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  • Super Lawyers!

    Congratulations to Jeff Witschey and Craig Horbus for being selected as Superlawyer and Rising Star respectively by Jeff has the honor of being the first WWF attorney selected as a SuperLawyer and Craig has the honor of being selected as a Rising Star for the 6th year in a row! is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. This designation puts Jeff and Craig in the top 5% of all attorneys in the State! Way to go!

  • 30 for the Future

    Congratulations to WW&F’s own Craig Horbus who was named a recipient of the Greater Akron Chamber’s “30 for the Future” award for his professional and community accomplishments that impact the Akron area in so many positive ways. Way to go Craig!

  • WWF Attorneys Secure $8.7 Million Jury Verdict for Client

    WWF attorneys Jeff Witschey and Betsy Hartschuh battled through a six-week jury trial to secure a judgment for WWF client Phoenix Lighting Group, LLC against a Philips Electronics subsidiary. The Judgment for various business torts included $1.7 million of compensatory damages and $7.0 million of punitive damages.  The verdict is reportedly the largest jury verdict in Summit County history. Separately, the Court awarded an additional $600,000 in punitive damages for trade secret violations and $325,000 of prejudgment interest. Also, after a day-long hearing on attorney fees, the Court awarded WWF $4.0 million in attorney fees and reimbursement of litigation expenses enhancing WWF’s $2 million of billed attorney fees by a multiple of two because of the complexity of the case and the success WWF achieved.    Post judgement interest continues to accrue while the case is pending on Philips Electronics’ appeal. For more read the Akron Beacon Journal article on

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  • Netting Substantial Returns for Clients

    Attorneys Frank Witschey and Karan Moss successfully drafted and negotiated complex multi-million dollar financing transactions involving oil and gas interests.  The transactions netted substantial short term and long term returns worth millions of dollars for our clients through various financing tools and oil and gas industry mechanisms.  WWF facilitated memorializing these transactions in various counties […]

  • WWF Attorneys Secure Multi-Million Dollar Settlement and Return of Hospital Campus to Wadsworth-Rittman Community

    After two and a half years of intense litigation with Summa Health System, WWF attorneys Jeff Witschey, Frank Witschey and Betsy Hartschuh secured a multi-million dollar settlement for their client, the Wadsworth Rittman Area Joint Township Hospital District. The District commenced litigation against Summa in 2014 after Summa closed inpatient services at the Wadsworth-Rittman hospital […]

  • Fracking has nearly doubled natural-gas production in Ohio

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio — New fracking wells spread rapidly throughout the Utica shale in eastern Ohio last year, increasing the state’s natural-gas production to historic highs, state officials said yesterday. Natural-gas production increased by 97 percent in 2013 from 2012 numbers, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer said yesterday during a presentation at […]