High School

  • Stryker – 1975


  • Ohio Northern – 1978

Law School

  • Ohio State – 1981

States Admitted to Practice

  • Ohio

Year Joined This Firm

  • 1981

John S. Shaffer

John S. Shaffer, born in Lyons, Ohio, June 10, 1957; admitted to bar, 1981, Ohio. Education: Ohio Northern University (B.A., 1978, with highest distinction); The Ohio State University (J.D., 1981). Member: Williams County, Bar Association, Northwestern Ohio, Bar Association (President, 1988-1989) and Ohio State, Bar Association (Member: Workers Compensation Committee, 1985-present, Council of Delegates, 2007-2008).

His practice areas of concentration are Commercial Litigation; Plaintiff Personal Injury; Probate; Real Estate; Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations.

Mr. Shaffer has served as General Counsel for several very successful small companies in Northwest Ohio for the past several years including Manufactured Housing Enterprises, Inc.; Woolace Electric Corporation; Bryan Truck Line; Premiere Concrete Ad Mixtures.

He has devoted many years of service and support to special needs persons in Northwest Ohio, having previously served on the Board of the Lutheran Mercy Ministries an affiliate of the Filling Home in Napoleon Ohio. He is also a current Board Member of Sandy Cay, a school for autistic children in Bryan, Ohio.

He is also active in current issues impacting community corrections.  He currently serves as a member of the Facility Governing Board of Northwest Community Corrections Center, a community based corrections facility in Bowling Green, Ohio. He serves as a Board Member of the Local Community Corrections Board as well as the Williams County Drug Court Advisory Board.

He is very active in the Ohio State Alumni Association of Northwest Ohio, previously serving as President of the Association.

He also serves as a Board Member of the David Betts Double Play Diamond Baseball Facility.

He is married to wife Victoria, the Director of Infection Control at Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers, Inc., Bryan, Ohio.  He has three grown children and three grandchildren.  He is an avid sportsman particularly enjoying golf.  John can be frequently seen at Bryan High School sporting events.

He also enjoys wine and was recently inducted into the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

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