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Providing Legal Services Since 1975.


"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as if working for the Lord, not for man."    Col. 3:23 (NIV)


"My law practice has been built upon being extremely diligent, meticulous, competent, professional, honest and ethical."  
- James M. Sponseller
Juris Doctor
"Being educated in their legal matter allows my clients to fully understand the decisions they are making and the reasons for same.  Working within the bounds of the law, I strive to achieve the proper solution for my clients' legal matters." 
"I want my clients to feel welcome and comfortable.  In addition, I spend the time required to inform and educate my clients in their legal matter." 


Picture of James M  Sponseller
  • Born and raised in the Village of Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. 

  • Graduate of Payne High School, Class of 1967.

  • Graduate of Ohio Northern University, Class of 1971, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. 

  • Graduate of Ohio Northern University College of Law, Class of 1974 with a Juris Doctor Degree.

  • Practiced law in Paulding County, Ohio and Northwest Ohio for 46 years. 

  • Law practice is general practice with a focus on real estate law, municipal law, probate law, estate planning law and business organizations.


  • Past legal counsel for four villages in Paulding County, Ohio with thirty years of experience in the legal field. 

  • Legal counsel for the Defiance County, Ohio Area Youth For Christ.

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Paulding County Hospital Foundation.

  • Member and Trustee of Living Water Ministries of Payne, Ohio.

  • Past President of the Paulding County Bar Association     (4 terms) and the Northwest Ohio Bar Association.

  • Past Member of the Planned Charitable Giving Council for Ohio Northern University.

  • Married for 38 years with 4 grown children.  Lives near Payne, Ohio.

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