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Anthony Pecora

Divorce and separation Attorney at Sheffield Village, OH

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Tony Pecora, Anthony Pecora

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Dissolution of Marriage; Divorce; Custody; Visitation. In Lorain County, Cuyahoga County, Erie County, Avon, Avon Lake, Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River, Amherst, North Ridgeville, Vermilion, Sheffield Lake, Lorain and elsewhere.

    26 years, 400 cases

  2. Credit repair
    Losing job opportunities because of background reports; Erroneous Credit Reports; Credit Report Disputes; Background Reports; Job Loss because of Background Reports; Identity Theft Credit Reports

    15 years, 107 cases

  3. Litigation
    Background Reports, Credit Reports, Losing employment opportunities because of background reports, credit reports, consumer reports; trademark disputes; business litigation; non-compete;

    26 years, 70 cases

  4. Business
    Cannabis Regulation; Non-Compete Agreements; Separation Agreements; background reports

    26 years

  5. Employment and labor
    Background Report/losing employment due to background reports; Separation Agreements; Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment Discrimination; Non-compete Agreements

    15 years, 50 cases

  6. General practice
    Family Law, Small Business, Personal Injury, Employment Background Reports, Credit Report Errors

    26 years

My firm advocates for job applicants and employees who fall victim to the ever increasing use (and misuse) of background reports.  In an economy where jobs are scarce and every little bit of information is vital on an application, job applicants and employees are slandered as ‘liars’ because background reporting companies often get the information wrong.  Even if a job applicant or an existing employee has a criminal background (we all make mistakes), an employer is obligated to provide the applicant or employee with a copy of the background report and a summary of consumer rights BEFORE it rejects the applicant for a job or fires the employee if already hired. This gives the job applicant or employee time to dispute the contents of the report or explain the circumstances before a final employment decision is made.  We represent job applicants and employees across the nation.  We are paid on a contingency (so you do not have to pay an hourly rate).  Please feel free to contact us if you have experienced a problem with your background report.

We also represent people who have been affected by credit reporting errors. The credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax etc.), just like the background reporting companies often report incorrect or dated information. For example, if your credit report still shows that you owe an amount that has been paid off, you may have a claim against the credit bureau.  Call us if you have experienced problems with your credit report.  

And as a parent, spouse, and business owner, I know the value of having aggressive yet smart representation to protect my family and assets.  If marital problems cannot be resolved through counseling, find representation with an attorney who navigates you through the pitfalls and traps encountered during divorce litigation.  Having represented hundreds of individuals going through a divorce and having resolved my own amicably, I know the path to a successful resolution as well as effective trial strategies.  I take pride in representing divorce and custody clients in Avon, Avon Lake, Westlake, Rocky River, Bay Village, Amherst, Vermilion, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake, Lorain County and Cuyahoga County.

In addition to representing victims of background and credit report errors, our firm aggressively represents victims of harassment and hostile work environments. Employees are protected from unwanted comments and behavior (stemming from sexual, gender-identity, sexual orientation, race, religious or other harassment) and have rights under Federal Laws.  Contact us if you feel you are being harassed.


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Dooley, Gambala, Mclaughlin Pecora
5455 Detroit Road
Sheffield Village, OH, 44054

