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Zachary Barnett Simonoff

also known as Zachary B. Simonoff

About Me

I am from  New York and grew up on Long Island.  I graduated from Plainview JFK in Plainview New York.

I worked at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration during summers while I was in undergraduate at GWU.

After Graduation from GWU I was in a post graduate program at the Elliot School For Internantional Affairs (GWU) studying Security Policy Studies.  This essentially was a combination of History, Political Science and Math as applied to International Affairs in the US-Soviet Cold War. 

In 1988 I joined the Army National Guard as an enlisted infantryman.  I was trained in Mortars and TOW missiles.  I served in various units until I was discharged in 2000.  My last unit was Troop C 2-107th Cav in Sandusky OH.  I was the Mortar section seargent at the time.

Before I could finish the degree I was hired by the Department of the Navy as a Logistics Management Specialist with Naval Sea Systems Command.  As part of my employment I worked in Washington DC, Bremerton Washington and Crane Indiana. 

I went to Law School in Clevland Ohio where I met my wife and have been here ever since.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    16 years, 1.1 thousand cases
  2. Foreclosure: 30%
    7 years, 100 cases
  3. General Practice: 25%
    16 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
    16 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (3%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Eric Richard Laubacher

    I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. I have known Attoney Simonoff for years, both personally and professionally, and I believe that if a client was to retain Attorney Simonoff to handle a legal matter for them, they could rest assured that the problem would be handled in timely, professional manner by a very good lawyer.


    Eric Laubacher Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • J. Anthony Rich

    I endorse this lawyer.


    J. Rich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Zachary B. Simonoff Co., LPA

124 Middle Avenue
Unit 500
Elyria, OH, 44035



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
PresidentCriminal Law Society - CSU Law School1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Defense CounselLorain County Veterans Treatment Court2014 - Present
AttorneyKenneth Ortner Co., LPA2007 - 2007
AttorneyMichael J. Tony Co., LPA2006 - 2006
Muncipal ProsecutorCity of Lorain1999 - 1999
Logistics Management SpecialistNaval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Indiana1992 - 1995
Logistic management InternNaval Sea Systems Comand1989 - 1992
Staff SeargentArmy National Guard1988 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cleveland Marshal College of Law Alumni Associationalumni2014 - Present
Nation Association of Drug Court Professionalsmember2014 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - 2014
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2012
Black River Lodge 786 F&AMTreasurer2007 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Lorain County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Ohio v. WilsonNot Guilty
State of Ohio v. YoungNot Guilty
Muhammad v. McCall et alSettled at Mediation
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Publication NameTitleDate
Elyria Chronicle TelegramMan seeks to hold Elyria police in contempt of court2015
Elyria Chronicle TelegramCounty drone aspirations not a flight of fancy2013
Lorain Morning JournalLorain couple fights to keep home in New Century Village2011
Elyria Chronicle TelegramProsecutors drop charges against dancer, bikini bar owner2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawN/AShort Course for Criminal Defense Attorneys2000
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
George Washington UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
George Washington UniversitySecurity Policy StudiesGraduate SchoolN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Real Estate Section CLELandlord Tenant when the property is Foreclosed on2015
Annual Foreclosure Law SeminarForeclosure Law2013
Foreclosure Law UpdateForeclosure Law2012
What Every Attorrney Needs to Know About Foreclosure LawForeclosure Law2010
Quarterly Meeting Foreclosure SectionForeclosure Law2010