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Dworken & Bernstein Co. L.P.A.

Firm Details

Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., is the largest law firm in the Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula County area. For well over 50 years, Dworken & Bernstein has been known as “my lawyer” to thousands of people. A single lawyer can no longer skillfully provide representation in all areas of law. With 30 attorneys and 40 staff members, we have specific departments to help with your legal needs.

Dworken & Bernstein provides legal services for both individuals and families, as well as for businesses. Only 1% of attorneys can be designated with Certified Specialist status. We have two that are certified specialists in both Employment and Family Law.

Our winning team consists of AV rated attorneys, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars and rankings in the top 75 Trial Lawyers in the U.S., and well as being listed in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Dworken & Bernstein is also recognized as an A+ business with the Better Business Bureau.

With over $1 billion in settlements and judgments, our national experience in all types of matters, along with our Supreme Court experienced attorneys, can help you navigate through any legal storm.

Dworken & Bernstein is also committed to the community with over $32 Million directed to charities and non-profits through our Ohio Lawyers Give Back cy pres initiative.


Barbara Marlowe
Marketing & Public Relations

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Painesville with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Painesville in Employment Law - Individuals with 2 lawyers


  • National Trial Lawyers


Erik Walter, Administrative Partner
Business Litigation
Barbara Marlowe
Marketing & Public Relations

Firm Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Franchise Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Native American Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants