Mary Jane Trapp is recognized throughout the state and nationally for her... more
Mary Jane Trapp is recognized throughout the state and nationally for her distinguished legal knowledge and experience. Ms. Trapp, a leader in legal reform issues and past president of the Ohio State Bar Association, was elected to the Eleventh District Court of Appeals in November 2006 and served a six year term ending February 2013, hearing cases from five counties in northeast Ohio, Ashtabul... view profile
Three years ago, we opened Petersen Petersen with the idea that every case we accept... more
Three years ago, we opened Petersen Petersen with the idea that every case we accept must be thoroughly developed and prepared with the expectation thatwe must ultimately be ready for trial. We do not accept every case, but when we do you can be assured that we will dedicate the time and resources necessary to advance our clients' interests.
Kathleen Havener, a 1991 honors graduate of Harvard Law School, began her law school... more
Kathleen Havener, a 1991 honors graduate of Harvard Law School, began her law school career when her three daughters were 8, 5, and 4 years old respectively, and beginning fourth grade, kindergarten, and pre-school. Accordingly, Kathleen is an expert in time management. Ms. Havener’s career has included 17 years in big firms and 5 years in her own small firm. She has managed cases ranging fr... view profile
David, a Chardon resident, joined the firm as an associate in 1980 and became a... more
David, a Chardon resident, joined the firm as an associate in 1980 and became a partner in 1986. He has significant experience in labor relations matters including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and NLRB matters. He counsels clients on a variety of employment issues including trade secrets, covenants not to compete, overtime/wage and hour law, and employment discrimination law. He h... view profile
Ezio, a resident of Willoughby Hills, joined the firm and became Principal in 2010.... more
Ezio, a resident of Willoughby Hills, joined the firm and became Principal in 2010.Earlier in his careers, he was the Assistant General Counsel for LTV Steel Company, Inc., the Corporate secretary for six short line railroads owned by LTV Steel, Inc., lead counsel in complex international commercial arbitration before ICC Court of Arbitration held in Paris, France., in the sale of six idled ste... view profile
Dale, a resident of Pepper Pike, joined the firm in 1975 and has been a partner... more
Dale, a resident of Pepper Pike, joined the firm in 1975 and has been a partner since 1978. He has significant expertise counseling clients on matters related to real estate development, oil and gas leasing, land use planning, and zoning law. He advises an array of clients on such matters, including builders, real estate developers, counties, cities, and townships, and appears before planning ... view profile
We are a law firm located in beautiful Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The firm's attorneys... more
We are a law firm located in beautiful Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The firm's attorneys have a combined 35 years’ experience in the area of business law. Other areas the firm focuses on are civil litigation and dispute resolution, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and employment and commercial transactions. I have also served in the United States Army for ten years.
David, a Chardon resident, joined the firm in 1973 and has been a partner since 1976.... more
David, a Chardon resident, joined the firm in 1973 and has been a partner since 1976. His practice is primarily focused in the area of domestic relations. He has significant experience counseling clients on a wide variety of domestic relations issues including the division of marital assets, valuation of businesses, valuation of pension and retirement benefits, spousal support, child support a... view profile
Mr. Dynes began his career in 1997 as a trial division litigator for Nationwide... more
Mr. Dynes began his career in 1997 as a trial division litigator for Nationwide Insurance where he represented the company and its insureds. He then continued his litigation practice with Williams, Moliterno & Scully representing multiple insurance companies and other self-insured entities. At Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan he litigates a multitude of civil matters but also focuses his practice o... view profile
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