Amherst Family Lawyers

Scott Sylkatis
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Scott Sylkatis
Amherst, OH Family Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(440) 372-4050 199 N. Leavitt Rd.,
Suite 200
Amherst, OH 44001
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Construction and Divorce
Cleveland State University
Robert John Gargasz Esq
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Robert John Gargasz Esq
Lorain, OH Family Law Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(440) 960-1670 1670 Cooper Foster Park Road
Lorain, OH 44053
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Ohio Northern University
Robert has been a practicing Attorney at Law since 1983 in Lorain, Ohio. Robert has zealously and vigorously represented his clients in his many years of practice.

Robert attended Lorain Catholic High School, graduating in 1977. He attended the University of Toledo for his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a Major in Human Resources Management, graduating in 1980. He attained his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law in 1982.

From 2000-2005 Robert was Legal Council for the Lorain Port Authority providing legal assistance and services to the Executive Director, Board and...
Neil Spike Esq
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Neil Spike Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(440) 324-5353 1551 W River Rd N
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and The University of Toledo College of Law
Neil H. Spike is an attorney with The Spike & Meckler Law Firm, LLP in Elyria, OH. Mr. Spike has been an attorney since 1997, and focuses his practice on estate planning and administration, probate litigation, elder law, asset protection and general business law. He also represents clients in domestic relations matters (with an emphasis on prenuptial agreements and post decree/modifications of custody and support), defense of OVI/DUI and other misdemeanor/traffic related offenses, foreclosure defense and other civil litigation.
James Spyros Gemelas Esq
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James Spyros Gemelas Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney with 24 years of experience
(440) 322-7646 424 Middle Ave
Elyria, OH 44035
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Jeffery Scott Brown Esq
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Jeffery Scott Brown Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(440) 322-5522 124 Middle Ave.
Suite M
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Jeffery S. Brown served his country in the United States Marine Corp after graduating high school. In 1997 he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. In 2001, he graduated from the Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan with his Juris Doctor. He is a member of the Lorain County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.
James Vincent Barilla Esq
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James Vincent Barilla Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(440) 322-0909 230 3rd St
Sutie 201
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
FORMER LORAIN COUNTY JUVENILE/DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT MAGISTRATE 20 YEARS FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE
Betty J Burley
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Betty J Burley
Vermilion, OH Family Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(440) 967-1529 4550 Liberty Avenue, Suite 200
Vermilion, OH 44089
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
Michael Douglas Illner Esq
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Michael Douglas Illner Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(440) 322-7646 424 Middle Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Akron
Rula Raphael Raphael Esq
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Rula Raphael Raphael Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney
(440) 610-9698 PO Box 1774
Elyria, OH 44036
Family, Business, Criminal Defense and Divorce
Jeffrey Edleman Esq
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Jeffrey Edleman Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney
(440) 823-4077 633 Broad St
Elyria, OH 44035
Family, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Personal Injury
Jenifer Berki Esq
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Jenifer Berki Esq
Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney
(440) 323-0687 124 Middle Ave
Elyria, OH 44035
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Stephen Daray
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Stephen Daray
Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(440) 482-0801 905 Canterbury Road
Suite E
Westlake, OH 44145-7210
Family and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Divorce and family law attorney Stephen E.S. Daray established his Cleveland area law office to help clients get past the emotional and legal issues related to a divorce. Residents in and around metropolitan Cleveland, and throughout the state of Ohio and beyond, have trusted Stephen's ability to resolve or litigate a contentious divorce or assist in arriving at an amicable dissolution. His experience is combined with a commitment to improved technology will provide you with confidence, convenience and efficiency. Mr. Daray is a member of various bar associations (having served on the board of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Family Law...
Matt Mishak
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Matt Mishak
North Ridgeville, OH Family Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(440) 678-0000 35888 Center Ridge Road
Suite 3
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Family, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cleveland State University
Described by his clients as a natural-born problem-solver, Attorney Matthew A. Mishak is the best choice for helping you through your legal issues in Lorain County.

