Chris was born in Pleasantville, NY and came to Ohio to
attend the College of Wooster from which he graduated in 1981 and then from
Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1986.
He began the practice of Law in 1986 in the Wayne County Prosecuting
Attorney’s office assigned to the Municipal Court in Wooster. He later served in the Holmes County
Prosecutor’s office for 7 years.
He started his career in Workers’ Compensation and Personal
Injury in 1995. The emphasis of Oehl Law
Office is representing people hurt at work and those injured by the negligence
of others. Additionally, Chris serves as
a Solicitor for the Villages of Marshallville and Fredericksburg, Wayne County,
In addition to his private practice, Chris returned to the
Holmes County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in 2005 where he also serves as a
felony prosecutor honing his trial court skills.
Chris is married to the Reverend Karen Oehl, the senior
pastor at the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. They have 2 grown daughters. Chris is a “recovering” distance runner who
releases stress now as a road biker.