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Richard Vincent Hoppel

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at East Liverpool, OH

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1994
    Active Lawyer disciplined in 2011
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Not authorized to practice No misconduct found

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011. See details

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 Consumer and Business cases, Chapter 13 'wage earner' plans; Adversary matters. Services available in the Northern District of Ohio and Western District of Pennsylvania

    29 years, 900 cases

  2. Family
    Family/Domestic Relations including divorce, dissolution, post decree matters, Unmarried parental rights and responsibilities.

    29 years

  3. Litigation
    Foreclosure defense. Fair debt reporting cases.

    29 years

  4. Criminal defense
    Felony, misdemeanor and juvenile matters. OVI and traffic offenses

    29 years

  5. Estate planning
    Wills, Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Power of Attorney, Simple Trusts, revocable and irrevocable

    29 years

  6. Personal injury
    Automobile injuries, slip and fall, workplace injuries. Travel related injuries/death (planes, trains, busses, etc.), premises liability, product defects

    29 years

  7. Real estate
    Deeds, Land Installment Contracts, Property Disputes. Foreclosure defense.

    29 years

Having been a life long resident of Columbiana County, Ohio I believe that I am in touch with the strengths and weaknesses of our area and the clients that I serve.  Many of our communities and residents have faced economic challenges in the past 21 years that I have been practicing.  Being in tune with the people allows me to relate and communicate in a casual yet effective manner.


I also understand the devastation that drug and alcohol addiction can wreak on a community.  Having gone through a terrible period of active addiction and come out the other side with the aid of friends and family and the Ohio Lawyer's Assistance Program, I understand the situation and how to recover.  We do recover!


Finally, I am blessed to have a great extended family as well as my immediate family which consists of my wife Wendy, our daughter Addison (just now 5!) and Wendy's three children Lindsay, Samantha and Michael.  We are proud of them all and try to encourage them to work hard and do the next right thing! 

Photos and videos

Daddy Daughter Dance 2015!
Me and the girls at Opening Day Cincinnati, 2013 (Wendy at the Camera!)

Contact Richard

Richard V. Hoppel Co LPA
16688 St Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, OH, 43920


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by TinaR. | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
If I could, I would give you 10 STARS!!!!! This attorney is amazing! Out of 10+ lawyers I contacted, he was the 1st one to step up and actually help me. Just truly unbelievable!! God Bless Richard and his family. I can't express the appreciation enough. I cried (happy tears) when this was all done. He went above and beyond ANY lawyer... highly recommend! The minute I contacted him, he made a few suggestions and I called him back and said "let's do this".
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Posted by Michelle | April 11, 2015
New beginning
Richard Hoppel was very helpful with my case. He was very knowledgeable which put my mind at ease. Which made the process less stressful. I couldn't have been more glad that he was recommended to me
Posted by Holly | April 11, 2015
Highly Recommend!!!
Richard was great to work with, he got our bankruptcy handled quickly and with little effort on our part. He was very knowledgable and always accessible. We were very pleased with the services provided.
Posted by David | April 9, 2015
Bankruptcy Attorney
Rich was a great attorney and represented us in a very professional manner. We was very pleased with his services and will use him for all our legal needs!!
Posted by Nichole | April 3, 2015
Very Professional!
I would highly recommend hiring Richard Hoppel. My husband and I hired him for our Bankruptcy in October and it was quick and easy. He explained everything very thoroughly and if we had any questions he was always very quick to get back to us, Through Email or phone. Really nice guy also.


  • Hourly Rates $ 100-175 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 4.5 (Concern)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011.

Suspension For Term issued in OH, 2011
updated on 04/01/2015

Suspended for term means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Richard's comment: “As indicated, I have been disciplined by the Supreme Court for things that I did while I was in active addiction. By the grace of God I have been sober since October 23, 2008. The Supreme Court recognized my commitment to sobriety and to making full and complete restitution to my clients (which I have done). I am now a husband and father of a beautiful child. Life is different and so am I-THANK GOD!”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Richard V. Hoppel Co LPA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Laborer
  • Laborer's International Union of North America
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Harry J. DePietro Esquire
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard Hoppel
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Frank, Hoppel & Yajko Co LPA
  • 2002 - 2007
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Youngstown State University
  • AB
  • 1989
  • Beaver Local High School
  • Diploma
  • 1983
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Associate
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • In re: James Knepper
  • For Debtor
  • Tenney v. Home Savings & Loan Co of Youngstown, Ohio
  • Settled


  • Columbiana County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Columbiana County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

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East Liverpool Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Richard Vincent Hoppel
Richard Vincent Hoppel
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
East Liverpool, OH
Licensed for 29 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011. See details