Ann S. Bergen

Top rated family law attorney in Willoughby, Ohio

The Law Offices of Ann S. Bergen
Ann S. Bergen
The Law Offices of Ann S. Bergen

Practice Areas: Family law, Business & corporate, Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1992

Education: Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023
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The Law Offices of Ann S. Bergen

24 Public Square
Willoughby, OH 44094 Visit website

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Attorney Ann S. Bergen is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Ann S. Bergen in Willoughby, Ohio. Widely regarded as one of the area's leading lawyers, Ms. Bergen serves the needs of individuals and families throughout Lake County, as well as Geauga and Ashtabula counties and the surrounding areas, who are dealing with legal challenges involving any of the following practice areas:

·       Family law and divorce

·       Estate planning, wills and trusts

·       Probate and estate administration

·       Criminal and traffic defense

·       Corporate law

·       Personal injury

A graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in political science, Ms. Bergen obtained her Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and the Ohio State Bar Association admitted her to practice in 1992. A compassionate and caring attorney, she once served with The Legal Aid Society in Painesville, assisting those who may not be able to afford quality legal counsel before opening her own private practice in 1998.

Although she is a versatile attorney with extensive experience in many legal areas, Ms. Bergen's primary focus is on domestic relations matters, and she has served as an invaluable resource for those going through a divorce as well as domestic violence victims seeking protection from their abusers.

In all cases, Ms. Bergen strives to provide the highest level of personalized representation to all she serves while working hard to help them meet their needs and achieve their goals efficiently. Recognized for her service and professionalism, she received the Lake County Bar Association's President's Award in 2013 and the John C. and Ginny Elam Award from the Ohio State Bar Association in 2017.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Bergen is a member of the Geauga County and Ashtabula County bar associations along with the Lake County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. She also gives back to her local community through her continued involvement with The Legal Aid Society as well as serving as board president of Lake County’s Forbes House.

Practice areas

Family law, Business/corporate, Criminal defense, Elder law, Estate planning & probate, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Adoption, 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, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Contracts, Business organizations, Arrest & arraignment, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence, Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 50% Family law
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Criminal defense
  • 10% Elder law
  • 10% Estate planning & probate
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.bergenlawoffices.com/about_bergenlawoffices.htm

Honors/Awards:
  • First woman to receive the distinguished President's Award, an annual award recognizing outstanding service to the community and service the profession., President's Award, Lake County Bar Association, 2013
  • Past President of the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, a non-profit law firm for the low-income individuals and families., President of the Board of Directors, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 2014
  • An annual award recognizing outstanding pro bono legal work in Ohio, in ensuring the system of justice is available to all and providing pro bono representation to indigent clients and the community., John C. and Ginny Elam Award , Ohio State Bar Association, 2016
  • A national award recognizing significant pro bono contributions.  Legal Services Corporation was established by Congress in 1974 to promote equal access to justice including for those living and poverty.  , LSC Recognition of Pro Bono Contributions, Legal Service Corporation, 2017
  • Invited to present at the national conference on how solo and small firm attorneys can be mobilized to ensure the justice system is available to all, without regard to economic or financial status., Presenter at LSC 40th Anniversary Event, Legal Services Corporation , 2014
Educational Background:
  • John Carroll University, B.A. in Political Science
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted to practice to United States Supreme Court, 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board of Directors, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, 2020
  • Ashtabula Bar Association, 2020
  • Bar Counsel to the Lake County Certified Ethics and Grievance Committee, 2020
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2020
  • Chair, Access to Justice Committee of the  Lake County Bar Association, 2020
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2020
  • Geauga County Bar Association, 2000
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, 2020
  • President Board of Directors, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland  , 2014
  • Past Board President, Lake County’s Forbes House, 2005
  • Volunteer attorney, The Legal Aid Society in Painesville, 2020

Office location for Ann S. Bergen

24 Public Square
Willoughby, OH 44094

Phone: 440-954-3111

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

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