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Steven J. Sondergaard

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Sondergaard Law Office

116 Grand Avenue

Defiance, Ohio 43512

Phone: (419) 784-9994

Fax: (419) 784-9997




Steve served as a police officer for nearly 10 years prior to attending law school. When first in practice, he served in the largest law firm in Findlay, Ohio. He later served as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Hancock County both in juvenile and criminal divisions. Steve joined Defiance College as a faculty member in 1993. Since that time he has risen to the rank of full professor.

Practice Area: Steve operates a very active private practice which involves collaborative law, divorce, custody, mediation, and criminal defense.

Education: Terra Community College, AAS 1978

University of Dayton School of Law, JD 1990

Pfeiffer College, BA Criminal Justice 1987

Admitted to Practice of Law State of Ohio 1991

United Stated Federal District Court, Northern District Western Division 1991

Service: Steve serves as a member of the Defiance City Schools Foundation, is Chair of the Defiance County Law Resources Board. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association along with numerous other law and criminal justice related organizations.