After graduating summa cum laude, in the top ten percent of his class from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2006, Attorney Mishak served as an assistant Lorain County Prosecutor (LCPO) (Dennis P. Will) for six years before becoming the Chief Prosecutor for the City of Elyria.

Former Prosecutor
As an Assistant County Prosecutor, Attorney Mishak represented various County entities, including the Lorain County Commissioners, Lorain County Job and Family Services (LCJFS), the Lorain County Health Department,...
Brian Urban Esq
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Brian Urban Esq
Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 43 years of experience
(440) 773-7736 A virtual firm serving Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio
Cleveland, OH 44145
Family and Divorce
Cleveland State University
Brian M. Urban is a certified specialist in family relations law in Ohio. Brian's firm, Urban Collaborative Divorce Law Firm LLC, serves all of Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. He chooses to help clients who wish to avoid divorce litigation by choosing the collaborative process. Brian is a founding member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a non-profit organization of attorneys and allied professionals committed to maximizing the benefits of the collaborative divorce option. He previously served as the President of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy, a non-profit organization of attorneys and allied professionals who are...
Cara Santosuosso Esq
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Cara Santosuosso Esq
Westlake, OH Family Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(440) 892-3368 1991 Crocker Road
Suite 600
Westlake, OH 44145
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Cara Santosuosso is an accomplished lawyer with a strong courtroom presence and excellent litigation skills in the areas of family law, especially custody disputes, employment issues and other civil and criminal matters. Previously, Ms. Santosuosso was associated with another prominent area litigation firm, after serving as a judicial attorney in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals where she worked on cases dealing with administrative law, torts, labor and employment, product liability, medical malpractice, criminal law and a host of other legal matters. Ms. Santosuosso also served four years as an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Office of the...
Anthony Rocco Pecora Esq
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Anthony Rocco Pecora Esq
Avon, OH Family Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(440) 930-4001 5455 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44054
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Employment
Cleveland State University
Having represented individuals, families and businesses over 21 years, and having had attorneys represent me in the past, I have learned that clients deserve compassion, vigorous representation, and honesty. My practice areas demand that I provide my clients with these qualities.

