William E. Takacs


Phone:   419-843-6663
Fax:   419-843-6665
Email:   E-mail Me


“I grew up in a working class family and was raised to believe that all individuals, regardless of class or stature, deserve to be treated with the same high levels of dignity and respect – on a personal level and also by our government and its system of justice. I practice law because I derive a great sense of personal satisfaction in helping people who otherwise are not in a position to help themselves. Hopefully, at the end of every day I can tell myself that I have made a positive difference in someone’s life.”


Bill began practicing law in 1976 and joined GT&B in 1978. Bill practices in our Workers’ Compensation and Social Security sections. Bill’s tireless commitment to people who have been injured or wronged has earned him a reputation as a strong advocate and highly successful in protecting his clients’ rights.


Areas of Practice


  • Workers’ Compensation


Bar Admissions


    • Ohio, 1976
    • U.S. Federal Court, 1976




  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1976
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    • B.G.S. magna cum laude – 1973


Honors and Awards


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Ohio Super Lawyer


Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Compass Corporation for Recovery Services (COMPASS), Vice-Chair
  • Harbor House, Member
  • Toledo Area Humane Society, past Vice Chair
  • Owens Community College Board of Trustees, Governor Ted Strickland, 2009 – Present
  • Equality Toledo (Chair, Equality at Work Committee)
  • Substance Abuse Services, Inc (SASI – past Chair)


Past Employment Positions


  • Industrial Commission of Ohio, Hearing Officer