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Schroeder Law, Columbus Grove, Ohio team

Lee R. Schroeder

Attorney at Law

Lee R. Schroeder, Attorney at Law

I was born in Northwest Ohio and raised on a farm near the village of Leipsic, Ohio in Putnam County.

I was raised to work hard on our family farm. Born in 1975, I witnessed the unfortunate 1980s farm crisis first-hand. I was very active in 4-H, Farm Bureau Youth, and FFA as a youngster.

I was fortunate to be a member of the National Honor Society, Putnam County 4-H Leadership Club, Putnam County Junior Fair Board, and Spanish Club. My faith continues to be central in my life.

In 1992, I was the District 4 Vice President of the Ohio FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America). The following year I served as the State FFA President. Shortly thereafter, I served on the Ohio State Fair’s Junior Fair Board. In the fall of 1994, I was elected National Vice President of the FFA.

In college, I worked for the company that publishes every state farm magazine in the country, and I interned for the U.S.D.A. Secretary of Agriculture in the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

I graduated from Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1999. I initially studied law in our nation’s capital (at George Washington University) before returning to Ohio to graduate from The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in 2002.

I worked for a state-wide agricultural law firm upon graduation from law school. I also worked for a business and real estate development firm before I led economic development in two northwest Ohio counties. I have vast experience in real estate title litigation as well as business, agriculture, estate planning, and estate administration legal work.

Personal Information:

My parents are Dan and Nancy Schroeder of Leipsic. I am the grandson of Valen and Rose Schroeder of Leipsic and Albert and Mary Ann Erhart of Ottawa.

I have one brother, five sisters, five brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law:
Andy and Pam Schroeder of Leipsic, Ohio
Bob and Susie Kamphaus of Leipsic, Ohio
Scott and Sharon Siebeneck of Continental, Ohio
Steve and Cindy Maravich of Upper Arlington, Ohio
Doug and Sarah Pester of Leipsic, Ohio
Scott and Jenni Hoffman of Perrysburg, Ohio

I also have fourteen nieces and nephews:
Lily Kamphaus, Morgan Kamphaus, Hallie Kamphaus, Ryan Kamphaus, Daniel Siebeneck, Aaron Siebeneck, David Siebeneck, Samantha Siebeneck, Joe Pester, Emma Pester, Helen Pester, Hannah Schroeder, Kylie Schroeder, and Eli Maravich.

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Law Professional

Antone, Schroeder Law

Antone has spent most of her time in the South. She attended Spelman College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After receiving her degree in Political Science, Antone went on to attend law school. In 2018, Antone graduated from Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law with a Juris Doctor. She looks forward to serving the Northwest Ohio Community.

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Nichole Johnson

Law Professional

Nichole Johnson, Schroeder Law

I was born in Ohio and raised in Mansfield-Ontario in Richland County.

I was born in 1994 to hard-working parents and attended Ontario High School. In high school I participated in track and soccer, and was involved in National Honor Society and key club.

In college, I went to Heidelberg University where I graduated with honors in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. At Heidelberg I was a member of the track team, soccer team and served on student senate. I also worked with the director of the PACE program mentoring juveniles and working with the Seneca County Judge.

For law school I initially studied law at Southern Illinois University School of Law, before returning to Ohio. In Ohio I continue my legal studies at Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law. I anticipate graduating in May 2018. At Ohio Northern I am a staff editor on Law Review. Also, I serve as executive board treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Further I am involved in the Icelandic Legal Exchange Program.

My parents are Mark and Kathy Johnson of Mansfield-Ontario. I am the granddaughter of Martha Vermillion of Mansfield, Ohio and Levon and Yvonne Johnson of Shelby, Ohio. I have one older sister, Kassandra Johnson of Mansfield, Ohio. I have one younger brother, Kyle Johnson of Mansfield, Ohio.

Toni M. Steffan

Office Manager
Toni M. Steffan, Schroeder Law

I was born and raised in Putnam County.  I graduated from Miller City High School in 2012.  While in High School, I played Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball, along with playing for the Findlay Oilers Club Volleyball team, and the Ohio Lady Buckeyes Traveling Softball Team.

In January 2016, I began working for Lee, and have loved going to work ever since.  For 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years, I coached Miller City JV Volleyball team, and couldn’t have enjoyed it more.  I enjoy talking with clients, preparing the office for meetings, and ensuring that every client’s needs are met, while they are with us.

My parents are Jeff and Beth (Kreinbrink) Steffan. My grandparents are Mel and Jan Kreinbrink, and Ed and Mary (deceased) Steffan.

I have 2 brothers:

Garrett and Theresa (Kaufman) Steffan of Leipsic, Ohio;

Chad and Brittany (Bovia) Steffan of Bucyrus, Ohio.

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Bonnie Buettner

Real Estate Assistant

Bonnie Buettner, Schroeder Law

I am from Delphos, Ohio and Graduated from Delphos Jefferson High School.  My past graduate education included accounting and then nursing.  I have been a registered nurse for 25 years and continue to work in this field.  On my days off, since November 2016, I assist as needed in the office.  I am married to Steve and have 2 children a son and a daughter.

Linda Oglesbee

Administrative Assistant

Linda, Schroeder Law

I live in Columbus Grove and have lived here most of my life. I am a graduate of Columbus Grove High School. I also graduated from UNOH with an associate degree in secretarial work. I am one of 11 children born to Bill and Lucy Morman from Columbus Grove.

In 1990 I married Jim Oglesbee. We have 3 children who we are very proud of, Faith, Noah, and Jacob. I am an active member of the St. Anthony’s Parish here in Columbus Grove. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, the great outdoors, and an occasional walk or bike ride.