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Joel David Reed

Divorce and separation Attorney at Uniontown, OH

4.8   38 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

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OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN NEARLY ALL FACETS OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

During the past twenty years, my practice has led to representing individuals from all walks of life before judges in 22 different Ohio courts, as well as fighting for clients in the Ohio Supreme Court and Federal Court. Being a life-long resident of Northeast Ohio has proven to be an invaluable asset when assessing the needs and expectations of my clients and the various judiciaries in which I interact with on a regular basis.  

Licensed for 26 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Joel D Reed, Attorney At Law
1790 Town Park Blvd Ste B3
Uniontown, OH, 44685-7972

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
Posted by Lisa | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Joel was amazing. Made the process so comfortable and fast and very fair in price. I would not recommend anyone else other than him. He could not have done a better job!!! Very friendly, down to earth, honest, fair and upfront. And the process was very fast. Very impressed!!!!
Posted by Bekka | August 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT. KNOWLEDGE. RESPONSIVE.
Attorney Joel Reed is incredible. He pays attention to what you have to say, your concerns, and your goals you want to achieve by hiring him. He is kind and empathetic. He makes you feel like he genuinely cares about your situation, because he does. He is so smart and so knowledgeable, it will amaze you. He keeps in conscientious of the finances that go into hiring a lawyer and will not run your bill up for unnecessary services. He gives full disclosure of the process and keeps you informed every step of the way. When you contact him, you actually contact him. Not the office or a answering service. If he isn’t available he returns your call and/or email immediately. I was absolutely blown away by his attentiveness. In the courtroom he is gets right down to it and is persistent in achieving your goals. He is a force to be reckoned with! I hired him for a child custody matter and the results were better than I could have ever hoped for. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Posted by Theresa | June 16, 2022
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A good experience with Attorney Joel Reed
Joel Reed is a person who shows compassion & empathy and very knowledgeable with the law. I have never had to deal with an attorney until recently. Joel was kind and had patience with helping me to understand the steps we would be going through. I couldn’t have asked for a more prepared attorney, always prepared as well. He is dependable & always returns calls or emails in a timely fashion. He truly fights for his clients & gets them what is deserved. If you are looking for a good attorney don’t look any further, just know you will be in good hands with Joel.
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Posted by Kathleen | June 15, 2022
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Excellent attorney
I highly recommend Joel Reed as an attorney. He did an excellent job of letting me know my options, interpreting the law in terms I understood but allowing me to make the final decisions. The paralegal, Julie, was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. In every communication, I was treated with respect, dignity and kindness. As awful as divorce is, he made is palateable - gave the support needed to deal with it. I'm very grateful to both him and Julie!
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Posted by Scott | March 10, 2022
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Domestic
If you are looking for an attorney that will fight hard for you, Joel Reed is your person. Joel is a passionate attorney that treated me like I was his only client. His attention to detail and preparedness took away all of my anxiety. I highly recommend attorney Joel Reed for any case!! I promise you wont be sorry.
Posted by Bill | February 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A person that really cares
From the first day that I met Joel, he made me feel countable. He listened as he took note and gave me the opportunity to let him know the issue at hand. He respected me from the start and at the end gave me feedback on what I had to do and how to procced. Mind you at first, I hesitated but I followed his advice to the letter which it was by far the best advice. I thank the lord for pointing me in the right direction and putting me in the hand of a great lawyer and a great friend, his hole staff made me feel like I had known them forever and I can say that they are family. This is by far the best law firm that will take care of you and will never give up until you are satisfied and after the fact. You will never regret your dissection with him and his colleagues they will always stay in your corner to the end, thank you.
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Posted by Darla | February 17, 2022
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The lawyer you want on your side!
Took 20 months to finalize divorce but Joel was patient, kind , caring and very direct. His attention to detail, which I didn’t realize until the end is incredible. He truly listens. No nonsense kind of approach, he’s not going to waste your time to inflate your bill, or allow opposing counsel to waste it. He’s the one you want on your side of the table. Thank you Joel for everything! My son and I truly appreciate you.
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Posted by Chris | February 11, 2022
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An Excellent Choice
