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Eric Richard Laubacher

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.8   19 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

I started Laubacher & Co. in 1999 after having worked for NASA Lewis Research Center here in Cleveland, Ohio.

My practice is devoted almost exclusively to Family Law (Divorce, Dissolution, Custody and Domestic Violence). However, I do assist other experienced attorneys in our office in the areas of Bankruptcy and Employment Law.

I am a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Guardian ad Litem Project and have also been nominated for Guardian ad Litem of the Year.

I also teach monthly seminars reguarding "What Men and Women Need to Know about Divorce" through the City of Strongsville Adult Education Program.

I have represented both men and women in all walks of life: including, Homemakers, Doctors, Lawyers and Business Owners.

Our goal at Laubacher & Co. is to insure our clients' financial interests are protected while never lossing sight of the fact that custody decisions and considerations may also be paramount.

I am particularly proud of the fact that a large portion of our business comes from personal refferals from past  clients and other Lawyers. We really appreaciate the fact that they refer their friends, family and clients who need help with Family Law issues to me.

If you are in need of a Family Law Attorney, please contact our office. I will be happy to talk with you over the phone and set an appointment for a free confidential consaultation at your convinence.

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Licensed for 23 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/15/2022

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

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Laubacher & Co Attorneys And Counsellors At Law
20525 Center Ridge Road Suite 626
Cleveland, OH, 44116-3424