I have represented clients who have lost the dignity of work because of errors in their background report or background checks or lost the ability to get a loan because of a credit report error across the nation. Too many times people in these circumstances feel hopeless. I work hard to provide that needed hope...
Sam R. Bradley
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Sam R. Bradley
Sheffield Village, OH Family Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(877) 310-8144 5425 Detroit Road, Suite 10
Sheffield Village, OH 44054
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Andrea Christine Kryszak Esq
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Andrea Christine Kryszak Esq
Sheffield Village, OH Family Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(888) 934-5330 5330 Meadow Lane Court, Suite A
Sheffield Village, OH 44035
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
Attorney Andrea C. Kryszak has been practicing law for more than ten years at Kryszak & Associates, which is formerly known as Lessing & Kryszak; the Law Offices of Robert E. Lessing, Jr.; and Lessing & White & Roig. She focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Elder Law, Real Estate and Small Business law. Ms. Kryszak's commitment to the community is manifested by her involvement with the Lorain County Bar Association as a member of the Executive Committee (Vice President), the New Lawyer Committee (Chairperson), the Fee Arbitration Panel and the Judicial...
Leslie Gentile Esq
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Leslie Gentile Esq
Avon Lake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(440) 356-9922 110 Moore Rd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Akron
Sole practitioner focusing on Family Law (see below), practicing primarily in Lorain County and Cuyahoga County. Capable, compassionate, experienced representation with a sincere commitment to the welfare of clients and children.
John James Ready Esq
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John James Ready Esq
Westlake, OH Family Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(440) 871-4000 905-A Canterbury Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John J. Ready is a Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, a charter member of The Center for Principled Family Advocacy, a member of the Cuyahoga County Guardian Ad Litem Program, and a frequent lecturer on continuing legal education topics. John J. Ready & Associates is a result-oriented firm that understands the nature of the financial, emotional, and relationship issues that arise during, and after, the termination of the marriage and offers a variety of services, including mediation, collaborative divorce, parent coordination, arbitration, and litigation to achieve realistic and optimal goals for their clients. Mr. Ready is admitted...
Kreig Joseph Brusnahan Esq
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Kreig Joseph Brusnahan Esq
Avon Lake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(440) 930-2600 158 Lear Rd
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Family, Business, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Cleveland State University
James Forrest Lentz Esq
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James Forrest Lentz Esq
Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(216) 410-6345 159 Crocker Park Boulevard
Westlake, OH 44145
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Please see our web site: www.lentzlegal.com
Patrick C. Mackin
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Patrick C. Mackin
Avon Lake, OH Family Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
33463 Lake Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Delwte entry. I retired
Joan Jacobs Thomas Esq
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Joan Jacobs Thomas Esq
North Olmsted, OH Family Law Attorney
(440) 871-4040 31040 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Family, Business, Divorce and Insurance Claims
Irene Rennillo Esq
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Irene Rennillo Esq
Westlake, OH Family Law Attorney with 38 years of experience
(216) 600-1331 30628 Detroit Road,
P.O. 245
Westlake, OH 44145
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lanene Meslat
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Lanene Meslat
Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer
(440) 899-7405 27070 Detroit Road
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Westlake, OH 44145
Family
Paul W. Vincent
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Paul W. Vincent
Bay Village, OH Family Law Lawyer
(330) 336-7808 342 Parkside Drive
Bay Village, OH 44140
Family
Mary Tobin Esq
North Ridgeville, OH Family Law Attorney
34100 Center Ridge Rd
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nicholas P. Weiss
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Nicholas P. Weiss
(216) 417-5111 3091 Mayfield Rd
Suite 320A
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Family, Consumer, Divorce and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Nick Weiss opened his practice after years of practicing civil litigation and in-house counsel experience. A transplant from Maine, he now represents families, individuals, and businesses, throughout northeast Ohio. He is proud to have been AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell in 2020, and was selected as one of the exclusive Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2022.
Denise Rini Esq
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Denise Rini Esq
Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(440) 668-9209 600 Detroit
Cleveland, OH 44145
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
I was elected in November 2012 and was seated on January 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Cuyahoga County area, growing up in Maple Heights until the age of 12, and moving to Lyndhurst where I reside today. I attended public school, graduating from Brush High School in 1975.
I have a daughter, Michelle, and understands how difficult raising a child can be as a single parent.
After Michelle graduated from college, I pursued a degree at Baldwin Wallace University and earned a degree in Human Services while working as a private investigator and a freelance designer in advertising.
I worked as...
Corinne Hoover Six
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Corinne Hoover Six
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Family Law Lawyer
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Akron School of Law
Corinne Hoover Six is the lead attorney of Hoover Kacyon, LLC's Family Law Practice Group and focuses her practiceexclusively on family law issues, including divorce, child custody and adoption.

