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OUR PEOPLE

PERSONAL SERVICE IS THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR FIRM.

The Spitler & Williams-Young team is one of Toledo’s most trusted law firms because we get results. Our attorneys, legal assistants, and legal secretaries will work tirelessly on your case because that’s what you expect and deserve.

TOUGH. TESTED. TRIAL READY.

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MARC G. WILLIAMS-YOUNG

Attorney, CEO, and Managing Shareholder

A graduate of Miami University, Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo College of Law, Marc G. Williams-Young has been a proud advocate of our community for nearly 40 years. A product of years of volunteer work with the ACLU of Ohio (for whom he also served as President for four years), Mr. Williams-Young takes a personal approach to law that includes educating his clients in their legal rights and the intricacies of their case. He is driven to promote social equality and human agency in the communities we serve and the world we live in. As dedicated to his family as he is his clients, Mr. Williams-Young began volunteering as a fastpitch softball coach when his daughter was 12. Now, 20 years later, he’s coached at almost every level of the sport. In his own words, “I tell the girls that I do not just teach softball, I teach life.”

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STEVEN M. SPITLER

Attorney, President

While attending Bowling Green State University as an undergraduate, Steven M. Spitler worked full-time, on an assembly line at a manufacturing company. It was through this personal experience that he was inspired to begin his own practice and specialize in Ohio Workers’ Compensation law. Throughout the past 35 years, Mr. Spitler has remained dedicated to helping injured workers receive the highest quality of legal service. As a certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation, Mr. Spitler gives his clients the best opportunity to prevail in their claim and thus receive the medical benefits and compensation to which they are entitled. Born and raised in Sandusky, Mr. Spitler is a graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law and has been a member of the Toledo community for nearly four decades—a community he is proud to serve.

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ALEXANDER J. MARZEC

Attorney  

Guided by his passion to further every client’s best interest, Alexander Marzec believes that getting a successful resolution is the top priority. A native of Rossford and graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law, his goal is to further the best interest of clients. When he’s not in the courtroom, Mr. Marzec is out serving his community as a high school wrestling coach at St. John’s Jesuit, or on the ice with Gliding Stars—an organization that provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn ice skating skills.

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CHRISSY S. WILLIAMS

Office Administrator

For nearly 30 years, Chrissy Williams has been helping the Spitler & Williams-Young offices run seamlessly. She began as the receptionist and immediately displayed a willingness to learn and an insatiable appetite for hard work. From receptionist to bookkeeper to office administrator, Mrs. Williams earned every title as she rose up the ranks. She takes pride in having worked with so many exceptional clients and vendors along the way. When she’s not busy making sure the firm’s books are in order, she enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren and reading a tantalizing mystery or inspirational novel.

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RACHAEL STEWART INGRAM

Law Clerk

While in law school at Capital University, Rachael switched her focus from administrative law to an area where she could work directly with clients. Now focusing on Personal Injury law, Rachael takes pride in helping people and ensuring that everyone has a voice in our legal system. Community involvement is important to Rachael and that is why she volunteers regularly at her church’s food pantry and at her sons’ schools. Outside the office, you will likely find Rachael and her husband at one of their son’s various sporting events or spending time with family and friends.

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JENNIFER N. NIEZGODA

Legal Assistant

A graduate of The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, Jennifer Niezgoda has been with Spitler & Williams-Young for 11 years. She takes pride in ensuring that her clients fully understand the processing of their claim, the intricacies of their cases, and the BWC processes. It’s her philosophy to never end a call until she is confident that all of her client’s questions have been answered. Along with her son and husband, Mrs. Niezgoda enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and playing volleyball.

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NATASHA M. POTRZEBOWSKI

Legal Assistant

Having an Associates Degree in Applied Business in Paralegal, and now more than 10 years of experience as a legal assistant in the Toledo area, Natasha Potrzebowski has found a home at Spitler & Williams-Young where she can provide not only legal assistance, but also an ear when clients need it most. Ms. Potrzebowski strives to go above and beyond for every client, combining legal expertise with a personal touch to create a sense of security in even the toughest fought cases. She is a mother of three and not only enjoys attending sporting events, but also plays softball in her free time.

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KAREN A. MCDONOUGH

Receptionist & Legal Secretary

Karen McDonough is the first face that anyone who walks through the doors at Spitler & Williams-Young will see. Having been with the firm more than 25 years, she represents exactly what SWY offers to clients—unwavering loyalty, tireless commitment, and a passion to deliver effective and timely solutions. Whether it’s boating, traveling, hiking or skiing, Mrs. McDonough enjoys spending her free time outdoors and with her family.

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CORETTA H. BRANFORD

Legal Secretary

Having spent more than 22 years at Spitler & Williams-Young, Coretta Branford embodies everything the company stands for: hard work, steadfast dedication and the belief that every client is an individual who deserves the highest quality life. Outside of the office, she enjoys singing, traveling, shopping and relaxing. Mrs. Branford is a proud wife, mother and grandmother and a Toledo native.

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HEATHER D. HORNSBY

Legal Secretary

In order to affect positive change in her community, Heather Hornsby is gaining valuable experience at Spitler & Williams-Young while on the road to earning her Juris Doctorate from The University of Toledo College of Law. Mrs. Hornsby has made it her mission to go above and beyond for every client by continuously monitoring their needs, guiding them through their most difficult challenges and, ultimately, helping them get the most out of life. Mrs. Hornsby is a mother of five children, a Wolverine fan navigating Buckeye country and is always looking for a reason to escape to Frankenmuth, MI.

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