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Anna Maria Petronzio

Family Attorney at Lyndhurst, OH

4.8   24 reviews

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About Anna

Learn Anna’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Wills and Trusts; Trust administration

    30 years

  2. Family
    40%
    Divorce, Dissolution, Child custody, child support, spousal support, post decree, visitation, mediation and collaborative divorce

    30 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    Probate administration and probate litigation

    30 years

Anna M. Petronzio, who co-founded the firm in 1993, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America (B.A.1990), John Carroll University (M.A. 1999) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1993). She concentrates her practice in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, and Probate administration and litigation.

Anna is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar and Geauga County Bar, and has been admitted to the Bars of the State of Ohio and the United States Supreme Court. Anna practices in Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties.

With Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA, you may choose between a traditional court-directed divorce and alternative resolution methods, such as Collaborative Divorce and mediation. Anna is a co-founder of Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a non-profit organization which educates attorneys and promotes non-traditional alternatives to the resolution of family law matters. Anna is a certified divorce mediator. Her goal will be to resolve your divorce or other family law issues, such as child custody and visitation or child and spousal support, with minimum stress to you and your family. She represents clients in a variety of family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, divorce, custody and premarital agreements.

At Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA, we are committed to providing family law services that will meet your family’s legal needs, even as your family changes over the years. After all, family law issues are not just about resolving your legal issues today. Anna will strive to help you in every way to maintain the integrity of your family during an emotional and legal process, and will be with you as you build a solid foundation upon which you can resume your life.

Estate Planning consists of putting your personal and financial affairs in order in contemplation of your death. Anna can prepare a plan that will be right for you and will provide for your loved ones as you direct. These services include all types of Wills and various types of Trusts, including simple Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, and Living Trusts. Many people who think they need expensive, complicated Trusts really only need a simple, inexpensive Will. Anna welcomes the opportunity to discuss your Estate Planning goals with you.

Probate and estate administration services include assisting your loved ones in carrying out your wishes when that time arrives and assisting and advising the Executor and Trustee as to their duties. It is Anna’s goal to reduce the burden of administering an estate to those grieving over the loss of a friend or family member. Anna is also experienced in representing families who have issues concerning estates in probate court or where an action needs to be brought in probate court.

 

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Licensed for 29 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/12/2022

