Ruck & Wright Law, LTD Attorneys


J. Douglas Ruck

J. Douglas Ruck

Partner

Doug is a member and past President of the Wood County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Wood County Law Library. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, having served on its Council of Delegates, and is a Fellow in the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

Doug serves as Village Solicitor for the Village of Gibsonburg, and has represented a number of community-based, non-profit organizations, including the Children’s Resource Center, the Pemberville-Freedom Historical Society, the Pemberville-Freedom Fire Dept. Auxiliary, and the Pemberville Free Fair.

Doug has served on the Board of the Eastwood Education Foundation, the Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Community, and the Henry-Wood Sportsman’s Alliance. He has served as a music and worship leader, and deacon, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pemberville, and as a member of the Wood County Republican Party Central Committee for Freedom Township.

Doug and his wife Lisa reside in rural Pemberville with their three children Tyler, Holden, and Carys, and are active in the music and youth ministries at several local churches, in the local 4H club “4-H-I-O” and in BSA Troop 344, where Doug earned his Eagle Scout award in 1987.

Education:

  • Eastwood High School (1987)
    • Diploma of Distinction
  • Bowling Green State University (1992)
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • University of Toledo College of Law (1997)
    • Juris Doctor, cum laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio (1998)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1998)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (2007)
  • Supreme Court of the United States (2015)

Memberships:

  • Wood County Bar Association
  • Sandusky County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate and Business Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Civil Litigation and Personal Injury
  • Family, Divorce, & Custody
  • Public Interest/Non-Profit Law

Kyle E. Wright

Kyle E. Wright

Partner

Kyle dedicates a significant amount of time representing those who have been injured, primarily in automobile crashes. Having lived in northwest Ohio his entire life, he has made it a priority to establish and expand an effective personal injury practice to serve those locally.

While personal injury represents a substantial part of his practice, Kyle remains devoted to his other practice areas, including estate planning, real estate, and general business matters. No matter what area of the law in which he is working, Kyle approaches everything in a positive but aggressive manner.

Kyle lives in Perrysburg with his wife, Liz, and their children, Karter and Grace. They attend Grace United Methodist Church where they are active in various Life Groups. Kyle’s hobbies include golfing, fishing, and spending time at the family cottage. He and his family can often be found taking their black Labrador Retriever, Abby, for walks around Perrysburg. An avid sports fan, he loves cheering on the Cleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, and doing anything related to football.

Education:

  • Eastwood High School (2005)
  • Bowling Green State University (2009)
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • University of Toledo College of Law (2012)
    • Juris Doctor, Magna cum laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio (2013)

Memberships:

  • Wood County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Business Matters
  • Civil Litigation

Michelle L. Christie

Michelle L. Christie

Associate Attorney

Michelle has represented clients in all family matters, such as divorce, dissolution, custody and juvenile cases since 1993. She is a certified Guardian ad Litem serving as a representative for children in several courts. She has also served as a Magistrate in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations Division. While Michelle’s primary practice is the area of family law, she also can assist in other areas of law, including estate planning, real estate and criminal matters.

Michelle and her husband, Don, together with their three children, moved to Perrysburg in 2014. They attend Zoar Lutheran Church and spend most of their time with their children at their various sporting events.

Michelle hopes to assist clients in Wood County with various family law needs since relocating her practice to Perrysburg.

Education:

  • Port Clinton High School (1986)
  • The Ohio State University (1990)
  • University of Toledo College of Law (1993)

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio (1993)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1994)

Memberships:

  • Ottawa County Bar Association (past President)
  • Sandusky County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law, divorce, dissolution
  • Custody
  • Juvenile Law
  • Adoption
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal

Theresa A. Gavarone

Theresa A. Gavarone

Associate Attorney

Theresa and her husband, Jim, are residents of Bowling Green, Ohio. They have been married since 1992 and have three children. They co-own a Downtown Bowling Green restaurant, Mr. Spot’s, which Jim started in 1986. They are members of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Education:

  • Archbishop Alter High School (1984)
  • Bowling Green State University (1988)
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • University of Toledo College of Law (1994)
    • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
    • University of Toledo Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
    • Casenote published in University of Toledo Law Review, Volume 25

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio (1994)
  • Pennsylvania (1995 – inactive)

Elected Office:

  • State Representative, Ohio’s 3rd House District
  • Served on Bowling Green City Council (2014-2016)

Memberships:

  • Wood County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kiwanis International – The Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law, Divorce, Custody
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Business Matters
  • Criminal Law