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Our Attorneys

Meet Our Attorneys

Choosing the right firm to represent you in business and personal matters are critical to achieving the best possible outcome. At Dworken & Bernstein our attorneys share a dedication to personal integrity and ethical practice.  Each works to build trusting relationships while strategically representing their client’s interests.  By getting to know you, your family and your business, our attorneys are in a position to help you manage legal issues as they come up.

Our Law Team is Here for You

The days when a solo practitioner was able to skillfully provide legal representation in all areas of law are long gone. Our law team represents clients in a wide spectrum of personal, professional, corporate and communal matters.  Often a legal issue touches on more than a single area of law.  With over thirty skilled attorneys in our two northeast Ohio offices, there is always expertise on hand to comprehensively address issues that come up.  

As the biggest firm in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, with offices in Painesville and downtown Cleveland, we have the resources to handle complex matters.  

As a local northeast Ohio firm, our fee structure is reasonable, with lower overhead than most downtown firms.  

Whether you are seeking a knowledgeable visionary to help you plan for the future or an aggressive strategist to see you through an adversarial matter, Dworken & Bernstein’s attorneys are responsive and thorough. We are poised to advise you, your family and your business through growth or transition and help you overcome hurdles and seize opportunities.

A Winning Team

Our winning team consists of AV-rated attorneys, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, certified specialists and rankings in the top 75 Trial Lawyers in the U.S., as well as listings in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  

Scroll down to read our attorneys’ professional bios.

Frank Bartela

Frank Bartela

Associate
Frank Bartela works to hold corporations and governments accountable to consumers and taxpayers in his class action and...
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Patrick J. Brickman

Patrick J. Brickman

Associate
Patrick Brickman protects consumers in a legal practice that overlaps in commercial litigation, class actions and business law....
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Kenneth J. Cahill

Kenneth J. Cahill

Partner
Since 1991, Ken Cahill has been practicing family law, working toward outcomes that are in the best interest...
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Stacy Callen

Stacy Callen

Associate
Stacy Callen works in the firm’s workers’ compensation group. She has represented clients at the administrative level, in...
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Amanda Condon

Amanda Condon

Associate
Amanda Condon brings experience as a municipal court judge to her personal injury and criminal law practice. She...
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Nicole T. Fiorelli

Nicole T. Fiorelli

Partner
Nicole Fiorelli has successfully represented numerous clients in class action and employment litigation against large national corporations. She...
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Shelly Fleming

Shelley Fleming

Associate
Shelley Fleming has experience in class actions, employment law, domestic relations and criminal law. She graduated from Ohio...
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Grant J. Keating

Grant J. Keating

Associate
Grant Keating works in our Business Law and Commercial Litigation group where his practice has addressed issues from...
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Laurie A. Koerner

Laurie A. Koerner

Associate
Laurie Koerner’s family law practice includes specialized training in alternate dispute resolution, allowing her to facilitate cost-effective and...
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Keith R. Kraus

Keith R. Kraus

Partner
Veteran business and real estate lawyer Keith Kraus has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of Business...
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Kristen M. Kraus

Kristen M. Kraus

Partner
Kristen Kraus’ caseload includes civil litigation, with emphasis on employment matters touching on discrimination, and treatment in the...
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Patrick T. Murphy

Patrick T. Murphy

Partner
Patrick Murphy is a seasoned personal injury litigator with extensive experience in nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and...
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Gary S. Okin

Gary S. Okin

Partner
Certified Family Law Specialist, Gary Okin represents clients in matters of divorce, child custody, domestic violence, adoption and...
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Anna M. Parise

Anna M. Parise

Partner
As a family law practitioner, Anna Parise helps clients through divorce, child support, spousal support, and custody. Highly...
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Patrick J. Perotti

Patrick J. Perotti

Partner
Patrick J. Perotti has been recognized for outstanding achievements in consumer class actions and employment discrimination, both locally...
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Howard S. Rabb

Howard S. Rabb

Partner
Managing Partner, Howard Rabb concentrates on estate, general business and bankruptcy matters. He regularly advises clients on business,...
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Melvyn E. Resnick

Melvyn E. Resnick

Partner
In practice for over 50 years, Melvyn Resnick has extensive experience in business, litigation, commercial real estate and...
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Irving Rosner

Irving Rosner

Partner
Irving Rosner heads the firm’s Workers Compensation Department, focusing on work-related injuries and illness. He has been in...
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Steven Roth

Steven Roth

Associate
Steven Roth brings a background in representing athletes, artists and media personalities to his general business transaction and...
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Richard N. Selby II

Richard N. Selby II

Partner
Richard Selby heads our Commercial Litigation Department. He has extensive trial experience to Dworken & Bernstein in both...
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Jonathan T. Stender

Jonathan T. Stender

Partner
A U.S. Navy veteran, Jonathan Stender represents individuals and management in a wide spectrum of labor, employment and...
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Joshua J. Strickland

Joshua J. Strickland

Associate
Joshua J. Strickland’s practice is primarily in real estate and business transactions. He represents both Indian tribes and...
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Jo A. Tatarko

Jo Tatarko

Associate
Jo Tatarko focuses on Commercial Litigation, representing clients in the areas of breach of contract, lease disputes, construction disputes, business disputes,...
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Juliana Timko Tindall

Juliana Timko Tindall

Associate
Juliana Timko Tindall focuses her practice in the areas of general business, real estate, financing, general litigation, and...
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Jim Timmerberg

Associate
Jim Timmerberg represents plaintiffs in class action suits and complex commercial litigation matters. In addition to earning his...
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Jodi Littman Tomaszewski

Partner
Jodi Littman Tomaszewski focuses on all matters of general business and real estate transactions including start-up, financing and...
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Geoffry H Turoff

Geoffrey H Turoff

Partner
Personal Injury and Workers Compensation lawyer Geoffrey Turoff has been in practice since 1988, joining Dworken & Bernstein...
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Erik L. Walter

Partner
Erik L. Walter is a bold advocate for business clients in the areas of environmental law, oil and...
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Daniel Williams

Associate
Dan Williams represents clients in criminal matters, including juvenile, adult misdemeanor and felony, DUI/OVI defense, and expungements. He...
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Kim Alabasi

Kim Alabasi

Of Counsel
Kim Alabasi is fluent in Spanish and brings valuable experience as a licensed independent social worker and teacher...
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Jerome M. Emoff

Jerome M. Emoff

Of Counsel
Preeminent criminal defense attorney Jerome M. Emoff fiercely advocates for clients at all levels of criminal investigation and...
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