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Languages spoken: Greek

Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    18 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    18 years
  3. Family: 10%
    18 years
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 5%
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter Stephen Kirner

    Jim is a good guy. He is easy to work with as opposing counsel. My perspective is that he works to settle cases in a reasonable and appreciate manner. I still like him even though he picked another GAL in a case, other than me.


    Peter Kirner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frank Elio Piscitelli Jr.

    I've known Jim for nearly 20 years and have worked with him on more than a dozen cases. He is an excellent lawyer that fights hard for his clients.


    Frank Piscitelli Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Smith, Illner and Gemelas Co. LPA

424 Middle Ave
Elyria, OH, 44035


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer LawyerThe Legal Aid Society of Cleveland2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MagistrateLorain County Domestic Relations Court2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Aid Society of ClevelandBoard Member2013 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityN/AlawN/A