Bradley J. Proudfoot

Title: Assistant Director of Law
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Bradley J. Proudfoot joined the City of Wadsworth as the Assistant Law Director in January of 2020. His duties include the prosecution all of the misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases in the City of Wadsworth and surrounding townships in the Wadsworth Municipal Court as well as advising the city’s administration and City Council on all legal matters under the direction of the Law Director. 

Prior to working for the City of Wadsworth, Brad was a civil litigator for the firm of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd., spent four years with the Wadsworth based law firm of Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse, and was a law clerk for the Honorable Michael W. LaBeau of the 38th Circuit Court in Michigan. He has represented and advised multiple municipalities, school districts, and other quasi-public entities during the course of his legal career. Further, Brad has conducted hundreds of trials in his career including over 40 jury trials.

Mr. Proudfoot is a graduate of Kent State University with a B.A. in psychology, Magna Cum Laude, and the University of Toledo where he was in a dual degree program earning a Master of Public Administration and a Juris Doctorate. At the University of Toledo - College of Law, he was a member of the Environmental Law Moot Court team and had an externship with the City of Toledo’s Law Department working under Donald M. Collins, who is the current General Counsel/Assistant Executive Director for the Ohio State Employment Relations Board. 

Further, Brad is very involved in the community and has served as the President of the Medina County Bar Association, Vice President of the Wadsworth Public Library Foundation, and President for the Wadsworth Lions Club. He is also a parishioner at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wadsworth. In 2019, he was voted the “Best of the Best” Attorney, Readers’ Choice Award for the Medina Gazette and also received the Rosie Award for Community Volunteer of the Year by the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce. 

Brad, his wife Angela, and their three children Carmelo, Laila, and Sophie are proud to be part of the Wadsworth community. 


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