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Our Attorneys

Margo E. Broehl is a pillar of the Wooster community, where she has practiced law since 1977. Margo began practicing law when the late Judge Jay E. Lehman asked her to join him for the purpose of serving his long-term clients after he became the Probate Judge. Margo has since served countless clients in numerous areas of the law. 

Margo served for many years as counsel for the Prentke Romich Company, a company committed to serving individuals with disabilities. Margo has been a vocal advocate for individuals with disabilities. She was instrumental in proposing language for the Americans with Disabilities Act, and she enjoys lecturing on various topics in the disability field.

Margo also served as counsel for and helped grow several other businesses that are pillars of the Wooster community, a role in which the Broehl Law Office continues to serve today. It is especially rewarding for Margo to watch many of the companies she represented in their infancy grow and create employment opportunities in our community. 

In 2015, Margo began the strategic expansion of the Broehl Law Office, welcoming partner Elizabeth Krieder Wright and expanding into the historic Annat/Emrich House at 558 North Market Street in Wooster. The strategic plan continued in 2018, when attorney Joshua Montgomery joined the firm.

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Education:
The College of Wooster, Bachelor's Degree
University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
University of Miami School of Law, LL.M.

Margo E. Broehl

Margo's practice focuses primarily in the areas of estate planning (wills and trusts), estate administration, medical advocacy, personal injury, disability, small business services, contracts, and corporate law. Currently, Margo is serving her fourth generation of client families. Margo always appreciates the opportunity to help her many clients plan for their future and the future of their families.

Margo met her husband David while both were students at the College of Wooster. They decided to make Wooster their home and quickly became involved in the community. Margo especially enjoys being involved in community organizations, with the goal of providing economic growth in her community. In that regard, she currently serves as President of the Wooster Growth Corporation. She was humbled to receive the Wooster Chamber of Commerce's Wall of Fame Award in 2014 for her work in the community and encouraging growth in Wayne County.

 

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Education:
Denison University, B.A.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

Elizabeth Krieder Wright

Elizabeth's passion is helping small business owners grow and thrive by helping them avoid costly legal problems or resolve those that have developed. She consults for employers in matters including drafting employee handbooks, substance abuse testing, unemployment claims, equal employment opportunity issues, hiring and termination, and work-related injuries. She also assists clients with business formation, including counseling clients on various different types of business entities and the advantages and disadvantages of each. She if proficient in drafting corporate formation and governance documents, as well as drafting and review of contracts. 

Elizabeth also practices in the areas on estate planning, estate administration, and guardianships. She enjoys working with families to strategize an estate plan customized to the individual’s goals and family dynamics. Experienced with estate administration, she appreciates the ability to attend to the necessary but administrative tasks in order to enable families to focus on the transition often needed at the time of a loved one’s death. She also helps such families obtain guardianship of special needs or elderly loved ones and then serves as an on-going resource for questions and annual reporting.

 

Elizabeth’s personalized approach is also a part of her personal injury practice, where she remains focused on her individual client’s needs rather than a one-size-fits-all representation. She has nearly three decades of experience presenting and successfully negotiating settlements with insurance companies for victims of motor vehicle accidents, house fires, and rejected long-term-care insurance claims. Because she attends to individualized needs, she helps clients avoid common consequences accident victims experience, such as damaged credit while awaiting insurance settlements. 

Elizabeth Krieder Wright grew up in Ashland County, Ohio, and graduated from Black River High School. Her love of travel and interest in other countries and languages lead to her proficiency in German. She shepherds individuals, employees, and families through the immigration process.

Elizabeth is an active member of the community and a member of the state and local bar associations. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of Friends and Neighbors of Every Woman’s House, co-chairing the traditional Garden Tour fundraiser. She also served on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Self-Insured Employers Association, The Wayne County Humane Society, The Wayne County Arts Center, and Goodwill of Wayne and Holmes County. She is a graduate of the Wooster Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Wooster program.

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Education:
University of Akron, B.S.
University of Akron School of Law, J.D.

Joshua E. Montgomery

Joshua joined the Broehl Law Office in August 2018. His legal focus incorporates estate planning (wills and trusts), medical advocacy, disability advocacy, special education advocacy, small business services (including formation and general advising), contracts, and privacy (including advising healthcare providers with respect to the proper collection, maintenance, and use of private health information and drafting HIPAA Policies and Procedures).

 

Joshua Montgomery is a Wooster native who earned his Juris Doctorate degree, summa cum laude, from Akron Law School in 2018. During Law School, Joshua served as Executive Director of Student Writing for the Akron Law Review Journal, for which he engaged in research, writing, management, and advocacy. He graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Akron in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: Criminal Justice.

Joshua and his wife, Gabrielle, enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with family, frequenting local restaurants and stores, and attending community events in downtown Wooster.

“I’m happy to be back in my hometown and working for a law firm that sees everyone who comes to our office as people first and clients second. I have a heart to help people, especially parents of children with special needs.” Joshua advises several local non-profit organizations, and he serves as a board member for Adaptive Sports Ohio. He also is a recent graduate of the Wooster Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Wooster program.

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Education:
Albion College, B.A.
University of Akron School of Law, J.D.

Derek S. Anderson

Derek joined the Broehl Law Office in summer 2021 while in law school, then joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in April 2022 after passing the Ohio Bar Exam and receiving his law license. Mr. Anderson practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, Medicaid planning, corporate and business law, including business formation, succession plans, and contracts, as well as personal injury law.

Mr. Anderson, a native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, earned his Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Akron School of Law in December of 2021, then passed the Ohio Bar Examination in Spring of 2022. During Law School, Derek participated in the Law School’s Expungement and Certificate of Qualification for Employment Clinics, where he helped individuals obtain employment clearance certificates from local judges and helped individuals apply for expungement of criminal records. Derek also clerked for the office of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams. Derek graduated, cum laude, from Albion College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Derek enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with his dog.

“I am excited to be working with such a fantastic group of people in this great community. I look forward to expanding my horizons and assisting clients with their legal questions.” 

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