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Heather R. Dyer

Family Attorney at Beachwood, OH

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Heather

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With  years of intensive courtroom experience, Attorney Heather Dyer, has the expertise necessary to confidently and effectively represent Northeast Ohio clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce, dissolution, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, adoptions, LGBTQ+ rights, modifications and restraining orders. She served as a Guardian ad Litem for minors in hundreds of cases, advocating for their best interest in custody matters.

Attorney Dyer is one of a handful of lawyers certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Family Law Specialist.

Attorney Dyer strives to meet her clients’ goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner, providing personalized attention and individualized guidance. She can provide the best strategy for negotiated resolutions, contentious cases or collaborative matters. She will be there every step of the way, fighting for you and finding viable solutions.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Communications as an honors student at the University of Akron, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association and the Cleveland Metro Bar Association. Attorney Johnston has served as a mediator and is also certified in Collaborative Divorce.

Attorney Dyer is originally from Central Ohio. After graduating from college she migrated to Florida to enjoy the sunshine and attend law school, eventually returning to Northeast Ohio to practice law and raise a family. She resides on the west side of Akron with her youngest child, her two dogs and a cat. 

Heather offers confidential consultations at a discounted hourly rate.


Shur Law Co., LPA
2000 Auburn Drive, Suite 200
Beachwood, OH, 44122

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Posted by travis | December 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney very friendly
Miss Heather, as well as her paralegal Mallory...were very knowledgeable, as well as divorice was wrapped up quickly.
Posted by Alexandra | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best I could have asked for
My ex is a very difficult individual. I found Heather by a google search and set up a consultation- from then on she has been wonderful. She put me in my place when I needed it, and my ex too. So thankful to have her for my custody case and if I have issues in the future I will definitely call Heather again!
Posted by Matt | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, very experienced, knowledgeable and helpful
I've worked with Heather on several matters and she's been nothing short of excellent. Her experience is apparent and she provided excellent guidance, options and advice. Very knowledgeable, and great communication. She's helped us through two family law/custody matters with great results in both - she accomplished exactly what we wanted to accomplish. Thank you, Heather, we appreciate you very much.
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Posted by Sammi | August 30, 2012
A good lawyer
I think Heather is a good person. I think that she's a great lawyer. She works hard on my case. She done things that other lawyer wouldn't do.
Posted by LaKeisha | August 30, 2012
Heather was wonderful during my case. She kept me informed, and was realistic about what could happen and was always honest. She was understanding and reliable. She always answered any questions I had and was also very supportive through the entire process. I have recommended her to several other people.
Posted by Melody | May 13, 2011
Great Experience!
We were referred to Heather by our adoption agency. We met with her and found her to be extremely easy to get along with, professional and personable. She assured us that she would do whatever she could to make our adoption go as smoothly as possible. She immediately connected with our birthparent's attorney and a social worker-she wasted no time. Heather understood that we were on a tight budget and did what she could to minimize costs and worked efficiently. While our adoption journey did not work out this time, we would not hesitate to call Heather again for the next go round, and we would certainly not hesitate to refer others to her (which we have already done). She was compassionate and caring, and when some not so great news had to be delivered, she was calm and collected, gave us the facts and gave us great advice.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 305-305 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Phillips & Mille, Co., LPA
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Heather R. Johnston Company , LPA
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Staff Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem
  • CASA of Summit County
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Heather R. Dyer, Esq.
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Akron
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • Law
  • N/A


  • Boston Township Community Service League
  • Co-President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Peninsula Library and Historical Society
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2009
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2002 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • The Ohio State Bar Assocaition
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Heather
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is an outstanding attorney with a reputation for success for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather has a wealth of knowledge regarding divorce, adoption, child custody issues and everything in between. if you have a family law issue, she can help."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather's expertise, attention to detail and good humor were a great help in achieving resolution of a protracted and rather difficult case. She naturally advocated strongly for her client, yet was open to consideration of many options in settlement--which greatly aided the parties finally reaching an agreement suitable to their particular situation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is knowledgeable, diligent and experienced. He expertise shows in her casework."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation