Why Choose Us

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.” Babe Ruth

Our Valued Staff – Clockwise from top left: Sylvia Deck and Dottie Fejtek (1961-2017), legal assistants; Brenda Marmol, paralegal; Kathy LaManna, office manager


You have many choices when looking for a lawyer to take on and tame your legal issue. You want an expert in the field who is dedicated to your case. Our firm has a 140-year history of providing exceptional service to a wide variety of clients. Every one of our lawyers holds an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 of 5 Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell.

In our maritime and admiralty practice, the traditional and historic specialty of the firm, U.S. News–Best Lawyers in America© lists our firm as a Best Law Firm in Admiralty and Maritime Law, highly ranked in Cleveland and ranked nationally as well. We have lawyers who receive the recognition of their peers as Best Lawyers® year after year. Many industry players have relied on our attorneys’ exceptional expertise.

Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of handling legal issues in our Practice Areas. If litigation can be avoided, we will negotiate or mediate a dispute to achieve our clients’ goals. We appear regularly in the Courts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Medina, Lake, Lorain and Geauga Counties. In our maritime practice, we appear in federal and state courts throughout the Great Lakes, so we are familiar with those arenas as well.

We have represented entities from sole proprietorships to major corporations. If you need advice about your business, our attorneys understand your needs and can help you in a skilled and professional manner.

Please contact us for more information on how we can help you, your family or your business.