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Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 65%
    25 years
  2. Business: 15%
    41 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    41 years
  4. Employment: 10%
    14 years


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Lawrence Frey II

    I endorse Attorney Koblentz. We worked together on a matter involving a professional who was under criminal investigation. I handled the criminal matter while he handled the licensing issues.


    Ronald Frey Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

55 Public Square
Suite 1170
Cleveland, OH, 44113


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honorary Lifetime MemberWest Shore Bar Association2011
Hall of FameShaker Heights High School2005
Outstanding AlumnusCleveland-Marshall College of Law1997
Leading Lawyer; 2001- PresentInside Business MagazineN/A
Ohio Super Lawyer; 2003-2006Cincinnati MagazineN/A
Rated AV & Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; 1990-PresentMartindale-HubbellN/A
Charter Life MemberJudicial Conference, Eighth Judicial DistrictN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalKoblentz & Penvose, LLC2010 - Present
PrincipalKoblentz & Koblentz, LLC1975 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Western School of LawMember, Council of Visitors2006 - Present
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationHonorary Trustee1991 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legislative Committee of Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Cleveland Bar Grievance CommitteeTrial CounselN/A
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationPresident1990 - 1991
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationVice President1989 - 1992
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationVice President1988 - 1989
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman - Grievance Committee1988 - 1990
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationSecretary1987 - 1988
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationTrustee1985 - 1989
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationTrustee1985 - 1987
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationMember - Grievance Committee1980 - 1995
Cuyahoga County Bar Association - Ethics CommitteeMember & Secretary1977 - 1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawN/ALaw - Cum Laude1975
Ohio State UniversityN/AB.S.1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Financial Divorce Settlements from Start to Finish - SeminarEthics2011
Ethics & Substance Abuse SeminarEthics2011
Winning Your First Civil Trial - SeminarAvoiding Common Ethical Pitfalls2010
Real Estate Closings A-Z: Navigate Your Closings with ConfidenceEthical Considerations2010
It's All About Trust - SeminarProfessional Responsibility2010
How to Obtain Good Title in Real Estate - SeminarApplication of Ethics to Real Estate & Title Attorneys2010
District 18 Annual MeetingProfessional Responsibility2010
District 14 Annual MeetingEthics & Professionalism2010
CLE ProgramEthics2010
CLE on Professionalism and OVI Basics - SeminarProfessionalism2010
Alumni Association Fall '10 CLE ProgramEthics2010
2010 Mayor's Court SeminarEthics, Professionalism & Rule Violations2010