Corinne knew from a very young age that she was destined to be an attorney. The daughter of Judge Kim R. Hoover and the granddaughter of the late Attorney Orval R. Hoover, Corinne grew up in a family that excelled in the legal field and taught her the value of helping others through difficult legal issues. Now, Corinne has carried on that family tradition, along with her brother, Attorney Tad...
John Paul Green Esq
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John Paul Green Esq
Stow, OH Family Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(234) 334-6981 3869 Darrow Rd.
Suite 101
Stow, OH 44224
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Duquesne University School of Law
After many years in public service, my partner and I started this practice with the goal of offering affordable legal services to working families, all while making the legal process as customer-friendly as possible. We are proud to offer a state of the art client portal system, convenient office location and hours as well as flexible payment options to serve our clients in Summit, Portage and Medina counties.
Wesley Buchanan
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Wesley Buchanan
Akron, OH Family Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(330) 249-1778 195 South Main Street
Suite 202
Akron, OH 44308
Family, Appeals, Criminal Defense and Divorce
University of Akron
Mr. Buchanan created the firm in 2013 to advocate for clients. He has advocated for numerous clients and taken care of their legal needs.
Prior to that, Mr. Buchanan graduated from Heidelberg University with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with minors in Finance and Communications. At Heidelberg, Mr. Buchanan had the opportunity to study Economics at the New College at Oxford. In addition, Mr. Buchanan was Station Manager of WHEI 88.9FM.
In 2004, Mr. Buchanan created Buchanan Insurance and Financial Group. Mr. Buchanan helped his financial clients as a licensed insurance and financial services...
John Sivinski Esq
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John Sivinski Esq
Rocky River, OH Family Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
With more than twenty years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, products liability, asbestos-related injuries and labor law and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts. Mr. Sivinski's reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on...
Eric Valente
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Eric Valente
Brecksville, OH Family Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(440) 792-6777 7650 Chippewa Road
Suite 214
Brecksville, OH 44141
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Toledo
Eric Valente, JD, MBA, is an attorney and founding member of Valente Law, LLC. He studied business administrations and earned his MBA while attending law school at the University of Toledo. Eric began his career doing business litigation at J.W. Krueger & Associates, LLC, where he still maintains an office. Eric has always had a creative, entrepreneurial spirit, and estate planning and business counseling provides him with the opportunity to engage these interests while helping clients achieve their goals. Eric's focus areas are estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Planning), Probate Administration and Business Law. Eric is a...
Russell Moorhead
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Russell Moorhead
Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(216) 344-3800 614 W Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
University of Akron School of Law
I have a wide variety of experience coming from my practice in many different areas of law . I have done everything from drafting deeds for my clients to representing them in adoption cases and working with them while they purchased their first homes. I have handled many cases of many different types over the years some of the very unusual to the common. They were all as important to me as they are important to you. I have had wide experience representing single individuals , married couples, retirees, students, and a large variety of small businesses, restaurants, salons,...
Tad Hoover
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Tad Hoover
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Family Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Akron School of Law
Tad has focused extensively on Domestic Relations matters. In this role, Tad has counseled clients through high asset divorce cases, domestic custody and visitation matters, out-of-state and foreign custody disputes, and has successfully both brought and defended contempt actions and civil protection orders. Tad has handled both high asset divorce cases from the inception to completion at trial, and has also successfully minimized court involvement for his clients through negotiating advantageous settlements.

Along with developing his Domestic Relations practice, Tad has also gained considerable experience as a trial lawyer in criminal and traffic matters. Tad is experienced in negotiating desirable plea...
Lindsay K. Nickolls
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Lindsay K. Nickolls
Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(440) 710-0988 4785 Memphis Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44144
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
The Nickolls Law Firm, LLC is a Northeast Ohio Family Law Firm dedicated to advocating for families and resolving complicated and unique family issues, including divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, child support, prenuptial agreements, guardian ad litem services, mediation services, and post decree litigation.
Michael J. Wartko
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Michael J. Wartko
Akron, OH Family Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(330) 835-3854 1653 Merriman Rd., Suite 114
Akron, OH 44313
Family, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Wartko was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He attended high school at Archbishop Hoban in Akron, Ohio before entering the political science program at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. While at the university, Mr. Wartko was a member of the mock trial program and an executive council member of the Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. Upon graduation, Mr. Wartko attended Western Michigan University's, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in law school, Mr. Wartko interned for a family law practice, where he first gained an interest in the area of...
Eric Skidmore Esq
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Eric Skidmore Esq
Akron, OH Family Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(330) 253-1550 The Andrew House
655 W. Market Street
Akron, OH 44303
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Ohio Northern University
I have been helping families of Northeast Ohio in the practice areas of divorce and family law since 1989. I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. Before attending college, I worked in the law firm of my father Archie W. Skidmore in the 1970's. I obtained undergraduate, graduate, and law degrees and clerked in my father's law firm during the summers in the 1980's. I also worked in the Ohio Senate as an intern while at graduate school at The Ohio State University. I have two brothers who obtained their law degrees [1984,1986] and we all returned...
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