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Daniel James Sczesny

About me

Hailing from the lakefront community of Marblehead, Ohio, Mr. Sczesny received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 2003 and was admitted to practice law also in 2003. 


Mr. Sczesny joined the law firm of Groth & Associates in March of 2004, where he is currently a senior associate.  His practice is focused on divorce, dissolution, child custody, child support and criminal defense.  Mr. Sczesny is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, Domestic Relations Committee and the Juvenile Law Committee.  Mr. Sczesny served as Chairman of the Domestic Relations Committee from 2008 through 2010.  


While attending law school, Mr. Sczesny was a member of such organizations as the Prosecutors Clinic, the Public Service Externship Clinic and the Legal Institute of the Great Lakes where he served as an editor of the Great Lakes' Law, Science and Policy Journal.  As a law student, Mr. Sczesny focused on public service by defending the workers' compensation fund while working for the Ohio State Attorney General's Office and protecting rights of crime victims as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office.  During his undergradute years, Mr. Sczesny worked in Washington D.C. for Unitest States Congressmen Paul E. Gillmor who represented the interest of Ohio's fifth congressional district.





Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    12 years
  2. Child Custody: 50%
    12 years



Hourly ($175/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Trevor Paul VanBerkom

    Dan is an excellent attorney in the area of divorce and family law matters. He listens to his clients and works hard for their interests. I refer clients to Dan for divorce and family law matters on a regular basis. He is highly recommended.


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Contact info

Groth & Associates

416 N. Erie St.
Suite 100
Toledo, OH, 41604


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardToledo Bar Association2015
Pro Bono AwardToledo Bar Association2009
Pro Bono AwardToledo Bar Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateGroth & Associates2004 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Toledo Bar Assocatiion, Juvenile CommitteeCurrent Member2013 - Present
Toledo Bar Association, Domestic Relations CommitteeChairman (2008-2010)2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brown-Martinez vs. SalazarFather awarded custody.
Elwardany vs. StalerFather supervises Mother's visitation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Toledo Bar Association NewsletterLucas County Domestic Relations Court, Ins & Outs2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ToledoLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of ToledoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Domestic Relations SeminarDomestic Relations Law (MC)2009