Margaret Smith Replogle, ESQ

Margaret Smith Replogle, Esq.  |  Of Counsel



Of Counsel
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20 Years
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Domestic Relations, Criminal Defense,
Civil Matters & Litigation


Attorney Margaret Smith Replogle (“Peggy”) has practiced law since 1998. She has 20 years’ experience in family law, criminal defense (adult & juvenile), business law, and civil litigation.
Her experience in domestic relations began in 1994 as an enforcement specialist for the Fairfield County Child Support Enforcement Agency. In 1996, while attending the evening program at Capital University School of Law, she left her position with the Fairfield County Child Support Enforcement Agency when she accepted a position as a law clerk with a general practice law firm in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Capital Law School in May 1998 and was admitted to practice law by the Ohio Supreme Court in November, 1998. Attorney Replogle was hired as an associate attorney by the law firm where she clerked. In 1999, with desire to return to practice in her home town of Lancaster, Ohio, she made the difficult decision to leave the Columbus law firm. She joined a Lancaster Ohio general practice law firm in 1999. There, she developed her practice in Domestic Relations, Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense until opening her own practice in 2002. In 2004 she teamed with Theresa Mulroy Krooner to form Krooner & Smith, Co., LPA and was managing partner of the firm until its dissolution in 2011. Attorney Replogle opened her solo practice in Lancaster, Ohio. She eventually moved her main office to Pickerington, Ohio and offered services through satellite office locations in Columbus and Lancaster. Attorney Replogle became of counsel to Lardiere McNair in April of 2018. She is pleased to have the opportunity to provide service to clients in Fairfield and Franklin Counties, as well as many counties in Central and Southern Ohio.


Domestic Relations:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Custody matters
  • Child support
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Child Protection Services matters
  • Grandparent's visitation rights & Custody Petitions
  • Legal Separation
  • Modification of prior child and spousal support orders
  • Paternity actions
  • Appeals

Criminal Defense:

  • OVI/Drunk Driving
  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • Felony Charges
  • Juvenile Delinquency

Civil Matters & Litigation:

  • Contracts
  • Construction/Mechanic’s Lien
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Small Business Representation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death


State of Ohio (1998);
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (1999);
U.S. Supreme Court (2006)


President Fairfield County Bar Association 2007/2008
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
American Bar Association
Family Law Section of American Bar Association
Association of Family & Conciliation Courts


Capital University, J.D., 1998
Ohio University, B.A. Political Science, 1993
Lancaster High School, 1989


Presenter, Summer Law & Trial Institute, Ohio University Center for Law, Justice & Culture
Presenter, Department of Political Science, Ohio University
Volunteer, Dress for Success
Sponsor Pickerington Grid Iron Classic Football Team
Sponsor Bloom Carroll High School Softball
Sponsor Lancaster Youth Baseball
Past Board Member Fairfield County Meals on Wheels
Past Board Member Fairfield Heritage Association
Past President Fairfield County Bar Association
Lancaster Parks & Recreation Adult Dodge Ball League


Peggy resides in Pickerington with her husband, Andy, children Andrew & Hazel, and two rambunctious Boston Terriers, Archie & Snickers