4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Ryan | November 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just a Good Guy Who's Good at his Job
I hired Eric after I spent way too much time researching the best divorce lawyer in my area. I wasn't disappointed. He always spent all the time I needed talking to me about things until I understood them. He's kind man and appropriately assertive when he needs to be. I highly recommend reaching out to him.
Posted by Brian | August 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer & Staff
Eric & his staff are one of kind !! They took on my case abd never let me down. I have used Eric for a divorce case and a child support case and have been very happy with the outcome of both !! Again great lawyer & staff !!
Posted by Marcela Radan | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Results
After the divorce was finalized in awful circumstances, I had started to look for the real Attorney whom I can trust. Therefore I had been researching for The Most Successful Attorney in family law. Who would want to take a case that has been finalized under a Judge signature? No Attorney could wrap their heads around my case. However Attorney Eric Laubacher took the case and lead it to a successful result. Attorney Laubacher not only that works in the best interest of children, he is ready to give his life for children' safety and their best interest. Attorney Laubacher is honest, strong, never gives up and was there for finding solutions to my cases even "after business hours" for emergencies that were created by ex--spouse - falsely through the court system - with the purpose of departing me from my child. Attorney Laubacher conquered the battle of freedom and authenticity with clean evidences. He is the hero I respect! I highly recommend Laubacher & Co.
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Posted by Ela | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended: Just - Intelligent - Compassionate Attorney
I have seen first-hand Attorney Laubacher's supreme level of commitment to excellence and to the law. All the attorneys at Laubacher & Co. are outstanding attorneys who consistently obtains exceptional results, and I would not hesitate to send family and friends to Laubacher & Co's firm. I wish they could practice Worldwide because they are top-notch attorneys. Attorney Laubacher, Attorney Cara L. Santosuosso, Attorney Rachel P. Kareha, Attorney Carly A. Boyd, and Attorney Lauren Strandbergh are known as very intelligent and caring. They are also very respected in the legal community. When going through trials, it is natural to experience unpleasant feelings towards everything that surrounds the subjects involved especially when it comes to the other party representation. I have learned a lot about the justice system and becoming a better person and a more mature parent through Attorney Laubacher's mentoring. Attorney Laubacher has the passion and vision to achieve true results for his clients because he has the integrity, leadership skills and drive to help his clients. He is a knowledgeable and effective advocate. His wisdom in approaching the matter with his words on his clients' behalf is outstanding. Because he is constantly achieving the most outstanding results possible, he has obtained the respect of all Judges and judicial system both in Cuyahoga County and Lorain County. The personnel at Laubacher & Co. is terrific. Having Laubacher & Co. representation in multiple situation that arose during the process, I can certainly attest to their strong work ethic, intelligence, and passion for all cases. While growing up, one of my parents in their leadership job said: "I want to serve my clients to return to me with an other transaction because they were satisfied with the prior negotiation. I do not want my clients call me for the same issue two times." That's the spirit at Laubacher & Co. The person who does the billing is very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing. There are few people that demonstrates so much dedication to the profession by taking time from their busy schedule to provide meaningful answers to questions with a lot of compassion towards people and wisdom in explaining the bills with so much accuracy. They are fair with pricing and everything is detailed. The prices are way reasonable comparing to the results they obtain for you.
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Posted by Emisphere LTD Owner | April 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Law Firm and Competent Attorney
One of the most professional, caring and knowledgeable attorneys that I ever encounter and in my business I work with different attorneys. I chose him to represent one of my family in divorce and custody with no hesitation–and he exceeded all expectations. I wish he would practice Worldwide. He definitely is a treasure.
Posted by Brian | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard fighting and caring
Despite the pain of divorce, the team at Laubacher & Company make it easier through their excellence, compassion, and responsiveness.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended
I consulted with Eric about a family law case that I initiated pro se. Eric clearly and compassionately explained the complexity of the situation and what he could and could not do for me. I felt very confident in Eric's knowledge of the law and his ability to win the case. I did not retain Eric because I asked the judge for a dismissal. I decided that the financial cost and emotional cost to my family was to much to bear. I would recommend Eric to anyone struggling with a family law situation.
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Posted by Radan | October 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magnificent Contemporary Leader known as Counsel Eric Laubacher
I just want to thank Eric and Laubacher Company for all the hard work they have done and continue to do on my LONG cases. A victory as the one he has conquered in the ** case and an other coming soon extraordinary triumph in the ** case, was something that I have never dreamed of that was going to happen in my life, and a very scary scenario for me before Eric has accepted the leadership in these cases. Until I knew about the existence of Laubacher firm, these cases were very frightening after so many situation when I had felt defeated. It has been emotionally stressful before I even could find an authentic leader. Because they took me by the hand and led me through it all. I am so grateful to Eric and each and everyone from Laubacher firm for where I am now – I’m on the other side! The side that I could never be without a Champion's Lead. Thank you again!
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Posted by EB | June 19, 2015
Outstanding Service through clarity, competence, and integrity
Mr. Laubacher worked with us for nearly two years on a complicated divorce case, where the opposing team did everything they could to obfuscate matters. Through tireless diligence, Mr. Laubacher found ways to clarify and uncover matters critical to the case. His insightful and thoughtful approach combined with honesty, clarity, and complete knowledge of family law, makes Mr. Laubacher an outstanding lawyer and one of the finest people I have ever met. Mr. Laubacher's employees and support staff are amazingly caring, courteous, and wonderful. When you enter the office, it feels like you are visiting family. I recommend Mr. Laubacher without reservation for any kind of a divorce case. He has proven that no matter how well hidden the truth is, he will do everything he can to find a way to shed light on it and complete a very complicated divorce case with utmost integrity and honor, with excellent results.
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Posted by Rose | April 23, 2015
Services I received.
I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Laubacher for the last year. He is kind, understanding, very knowledgeable and trushworthy. He was able to help me resolve issues with my shared parenting plan. I would definately recommend him to others!
Posted by JB | March 3, 2015
I am writing a review to let you know that the Laubacher office is full of professionalism, knowledge and empathy for their clients. I recently needed legal aide and I was completely satisfied with the service I received. Eric himself goes out of his way to make sure you understand procedures, legal matters and all that is needed to make you as comfortable as possible. He is willing to meet you at a convenient time and place. The firm kept me informed of all that was necessary. This is a 5 star lawyer who will work hard to get positive results.
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Posted by Chris | June 8, 2014
Eric Laubacher
Mr. Laubacher and his firm represented me through a criminal case and a divorce case. Eric represented me throughout with dignity and integrity. He was honest in his assessments of both cases, explaining clearly the possibilities, options and processes. Eric was forceful with opposing counsel when the situation dictated, but never got involved in any silliness or theatrics. He represented my position based on facts with a thorough understanding of the law. Both cases worked out the way Mr. Laubacher and I had hoped and precisely as he communicated to me during our initial consultation. I found Eric to be smart, punctual, detailed and genuinely likable. He was always prepared and considerate of cost, never engaging in any actions that would be financially wasteful. These qualities are reflected in his associates and wonderful staff as well. Eric and his firm were a pleasure to work with and are highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2014
Laubaucher and Company - Great People
Laubacher and Company represented me in a divorce in 2011/2012. They came highly recommended to me and now I know why. At the onset the process, facts and details regarding the divorce process were explained to me. Everything I was told was spot-on, honest and factual ! Laubacker and Company made the best out of an unpleasant situation.
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Posted by Matt | April 25, 2014
He gave me the options, explanation and respect I needed.
I used Mr. Laubacher for my dissolution and then child custody issues. He has always been very open with my options and understanding of what I'm going through. After hearing horror stories from friends of their experiences, I was pleasantly surprised when my court appearance went as planned and without delays. His entire staff was both kind and professional. Mr. Laubacher always returned my phone calls or e-mails promptly. He made me feel like he deeply cared about my situation and I wasn't just another file. I recommend Mr. Laubacher to anyone who asks.
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Posted by Linda | February 17, 2011
An awesome attorney with a proven track record to get the job done!!
My sister's and I hired Eric to handle a variety of Family Law matters. We had lost both of our parents and needed direction in handling our families estate. Our situation was very unique and Eric provided guidance and support at every level. Due to Eric's dedication and knowledge of dealing with all areas of law, my sister's and I have a secure future. Eric is very honest and provides his clients with the facts and details necessary to make confident decisions. I have referred Eric to several friends that have used his services and are all very thankful I shared my experience. I would recommend Laubacher & Co. to any individual who is searching for a dedicated, hard working and honest attorney.
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Posted by Katherine | February 14, 2011
Excellent Advocate
I would highly recommend Eric for any and all domestic matters. Eric is very knowledgeable and well respected in his field.
Posted by Mary | February 10, 2011
A lawyer you can trust!
Eric is an amazing lawyer! He was there for every question; every concern, every time I needed something he was there. Very knowledgeable on every possible level. Eric was professional, yet was able to talk to me and not at me. Very worth every penny spent, and I was not over charged. I will and do recommend Eric all the time. I stopped by the office the other day just to say hi, I knew he was busy, you could tell, but he stopped and acknowledged me by name and asked how I was! Again Eric and his staff, Far, Jennifer & Connie are just down right awesome! Thanks Eric!
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Posted by Robert | February 10, 2011
Excellent Representation
Had Eric work on divorce case for me. Worked well with opposing lawyer, and did so amicably, which helped to contain costs. Kept me well informed of the proceedings, and answered all my questions very thoroughly. Overall, did a great job for me.
Posted by Doug | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Disappointed in Lack of Engagement and Timelines, Do Not Recommend
Incredibly disappointed in our experience with Eric. Eric showed a lack of communication, timeliness and interest/engagement in our case. Consistently, emails and/or calls were not returned for several days, and emails required 2-3 follow ups in order to get a response. Eric had to be reminded of the basics of our case multiple times and never offered to meet in person. We attempted to meet in person for our initial consultation but Eric had a last minute conflict apparently, and a colleague took the meeting. I would only recommend Eric for representation that requires basic paperwork without a deadline. If you require engaged and timely representation with strong communication - Eric is not your guy.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Laubacher and Co. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
  • 1999 - Present
  • Founder/Senior Appraiser
  • Accufast Appraisal Services
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Procurement/Personnel Specialist
  • NASA Lewis Research Center
  • 1983 - 1990


