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Kenneth Jude Cahill

Family Attorney at Painesville, OH

4.8   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1991
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Kenneth J. Cahill received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in History from John Carroll University in 1988 and was awarded his law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1991. Mr. Cahill is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association.  As of 2007 he is chairman of the Lake County Bar Association's Family Law Committee.  Mr. Cahill has frequently lectured on several topics related to divorce and family law matters including legislative developments involving family law, marital and separate property issues, and child custody matters.  Mr. Cahill has frequently been appointed by trial courts as a guardian ad litem to represent children's best interests. Mr. Cahill is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts as well as the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Cahill's practice emphasizes child custody and divorce/family law.


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Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH, 44113
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Posted by Jason | April 26, 2022
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Consummate Professional
Mr. Kenneth Cahill is a true professional and didn’t hesitate to take my case on short notice. His experience, strategic approach, and outstanding communication ability were the deciding factors in my case. Mr. Cahill actually cared about my situation, kept me fully informed at all times and made me feel at ease from start to finish during a very stressful time. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Cahill to anyone with a complex child support case and all matters concerning family, divorce and separation law.
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Posted by Michael | October 25, 2021
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Child Custody
Kenny is the absolute BEST at what he does!!! Dworken&Bernstein is fortunate to have Kenny at their firm. He is not only a great attorney, but he is honest. Do not look elsewhere for child custody matters— hire Kenny!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2021
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Represented in Show Cause
Ken was greatly helpful in getting a show cause motion along with other motions dismissed. Thank you Kenny for a great job.
Posted by Katie | April 28, 2021
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Patient and Helpful
Kenny was such a great advocate for me in a child custody case. He was honest and patient when the situation was volatile. I highly recommend.
Posted by Sherry | June 4, 2020
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Thank You!!
Very reliable! Great response time! Hired Mr. Cahill during a very hard time and he was sympathetic and such a wonderful help with my situation. He was very knowledgeable and finished my case in a timely manner. His office staff is amazing!! I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Tiffany | May 20, 2020
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Aggressive, prepared, determined, professional 100%
Ken Cahill is a very aggressive in court. He was a very organized, prepared, and very experienced in his field of law. He takes great pride in his work, tells it like it is, and maintains complete professionalism while doing so. I felt more confident In my case with him representing me. Thank you Ken for everything!
Posted by Amy | April 9, 2019
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Thank you Kenny Cahill
Mr. Cahill was professional and knowledgeable. He articulated my needs and wants to the court effectively. I was extremely pleased with his work. He met my expectations and more. If I ever need custody advice or court representation again he would be my choice. I highly recommend him for any family court need you may have. Thank you Ken for your represention in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2018
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Very professional
Kenny was great. He was always very calm and collected, and my case had the best outcome imagineable
Posted by Trina | March 22, 2017
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a job well done
Ken is very professional. When you have questions he takes the time to explain everything to you. Great Guy!
Posted by Natalie | March 9, 2017
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Ken is amazing at his job. He knows the system so well and has been incredibly smart and reassuring through this process that has been so hard and confusing for us. His confidence and sparkling eyes will help calm you and keep you standing tall. Ken Cahill is beyond words worth hiring and I mean that with all my heart.
Posted by Roma | February 1, 2017
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Excellence in Service
It's so rare in today's society that you experience excellence in service. Not so with Kenneth Cahill. Kenneth was responsive, attentive, and extremely personable. I could contact him anytime of the week or day and he would get back with me almost immediately. To my surprise and thanks to Mr.Cahill, the divorce process was not as painful as I thought it would be. Ken offered guidance, was empathetic and looked out for my needs! I have great respect for and confidence in Ken's legal skills and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2016
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An unusual and unique adoption
My husband and I adopted our daughter last year from a war-torn country. The steps to make this happen were difficult and challenging, but Ken helped us to remain calm and focused. He was very diligent about making sure all details were properly addressed - he checked and re-checked - which gave us a lot of confidence during this nerve racking time. He was our port in the storm.
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Posted by Eric | August 11, 2015
Game Changer
