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Sheldon Philip Starke

Entertainment Attorney at Beachwood, OH

4.6   50 reviews

also known as Starkelaw

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 44 years
    Ohio - OH 52 years
    New York - NY 40 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Sheldon

Learn Sheldon’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Developed employment law throughout its modern formation and reviewed almost every kind of case in every area of what is now employment law. Represented government, international and local business and employees. Mentoring and lecturing to lawyers.

    53 years

  2. Entertainment
    40%
    All areas of entertainment and trademark law . . . no exception. Mentoring and lecturing to lawyers in this area.

    52 years

  3. Business
    5%
    All areas of business. Mentoring and lecturing to lawyers in this area.

  4. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Contracts of every kind. Mentoring and lecturing to lawyers in this area.

  5. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%
    Mentoring and lecturing to lawyers in this area.

  6. Licensing
    5%
    Every kind of professional licensing . . . state violations . . . all boards . . . NO TRAFFIC LICENSING. Mentoring and lecturing to lawyers in this area.

I am a very learned attorney with years of trial experience and passed three bar exams. I grew up in Cleveland and am on the same street (by a different name) as when I was born. Helping people and returning calls is what I do. You are important; I like to listen.

Location

Sheldon P. Starke, Esq.
23250 Chagrin Blvd Ste 100
Beachwood, OH, 44122-5416
Sheldon Philip Starke
23250 Chagrin Blvd Ste 100
Cleveland, OH, 44122-5416
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Posted by Leslie | February 1, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, straight forward best in business
My case is so far from resolved, as I am only on the beginning and still trying to gather all that I have. I reached out to Mr. Starke for an initial consultation, after speaking with countless attorneys prior. All I can say, is that I wished I had called Mr. Starke in the beginning. This was the best referral I could have received. He is honest, straightforward, detailed and organized. He will tell you the truth even if it's not what you want to hear. He won't let you waste your money if he can't help you. He cares about his clients and I am honored to have been able to work with or consult with him for any amount of time. He shared valuable information and advice with me. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Shawn | January 31, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Going Above The Call Of Duty
I sent Sheldon a message on Avvo around 7:30 pm. Even though it was almost 9 pm EST, that same night he called me to follow up. He told me what his consultation fee is and said that I could call him anytime if I ever need assistance. I was still weighing a few things regarding my legal matter so he assured me there was no pressure to move forward with a consulation. He is a straightforward man and that is something a client needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Advice
Very pleasant person to speak to and explain my situation. Very honest if case is warranted or not. Very knowledgeable and offer explanation of decision. A true asset to the community and to the legal industry. Thank you for your honesty, kindness and appreciation
Posted by Melissa | October 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
He answered my question. He didn’t tell me to contact another attorney. He just gave me an answer to my question. I appreciate his answer. Thank you very much.
Posted by Tammy | October 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted
I posted a question on a legal site. Four lawyers answered. I chose to take the advice of Mr. Starke, who left a one sentence reply. His insight helped me settle an issue and brought me much satisfaction.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Direct and upfront
Mr. Starke was referred to me and after discussing the case over the phone, we set up a phone consultation. After hearing the details, he mentioned his consultation fee with the other add-ons. He was direct and courteous with his words and walked me through the situation with all the possible outcomes. I was able to learn and understand what was needed from me at the time and he explained the process very well.
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Posted by Kisha | July 5, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A really great gentleman
My question was a bit unclear so we did a phone consultation. Once Sheldon understood my situation, he educated me so I may avoid the same issues in the future. He is so kind and knows what he is talking about. It is my first time asking any legal questions and he reassured me. For that, I am very grateful.
Posted by Donald | June 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Mr. Sheldon Starke is a great lawyer who relentlessly fights for justice on behalf of the client. His strengths lie in his incredible breadth of legal knowledge; he can help legally define the fundamental problem behind each client's case. If you have a complex and gray problem, Mr. Starke may not have an immediate answer; however, he can point you in the right direction with his extensive network of contacts that can provide you with a more definitive solution.
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Posted by Michael | May 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Fair
Like many people when it becomes time you need a lawyer it is hard to know who to trust and what is fair. Mr. Starke was exactly that honest and fair, a strait forward up front honest lawyer with the knowledge you expect and hope for in a person who is representing you. I will continue to use him in the future.
Posted by Alex | May 29, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Attorney
Mr. Starke is very caring, knowledgeable, and efficient when helping us with issues surrounding our legal matters. He is very professional and efficient. Though our case was beyond his area of practice but swiftly made a referral to another law firm that might be of help to us and indeed and upon referral the case had been accepted by the said firm. Mr. Starke went above and beyond for us and we are appreciative.
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Posted by Kevin | May 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good man
I needed a lawyer fast and happened upon Sheldon. He was amazing from the start. I knew he was on my side and fighting for me. He handled my situation exactly as he said he would, and for the price he estimated. He even reached out to make sure I was handling the situation well personally, and offered his assistance and knowledge in other areas of my life. I am so glad to have met this man.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attentive, Thorough, Comprehensive
Mr, Starke is above and beyond my expectations and yes, I recommend. I will refer to him in future needs.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and a good listener
Sheldon was amazing and listened, understanded me, 10\10 recommended him for sure!
Posted by Emily | March 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cosmetologist
Sheldon is the absolute sweetest but very straightforward attorney to work with he has advised me in ways that unforgettable and has gone above and beyond the call for me I am very excited to be working with Mr. Starke threw this journey!
Posted by Josiah | March 13, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sheldon has a passion for what he does
I consulted Sheldon about an issue with my employer late last year. During our long conversations I could tell that he not only truly has a passion for what he does, but he also really cares about people. He is the polar opposite of the sleazy lawyer stereotype. He explains everything in a detailed, yet easy to understand manner, and thoroughly walks you through all of your options and the possible outcomes. Although it turned out he couldn't help me with my sutuation, I really gained a lot of knowledge and insight from the conversation. Speaking to someone you know you can trust is rare, and Sheldon is as trustworthy as they come.
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Posted by Crystal | February 8, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You won't find a better attorney than Sheldon Starke
I've spent a year and a half trying to find an attorney to help me with an issue I'm having. Not only did Mr. Starke make time for me very quickly, but he went above and beyond any expectation I had. He walked me through the process step by step of exactly what I needed to do. His demeanor showed he truly cared about my outcome, and even checked up on me to make sure everything was going okay. Mr. Starke treats people how he himself would like to be treated, and that's hard to find nowadays. On top of that, he is very knowledgeable and straightforward. He explains things in a way that you can understand. I could go on and on , but to summarize. Hiring Mr. Starke is a decision you will be very happy you made.
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Posted by Markella | January 5, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Unstanderstanding
He was very honest and straight to the point. He knows what I’m going through. He’s a excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to other people.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult/representation
He ACTUALLY LISTENED. He has integrity and does what he says what he says he will. Received fantastic information.
Posted by Keon | October 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Sheldon is a great goes above and beyond to help and gives great advice and referrals to anything I ask him about
Posted by Tion | September 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
I have talked to Mr. Starke and he was very straight forward, asked the questions that no other attorney would ask and made me think about which route I really should go. He actually cares about his clients and the results they receive. He gives a very realistic view on how life is and how life works and he is not one of those attorneys that just looking for financial gain. He will give you way more then what you pay for and that comes with the experience that he has and has obtained through his years of living.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • EMH, Inc.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lawyer, Owner
  • Sheldon P. Starke & Assoc.
  • 1971 - Present
  • Special Counsel
  • American Embassy Ass'n
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Executive Assistant
  • Cuyahoga County Sheriff
  • 1970 - 1973
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Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Sample of Legal Cases

