John D. Zoller

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Zoller|Biacsi Co., LPA
 | 3611 Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-298-1186
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

John D. Zoller is a member of Zoller|Biacsi Co. LPA, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Zoller concentrates his practice on family law with an emphasis on complex divorces, prenuptial agreements, spousal and child support issues, child custody and parental rights concerns, paternity/legitimacy issues and post-divorce modifications. Many recent matters have involved careful coordination of divorce outcomes with estate planning goals and risk allocation. During his 30 year career, Mr. Zoller has also served as a court-appointed domestic relations guardian ad litem for more than 400 children and as a certified family mediator.

Mr. Zoller has been a certified a family law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association since 2000. This is a distinguishing family law credential held by less than 3 percent of Ohio's more than 50,000 attorneys.

He has also been selected for inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyers listings for the years 2004 through 2016 and is the recipient of three awards of merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Mr Zoller has served on non-profit boards, in leadership with the Cleveland Metro Bar Family Law Section, and was a founding member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He taught family law as an adjunct professor at  Ursuline College for many years.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

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For a complex divorce, the team at Zoller|Biacsi Co., LPA, employs experts, such as estate planners and forensic accountants, to develop a strategy suited to the client’s needs. Contact the team at 216-298-1186 or http://www.zblaw.net/ to learn more.

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About John Zoller

Admitted: 1986, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.zblaw.net/Meet-Our-Attorneys/John-D-Zoller-Esq.sh...

Honors and Awards:

  • Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Specialist, January 1, 2000 to present.
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Awards of Merit, June 6, 2003, January 3, 2005 and February 22, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Mediator, Academy of Family Mediation, 1992
  • Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Specialist - Renewed through December 31, 2015
  • Family Relations Law Specialist, Ohio State Bar Association, 2000 to Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, 1987
  • Ohio, 1986
  • Founding Member, The Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals -2011 to present
  • Domestic Relations Guardian ad Litem for more than 400 Children
  • Member,  International Child Abduction Attorney Network (ICAAN)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section 1986-2013
  • Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland 2006-2012
  • Co-Counsel, Amicus Curiae in 1st Appeal of Judicial Bypass of Abortion Notification Law, 2003 - Present
  • Member, Judicial Selection Committee, Cleveland Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Panel Member, AARP, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Counsel for "Baby MaryBeth": Nationally televised (Court TV) trial over permanent custody for adoption placement
  • Domestic Relations Guardian ad Litem Project Advisory Committee - Four Years

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member - Musical Advocacy, 2011
  • Member, Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy of Cleveland 2006-2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter, Determining "Best Interests" of a child as a Guardian ad Litem, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010
  • Presenter, Divorces from Start to Finish- Equitable division, support and custody portions, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Presenter, Seminar on Serving Children's Needs During Disaster Management, CASE Western Reserve University: School of Medicine, 2004 & 2005
  • Presenter, Mock Trial - Residency Program, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, June 1993
  • Presenter, Juvenile Law - New Lawyers Training, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, January 2002
  • Presenter, Chair, Family Law Portion of the Practice and Procedure Clinic, Cleveland Bar Association, April 2003
  • Presenter, Temporary Support Procedures - Civil Rule 75, Cleveland Bar Association, April 2000
  • Presenter, The Joint Committee on Estate Planning and Domestic Relations Antenuptial Agreements, Cleveland Bar Association, June 1999
  • Presenter, Temporary Support Procedures - Civil Rule 75, Cleveland Bar Association, April 1999
  • Presenter, People's Law School, Cleveland Bar Association, October 1997
  • Presenter, Custody & Visitation, Cleveland Bar Association, April 1993
  • Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Training, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, December 1999
  • Presenter, Interviewing Children, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, March 1997
  • Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Training, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, May 1994
  • Presenter, Practicing as a Guardian ad Litem, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, November 1991
  • Presenter, Duties of Guardian ad Litem, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, July 1991
  • Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Training, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, June 1989
  • Presenter, Parental Kidnapping Act, Hague, National Business Institute, 1999
  • Presenter, Uniformed Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, National Business Institute, April 1999
  • Presenter, Attorney for Children and Guardian ad Litem, National Business Institute, April 1994
  • Ursuline College UCAP - Legal Studies program - Family Law and Juvenile Law Guest Lecturer - Cuyahoga Community College, Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
  • Uniformed Interstate Family Support Act and Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, National Business Institute, April 1999
  • Hague Convention on International Child Custody Jurisdiction, National Business Institute, April 1999
  • Parental Kidnaping Act, National Business Institute, April 1999
  • Adjunct Faculty, Instructor in Domestic Relations and Juvenile Law, Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, Ohio) 2003 - Present  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Award of Merit - three times.

Educational Background:

  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. in English, 1983

Industry Groups

  • Ohio And Cleveland Metro Bar Associations - Cleveland Academy Of Collaborative Professionals
  • Office Location for John D. Zoller

    3611 Prospect Avenue East
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    Phone: 216-298-1186

     

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