Douglas N. Godshall

Douglas N. Godshall ADR, LLC

Canton, Ohio 44720


ADR, Business, Civil, Commercial, Contract, Personal Injury, Probate, Trusts and Estates, Wills

Douglas N Godshall has been a trial lawyer in Ohio ,West Virginia and Pennsylvania since 1976.  He served as lead counsel in over 250 jury trials in diverse and high profile civil cases.  At the urging of judges and lawyers, he began serving as a neutral in mediations and arbitrations and now solely focuses his practice as a mediator and arbitrator.  He has over thirty years experience as a labor arbitrator.  He has translated his trial experience in medical malpractice, corporate and commercial matters and probate disputes to his mediation practice. He has been selected by several state and federal courts as a mediator on a regular basis.

He has been  peer selected as a Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution for many years  He lectures on all aspects of dispute resolution.  He presented at the National Dispute Resolution Conference hosted by the Ohio Supreme Court in 2018.  He has served his profession for years, having been named to the governing bodies of the Stark County, Akron and Ohio Bar Associations.  He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. He recently was appointed to a term on the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution by the Chief Justice of Ohio.

Mr. Godshall is a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces. He recently finished a term on the Board of the Special Operations Association.

Effective and Fair

When attorney Douglas Godshall makes up his mind to do something, he finds a way to get it done. He is not afraid to speak his mind, and he will persist in seeking a fair resolution to the issues that all parties can accept.

With that attitude and more than 35 years of trial experience, it is no surprise that Douglas Godshall has a reputation of settling cases and mediations. He is committed to understanding the parties he works with and their goals, and seeks to achieve resolutions with the assistance of both parties.

History of Service

The Godshall family has a history of service. Douglas' father and grandfather served in World War I and World War II and Douglas was a Green Beret in the Vietnam war. He received a bronze star with a "v" for valor, as well as a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachute Badge.

Douglas is active in his community. In addition to his legal work, he has served as President of the Board of Trustees of Old Trail School and has served as a Warden at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for two separate terms, also serving as Senior Warden for two terms.

Douglas has also served on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association, elected by his peers.

Douglas N. Godshall ADR, LLC represents clients in Akron and throughout Northeast Ohio. He has served as the lead trial lawyer in more than 200 civil jury cases and has handled approximately 50 appeals of civil cases. Learn more about the mediation and arbitration counsel he provides by scheduling an initial consultation. He can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 800-653-9972

Douglas N. Godshall ADR, LLC
Mailing Address:
275 Meadow Oaks Trail
Medina, OH 44256

Phone: 800-653-9972
Phone: 330-603-5942
Email: [email protected]