I am so glad I accepted a referral to Joel Reed's firm. Joel's savvy legal expertise  and thoroughness, coupled with his patience and compassion made a difficult family law process manageable.  I also want to compliment Sue, and especially, Julie for their supportive assistance; I couldn't have asked for a better legal team. 
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful legal advice and assistance!
Joel was phenomenal for my divorce and child custody case. He truly listened to me and validated my concerns. Joel worked diligently to finalize my divorce and ensure my child is in a safe and healthy environment. Thank you so much, Joel!
Posted by Rick | December 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly honest, caring and professional
Joel and his team make things so easy. Their compassion and professionalism is second to none. I would highly recommend using Joel for your legal matters.
Posted by Erika | December 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Joel was referred to me & I couldn't have been happier with my experience. He was very patient with me, I'm sure my long emails & a million questions drove him bonkers but he was always very patient, understanding & quick to answer my questions or concerns & in a straight to the point manner that I could understand. He would explain things in the process along the way to me in an efficient & knowledgeable way... Helping to ease my anxiety's about everything. I highly recommend him to anybody!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2020
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Overseas Spouse Divorce handled so well.
Joel is one of the most honest, kind and compassionate lawyers out there. My wife was from and living in a different country. Me myself being in active duty military was on missions constantly. Joel made the whole process so easy and effortless for me. I am beyond blessed to have him as my attorney. Forever greatful, thank you!
Posted by Leah | July 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Professional
I hired Mr Reed as a separation attorney but he often felt like a friend. He was very knowledgeable and confident, but I never felt bullied, pressured or talked down to. He was prompt to reply to all calls and emails. After working with him for nearly four years (through several strange twists and turns), I felt he truly represented me in court. I would encourage anyone looking for an attorney to hire Mr Reed as their representative as well.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2020
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Working Through Divorce
Most complete reviews after their case is completed, little write reviews during the process. Which I was searching for when I was in need of an attorney. Joel has been outstanding. He is smart, kind, and compassionate. When you are discussing your strategy with him he is open and honest regardless if the feedback is what you want to hear. He also has patience, which at times I am sure I tested these. I am certainly looking forward to my case being completed, and I know that Joel will assure that I am treated fair. I have already witnessed this. So If you are looking for a smart, dedicated, and honest (not many of them) attorney consider hiring Joel.
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Posted by Ross | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great legal services
Joel Reed was extremely Knowledgeable, helpful and compassionate throughout the entire dissolution process. Joel was always available and willing to speak with me whenever I had questions or concerns. I highly recommend Joel to anyone who needs guidance with a dissolution or divorce.
Posted by Vince | November 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend, Excellent divorce lawyer
Divorce is never easy, however, Joel was tremendous in my divorce case. Not only did he help mitigate my loses as a business owner but he showed sensitivity and compassion during the inevitable difficult times that will come in divorce, especially when it comes down to the children. Joel was also very quick to respond to my questions and concerns. A high profile lawyer friend of mine in Cleveland recommended that I find a lawyer that the judges in Summit County respect and after my divorce has been finalized and I'm moving forward in life I know now that I couldn't have done any better than Joel. I cannot say enough good things about him the level of professionalism he provided.
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Posted by Justina | September 13, 2019
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Professional Attorney
Attorney Joel Reed is a highly recommended attorney that will get the job done! Other attorney's would ask for advice on their case seeking attorney Joel Reed! Meanwhile presenting for my case he is well respected and amazing at his job!! He listen's to your request and will make them happen in court. He knows the rights of the law and explains everything he'll do on your case. Recently my attorney accomplished more then I could have asked for my divorce. He also a christain attends a local church in community. Thanks again for standing & fighting for me on my situation. Thanks again for your care professional Attorney Joel Reed!
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Posted by Jovonne & Karen | June 17, 2019
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Highly recommend
