Joseph Spring

Joseph “Joe” Spring has been practicing law in the greater Cincinnati area since 2006.  He practices law and lives his life by the Golden Rule:  Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.  He has won jury trials and acheived positive results for tens of thousands of clients.

He grew up in Grandview Heights, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio a few miles northwest of downtown.  His father is from Flint, Michigan, and worked as a dairy farmer.  His mother is from the Bronx, New York, and worked as a Registered Nurse.  In high school he ran cross country, ran track, and played basketball.  He went to college at the Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts with a major in History.  He studied abroad at the language school, Cemenahuac, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he learned to speak Spanish.  He also learned a lot of Spanish from his Hispanic friends and co workers at restaurants he worked at during college.

After college he worked as a Career Developer at Catholic Social Services’ Job Reach program on the west side of Columbus.  There he worked with mostly immigrants and continued to hone his Spanish language skills.  He entered the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2001.  During law school he clerked at the plaintiff’s personal injury law firm Garson & Associates, and at the immigration law firm David Leopold & Associates.

In 2006 he began practicing law as an associate attorney at Mark Godbey & Associates in Cincinnati.  He worked there for 3 years before opening his own law office.  He enjoys helping people resolve legal problems involving immigration, personal injuries, criminal & traffic charges, divorce & custody, and civil issues & litigation.  His office always offers a free initial consultation, on the phone or in person with a licensed attorney or a trained legal assistant.

Micheal Waddle, Esq.

Attorney

R. Mike Waddle earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2016 where he focused on criminal law and participated in a specialist “crimmigration” class that focused on how criminal charges in American courts can affect immigration rights. Throughout law school he spent time interning for the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Felony Division as well as clerking for federal and state judges, including Judge David Bunning in the Eastern District of Kentucky and Judge Robert Winkler in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. After earning his law degree, Mike was hired by the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office as an assistant prosecutor where he prosecuted dozens of cases until he joined the firm in June of 2020. Mike handles cases involving criminal defense, traffic violations, immigration, and personal injury.

Margaret MacGregor

Office Manager

Margaret “Maggie” MacGregor has been with the firm since October 2011. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Paralegal. She earned her Masters in Public Administration with a focus in Public and Non-Profit Management from Ohio University in 2019. She also received her B.A. in Liberal Studies from Wright State University in 2010. In addition to her academic achievements, Maggie studied with the famed comedy theater, The Second City in Chicago. In her free time she enjoys writing, podcasting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jessica M. Morales

Paralegal

Jessica Morales was born in Meridian, Mississippi. She has lived most of her life in Cincinnati, and part of it in Mexico. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 2016, and has worked since the age of 15. She enjoys helping the Immigrant Community, as both of her parents are immigrants to the United States. She plans to return to school to pursue a degree in Business Administration. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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