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"I do the kind of work everyone wants to do—I represent the underdog. The satisfaction I get personally when I represent someone and win their case is almost irreplaceable. That feeling is the reason I practice law."
"I grew up here," George Oschal says. "I practice law a block away from where I went to school. My roots are here. My heritage is the working man."
"My dad was a mailman. My grandparents were coal miners. I'm the first Oschal to graduate from college."
"My one grandfather, the original George G. Oschal, stepped out of the mines to become a chief of police for a time. My other grandfather, Amadeo Pancotti, was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism in the Knox Mine Disaster."
"You know what that means? It means the kind of people I represent are the kind of person I am."
An outstanding basketball player in high school, George credits his Problems of Democracy teacher, John Pepe, with inspiring him to get into law. "I knew right there in Mr. Pepe's class that I wanted to be a lawyer."
He knew right from the start the kind of lawyer he wanted to be. Cefalo & Associates, where he has practiced since February 1983, has given him that opportunity.
"I wanted to help people, and I do help people," George says.
"I do the kind of work everyone wants to –I represent the underdog. The satisfaction I get personally when I represent someone and win their case is almost irreplaceable. That feeling is the reason I practice law."
George says he's proud to be associated with a firm that must rely totally on non-repeating business. "We're the only firm like that. Since we don't accept retainers and we won't represent big corporations, we must find new clients all the time. If we do our job right, our clients don't need us anymore."
A native of Exeter, George, at 52, is the "elder statesman" of Cefalo & Associates. He graduated from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982 and joined Mike Cefalo the following year. George is married to the former Patricia Claherty and has a daughter.