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

Contact Anna

Petronzio Schneier Co. LPA
5001 Mayfield Road
Suite 201
Lyndhurst, OH, 44124

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best, organized, keeps you up to date regularly, and cares!
If you want an Attorney that is organized, creates a plan based on your wants/needs and is honest with you about what is realistic in your situation look no more! She’s the best!
Posted by Joanne | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Anna Petronzio offers excellent legal service. She (along with others at her firm) is very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. She is an excellent communicator and truly cares. She made me feel at ease and treated me as an equal. She was happy to answer all my questions, and she shared information willingly and honestly. I highly recommend Anna and her firm.
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Posted by Terry | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and estate planning
Anna was my attorney in a difficult divorce, she was spot on for everything that was occurring or about to occur.. her ability to deal with people on many levels is amazing... sincere, honest, and hard-working from beginning to end...she also did some estate planning for me which turned out great!
Posted by Joseph | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
am thrilled with her representation
Anna was professional, timely, communicated well in person, phone and via email. She assisted me in my family law issue. I thought her billing was fair and reasonable. I would hire her again and know I will refer her to any friends or family who need a strong advocate. Additionally, her office is set up so there are many different kinds of attorneys who can help outside of the family law field.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
she is my lawyer from now on!
Anna helped me navigate my divorce in a time of troubled waters. She was thorough and thoughtful. She had patience with me. If I ever have any legal issues I will go to Anna and the others in her firm. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Lisa | June 25, 2015
A lawyer with integrity!
Ms. Anna Petronzio came highly recommended to my family. From our first meeting we knew she was the type of lawyer we wanted to work with; personable, professional, organized! It was a difficult time for us and with Ms. Petronzio’s guidance, the estate and probate process was less challenging. She handled every aspect of this procedure for me and my family and her assistance navigating through this tough route proved to be invaluable. I would not hesitate to work with Ms. Petronzio again and would recommend her to anyone needing a lawyer of her expertise.
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Posted by Cheryl Ann | May 17, 2015
Outstanding Legal Direction
Not only did Ms Petronzio provide expertise when I needed her, in addition she recommended others within her team. Validating her experience and depth of partnerships within her industry. I would highly recommend Anna !!!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Excellent quality legal advice!
Anna's depth of knowledge, attention to detail, and understanding exceeded my expectations for legal representation. Her communications were consistent, she was responsive to my questions, and her price was very fair. I would highly recommend her services!
Posted by Client | May 7, 2015
Proactive, resposive and capable
We came to Mrs. Petronzio for estate planning. Honestly going to a Lawyer is like going to the doctor - not sure anyone really wants to. As such we really just wanted to put some checks in boxes and have it over with. The good Counselor kept us engaged and pointed out some areas that we NEVER would have thought of. We changed meetings a good bit due to our schedules and she was flexible. We are not rich and her fees, I feel, are very fair and competitive. I feel like she listened to us and understood what our needs, history and concerns are.
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Posted by Julie | April 29, 2015
Professional and compassionate
Ms. Petronzio was extremely easy to work with. During the most difficult times she was understanding and compassionate. She was more than fair and patient with me in some very unsure times and never pushed. She genuinely desires her clients to be happy. I would recommend her to anyone I care about. When it came time to go to court, I could not have asked for a more professional attorney. I was proud of my lawyer and how she communicated in some very tough situations. I can not thank her enough for her fairness, compassion, knowledge, and professionalism.
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Posted by Adria | April 29, 2015
Knowledgable and Honest Lawyer
Anna Petronzio has resolved several legality issues not only for me but also for my entire family. Not only has she resolved all the issues on time, she always kept me informed of the status. Anna has worked with my family on Property issues (Quit Claim Deeds for several properties), Marital issues (Divorce), and Trust issues (Living Trust). If there are other areas where i need assistance such as Bankruptcy for a friend of mines family, she is eager to suggest one of the other lawyers in the firm since Bankruptcy is not her specialty. Everyone in her office is amazing. They have always treated me with respect and have been so knowledgeable. I appreciate all the hard work and effort that Anna puts in when working on a case. I have always recommended friends and coworkers looking for an Attorney to her office, and i will continue to do so.
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Posted by Deb | April 28, 2015
Highly Recommend Ms. Petronzio
Ms. Petronzio is amazing and I would highly recommend her. She is professional, detail oriented, and has a wonderful ability to take in a situation quickly. She is assertive in regard to the task at hand and also has the ability to help smooth things over when tricky situations arise. She is an attentive listener and presents options clearly. For me this worked out great and I am so glad she was on my side.
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 28, 2015
Attentive and thorough
We came to Anna for estate planning. We did not have much knowledge about what we needed to do for our children or our property. Anna was thorough in explaining things and answered every question we had in detail. She made us feel comfortable and confident that we were making the best decisions for our family. She was easily accessible in person (and on the phone) or via email.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
I highly recommend Anna!
Anna is a professional in every sense of the word. She has endless knowledge of the law and is able to present it with compassion. She understands the emotional side of what her clients are going through and confidently guides them through ensuring that their needs and best interest are being served. She is easy to reach and responds quickly to any and all messages. Her document preparation exactly reflects the agreement that is reached. I highly recommend Anna!
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Posted by Charles | April 27, 2015
An attorney who truly cares.
Anna is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and has handled all my needs with zero issues, but what sets her apart from any other attorney's i have used in the past is the fact that she truly cares. She took the time to listen to me and voiced her opinions, and to this day I am extremely thankful for her advice. You don't find this too much in todays world. Thank you Anna.
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Posted by Margaret | April 27, 2015
Highly recommend
I have had the opportunity to work with Anna on multiple cases. She is organized, civil, and is an amazing communicator both in person and in written form. Her drafting is top notch. She is timely and always looks for win-win positions. She works well with a wide variety of clients. I highly recommend Anna.
Posted by Marci | April 25, 2015
Responsive and Accurate
I can't say enough about the legal services I have received from Anna. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable she is accurate and responsive with all of her documents and interactions. We had to make some recent changes to legal docs and they were done quickly with no issues. It was nice to be able to make one call, get good advice and direction and get all of the documents buttoned up within a very short timeframe.
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Posted by Pam | October 7, 2014
Highly recommend!
Anna was very helpful setting up our will and trust. She is very knowledgeable and could answer all of our questions. No waiting around for days, either, for her to return a phone call or email. We loved the personal attention to detail. I have and will continue to recommend her services to friends and family.
Posted by Erin | October 6, 2014
One of the best
Anna is tremendously helpful and kind in every way. She helped me through one of the most difficult times I've faced. She is very timely and thoughtful in her responses. I could always count on her to be fair and professional. Can't imagine going through this without her help.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2014
Estate Planning - Will and Living Will
Ms. Petronzio has handled estate planning matters for my family for many years. She is respectful, responsive and very knowledgeable in her field. We look forward to using her for all our estate planning needs in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Petronzio Schneier Co., Lpa
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • John Carroll University
  • Masters in Humanities
  • 1999
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Catholic University of America
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • ..
  • settled and filed

