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William Harry Hunt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Westlake, OH

4.9   14 reviews

also known as Bill Hunt, William H. Hunt


Licensed for 47 years

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Divorce/dissolution of marriage; post-decree motions; child custody; visitation; support modification; court certified divorce mediator; guardian ad litem; collaborative law; parenting coordinator

  2. Litigation
    40%
    Civil litigation; personal injury; tort; breach of contract

  3. Mediation
    15%
    Divorce mediation; parenting coordination; collaborative divorce

  4. Appeals
    5%
    Civil litigation appeals

46 YEARS A TRIAL LAWYER, ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH CARE, COMPETENCE AND COMPASSION

Established as Hunt & Cook, LLC in 2001, the firm changed its name to W. H. Hunt Legal Group, LLC effective January 2012. We are primarily a trial practice law firm in Westlake, Ohio practicing in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Our practice includes divorce and family law (including child custody and support, collaborative divorce, mediation and parenting coordination), civil litigation, and appellate practice. 

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Licensed for 47 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 11/12/2022

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

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W. H. Hunt Legal Group, LLC
24500 Center Ridge Road
Suite 170
Westlake, OH, 44145

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jane | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foster care
I had called a variety of attorneys to tell my story. I could not find anyone to hear me. The hunt group came as a recommendation. When I called his office. Mr hunt took the time to hear my entire story. He was so sympathetic. He said let me think about how I can help you and call you by the end of the day. I thought to my self. He was just trying to be nice. He DID call me back at the end of the day with positive news. He spent the time in the afternoon to contact a few contacts that he had. And found another attorney to partner with him to hear my case. He suggested we come to his office at 4:30 on the same day he said he would call me back. He partnered with another attorney. They took my case.. The hunt firm was easy to work with. Excellent communication and follow up. Fair priced! Bill personally was a compassionate, sympathetic a real person to work with and talk too. I highly recommend his firm.
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Posted by Cathy | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce or Custody Issues? This is Your Guy!
Bill was an amazing advocate and attorney. He is literally everything you could want in an attorney, and more. Bill is extremely responsive, assertive, and listens, but is also compassionate and will fight for the best interest of the kids, which is the ultimately the most important thing. I believe that his professional attitude, knowledge, and genuine concern for the welfare of the kids were key in retaining rights and changes to my parenting plan that had been threatened. He continually went above and beyond my expectations for a lawyer, and I am forever grateful that he had legally represented me during a pivotal time in our family.
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Posted by Kelly | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wise and Knowledgeable
Bill handled my case and me with compassion and patience. His wisdom and insight kept me focused and on the path I needed to be during such a stressful time. He is calm and understanding, and I will be forever grateful for how much he helped me.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Custody advice
I spoke with Bill for advice on what to do with the 5+ years of custody court I've been through with my son's father. He was very helpful in giving me steps to take to try to get a custody decision made. He seemed to understand the exact problems I was having after just 5 minutes into the conversation. He was sympathetic, practical, and straight to the point. Thank you Bill!
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2015
Defense of personal liability lawsuit
Attorney William Hunt provided exceptional, professional legal services for our family for a case that was highly emotional and potentially damaging to our family's financial well-being. He offered sound legal counsel, and while remaining our advocate, remained direct with us throughout the proceedings when we needed to respond rationally rather than with our emotions. His counsel led to a sound conclusion to a difficult situation and experience.
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Posted by Virginia | February 27, 2015
Divorce 5 years Later
My former husband and I had been married 20+ years and had two children. I had talked with a few attorneys regarding my rights, ways to proceed and expected outcomes. One suggested I do a few things that could be considered a little less than legal in order to increase the court ruling in my favor. Another was determined to make it into a case much larger than I was comfortable. I simply wanted an amicable, fair, end to what was a difficult marriage. I met Bill and he actually listened to me. He considered what had been good and bad about the marriage and cared about helping me create a future life that was better. He heard me and respected my wishes when I said that I didn't want my children involved. He didn't judge me for not having acted sooner or question my motives. He was knowledgeable and took the time I needed to understand all sides of what might happen and how we might proceed. His staff treated me like I was the only case in the office and most importantly, Bill always called back the same day. He was quick to inform me of what the other attorney was saying and didn't enter into any decisions without my awareness. A divorce holds so many levels of stress and Bill, gratefully, didn't add fuel to the fire. He was never shocked but what was going on and kept me calm, confident, and able to make clear decisions. He understood the dynamics of our family relationships and respected each of us in the process. I'm grateful to Bill for his calm way of proceeding.
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Posted by Steve | February 20, 2015
A level head in difficult times
Getting sued is never fun. Emotions run high. You don't always win -- even if you are in the right. Bill helped me through a difficult situation, calmly explaining alternatives, helping me evaluate choices, and keeping me from "going off the deep end". I appreciate his professional demeanor, his wisdom and his availability. Bill is also one to seek help when he does not know an answer -- MUCH better than "guessing" or trying to bluff. No one is an expert on everything. It's important to know what you don't know! I'd strongly recommend Bill to anyone seeking legal assistance.
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Posted by Kevin | February 12, 2015
Traffic Violations (Almost Lost My License)
I unfortunately used to have a real problem with speeding! It got me in a situation where I had 10 points and almost lost my license. It could have got me jail time too (maximum sentence for that many offenses). With all of that said, I was pretty scared/nervous that I was going to definitely lose my license. A family member of mine recommended Mr. Hunt. With his advice/help, I ended up only getting a fine and got to keep my license (and no jail time!). I was relieved to say the least! I have learned my lesson about speeding, but if I ever need help again, I definitely will call Mr. Hunt!
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Posted by Timothy | February 5, 2015
Legal Assistance
Bill and attorneys from his office have assisted me on several occasions. Once helping my son get a charge reduced and helping him to get on a better track. There were even times when he could have taken me on as a client (and collected fees), yet he recommended I handle it myself unless it started to get ugly. With his advice, I was able to get my problem resolved without involving attorneys and the courts. With everything that you hear about attorneys that gouge people, that just shows what integrity he has.
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Posted by Richard | February 4, 2015
Sale of business and lease of business building
Bill drafted a seller financed sale of our business which also included the buyer leasing the building with an option to purchase at a later date. Bill was flexible as the deal changed a number of times and always had my best interest in mind by providing the necessary protective documents and language.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2015
Very honest and knowledgeable attorney
Mr. Hunt has reviewed several legal documents for me over the years. His counsel and advice has always proved to be superior. I would highly recommend Mr. Hunt for your legal affairs as you will find him to be a honest, knowledgeable and worth every penny.
Posted by Jim | January 31, 2015
Drivers License Suspension
Mr. Hunt provided invaluable legal advice and assistance to my son who was facing the potential suspension of his drivers license due to recent traffic violations. That advice resulted in my son only receiving a warning and a fine.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2015
Bill Hunt
I hired Bill Hunt to help me obtain a divorce from a very hostile husband. Bill’s manner is calm and forthright. I felt I could be open and honest with him without judgment. He explained the steps we needed to take in ways that were understandable. I was informed and knew what to expect. He responded quickly to my e-mails and calls. Bill is very likeable. You are in good hands with him.
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Posted by Allison | January 30, 2015
Recommended
I used Mr. Hunt to facilitate my divorce and child custody matters. He was thorough, honest, and let me know exactly what to expect. He made a difficult process relatively easier (as much as a divorce can actually be considered "easy"). I would trust him and turn to him again if any issues might arise in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • W. H. Hunt Legal Group, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Hunt & Cook, LLC
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Owner
  • William H. Hunt, Attorney at Law
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Instructor in Law
  • David N. Meyers College (Formerly Dyke College)
  • 1977 - 1987
  • Senior Attorney
  • AT&T (Formerly Ohio Bell/Ameritech)
  • 1976 - 1994
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Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Purdue University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1970
  • Purdue University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Ohio Bell Telephone Co. v. City of Cleveland
  • Trial Court denial of municipal immunity was affirmed by the court of appeals

