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Having been trained by the Cleveland Mediation Center, Ms. Welling-Arnold has been a trained mediator since 2004.  At that time, she was involved in meditations at the CMC.  She has continued to supplement that training through seminars offered by the Mediation Association of Northern Ohio.

For the past several years, as part of her duties as a Guardian-ad-litem in the Domestic Relations Court,  Ms. Welling-Arnold has mediated visitation and parenting arrangements between divorcing and divorced parents.

The law firm of Alanna S. Welling-Arnold, Esq. was established in Medina, Ohio, in 2001, although Ms. Welling-Arnold practiced law in New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to coming to Medina, from 1991 until 2001 with the law firm of Milling Benson.  She has nearly 25 years of courtroom and administrative and transactional law experience.  She is also an accomplished legal researcher and writer, frequently doing researching and writing for other attorneys.  She is admitted to  the following courts:

    Ohio, 2001

    Louisiana (1991-2007)(Inactive)

    United States Court for the Northern District of Ohio

    United States Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

    United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    United States Supreme Court

Ms. Welling-Arnold graduated from Loyola Law School of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1991 with Law Review honors.  In her first year of law school, she was awarded the Am Jur Tort II Merit Award and was first in her class.  She is a graduate of Kent Statue University, holding both a B.A. (3.69/4.0) and M.A. (4.0/4.0) in Sociology.  She received an Outstanding Scholarship Award from KSU.

For several years, Ms. Welling-Arnold has volunteered to help judge the annual moot court competition for high school students. (Pictured below in the top picture on the far right.) In May 2015, Ms. Welling-Arnold received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her work for Community Legal Aid of Northeast Ohio.  She has served on non-profit boards and worked on fundraising committees.  She is very active in her community.


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Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 25%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Contracts: 15%
  5. Business: 15%



Hourly ($145-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Linda Ann Glass

    Alanna is an outstanding brief writer and meticulous legal researcher. Alanna was affiliated with my former company as a senior contract project attorney. Among an outstanding group of project attorneys, she was one of the best. I highly recommend her legal research and brief writing services.


    Linda Glass Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

200 Glenshire Ln.
Medina, OH, 44256


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Medina County Volunteer Attorney of the Year (2015)Northeast Ohio Community Legal Aid2015
Merit ScholarshipGordon Arrata1989
Am Jur Tort II Merit AwardAmerican Jurispurdence1989
Law ReviewLoyola University Law School, New Orleans1988
Outstanding ScholarKent State University1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerAlanna S. Welling-Arnold, Attorney at Law2003 - Present
Research FellowCase Western Reserve School Of Law2003 - 2005
AssociateJohn Brooks Cameron & Associates2001 - 2003
Associate then PartnerMilling Benson LLC1991 - 2000
ExternUS Dist. Ct., E.D. La.1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Zonta International, District 5Area 3 Director2010 - 2012
• Medina HANDS FoundationSecretary2010 - Present
Zonta Club of Akron, Barberton, and Cuyahoga FallsPresident2008 - 2010
Medina County Bar AssociationVice President2001 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2014 Ed“Section 365-Assumption and Rejection of Executory Contract"2015
Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2013 Ed.“Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy: A Trend Toward Dischargeability"2014
Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law'“Section 365-Assumption and Rejection of Executory Contract,”2013
Environment, Energy, and Resources Law, 2000: The Year in Review“Toxic Torts and Environmental Litigation Committee Report,”2000
Louisiana Environmental HandbookChapter 11: “Medical Wastes”2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New OrleansLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Kent State UniversitySociologyMA - Masters1980
Kent State UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Year in ReviewBankruptcy2013