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A divorce is one of those events that is legitimately life-changing. For Cleveland divorce attorney Denise R. Michalske, that’s what makes practicing family law so appealing.

“If I can help make that process easier and smoother for them, the satisfaction that I gain from that is greater than what I could ever get from other areas of the law,” Ms. Michalske said.

The divorce process is rarely easy. Ms. Michalske compares the experience to running a marathon and cautions patience when working with her clients. In the end, she says, that will pay off.

“You are going to want to sprint, but you need to pace yourself as the process takes time in order to  be sure that your rights are protected and that the best possible outcome can be obtained,” she said. “You will start off strong and at times may feel like it will never end, but there is a finish line and I will help get you there.”


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  1. Family: 100%



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Cordell & Cordell

600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH, 44114


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant AttorneyCordell & Cordell2015 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Heidelberg CollegeEnvironmental BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What Women Need to Know About DivorceDivorce2015
Family Law Relocation, Social Media, Same Sex Unions and Other Current IssuesSocial Media Evidence in Domestic Relations Cases2015
What Women Need to Know About DivorceDivorce2013