Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. is a full-service law firm that has represented businesses and individuals in Northeastern Ohio for more than 50 years. From its founding in a small office in Cleveland’s Standard Building, Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. has expanded steadily to become the largest law firm in the Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula County area.
Howard Rabb has worked at the food bank every few weeks at Trinity Cathedral near Cleveland State University for 20 years. He volunteers in numerous ways to support our community. He is on the Lakeland Foundation board to help train students for jobs, is a past board member of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and accepts pro bono bankruptcy cases and served on the UH Leadership Council to assure a brand new state of the art emergency room for the near east side. Howard and his family have been to New Orleans twice to help build houses for the poor.
Free Legal Aid Clinic
Recognizing the need for legal services for Legal Aid eligible individuals, in the fall of 2013, Anna Parise and her co-chair of the Lake County Bar Association and partnered with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and Judge Colleen A. Falkowski of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, to develop a quarterly clinic in Judge Falkowski’s courtroom. The quarterly clinic invites prescreened and qualified Legal Aid eligible individuals to come to the courthouse and meet with one of the numerous volunteer attorneys. The volunteer attorney assists the “client” in the preparation of all of the simplified forms that are necessary to initiate the divorce action, obtain interim support, and finalize the divorce of the “client”.
Over $32 million distributed
Ohio Lawyers Give Back was founded by Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. to promote the use of cy pres in class action settlements. When a class action is settled, plaintiff and defendant agree to a fund amount to pay all class members. Since many class members have moved, passed-away, or can’t be found, millions of settlement dollars go unclaimed. That settlement money is intended to benefit the class—rather than revert to the wrongdoing defendant—so the ancient doctrine is now being used to distribute the unclaimed money to charities and non profits.
The Gathering Place
Geoff Turoff has recently joined the Board of Directors at The Gathering Place. The team of Marvin’s Amigos in Race for the Place raised over $2500 to benefit The Gathering Place in support Marvin & Bobi Dworken.