We are deeply indebted to Joel Reed's skill and effectiveness. After my sister was killed unexpectedly in an accident leaving behind little ones under 10, my mother and I found ourselves having to grapple with a custody struggle on top of everything else. My niece's father was adamant about taking sole custody even though she'd grown up living with my mother. Feedback from other lawyers suggested that my mother gaining custody was such a longshot that it wasn't much worth the attempt. However, we were - very fortunately! - referred to Joel from another lawyer who wasn't able/willing to take on our case. Our initial meeting with Joel was the first time we began to feel a little hope. He was realistic & honest with us about the challenges, but also encouraging detailing an approach that could make gaining custody possible. We left feeling like he'd not only guide us through the process, but that he was invested in the wellbeing of his clients & would genuinely fight on our behalf. That's exactly what he did. All throughout the ordeal, he was responsive to our questions and kept us informed of all developments. Most importantly, his patience, strategic approach and calming influence helped shift the position of an uncooperative father so that we could negotiate an arrangement establishing my mother as full custodian much more amicably and painlessly than we could have ever imagined. We are so grateful that we were referred to Mr Reed. We recommend him highly and without reservation!
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Posted by Brittany | May 15, 2019
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Reopened custody case
I hired Joel to take care of the paperwork with my custody case. Although we never had to go to court he was excellent. His responsive time is fantastic and frankly that’s quite unheard of in the world of legal action. Joel even opened his office to me and my ex on a Saturday because we couldn’t make it during the week ! I also got billed by the court and I let him know and he took care of it in less than a day. I have already recommended him twice , and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Jason | September 13, 2018
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Child Custody
I met with Attorney Reed because I was experiencing difficulties with my Shared Parenting Plan and seeing my Son. Attorney Reed was extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and most importantly able to clearly explain to me a plan of action. I knew immediately he was the attorney I needed to represent me. Some of you may be aware the legal system can be difficult and very slow at times. Attorney Reed was able to promptly move our case along. He knew how to handle every step and obstacle while always communicating options and suggestions to me. Our case untimely went to trial and that's when I was able to see how dedicated Attorney Reed was to my case. I have the utmost respect for how Attorney Reed conducts himself and gets things done. In the end I was awarded custody of my Son and cannot thank Attorney Reed enough for how much he has helped my family. I would 100% recommend Attorney Reed to anyone in need of an attorney to represent them.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Director
  • Village of Mogadore
  • 2008 - Present
  • At-Large Council Representative
  • City of Green
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Joel D Reed, Attorney at Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Ward 2 Council Representative
  • City of Green
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Summit County Prosecutor's Office, Akron Ohio
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Chief Deputy
  • Barberton Clerk of Court
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Summit County Prosecutor's Office, Akron Ohio
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Judicial Attorney
  • Summit County Court Of Common Pleas, Akron, Ohio
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Akron
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2015 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Summit County Juvenile Court New Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • New Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • 2000
  • Summit County Juvenile Court Annual Update
  • Prosecutor's Perspective on Dependency, Neglect Abuse Cases
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Joel
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have encountered Joel in a number of cases as opposing counsel and in instances where I have been the Guardian ad Litem of a child central to a dispute. In each Joel instance he has been professional, though and thorough. He is well respected by both other lawyers and judges in the area. I have referred matters to him when I have had a conflict."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had multiple cases with Joel that involved complex custody and property division issues, which he handled extremely well. Joel has an outstanding understanding and knowledge of the law and always fights hard for his client. Joel is a true professional and an asset to our field. I would highly recommend and endorse Joel Reed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had several cases with Joel over the years and he is one of the best. He is prepared, responsive and does an exceptional job on behalf of his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many clients and friends to attorney Joel Reed over the years and he has provided excellent legal service on every occasion."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is an excellent attorney who works tirelessly to obtain a positive outcome for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Joel David Reed is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to Joel makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joel for many years, he is always respectful, professional and cares for his clients and fights for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joel David Reed has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer! Wonderful person both in and out of the courtroom!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Joel for many years, since I was an intern for the Summit County Prosecutor's office. He was a mentor to me and I have learned a lot from his legal expertise. He is respected by our legal community and truly fights for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Uniontown Divorce and separation Lawyer Joel David Reed
Joel David Reed
Divorce and separation Attorney
Uniontown, OH
Licensed for 26 years
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