Robin Steiner met Margo while on a Job Shadowing experience with the Wayne County Schools Career Center at the Law Office at the age of 16. She was quickly offered a summer job which led to full-time work upon her graduation from Norwayne High School. Robin continued with classes at Wayne College and regularly attends legal education seminars in the area of probate administration to stay current on changes in the law and required procedures. She currently handles much of the client contact and probate administration on our estate files. She also assists with many of the signing appointments that take place in our office.
Robin and her husband, Mike Miller, live in Creston, Ohio with their two daughters, Hannah and Halle. Many long-term clients remember her girls as babies sleeping in Robin’s office while handling law office business. Her daughter, Hannah, now works as a PICCU nurse at Akron Children’s Hospital and daughter, Halle enjoys being a “summer office helper” while busy with her 4-H and high school activities.
Outside of work at the law office, their family enjoys any opportunity to travel and they breed bordoodle puppies together. Robin also keeps busy being actively involved with her church, school and community non-profit activities with her family. In her spare time, Robin loves trying new recipes and welcoming guests to the family Airbnb north of Wooster.
Robin says, “Working with the many special people I’ve developed a relationship with is just too fun to be called a job. I feel very blessed to have started this fabulous adventure almost 40 years ago, when we were still using carbon paper, with someone who truly cares about her clients. It is a pleasure to be serving the fourth generation of many families. I am especially thankful that Margo has had the foresight and has made it a priority to “hand pick” additional attorneys who share her same philosophy of serving clients’ legal needs. This succession enables the fun adventure to continue!”
Leanne has been a lifelong resident of Wayne County and is a graduate of Triway High School. Her first job out of high school was working in the accounts receivable department at Wooster Products, Inc., and it is there that she met her husband Bill. Leanne and Bill have been married 42 years. They have three children, two of whom are married, and have blessed Leanne and Bill with five grandchildren. Leanne and Bill enjoy spending time with their family and watching their grandchildren’s sports events and 4-H shows.
Leanne came to work for Margo in June of 1998. Leanne says, “It has been a privilege to work at the Broehl Law Firm and with such great co-workers who are also dear friends. It has been a rewarding career for me. I have met and gotten to know a lot of people over the years. Our office is continuing to grow, but still maintains the personal touch with each and every one of our clients whom we appreciate and work our hardest to assist them with their needs.”
Tony Sigler joined the Broehl Law Office in 2006 and serves as our Facilities Manager and Courier, in addition to being the Personal Groundskeeper for the Broehl Family Garden. After earning a degree in Landscaping from Ohio State: ATI, Tony spent many years as a landscaper and also worked for Hawkin’s Market and Com-Patt-Ibles Flowers and Gifts. Tony is diligent in providing excellent customer service to our clients and is always willing to help with any projects!
When the Broehl Law Office moved to the Historic G. P. Emrich/ William Annat House in 2015, it provided Tony the opportunity to showcase his decorating talents throughout the home. Most of the seasonal decorations you see are a reflection of Tony’s attention to detail. During Christmastime, Tony magically transforms our office into a beautiful parade of Holiday splendor; complete with Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, twinkle lights and ornaments galore! In addition to his influence inside the building, Tony’s passion for gardening allows our charming office to bloom and grow all year long. It’s not surprising to see Tony planting flowers or moving landscaping around to make room for his latest finds!
Thinking about his time with the Broehl Law Office, Tony can’t help but smile. “I really, truly, enjoy everything about my job. I like the people here and they put up with my jokes!” In his free time, Tony enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, dining out and relaxing at home with his cats.
Lynda Varno is a Graduate of Bowling Green State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in the area of Interpersonal Communication. Following graduation, Lynda worked in corporate management, recruiting and then later pursued the development of her own company. This allowed her to focus on small-business support services and various writings for individuals; with much of her work encompassing resumes, curriculum vitaes and eulogies, all the while caring for her children at home. Once her youngest was off to Kindergarten in 2016, Lynda joined the Broehl Law Office. She has since served in several roles to meet the growing needs of our practice and is the Project Coordinator/ Communications for the Broehl Law Office.
