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Brian Michael Urban

Brian Michael Urban

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Domestic Relations, Child Custody

About Me

Brian M. Urban strives to offer his clients the opportunity to effectively participate, with his guidance, in the process they select for their own particular family law matters. Brian is able to provide his guidance by drawing upon over twenty-five years of experience as a litigator, advisor and negotiator since his 1979 admission to the practice of law in Ohio. He has been a Certified Specialist in family relations law in Ohio since the inception of that specialization certification in 2001. Martindale Hubbell's Law Directory has awarded its top AV rating to both Brian and his firm.

Brian has eagerly embraced the emergence of Collaborative Family Law as a meaningful alternative to those clients who wish to minimize the impact of a divorce or other family crisis upon their children, preserve their ability to communicate with their former spouses, and obtain a divorce or other resolution with their dignity intact. Brian is a founding member and serves as a director of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the first professional organization in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio that is solely devoted to furthering collaborative practice for the benefit of divorcing couples and other families in transition. He is also a member of the Northeast Ohio Collaborative Professionals group and of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Brian earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from John Carroll University and J.D. degree, cum laude, from Cleveland State University. He appears in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, has been selected by Inside Business periodical as one of the Leading Lawyers in Northeastern Ohio annually since 2000, and has been selected by Law & Politics periodical as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers annually since 2004. Brian is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, the Ohio State, and the American Bar Associations, and has been admitted to the bars of both the State of Ohio and the United States Supreme Court.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Domestic Relations: 30%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Richard Anthony Vadnal

    I highly recommend Brian Urban for any person going through with a "conscious uncoupling." Brian is top-notch, first class, highly respected and an expert in his field.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Urban & Pozzuto LLC

55 Public Square, Suite 2001
Cleveland, OH, 44113




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cleveland Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsFounding Member2010 - Present
Center for Principled Family AdvocacyPresident2009 - 2009
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationTrustee2006 - 2007
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
John Carroll UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976