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Jack W. Abel

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Jack Abel is the Managing Partner of Abel and Zocolo.  Mr. Abel is a seasoned litigator with over 44 years of legal experience with a focus on family law. He is recognized by the Supreme Court of Ohio as part of the Committee on Professionalism’s attorney mentoring program and he is the former Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Jack has enjoyed success in the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio District Courts of Appeal, and at all trial levels throughout the State. He is regarded as a fierce and effective negotiator and litigator, and holds the upmost respect of his peers in the Northeast Ohio legal community.  As an advocate he works diligently to protect the economic and emotional security of his clients.  Jack is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, The Ohio Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Practice Areas

  • Domestic violence
  • Personal injury law
  • Divorce taxation
  • Probate
  • Guardianship

Admitted

  • Ohio, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1974
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 1970

Associations and memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Member and Former Chairman, Family Law Section)

Cases

  • Pasqualone v. Pasqualone, 63 Ohio St 2d 96, 406 N.E. 22 1121 (Ohio 1980)
  • Strother v. Hutchinson, 67 Ohio St 2d 282, 423 N.E. 2d 467 (Ohio 1981)
  • Mayor v. Mayor, 71 Ohio App 3d 789, 595 N.E. 2d 436 (Ohio App. 8 Dist, 1991)
  • State v. Steiner, 2002 Ohio 4019; 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 424
  • Ameritrust Co. vs. Wright, 1983 Ohio App. LEXIS 12750
  • Sgro v. McDonald’s Restaurant, 21 Ohio App. 3d 41, 486 N.E.2d 157 (Ohio App. 8 Dist. 1984)
  • McHenry v. McHenry, 1999 Ohio App. LEXIS 6065
  • Hill v. McClendon, 2001 Ohio 4128, 2001 Ohio App. LEXIS 655
  • Schwartz v. Schwartz, 8 Ohio App. 3d 311, 456 N.E.2d 1272 (Ohio App. 11 Dist. 1982)
  • Thacker v. Thacker, 74 Ohio App. 3d 348, 598 N.E.2d 1183 (Ohio App. 8 Dist. 1991)
  • Gray v. Gray, 1994 Ohio App. LEXIS 5482, 1994 WL 695328
  • Sullivan v. Whitten, 2000 Ohio App Lexis 3813, (2000)
  • Harding v. Harding, 2005 Ohio 3010 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005)
  • Sandorf v. Sandorf, 190 Ohio App 3d 355, 941 N.E. 2d 1248 (Ohio App. 8 Dist, 2010)
  • Levy v. Levy, 2014-Ohio-2650 (Ohio App. 8 Dist.)
  • Johnson v. Mills, 2015-Ohio-4273 (Ohio App. 8 Dist.)
  • Sulandari v. Permadi,  2016-Ohio-7818 (Ohio App. 9 Dist.)
  • Mouded v. Khoury, 2018-Ohio-284 (Ohio App. 8 Dist.)

Biographical details

  • Court Appointed Arbitrator, Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem
  • Mentor, Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
 

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