Associations

  • Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • 2013 - Present
  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Loyola Club of Cleveland
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Ohio - New Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Mentor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Center for Principled Family Advocacy
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Arbitration Program
  • Chair
  • 1980 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Center For Principled Family advocacy
  • President-Elect
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Publications

  • Association of Family Conciliation Courts, Ohio Chapter
  • Parenting Coordination: Some Thoughts on Why it Works
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • WJW, Fox 8 Cleveland: "New Day Cleveland" television program, regular contributor
  • Topics in Family Law
  • 2017
  • NBI: Divorce Law Boot Camp
  • Custody, Visitation, Support and other Parent Issues: A Practical Guide
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute
  • Advance Topics in Family Law - Collaborative Divorce
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (13)
Endorse William
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a consummate professional. While he advocates very strongly for his clients, and is extremely well versed in Family Law, he is also professional and collaborative when resolving difficult and emotional issues. I highly recommend Bill."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is both an extremely competent and a compassionate divorce lawyer. He maintains civility in the practice while still zealously representing his client."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Hunt is an ethical and compassionate attorney who thrives in litigation settings. I have never seen his level of representation anything less than ardent. The respect between he and his clients is mutual, and I would recommend William Hunt and the W.H. Hunt Legal Groups to anyone looking for legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bill Hunt is a great lawyer. Really knows his stuff. If you need a great divorce lawyer look no further. Highest endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I appreciate Mr. Hunt's approach to the practice of law. He is dedicated and reasonable. He is intelligent and experienced. He is a pleasure to work with, and if your retained Mr. Hunt you would be well served."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bill is a great lawyer to work with, and I have worked with him in several capacities since we are both mediators and advocates. I have worked with him as a mediator on cases, and as an opponent on cases, and as the mediator in cases where he is advocating for a party. He is reasonable, practical, knowledgeable, skillful and helpful. Bill will treat your matter with the utmost care and attention."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Westlake Divorce and separation Lawyer William Harry Hunt
William Harry Hunt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Westlake, OH
Licensed for 47 years