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Erik L. Walter

Oil and gas Attorney at Painesville, OH

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Montana - MT 14 years
    Ohio - OH 18 years
    Michigan - MI 26 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MT
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Erik

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Erik L. Walter is a bold advocate for business clients in the areas of environmental law, oil and gas, commercial transactions, zoning and litigation for both individuals and corporations. He sits on numerous nonprofit boards in the community. Prior to joining Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., Erik was a shareholder with the law firm of Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, P.C. located in Lansing, Michigan. Before  joining Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, P.C. in 1999, Erik served for nearly three years as the law clerk for the Honorable William E. Collette in the Ingham County Circuit Court located in Lansing, Michigan. He has practiced law for 24 years and has won several major jury trials, represented major corporate clients as well as individuals.

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Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH, 44077
Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
1468 W. 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH, 44113
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Posted by Chuck Lashley | November 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
I have used Erik with great satisfaction. His expertise was evident in the way he approached my situation and I was very impressed at how quickly he went into action to get the issue resolved. Erik took the time to understand my concerns, offered sound advice, then went to work with my best interests in mind. One more thing that gave me peace of mind about using Erik was the way the entire staff at his office treated me throughout the process. They all truly care about everyone they work with. I truly believe I received real value from Erik and his associates. Chuck Ark Plumbing Company
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Posted by Glenn | November 10, 2015
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Erik L. Walter
Mr. Walter is the ultimate professional with a personal touch. I have used him and referred to my clients with excellent results.
Posted by james | November 9, 2012
excellence in business representation
Eric was professional, knowledgeable and responsive to several cases in which he represented me. He kept me informed on key issues and allowed me to make decisions. He was aggresive when needed and sensitive to cost invested vs. positive outcome which is a critical factor in business representation. I would recomend eric to anyone.
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Posted by Don | November 9, 2012
Man of Integrity
I've know Erik for the past couple of years. I have and will continue recommending Erik to family and friends. He treats everyone with the utmost respect and his follow-up is outstanding. Erik gets back to you when he tells you he will, either in writing or by phone.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
NEGATIVE 5 stars
There couldn’t be WORSE! Never had our best interest at heart. Abandoned client at critical time by not responding to URGENT messages and more


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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Clerk
  • Honorable William E. Collette in the Ingham County Circuit Court
  • 1996 - 1999


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD
  • 1997
  • University of Akron
  • Masters, Bachelors, Associate
  • 1993


  • Auburn Career Center
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lake County Education Services Commision
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • YMCA Lake County
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Northeast Ohio Autism Group
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Lake County Jail Ministries
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Treasurer
  • 1996 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Board Member of the Year
  • YMCA
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Small Business Development Centers
  • Legat Tips for Start-Up Business Success
  • 2015
  • Prison System and Corrections
  • Prison System and Prison Appeals
  • 2003
  • Court Officers Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • Collection Procedures
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is a very intelligent and hard working attorney. I refer cases to him on a regular basis. Most of all, he truly has his clients' best interests in mind at all times. I highly recommend Erik."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erik is an aggressive and passionate litigator. Creative, intelligent, and a stalwart advocate for his clients. In addition, he is an impeccable person and a true benefit to the legal community. As a colleague he is supportive and friendly; always there to talk things through or answer a tough question. We are lucky to have him at D&B and as part of the Northern Ohio legal community."

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Painesville Oil and gas Lawyer Erik L. Walter
Erik L. Walter
Oil and gas Attorney
Painesville, OH
Licensed for 26 years