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Akron
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Westmoreland vs. Westmoreland
  • Judgement Affirmed


  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Guardian Ad Litem Project
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cleveland Metro Bar Assoc Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Cleveland Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Best Lawyer for Family Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer for Family Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Ohio
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Nominated Guardian ad Litem of the Year
  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Guardian ad Litem Project
  • 2001
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  • Baldwin's Ohio Practice Ohio Domestic Relations Law- Thompson Reuters
  • Pleadings and Practice
  • 2013
  • Baldwin's Ohio Practice Ohio Domestic Relations Law -Thompson Reuters
  • Pleadings and Practice
  • 2012
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association Law and Fact Journal
  • Perfecting Mechanics Liens for Home Improvement Projects in Ohio
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Topics in Divorce
  • Effectively Arguing Contempt Motions in Divorce Cases
  • 2012
  • Divorce from Start to Finish
  • Issues Surrounding Child Custody
  • 2011
  • Strongsville City Schools Adult Education Program
  • What Men and Women Need to Know about Divorce
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Child custody Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a wonderful lawyer and person. I have worked with him on a number of family law matters, particularly when he has served as the Guardian Ad Litem. He is hard-working, thorough and fair and he truly cares about the children that he represents. He is always available to discuss the case and has a great working knowledge of the law. I would recommend him to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have no hesitation in suggesting that anyone around the Cleveland area even thinking about seeking advice for a family law matter should call Eric Laubacher. He knows domestic law thoroughly, knows the Court you will be navigating, and knows the realities of what you're going through. He's a lawyer that other lawyers call when they have personal divorce and child support or custody issues."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric has a great knowledge, attitude and perspective. Domestic relations court is full or ugly and difficult situations and I have always felt that Eric strives to resolve problems rather then adding fuel to the fire. I would absolutely recommend Eric as a trusted attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Eric since Law School. He is a highly skilled and motivated Lawyer. If you hire him you will get excellent representation."
General practice Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an excellent lawyer who fights for his cilents. Every time. He knows what's right and will get you there. Also very compassionate, direct and honest with clients. You will not be disappointed. One of the best lawyers, and people, I know."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Laubacher is professional, detailed and a passionate advocate for his clients. He is well versed in the law and I refer him clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is an excellent family law attorney. He has extensive knowledge of domestic relations law, the Courts in and around Cuyahoga County and is very considerate of his clients. I have worked with Eric on a number of cases and have referred clients to him on numerous occassions with confidence that they will be taken care of very well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is very knowledgeable and an experienced attorney. i recommend Eric, as well as his entire firm, for any legal matter."
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