  • American Embassy Ass'n
  • Letter Issued, Later Settled
  • U.S. vs. Williams et al
  • Reversed by 6th Cir.
  • State of Florida vs. Pahl
  • Collier County Appeals

Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Community Service Award
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Community Service Award
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Constitutional Law
  • Whitney-Bankroft
  • 1970

Speaking Engagements

  • Cuyahoga County Law Library
  • Employment Law: Adverse Employment Action in Employment Discrimination Cases
  • 2015
  • C.L.E.
  • Discrimination Law
  • 2015
  • Cuyahoga County Law Library
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2013
  • C.L.E.
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association-Ent. Law Section
  • Entertainment Law
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (5)
Endorse Sheldon
Business Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A total oversight not to have endorsed Mr. Starke before now. He is well known among his Avvo colleagues for years of fantastic, insightful answers that are accurate, full of analysis and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With great confidence, I wholeheartedly endorse Sheldon Philip Starke, an accomplished Employment and Labor Attorney in Beachwood, OH, who, with 52 years of seasoned expertise, adeptly navigates the intricate landscape of employment law, delivering unparalleled legal counsel."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Starke's sterling reputation precedes him and his credentials are beyond reproach."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Sheldon Starke without any hesitation. He knows the law, the court system, and he knows people. You need all three of these to be successful; both in your practice and in representing clients. When someone says to me, “I need a good lawyer,” Sheldon is one of the first names that come to mind."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Starke. He is an experienced attorney, very knowledgable, prompt, and will be an excellent advocate for all of your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Starke is a kind, compassionate and capable lawyer, and I endorse him. If you are in his area, do not hesitate to contact him/his firm."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. If you were injured in Ohio you want to call Mr. Starke."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sheldon is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients. He is knowledgeable, passionate, and the consummate professional."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Starke not only provides great information and advice to people on AVVO, he reads other attorneys' posts. This practice demonstrates his constant desire to learn other opinions and remain informed. I learn from this highly skilled, very experienced attorney with every answer he provides. I'm grateful for attorneys like him in the community. If this is how well he treats question askers on AVVO, I have confidence that he must treat his clients with the upmost professionalism and a comprehensive, thorough and learned approach towards the practice of law. Highly recommend this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Provides excellent advice for his clients and avvo readers. Zealously represents his clients with passion. I recommend."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Starke has the utmost experience and knowledge of a variety of legal issues. He will work hard to insure positive outcomes for his clients. I have worked with him and he has taught me a lot. He deeply cares about quality in the legal profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Starke gives concise and reliable advice, and is an asset to the AVVO community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Starke brings an exceptional level of experience and knowledge to his clients, and to users of AVVO. I am happy to endorse him."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Starke provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Starke provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Internet Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enjoy Attorney Starke's answers. He will focus on the practical as well as the legal issues and suggest taking the approach that helps the client without spending a fortune."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable and easily accessible. I am happy to endorse this lawyer"
Car accident Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer who is caring, careful and thorough when representing clients. He will do the right thing for any client he undertakes to represent."
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