Ralph Dublikar is a founding member of the law firm of Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews, established in 1986, and has served as managing partner for 20 years. Ralph has represented individuals, businesses, insurance companies, nursing homes, medical professionals, attorneys and veterinarians throughout the State of Ohio for the past 45 years. Ralph's primary focus is on civil litigation, where he has tried over 150 jury trials to verdict.
In addition to his civil litigation and trial practice, Ralph is also highly regarded as an experienced and knowledgeable attorney in the area of adoption law and probate law, having handled close to 100 adoptions over the past 30+ years. Ralph also has significant experience in the defense of trucking companies, insurance companies and various businesses in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and breach of contract.
Ralph is well-respected throughout the state among his peers as a significant amount of his work is the result of referrals from other attorneys who recognize his experience and expertise.
Throughout his life and career, Ralph has been very active in his community, local bar association, school and church. He is a Past-President of the Stark County Bar Association (2002-2003) and has served on various committees, including the Grievance Committee and the Executive Committee. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Disputed Fee Committee, as well as a member of the Courts, Trials & Assignments Committee, for which he is a Past-Chairman. Ralph is a Past-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where he also served as an assistant baseball coach from 2002-2007. He received the St. Thomas Aquinas Distinguished Service Award for 2009.
Born in Niles, Ohio, on August 31, 1949, Ralph was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1974. He is a graduate of Niles McKinley High School (1967); Xavier University (1971), where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science; and the University of Cincinnati Law School (1974), where he was a member of the Law Review. Ralph served as a judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Timothy S. Hogan from 1974 to 1976, at which time he came to Canton, Ohio, to begin his private practice. Ralph is a member of the American, Ohio and Stark County Bar Associations, the Ohio Academy of Civil Trial Attorneys, and the Defense Research Institute.
Ralph has been married to his wife, Nancy, for 46 years, has four children and thirteen grandchildren.