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At Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP (  ) we lead the legal community with a rich tradition built upon more than one hundred and twenty years of collective achievement and distinction. Roderick Linton Belfance's attorneys serve a diverse range of clients from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies in Northeastern Ohio and nationally. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver excellent legal services and stand ready to address the most challenging and complex of legal issues with innovative solutions. We are proud of our law firm, our lawyers, our staff, our clients, and our community, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    27 years
  2. Insurance: 30%
    27 years
  3. Business: 10%
    27 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    27 years
  5. Agriculture: 5%
    27 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour), contingent (33-40%)

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Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP

One Cascade Plaza
15th Floor
Akron, OH, 44308-1136


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Presidential Service AwardWeathervane Community Playhouse2009
Presidential Service AwardSummit County Farm Bureau2004
Community Advisor Recognition 1996-2000Community Advisors for the Reserve - 3M2000
Certificate of Completion - Program of Instruction for LawyersHarvard Law School1992
Leading Lawyer, Litigation, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010Inside Business Magazine, Cleveland, OhioN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRoderick Linton Belfance LLP www.rlbllp.com2008 - Present
PartnerBuckingham Doolittle & Burroughs1998 - 2008
Senior Civil Division Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyOffice of the Prosecuting Attorney, Summit County, Ohio1995 - 1998
Judicial Attorney, Judge Mary SpicerSummit County Court of Common Pleas, Akron, Ohio1991 - 1995
Judicial Attorney, Judge John ReeceOhio Court of Appeals, Ninth Judicial District1989 - 1991
Associate AttorneyNukes & Perantinides, LLP1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Akron Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hopkins v. Baker, et al., Summit County Court of Common PleasWon jury verdict, 8-0, finding no liability for client and dismissing Plaintiffs' claims against client.
Frye v. Streetsboro Auto, et al., Portage County Court of Common PleasWon jury defense verdict, 8-0, six day trial.
Vue v. Leary, Summit County Court of Common PleasWon unanimous jury defense verdict, 8-0, two day trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
West Publishing CompanyResponsible for more than 25 Judicial Opinions Officially Published - State of OhioN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of AkronEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Civil Practice, Appellate Practice, Federal Court PracticeMultiple Ohio CLE PresentationsN/A