Kenny is a terrific attorney, I hired him from 03-14-14 to 03-03-15. No nonsense, very professional, well respected in the community. He always made himself available by phone or text message, which was very important to me. When I hired Mr. Cahill, I was 6 months into a custody dispute, had recently lost any/all visitation privelages, and was facing a show cause hearing/contempt hearing by an out of control GAL and Court system. Step by step Kenny reversed these things as quickly as possible, and exactly 12 months later the case was closed and I had full visitation according to the Local Rule guidelines. Once I retained with Mr. Cahill, all the BS, lying, cheating, etc that was going on came to an ubrupt hault. I did everything he said to do, and we won what was practical for me.
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Posted by Mirko | August 1, 2015
I hired Kenny as my attorney first to be involved in a domestic violence issue and ultimately as my attorney in our divorce. Kenny has a natural ability to be able to read people and what they are like and I found him to be very thorough, professional, to the point, as well as understanding and compassionate. I would recommend Kenny as an attorney to anybody that needed his services I feel that even though divorce is a very difficult thing to go through and there is a lot of loss Kenny was able to have me come out of a nasty divorce battle feeling the results were fair and equitable. I have heard from some people that they felt raped financially from the divorce settlement, thanks to Kenny I don't feel that way :)
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Posted by David | July 24, 2015
I trust him with my life
Ken has gone to battle for me over very difficult situations. He was always available for me by phone or text , email . Never did I feel like a burden and after a year of court we did win the case . With Ken's knowledge and guidance I never felt unprepared . I was able to walk in court every time confident and ready . I always tell myself I'll never marry again , but if I do and need an attorney he is the only I will ever trust and rely on . I recommend him to anyone .
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Posted by Jimmy | August 5, 2014
Would not call anyone else first
I have used kenny multiple times in the past 13 years. For visitation, shared parenting, child support, just to see my kid and a domestic case. I have been stressed over and over in the past and kenny never made me a promise, but went out and got it done everytime. I sleep good at night now knowing I have kenny a phone call away. Love him and anybody who sits across from me court, doesn't want to deal with him. That's gotta be good. He is here to help people, not get rich. He is aggresive, respectful and a professional, I am a better person today cause I have had the privilege of doing buisness with Kenny. I highly recommend him to anybody and if can't help you he will point you in right direction.
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Posted by Rick | March 23, 2014
Review for Kenneth J. Cahill
Ken handled my case with the utmost in professionalism, courtesy and ethics. His no nonsense approach was very reassuring and brought me strength and confidence in his abilities and in his "plan of attack." I most appreciated Ken's honesty in advising me that the process may not be easy, but at the same time, Ken did not make any "un-deliverable promises" just to 'make the sale.' I would highly recommend Ken to any of my family and friends.
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Posted by Melissa | March 20, 2014
I couldn't be happier with my attorney!
Mr. Cahill has been an extremely professional and trustworthy counselor for my husband and I over the years. He responds quickly to questions and is patient to explain the answers. He had been compassionate to our needs during a rather long custody battle yet remained a strong presence in the court room. We have needed Kenny's advice and expertise several times since the first custody case and have been pleased with the outcome every time. I recommend Mr. Cahill, without any reservations!
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Posted by Dale | March 20, 2014
Helped in a Custody case for my grandaughter!
Ken helped us get custody of our grandchild. He was very professional yet personable. Always accesable and kept us informed of each step taken and every court date. We are planning on adopting my granddaughter and will use his services for this. I have referred other people to Ken and will continue to do so in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2020
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Not attentive, not responsive
At initial consult, Ken seemed to know the rules and players of Lake County family court very well. He was articulate and appeared studious in listening and trying to understand what was important to me. I hired him and paid a large retainer for what should have been a simple divorce. Over the course of negotiating, I stuck with what was important relating to the custody and support of my children. Opposing counsel was extremely aggressive and Ken became less and less responsive. After he claimed he would be filing paperwork with the court leading up to what was to be a final decree, he did not reply for an extended period of time. When I arrived at court to sign the documents, I found that the documents that Ken had drafted had been replaced in whole by documents drafted by opposing counsel. I was given a brief time to review before the hearing and missed numerous material changes from what had been previously agreed to, reducing my rights and increasing my costs. Ken did a bad job on my case.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lake County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Joseph R. Ulrich Co., L.P.A.
  • 1993 - 2007


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD
  • 1991
  • John Carroll University
  • BA
  • 1988


  • Madison Village Councilman
  • Madison Village councilman
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2002 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

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Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in the field of Family/Divorce law for almost 40 years. I have personally worked on cases, with, against and as a Court appointed guardian ad litem, on matters involving Mr. Cahill's clients. I have found him to be tenacious, pragmatic, an excellent litigator and advocate as well as having excellent lawyering skills in all aspects of trial preparation, investigation and trial. He is principled yet very approachable by both his clients and advocates, alike. A credit to the profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Painesville Family Lawyer Kenneth Jude Cahill
Kenneth Jude Cahill
Family Attorney
Painesville, OH
Licensed for 32 years