Growing up in Western-Ohio, Lynda enjoyed participating in international youth exchanges to Japan, vocal music, journalism, helping on the family farm and being involved in 4-H. “4-H was one of the best experiences of my youth. It afforded me the opportunity to build friendships, learn the value of community, set goals and know the value of hard work!” Lynda has used that foundation of community involvement to be an active member on several local committees throughout the years, including non-profit organizations. Currently, she is a Board Member of a local Parent-Teacher Organization, provides vocal music for her church, and serves as a volunteer at her children’s school.
When asked about her day-to-day experiences at the Broehl Law Office, Lynda smiles saying, “I love being a part of this amazing, supportive team to meet the needs of our fabulous, wonderful clients and their families! It’s easy to smile and feel good when you are able to make your passion your profession! Also, I can’t say enough about the compassionate legal services our clients receive here. We care about families. We care about community. We care about people. We care about our client’s goals. We value our clients and appreciate their trust in us!”
Lynda lives in Wooster with her husband, Paul, and their two children. She is very active in the life of her family, as there is always something to do! The Varno family enjoys traveling together, being outside, canoeing, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, gardening, participating in the Wayne Co. Fair and making memories!
Alisa Odenkirk is a graduate of Norwayne High School and the Wayne County Career Center. While in High School, a friend encouraged Alisa to join her in taking a Finance class. Thanks to that recommendation, Alisa decided to pursue coursework through the Wayne County Career Center to become a Finance Specialist.
Upon graduation, she started working as a Bookkeeper for Benden Enterprises and stayed there for many years. Alisa later joined the United Way of Wooster and worked there until she and her husband, Gregory, welcomed their son, Jeffrey. Alisa took time away from business matters to enjoy making memories with her son; a decision she is thankful she had the opportunity to do! Alisa volunteered in many classrooms, PTO events and Triway functions while her son was in school.
Once Jeffrey graduated as Valedictorian of his High School Class, Alisa worked for Salter, Ltd. and then later joined the Broehl Law Office as a Bookkeeper. “I really enjoy working with my coworkers here and the team atmosphere we have!” Outside of the office, Alisa loves to spend time with her family, attend activities and events to support her nieces, read a good book, go sight-seeing and shop for antiques.
Brandy Burkett is a 2003 graduate of Black River High School with a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Ehove Adult Career Center. Prior to joining the Broehl Law Office in 2017, Brandy served as a Paralegal to a small law firm and later assisted the legal department of a local construction company. Her skills in the areas of customer service, administrative duties and legal support are a wonderful addition to the excellent client experience we provide at The Broehl Law Office.
Brandy adds,“I love being able to help clients with their legal needs and make them feel comfortable throughout the planning process. We have wonderful clients; who have also referred other clients to our office, because of their wonderful experience.”
Brandy, her husband, Clifford and their two children reside in Ashland county. She is active in her local community, church and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking new dishes, and reading when she has the opportunity!
Cecelia Gingery is a 2018 graduate, magna cum laude, of Wooster High School. Prior to Graduation, Cecelia knew that she wanted to pursue Paralegal Studies and connected with a member of the Broehl Law Office about an internship. That Summer internship lead to a rewarding opportunity in full- time employment with Broehl Law Office. In addition to her busy work schedule, Cecelia is also continuing post-graduate education in the field of Paralegal Studies.
Cecelia says, “I really enjoy working with my coworkers and learning something new each day! I like to see our clients smile and feel relieved when they leave our office. It is very rewarding.”
Cecelia enjoys playing the piano, running, and being involved in her church. She is a hard worker and loves to spend time with her nieces and nephew! The future is bright for Cecelia and the Broehl Law Office is happy to have her on our team.
Mrs. Sue Overmier recently started with our office! We welcome her to our team and feel overjoyed to have her serve as a Receptionist. She is a valued part of our commitment to provide compassionate legal care.
Christa is a 2012 graduate of Black River High School. She has enjoyed working in customer service for 11 years and has previously worked as a receptionist and office manager. As a newcomer to the Broehl Law Office, she assists with preparing and processing estate administration, estate planning, and other legal documents. She also enjoys working with numbers and computers. In the near future, she hopes to become an IT coding specialist. She has enjoyed her time at Broehl so far and says, "I love that we treat our clients as if they're family and that we want the best for them."
Christa is a long-time resident of Ashland county and lives with fiancé, Hunter, and their cat, Bella. Christa and Hunter are elementary school sweethearts and will be getting married in October 2020. Outside of the office, Christa enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews. She also enjoys camping, hiking, and trying new restaurants.