Amy Y. Wirtz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Sheffield, OH

Wirtz Legal Solutions, LLC
 | 5050 Waterford Drive, Sheffield, OH 44035
Phone: 440-695-0941
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder at Wirtz Legal Solutions, LLC, Amy Y. Wirtz provides dedicated legal representation to people in Sheffield Village and Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout Northeast Ohio and the rest of the state. She focuses her practice on family law, generally handling dissolution, collaborative divorce, mediation,complex property division, premarital and prenuptial agreements.

In 1989, Ms. Wirtz graduated with a Bachelor of Education in comprehensive communications from The University of Toledo. She then went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University in 1992.

Ms. Wirtz has more than 24 years of experience, and she is a collaborative law trainer and family law mediator. She understands that emotions often run high during family law-related matters, which may only enhance the conflicts. Knowing that litigation may increase the devastation felt by families going through these types of difficult experiences, Ms. Wirtz strives to help her clients achieve amicable resolutions that meet their short-term and long-term needs. She takes a compassionate approach to each case she handles and carefully guides those involved throughout the legal process.

Beyond the courtroom, Ms. Wirtz believes in giving back to the community. She champions children's rights, civil rights, social action and education causes. Ms. Wirtz volunteers her time and services at The Center for Principled Family Advocacy, a group focused on educating couples on divorce litigation alternatives. She also shares her knowledge with other professionals, teaching continuing education classes.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%): Arbitration, Mediation

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arbitration, Mediation, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Amy Wirtz

Admitted: 1992, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.wirtzlegal.com/about/

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Exit Planning Adviser
  • Family Law Mediator, Starting November 2010
  • Certified Collaborative Law Trainer, IACP, License n/a

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President and Past Collaborative Group Leader for The Center For Principled Family Advocacy, 2014
  • Member, Center for Principled Family Advocacy, 2002
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Lorain County Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Center for Principled Family Advocacy, January 2006, Education
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author/Speaker, An Overview of the Cost of Divorce For Employers, Annual World EAP Conference, 2011
  • Instructor-Case Western Reserve, Ethical Dilemmas in Family and Marital Counseling, 2011
  • Instructor, Basic Collaborative Divorce, Center For Principled Advocacy, 2009
  • Presenter, IACP Forum (2009) and the 2011 National Employment Assistance Providers World Convention
  • Guest Lecturer, Interest-based negotiations and an alternative dispute resolution in family law cases

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Educational Background:

  • University of Toledo, Bachelor of Education, Comprehensive Communications, 1985 - 1989, Activities and Societies: Chi Omega Student Government Student President of the College of Education

Industry Groups

  • Exit Planning Association
  • I.A.C.P.
  • North East Ohio Exit Planning Association
  • Trainer For Continuing Education Groups

Comments

  • “Ms. Wirtz has a very unique collaborative approach to preserving family assets and relationships during end-of-marriage cases. She is also a fabulous mentor.”

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

Office Location for Amy Y. Wirtz

5050 Waterford Drive
Sheffield, OH 44035

Phone: 440-695-0941

 

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Last Updated: 4/30/2018

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