Michael W. Spangler was born in October 1959 in Bryan, Ohio, and graduated from Bryan High School in 1978. After high school, he entered Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina as English major, and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Following his college graduation, he taught high school English at Ware Shoals High School and helped coach the school’s varsity football team, which won its state championship that year. Michael W. Spangler then entered the University Of South Carolina School Of Law in the spring of 1983, and received his Juris Doctorate in 1986.
Mr. Spangler returned to Williams County, Ohio in the Fall of 1986, where he began his legal career with Newcomer, Shaffer, Spangler & Breininger, the only firm for which he has ever worked. He became a partner in 1991. Mr. Spangler spends the majority of his time at the firm’s Bryan, Ohio location, but also operates a satellite office of the firm in Montpelier, Ohio.
For over twenty years, Mr. Spangler has been representing the interests of residents of northwestern Ohio in a wide variety of matters. The primary areas of his practice are estate administration, real estate, taxation, and related probate matters. His practice continues to include other matters, including domestic relations, personal injury, criminal defense, and traffic law.
Mr. Spangler was admitted to the Ohio Bar Association in 1986 where he has been a member of the negligence committee. He is also a member of the Northwest Ohio Bar Association since 1986. He is a former president of the Northwest Ohio Bar Association, as well as the certified local grievance committee, on which he has served since 1986. He is also a member of the Williams County, Ohio Bar Association and was a past president.
Michael W. Spangler resides just outside of Bryan, Ohio with his wife Julie. He has three grown children. When he is not in one of his offices, he is most likely to be found either in his woodworking shop or outdoors. He and his former law partner David C. Newcomer own and operate a portable saw mill with which they harvest and produce premium hardwoods for area craftsmen.
Mr. Spangler is a member of Pheasants Forever, and a founding member of the Williams County, Ohio chapter. He is very active in the affairs of the local Pheasants Forever chapter, and often is involved with area landowners who participate in conservation and related practices through the local Farm Service Agency.