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I have had my own law practice, located in Coventry Township just south of Akron, since 1989.  Most of my practice involves estate planning, everything from a simple will to a revocable living trust, as well as the administration of estates and guardianships, and litigation in Probate Court.  I recently served as chairman of the Probate Law Section of the Akron Bar Association.  I am married to Kathy, and between us we have six children.  I am a member of Christ Community Chapel.  I am a former Springfield Township trustee, and former director of the Summit County Board of Elections.  I enjoy following the Cavs, Indians, Buckeyes, and Browns.

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Licensed

  1. Probate: 50%
    29 years
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    29 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jason Michael McMahon

    Ron and I have shared office space for almost ten years. During that time, he has always proven to be honest and fair. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of Estate Planning and has a excellent reputation in the legal community for handling Estates, Trusts and Probate Litigation.

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Ronald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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Contact info

3522 Manchester Road
Suite D
Akron, OH, 44319-1451

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive198608/01/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Top Lawyers In Greater AkronAkron Life & Leisure Magazine2009
Top Ten LawyersAkron Beacon Journal2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AKoehler Law Office1989 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Akron Bar Association, Probate Law SectionChairman2013 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Summit County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - Present
Akron Bar Association Fee Arbitration CommitteePast Chairman2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Charles ClucasThe court ruled that the brother failed to prove that Charles destroyed the will before he died. We were permitted to probate a copy of the will.
Modie v. Andrews, Summit County Court of Appeals #19543We won the first case at trial, won at the Court of Appeals, won the will contest at trial, and at the Court of Appeals.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of AkronN/AJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of AkronPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Probate Process Start to FinishManaging the Inventory/Administering the Estate2012
The Probate Process Start To FinishEstate Administration2008