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I would like to assist you with your Divorce, Legal Separation or other Family Law matter. I am experienced, zealous and willing to give your case the attention it needs and argue the law and facts in the manner that will maximise the outcome in your favor.


Born and raised in Lorain, Ohio.  Attended Lorain County Community College, The Ohio State University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. 


Practicing Attorney since November 1987.  Practice has been limited to Family and Matrimonial Matters since 1998; prior to that, practice areas included Family and Matrimonial Matters (approximately 80%) and Injury Law (approximately 20%).  In order to better serve clients, stopped handling injury cases and focused entirely on Family and Matrimonial Actions.


Although Family Law Cases havve taken me to many Ohio Counties, I primarily handle cases in Lorain County.


In order to best understand a client's situation, I prefer a one-on-one consultation.  However, in some circumstances, telephone consultations can be arranged.


In order to avoid conflicts, I charge a consultation fee of $100.  A conflict is created when I meet with a potential client, gather information about their case, and render some opinions as to how the law may apply to that client's case.  Some people do not want my office to represent their spouse and have scheduled appointments to simply keep me from being involved in the case and never had any intention of hiring me as their attorney.  Thus, to avoid such gamesmanship, I must charge for the initial consultation.  


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    29 years
  2. Family: 50%
    29 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Richard Joseph Stahl III

    I've had the opportunity to work with Sam on a number of cases, and find him to be a very professional and prepared attorney. He works hard for his clients, and ensures that their best interests are always his number one priority.


    Richard Stahl Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Zachary Barnett Simonoff

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had a number of cases with Sam. In every case Sam has been a tough well prepared opponent that thoroughly knew his case. His preparedness and hard work makes him able to settle cases fairly and to the benefit of his clients.


    Zachary Simonoff Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sam R. Bradley, Attorney at Law

5329 N. Abbe Rd., Ste. 4
Sheffield Village, OH, 44035

5329 N. Abbe Rd., Ste. 4
Sheffield Village, Ohio
Lorain County, OH, 44035

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Lorain, OH



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Superb ratingAvvo2015
10 Best Ohio Family Law Attorneys - Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocates2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySam R. Bradley1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association Advisory PanelMember2008 - Present
Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody CommitteeMember1987 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Alimony and Spousal Support CommitteeMember1987 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1987 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Lorain County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Ohio Supreme Court, Commission on Certification of Lawyers as SpecialistsMember2005 - 2007
Lorain County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm SectionChairman2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Branham v. Branham, 1991 Ohio App. LEXIS 3191 (Ohio Ct. App., Lorain County July 3, 1991)Reversed and remanded
Kocinski v. Kocinski, 2004 Ohio 4445Judgment reversed, and cause remanded.
Hiteshew v. Hiteshew, 2004 Ohio 1070Judgment reversed, and cause remanded.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Ohio State UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Lorain County Community CollegeLiberal ArtsAA1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask the Lawyer - Custody and VisitationCustody and Child Support2015
Divorce Over 50Divorce Over 502013
Lorain County Community College, Women's Link --Ask the LawyerFamily Law2006
Lorain County Community College, Women's Link --Ask the LawyerFamily Law2005

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