Associations

  • Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Geauga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Center for Principled Family Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2022
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2022
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Family Lawyers in Cleveland 2022
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer 2022
  • 2022
  • Family Law Firm of the Year 2022
  • The Lawyer Network
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Platinum 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Partner
  • Partner Award
  • 2020
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Publications

  • Ohio CLE Institute
  • Motion Pratice in Family Law
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Finer Points of Divorce
  • Importance of Motion Practice
  • 2006
  • Finer Points of Divorce
  • Importance of Motion Practice
  • 2005
  • Finer Points of Divorce
  • Importance of Motion Practice
  • 2003
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust and Estates
  • 2003
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Starting your Own Law practice
  • 2001
  • Ohio County Bar Association
  • Starting your Own Law Pratice
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Anna
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly refer clients to Anna for Estate Planning and Family Law matters. I highly recommend Anna for any legal matter as I know that she will do an excellent job. She really cares about her clients and treats everyone in a courteous and professional manner. I wish there were more attorneys like Anna Petronzio."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and had cases with Ms. Petronzio for over 20 years. She is a highly qualified and caring professional who works very hard to help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Ms. Petronzio is dedicated to her clients and has a high work ethic."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna and I were opposing counsel on a dissolution of marriage. She was knowledgeable, a great advocate, and reasonable."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna is committed to serving her clients with the utmost professionalism and dedication to their legal matter."
Business Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna is a tireless and passionate advocate for her clients. She is caring and zealous in equal measure. I would not hesitate to refer to Anna and her for both business and personal matters. I recommend Anna without reservation!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Divorce is an emotional process, but Anna uses mediation and collaboration to help her clients resolve their issues with minimum conflict and stress. I've seen couples in the middle of a divorce leave the office together chatting happily as they walk out the door. She is personable and professional, and an asset to her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I refer anyone seeking domestic relations advice to Anna Petronzio. She delivers professional, no nonsense, highly competent representation and I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Anna for 20 years. In addition to being very knowledgeable, she also fights very hard for her clients. I regularly send Anna referrals, because I know I can trust her to take great care of everyone I send."
Family Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been partners with Anna since 1993 and highly recommend her. She has been an excellent partner and manager of our firm. She is thorough, thoughtful, effective and her clients are always happy with her."
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Lyndhurst Family Lawyer Anna Maria Petronzio
Anna Maria Petronzio
Family Attorney
Lyndhurst, OH
Licensed for 29 years
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