|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Managing Partner||Abel & Zocolo Co., LPA||1974 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The ohio Supreme Court Mentorship Program||Mentor for newly admitted attorneys||1995 - Present|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||1974 - Present|
|Family law Section of the Cleveland Bar Association||Chairman||N/A|
|Sandorf v. Sandorf, 190 Ohio App. 3d 355, 941 N.E. 2d 1248 (Ohio App. 10 Dist. 2010)||N/A|
|Mayor v. Mayor, 71 Ohio App 3d 789, 595 N.E. 2d 436 (Ohio App. 8 Dist, 1991)||decision affirmed|
|Schwartz v. Schwartz, 8 Ohio App. 3d 311, 456 N.E. 2d 1272 (Ohio App. 11 Dist. 1982)||N/A|
|See all legal cases|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|Ohio State University, Columbus||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1970|
Posted by Jordan
Jack Abel was my primary attorney for my divorce and I could not ask for anything more.
Jack has been doing family law for 40 years and he knew every dirty trick that would be tried before the other side tried it. He researched the other side's attorney, knew that attorney would be super aggressive, and he basically judo'ed them to make them look unreasonable (they were unreasonable) which made the other side almost weak in negotiating.
I felt like we were a step ahead of the other side every step of the way - Jack would tell me when to bring pictures in, when to bring family in, when to look my tip top best, what the hangups were and how we would handle them - he knew where we wanted to go, and he got us there a step ahead the entire time.
Jack is a soft spoken man, slow to speak and eager to listen, a real example of wisdom. As quiet as Jack is, he has a team of absolute pitbulls around him - they go in and do the negotiations during the phase when nobody wants to give an inch, then every few sessions he would come in, a 40 year legend in the courthouse, and make an offer that the other side just couldn't refuse - and we would land exactly where he said we would. It was the perfect dichotomy and the results speak for themselves.
At settlement, I had talked to my ex in private and walked back a few of the concessions that Abel and Zocolo had gotten for me. I was so satisfied that I actually gave up ground, which meant I got everything that I wanted AND was able to part ways amicably from a tough battle. A truce which lasts to this day - and was worth the give back in spades. It would not have been
possible without that aura of quiet power that followed Jack when he walked into a room. The type of lawyers the other side had would have run over any average attorney - Jack was really the difference that made them know things would not go well with their unreasonable demands if they actually went into a full hearing. I won't even say some of what Jack told me - but this man has handshake power in Cleveland.
Jack, Lori and the entire Team at Abel and Zocolo are everything a great team of lawyers should be - and they actually cared about me as a person, they listened to my story, and they adjusted their tactics to leverage my strengths - and it worked perfectly. My divorce was 5 years ago, and I still talk to Jack, Lori and Lisa several time a year to this day - and he refuses to send me a bill, they actually want to know how things are going, just
I can't say enough about the quality of Jack and the Team at AZ Law. I would't just use them again - I'd never use anybody else.
Posted by Tim
Jack was my divorce attorney almost 20 years ago. He provided excellent guidance along the way and kept me focused on the important issues instead of dwelling on the background noise. As a father working to get custody of my children, his advice was spot on and led to a successful outcome. When the case was re-opened 3 years later, Jack guided me through a custody trial, which again had a successful outcome. Could not recommend Jack more highly.
Posted by Mary
I have known Jack Abel for over 20 years. He was my divorce attorney. From the beginning, I felt that I could trust him. He has the skill to explain options in plain English and then helped me make the decisions that were right for my situation.
My current husband and I have been married for 15 years now and continue to call on Jack for a variety of legal advice. We have never been disappointed with results. Jack's capable ability as an attorney is only surpassed by his integrity and character. I have recommended him to other family members. If you want an honest, highly competent and caring attorney, I recommend Jack Abel to you also.
Thomas McCormack, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Jack Abel respects the law, ethical practice, and his clients. His long and successful experience and his understanding of how courts work make him one of the most accomplished attorneys I know working in the field of divorce and custody.