After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Law and serving two years in the U.S. Army, John joined the firm in 1970. John’s father, Harold Kropf, founded the law firm in 1940. As a past recipient of the Paul L. Powell Citizen of the Year Award, John is active in the community and you will see him at many local sporting events. John is a trustee and past chair of the board of Baldwin Wallace College. He is also a former director of First National Bank, a former City Law Director for the City of Orrville and a former Director and past President of The Village Network, Inc. John and his wife, Judy, live in Orrville where they raised their two children, Kevin and Katy.