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Posted by Mary | July 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Compassionate Attorney
Admirably, Mr. Pecora and his team worked ardently through a very lengthy divorce process. Mr. Pecora was extremely professional, resilient, and proactive in resolving a difficult divorce replete with many roadblocks and delays. Mr. Pecora and his staff genuinely cared about me as a client, and I was treated with the utmost respect and patience. There were many times when I wanted to "throw in the towel," and Tony refused to give up. It is that steadfast and compassionate attitude that makes Mr. Pecora the fine attorney and person that he is. Accordingly, I would highly recommend Tony and his devoted staff.
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Posted by Julie | June 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars is not enough!!!
5 stars just isn’t enough for the guy you get when you hire Tony! I talked to many lawyers prior to hiring anyone and there was just something about Tony that made me feel at ease. He was a combo of a barcuda and a teddy bear all in one lol My divorce process was long hard and very emotional— 24 years many kids —it wasn’t easy for me. He was there to console me , made me think and look at angles I hadn’t considered and ALWAYS ALWAYS had my children and my best interest and future at heart! I truly wouldn’t be where I am on the other side now happy if it wasn’t for his guidance and support. He truly is all these reviews say and sooooo much more.. I have referred him countless times and he’s helped many friends and family for various reasons and they all are equally as pleased!! He truly is the bomb!! Don’t second guess tje call’ he’s worth whatever he quotes!!
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Posted by [email protected] | April 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted attorney
He worked hard for my case. He did not nickel and dime me. He made me feel my case was his top priority. I highly recommend.
Posted by Jennifer Besel | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend hiring Anthony Rocco Pecora
I would highly recommend Anthony Pecora. Tony is very responsive, patient and understanding. He was able to get my divorce moving in the right direction that two attorneys I had hired before him were unable to do. Divorce is very hard especially when you have children. If you are looking for someone to listen, be there for you and to get the job done. I would highly recommend Tony. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Amanda P. | August 31, 2020
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The best of the best
I hired Tony to help me with my divorce. He is extremely professional, honest, and very hard working- and his team was just as amazing. I felt confident and at ease from start to finish because I knew he was going to make sure everything was taken care of and I had nothing to fear whatsoever. My husband and I ended up getting back together and Tony reimbursed me over half of what I paid him and more which was a huge surprise considering how much he and his team had done. I highly highly recommend Anothony Pecora and his team. If you need someone to fight for you in your case and make damn sure it's done right and to your needs, Anthony is your guy.
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Posted by Colleen | July 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An honest ally
Attorney Anthony Pecora has helped me through two of the most challenging times of my life: my own divorce, and more recently, a lengthy custody battle centered around my step-daughter. Tony defies the stereotypes of a lawyer. He is as honest and trustworthy as he is knowledgeable and proficient at his work. He has taken our calls on weekends and holidays, and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of our family. Tony’s experience and knowledge of family law make him a valuable ally when dealing with turbulent family changes. If you are in search of a family law attorney, look no further. Tony Pecora and OMDP are an excellent choice.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and extremely helpful lawyer
Attorney Anthony Pecora is an excellent lawyer. I consulted him regarding an employment issue, he is very knowledgeable and very patient and the best part is he is an excellent human being which is very rare in today's world. He not only understand the legal issue extremely well and he was very approachable. In my opinion, he loves his profession and has real desire to help people. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Pecora to any body. I wish him all the best!
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Posted by Eric | April 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tony's knowledge about background reports SAVED MY JOB
I was wrongfully terminated from my job. I found Anthony on Avvo. I told him my situation. He told me to come in the next day. This guy makes you feel so comfortable. Not once he made me feel less of a person due to my tattoos nor race. For the very first time in my life I felt that I had someone in my Corner, to fight for my rights. Anthony got my JOB back with in a week. This guy was a blessing to me. IF YOU NEED A FIGHTER TO REPRESENT YOU ANTHONY IS THE GUY. I will always keep his business card in my wallet.
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Posted by Brian | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Tony represented me in an FCRA background check case here in Texas. He was amazing. I am a paralegal and have dealt with many attorneys. Tony is one of the best!
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Informative
Everyone i have spoke with at this office is extremely kind, courteous and very knowledgeable. Look forward to working to have my credit issue resolved. Definitely would recommend this lawyer and his associates!
Posted by Jason | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Early stages of claim
We are in early phase of our claim/case but so far Mr. Pecora has been extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding my issues. I look forward to continuing the process with Anthony as my attorney.
Posted by Anthony | May 1, 2015
A helpful lawyer
I Anthony was a client of Mr Pecora he helped me with companies and background companies that would deny me employment because they got a bad background on me that wasn't me Mr Pecora worked hard to help me get my name cleared kept me up to date on the cases he helped me with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has had the same issues as me
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Director
  • O'Toole McLaughlin Dooley Pecora
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Director
  • City Of Amherst
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • O'Toole McLaughlin Dooley Pecora
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Magistrate
  • Lorain County Domestic Relations Court
  • 1999 - 2001
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  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Toledo
  • B.Ed.
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • White v. CRST; Hall v. Vitran; Ryals v. HireRight; Smith v. NEMF; Roe v. Intellicorp; Avery v. Boyd
  • All cases settled


  • Ohio State Bar Assoication
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Legal Ethics & Grievance Committee
  • N/A
  • Amherst Community Improvement Corporation
  • Board Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Director
  • Elected Law Director of the City of Amherst, Ohio
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Anthony
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Pecora for well over 20 years. I have asked him to be a Guardian ad Litem on many of my cases. Additionally, he has been opposing counsel on numerous cases throughout the years. I have always found Mr. Pecora to be very well prepared and well reasoned in his arguments. It is for these reasons that I give him my unqualified endorsement"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tony is an excellent attorney and can handle complicated divorce matters efficiently. He is well respected among his peers in the area and his a great reputation with the court. He is a strong advocate and works tirelessly to get the best result for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with or against Mr. Pecora since he first became licensed to practice law. He is a very prepared, organized and competent attorney. I know that when he is opposing counsel, I must be equally prepared for the case at hand. I am pleased to endorse him."
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