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Howard Steven Rabb

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Painesville, OH

5.0   11 reviews

Licensed for 36 years

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About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Many people are needlessly afraid of the personal bankruptcy process but, in fact, filing a bankruptcy can help you take control of your life and guarantee a secure financial future.

  2. Estate planning
    40%
    Crafting an estate plan can be an art. Some plans are simple, but for many families, more creativity is needed. If you’re wondering “do I need an estate planning attorney?” contact Dworken & Bernstein for a complimentary consultation.

  3. Business
    20%
    A bright business future requires a healthy sense of skepticism. Most of the attorneys in the Business and Transactional Law group at Dworken & Bernstein bring valuable trial experience to the table.

DWORKEN & BERNSTEIN CO., L.P.A. SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1959. AGGRESSIVE. CREATIVE. SUCCESSFUL.

Howard Rabb received a degree in Business Administration at The Ohio State University and was awarded his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Rabb has been a contributor to various general circulation and legal trade publications and has served as a trustee to the Legal Aid Society in Cleveland. He is past chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He serves on the Attorney Constituent Group for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, and is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts, U.S. District Court, U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Rabb practices in the areas of business and individual bankruptcy, estate planning and probate law, real estate, general business, and commercial law. He is the firm's Administrative Partner.

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Licensed for 36 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
Dworken & Bernstein Co., LPA
1468 W. 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH, 44113
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2013
Excellent and Thorough
I found Mr. Rabb to be very diligent in getting back to me in order for my case to move forward. He was extremely knowledgeable on the subject of bankruptcy and the various situations that can occur with a Chapter 13. He was diligent in getting information to me regarding my case and kept me 'in the loop' every step of the way. I am very particular about who I work with, especially on such a sensitive subject such as bankruptcy. I found him to be trustworthy and insightful regarding the case and situation. I would (and have) referred friends to Howard Rabb. You cannot go wrong. I promise!
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2012
A++ Bankruptcy Attorney
During our initial meeting, Mr. Rabb was very courteous and professional. He took the time to explain the entire bankruptcy process to me and my husband. Mr. Rabb seemed to really care about us as clients, as well as our situation. He was confident he could do what it took to get us out of an unfortunate situation. He was very prompt in responding to our questions and I would recommend Mr. Rabb to anyone who needs an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Richard | October 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney with great staff.
Howard has represented my business for approximately 21 years. He has proven to be an effective and professional advocate in every case. He and our accountant have worked out some novel solutions to some of the complex situations facing my business. Additionally, Howard has a very strong supporting team behind him.
Posted by Julie | July 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Five Star Rating for Attorney Howard Raab
Howard Raab is absolutely one the best Attorney's I have ever worked with. For starters he is knowledgeable, thorough, understanding, and compassionate! Everything that he said would happen, did and just the way that he had explained it. He and his staff are very efficient and prompt. I am beyond satisfied with the work that Howard has done for me, as well as the advice that he gave to me afterwards. I would recommend him and his legal expertise to anyone. I am even going to hire him again for an Estate matter. I cannot wait to begin working on that process with him. I have hired many attorneys within my life and Howard Raab is truly one of the best!
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Posted by Jane | July 25, 2013
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Mr. Rabb was very kind and professional. He helped me through a very difficult time in my life. His assistant Lynne was also very helpful.
Posted by Dave | July 3, 2013
Satisfaction of handling my Bankruptcy
Howard and Lynne walked me through the entire process to where I was very comfortable and confident with the results. Couldn't have been any better of an experience.
Posted by Tim | March 11, 2013
Experienced support from start to finish
Howard and his assistant were very helpful and professional throughout the entire process. They made an experience that nobody wants to go through very painless. I had to file once before many years ago, and can honestly say that I wish I would have used Howard as my attorney at that time. I would just like to say thank you to Howard and his staff for making this experience as easy as it could possibly be.
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Posted by Stacie | March 8, 2013
Easy and Painless Process
Howard made this process easy and painless !! He assured me that my case does happen more often than we think and to not feel bad about my situation. Howard set my mind at ease and was there every step of the way !! Thanks Howard !!
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2013
Review for Howard Rabb
Howard has been great to work with; he has kept me informed of status changes with my case, therefore giving me peace of mind...I would definitely recommend him as an attorney to represent other clients.
Posted by Greg | February 27, 2013
Top Notch
I found out how important it is to have a top notch lawyer in court. In the trustee meeting 4 other people were there with different lawyers from different firms and all had to come back because of errors or problems. They had poor representation while I was the only one who breezed thru. Obviously because of the through preparation Howard and his staff at Dworken did.
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Posted by TJM | November 12, 2012
Bankruptcy experience made less painful
The change is our financial picture was a dramatic one, causing us to consider bankruptcy. As someone who never thought this would happen to them, I was devastated and embarassed. But, after meeting with Mr. Rabb, I came away with a better understanding of the process and the knowledge that I made the best decision for me and my family. I was treated with respect and understanding and now feel that I can have a fresh start.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Braidic
  • Trustee's Plan Objection Withdrawn

Associations

  • Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Grievance Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Neurological Institute, Leadership Council
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cleveland Metro Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Section, Committee Chair
  • 1998 - 2000
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2007
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Trustee
  • 1990 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
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Publications

  • News Herald Newspaper
  • Legal Forum
  • 2013
  • News Herald Newspaper
  • Legal Forum
  • 2012
  • News Herald Newspaper
  • Legal Forum
  • 2011
  • Trends in Consumer Bankruptcy Filings (Inside the Minds)
  • Representing Bankruptcy Clients during the Current Economy
  • 2010
  • News Herald Newspaper
  • Legal Forum
  • 2010
  • News Herald Newspaper
  • Legal Forum
  • 2009
  • News Herald Newspaper
  • Legal Forum
  • 2008
  • Peer Review Committee Minutes
  • Discoverable at All Costs?
  • 1987
  • Journal of Law and Health
  • Estate Planning & Asset Protectioin
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • Process Technology
  • Estate Planning & Asset Protection
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Bankruptcy Filings: What Gets In The Way
  • 2013
  • Management Lecture Seriess
  • Managing a Law FIrm
  • 2012
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Estate Planning & Asset Protection
  • 2010
  • Cedarbrook Seminar Series
  • Estate Planning & Asset Protection
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the years, I have worked with Howard both as an adversary, representing opposing clients, and together for the mutual benefit of a client. Howard is knowledgeable, effective and quickly gets to the heart of the matter. He will strongly advocate for his clients and I wouldn't hesitate recommending him for Bankruptcy & Debt work."
Business Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Howard on several projects. I am always impressed with the knowledge that he has of his clients' business strategies and how to craft an effective resolution to their issues. It is always my pleasure to work with him and his colleagues to develop their clients' IP portfolio and solve any IP related issues that may arise. Accordingly, I recommend Howard without reservation."
Business Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is a skilled lawyer in the Cleveland area. He is a fierce negotiator, yet pleasant to colleagues and clients."
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Painesville Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Howard Steven Rabb
Howard Steven Rabb
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Painesville, OH
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation