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Laurie Ann Malone

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brecksville, OH

4.6   9 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Attorney Malone has been a family and divorce lawyer in the great state of Ohio since 1997. She can help you unwind your marriage, whether it's amicable or adversarial, she is a skilled and compassionate advocate for you and your family. Call now.

  2. Mediation
    At an average cost of less than $2000, mediation is the most cost-effective method of resolving a divorce. Call her today to see if mediation is the best choice for you.

  3. Family
    When it comes to your family, nothing is more valuable. If you're online looking for a family lawyer, chances are you'd rather be doing anything else. Attorney Malone will make the process as simple and smooth as possible. Call her today.

  4. Child custody
    No two cases are alike. Let Attorney Malone hear about your case and offer positive cost-effective solutions. Call her today for a free case evaluation and stop worrying.

  5. Uncontested divorce
    Attorney Malone is completely capable of handling your uncontested divorce. These will not involve children and are typically amicable. Call today for a free consultation.


I have been an Attorney and Mediator for over twenty years. I empower people to Avoid the Hassle and Expense of Court through Mediation and Collaborative Divorce. I also litigate cases. This blend allows me to provide you with the option that works best for you.

I am also an Emotional Intelligence and Intentional Change Executive Coach, trained through Case Western Reserve University. This is helpful in assisting my clients with making good decisions and moving forward with their life.

I am an avid bike rider, hiker, and swimmer.



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Licensed for 25 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 02/10/2023

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

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Malone Mediation and Legal Services Inc.


4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Rau-Elle | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I really appreciate Laurie Malone for all she’s done with me for my divorce. This was a roller coaster neither of us expected but she stayed tenacious and got it done. If I had to do it all over again I’d definitely hire her all over again. Truly grateful for the work and effort she put in this.
Posted by Carolyn | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Mediator
Laurie Malone's strength lies in her ability to present the facts regarding mediation and the divorce process and allowing her clients to make informed decisions based on those facts. She was very patient with us as we worked through the mediation process. She did not rush us to make decisions, but was happy to let us work at a pace that suited us.Our mediation process took much longer than expected and had large time gaps between meetings, yet each time we met with Laurie we were able to pick up right where we left off. Laurie is a professional, knowledgeable and thorough mediator who is very capable of helping anyone going through the divorce process.
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Posted by Jeff | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
"Laurie's understanding of the divorce process, legally, financially and emotionally, was invaluable in helping guide me through my divorce.  She provided me with great options and leadership to help me make the best decisions for both me and my children.  I would gladly recommend Laurie to anyone facing the difficult decisions that come with the ending of a marriage."
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Posted by Jerry | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Laurie after discussing my marital challenges with several attorneys. I selected Laurie because she provided me with options and wanted to understand my end goal prior to proceeding. Laurie is both a mediator and a divorce attorney which provided me the flexibility on the method of terminating my marriage. I appreciate that Laurie also was able to provide me with resources post divorce. Laurie is knowledgeable, through, and help to stremline the process and timeline of my divorce. Thank you Laurie
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Posted by Tim | January 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney & exceptional person
The divorce process is inherently painful and typically frustrating. I was lucky enough to find Laurie while searching for a mediation/divorce lawyer. She is intelligent, compassionate, and extremely effective. Whether you need some advice or professional representation, do yourself a favor and go meet with her. You will be very glad you did!
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Posted by Laura | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laurie made my divorce much easier than I had anticipated. After hearing all the horror stories from divorced friends I figured it would be so much more stressful and costly. My and my ex-spouse met with her a total of 3 times and managed to have everything completed in under 3 months from start to finish. She was very helpful in coming up with alternative ideas that I would not of thought of and was also kind and compassionate to us both. I had more laughs than tears. All said and done all my friends are in shock how it all went so smooth and fast. I highly recommend checking into mediation with Laurie first as apposed to a messy costly divorce.
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Response from Laurie Malone January 11, 2019
Thank you. You were a pleasure to work with. I wish you the best of luck!
Posted by Elizabeth | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laurie knows the law!
I wish I knew Laurie at the time of my divorce as I was not treated fairly because my original lawyer did not provide me with strong counsel. Laurie helped guide me through the post-decree process to get the child support that was fair and much more than the Administrator initially set forth for my child. She explained the law to me and represented me at my hearing to help find income that my ex was hiding!
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Posted by Bob | December 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best
Laurie is a compassionate attorney. During a rather lengthy and bitter divorce, she was always there for me. She cheered me up when I was down, calmed me when I was upset and was patient with me when I was not. She always stood by me and relentlessly fought for me and looked out for my best interests. Her knowledge and skills as an attorney are without exception. I would highly recommend her to anyone. To be honest, hiring her was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Did not hire
Called her and she was so rude, unkind and uncaring I couldn’t understand how she got the ratings she did. She even cut our conversation short and hung up on me. I texted her and said that was very unprofessional and did not appreciate her hanging up on me. She text back and said I didn’t hang up on you. When you cut the conversation short, don’t say goodbye, that is hanging up on someone. It was like she didn’t want to waste her time talking about a potential case.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Executive Coach and Trainer
  • Malone Mediation and Legal Services Inc.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney Mediator
  • Malone Mediation and Legal Services Inc.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Malone & Malone
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Factory Rep
  • Bridgestone/Firestone Tire
  • 1990 - 1999
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  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Cleveland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Mediator


  • Center for Principled Advocacy
  • Trustee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cornerstone of Hope
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Country Lakes Home Owners Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lawyer's Guild of the Catholic Diocese
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lawyer's Guild of the Catholic Diocese
  • Chair
  • 2004 - Present
  • Center for Principled Advocacy
  • Co-Chair of Mediation Group
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Cleveland
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Task Force on Parenting Coordination for Summit County Domestic Relations Court
  • Task Force Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Parenting Coordination Work Group of the Supreme Court's ADR Task Force
  • Task Force Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Subcommittee Taskforce on Additional Alternative Dispute Resolution Options
  • Taskforce Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Task Force Committee on Mediation for Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court
  • Task Force Member
  • 2002 - 2003
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • Cleveland Bar Journal
  • Emotional Intelligence, Who Has the Edge in the Field of Law
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Business Convention
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • 2015
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Effectively Dealing with High Conflict Families CLE
  • 2009
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Family Law Attorney Mediators: Ethics & Professionalism CLE
  • 2009
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • "High Conflict Families” CLE
  • 2008
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Mediation and Parenting
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Mar 28
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"I strongly recommend calling Laurie. She is a wonderful person and very easy to talk to. If you are having a problem in the area of family law, I recommend calling her for an initial consultation to see if she is able to help you. Laurie may have solutions that you have not thought of and is always willing to listen."
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Brecksville Divorce and separation Lawyer Laurie Ann Malone
Laurie Ann Malone
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brecksville, OH
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation