Richard J. Stahl, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Middleburg Heights, OH

Coyne Stahl Jansen llc
 | 7271 Engle Road, Suite 101
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: 440-891-8388
Fax: 440-891-8399
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard J. Stahl III is a former prosecuting attorney and counsel for the Cuyahoga Support Enforcement Agency. Now offering his legal experience in private practice, Mr. Stahl assists clients with legal issues including divorce, custody, and support matters, criminal defense, as well as concerns relating to probate and the bankruptcy. He founded his firm, Law Offices of Richard J. Stahl III, in 2006 shortly after receiving his law degree from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law.

Mr. Stahl is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Cleveland Metro Bar Association, and Southwest Bar Association. He has offered pro bono services to the Strongsville Juvenile Diversion Court, Ohio Northern University Alumni Club, and Woodside Crossing.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Criminal Defense (10%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Litigation

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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About Richard Stahl, III

Admitted: 2006, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://rjstahllaw.com/rjsiii/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized by the Global Directory of Who's Who as a Top Lawyer Under 40 in Family Law (Ohio)., Top Lawyer, Global Directory of Who's Who, 2015
  • Recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the nation's top one percent of attorneys., Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyer (Ohio)., Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Inducted into the Order of the Barristers, University of Texas (Austin) School of Law, 2006
  • Inducted into the William Howard Taft Chapter (Ohio Northern University)., American Inns of Court, 2006
  • Selected for inclusion within the 24th edition of "Who's Who: American Law Students", Inclusion w/i 24th ed., Who's Who: American Law Students, 2005
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers in their 2013 - 2018 (6 years) Ohio editions; Family Law, Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Recognized by the National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys as a Top 10 Attorney Under 40 (Ohio) for years 2014-2017 (4 years)., Top 10 Attorneys Under 40, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • Recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 in Family Law (Ohio) for years 2014-2018 (5 years)., Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys with their annual 10 Best Attorneys/Client Satisfaction Award (Ohio) for years 2014-2018., 10 Best/Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Recognized by the National Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer Family Law (Ohio) for years 2015-2017., Top 100 Lawyers, National Advocates
  • Received Avvo's client choice award for years 2012 and 2013., Client's Choice Award, Avvo
  • Superb Rating (10/10) by Avvo.com (2014-Present)., Rated 10.0, Avvo
  • Rated/recognized as "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell (Lexis-Nexis). (2013 - Present)., AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Basic Mediation Training - Certificate of Completion; Received by the Ohio Supreme Court., 2014
  • Basic Collaborative Divorce Training - Certificate of Completion; Received by the Center for Principled Family Advocacy. , 2013
  • Admission to United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2007
  • Green Certified by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association [sole pratctiioner, firm certified; 2013 - Present (bi-annually)].
  • Guardian ad Litem, Certified by the State of Ohio, Practicing as a GAL in Cuyahoga, Medina, and Lorain counties (2010 - Present)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2014
  • Executive Committe, National Advocates 2015-Present
  • American Inns of Court, William Howard Taft Chapter (Selection process required; lifetime appointment)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Parma Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Medina Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Serbian Bar Association of America, 2010 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • Cleveland Metro Bar Association (Family Law Section), 2011 - Present
  • Center for Principled Family Advocacy, 2012 - Present
  • Vice President, Ohio Northern University Alumni Club (Cleveland Chapter), 2010 - Present
  • Southwest Bar Association, 2011 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Southwest General Health Center – Ambassador Committee (2015 – Present), 2015
  • Member at Large, Woodside Crossing Board of Directors, 2012
  • Volunteer Camp Advisor (Cabin Big Buddy). Camp Erin/Cornerstone of Hope, 2009 - 2011.
  • Volunteer Magistrate, Strongsville Juvenile Diversion Program, 2012 - Present
  • Board of Directors Candidate, American Mock Trial Association, 2010 - 2012
  • Advisor, Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Mock Trial, 2006 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Aided in the authoring, editing, preparation and organization of the American Mock Trial Association's 2011-12 case problem.  , Co-author (Committee), State v. Dawson, American Mock Trial Association, 2012
  • Provided a guest lecture on Evidentiary Rules to the Case Western Reserve University Mock Trial Program (2010)., Guest Lecturer, Evidentiary Rules, Case Western Reserve University, Mock Trial Program, 2010
  • Provided a guest lecture on Trial Preparation to the Case Western Reserve University Mock Trial Program (2009)., Guest Lecturer, Trial Preparation, Case Western Reserve University Mock Trial Program, 2009

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Nancy Lowrie & Assocs., LLC v. Ornowski (In re Krueger), 2014-Ohio-3718, 2014
  • Nancy Lowrie & Assoc., LLC v. Ornowski, 2013 Ohio Misc. LEXIS 69, 2013
  • Sherrill v. Knight, 2013-Ohio-3665, 2013
  • Brooklyn v. Kaczor, 8th Dist. No. 98816, 2013-Ohio-2901, 2013
  • Kaletta v. Kaletta, 8th Dist. No. 98821, 2013-Ohio-1667
  • Kline v. Kline, 8th Dist. No. 96734, 2012-Ohio-479
  • Brokaw v. Brokaw, 8th Dist. No. 97477, 2012-Ohio-2630
  • Brokaw v. Brokaw, 8th Dist. No. 92729, 2010-Ohio-1053
  • Carpenter v. Carpenter, 9th Dist. No. 10CA0044-M, 2011-Ohio-2321
  • In re Guardianship of Poulos, 8th Dist. No. 96366, 2011-Ohio-6472

Representative Clients:

  • The Little Lotus Shop
  • Rusch Solutions
  • the Balanced Living Center, LLC

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Minor in Criminal Justice, Certification in Pre-Law, Mock Trial, Phi Kappa Theta, Varsity Football, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, 2003
  • J.D., Student Bar Association, Sports Law Society (President), Chief Justice - Moot Court, Order of the Barristers, Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio

Industry Groups

  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Support.
Find Me Online
Website - www.csj.law

Comments

  • “I have had various people referred to Richard regarding domestic relations issues. He has provided not only results but has also become their friend. Richard has a very good way with people and at the same time fight for their rights strenously. His work ethich is only matched by his advocacy of his clients. I highly recommend Richard Stahl in the field of family law as a Rising Star in our community.”
  • “Ive known Richard now for about five years and have worked with him at the Prosecutor's office of Cuyahoga County. I must say that everyone I have referred him to has been genuinely satisfied and always thanked me for referring them to him. He has practiced continued excellence for his client and is such a staunch advocates for his clients. I highly recommend him to receive a nomination.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Richard J. Stahl, III

7271 Engle Road
Suite 101
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Phone: 440-891-8388

Fax: 440-891-8399

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Last Updated: 9/28/2018

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