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Jauert retiring after 42 years

August 29, 2014

Doug Jauert sits at his desk at the law firm of Jauert & Burton LLP. Jauert's last day is today. He is retiring after 42 years (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier).

After a 42-year career as an attorney at law, Doug Jauert is retiring.

With 40 years spent as a lawyer in Wapakoneta, Jauert's final day at Jauert & Burton LLP is today as he said it is just time to retire.

“It’s just time,” Jauert said. “I’ll be 69 in about three or four weeks. I’m ready. I’ve been doing this for 42 years and it’s time to move on.”

Jauert’s road to retirement all began after he graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 1963 and moved on to continue his studies at the University of Toledo.

“I got drafted after my first year of law school, and then I spent a year in Vietnam,” Jauert said. “When I came back from the army I transferred back to Ohio State.”

Jauert, who practices in residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, probate and trust law, asset protection, tax return preparation for individuals, trusts and estates, said growing up he knew he wanted to enter a profession where he could be his own boss.

“I just always wanted to be in a profession where I was going to be my own boss. I don’t know how I came up with that idea because my dad never even finished the ninth grade,” Jauert said. “I don’t ever remember thinking much about doing too many other things.”

For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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