. Michael is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Williams County Bar Association. - past president.

Mr. Shaffer, his wife and three children reside in the City of Bryan. He is active in many community projects. He is secretary for the Bryan Area Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Patrickís School Foundation. He is also involved in youth coaching, having coached basketball, baseball and soccer. Mr. Shaffer served on the Williams County Board of MRDD for two terms where he served as president for two terms as well. He is also a past board member and past president of Orchard Hills Country Club.

As with many small town lawyers, Michael maintains a varied practice. Michael is experienced and qualified in multiple practice areas. He is a licensed title agent and manages the firmís real estate department. He maintains a busy estate planning and probate practice. He also maintains a very active personal injury and workerís compensation practice. In addition, his family law practice also keeps him busy. He maintains a philosophy with his family law practice that cases should be resolved with civility and professionalism in order to inflict the least possible harm on the family. He is an experienced trial advocate, having tried criminal and civil cases in five different counties.

Mr. Shaffer prides himself on his ability to resolve cases efficiently. He attributes his successful practice to being surrounded by a highly qualified administrative staff and having bright and experienced partners, all of whom are willing to work together to resolve cases in the best interest of their clients.