John D. Zoller Esq.

John D. Zoller Esq.

Shareholder since 1994
Location:
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone:
216-298-1186
877-858-5298
Fax:
216-902-8088
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Collaborative Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist – Family Relations Law- 2000 to present , Ohio State Bar Association
  • Certified Family Mediator, Academy of Family Mediation, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Major: English

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenter, Attorney for Children and Guardian ad Litem, National Business Institute, 1994
  • Presenter, Uniformed Child Custody Jurisdiction Act; Parental Kidnapping Act; Hague, National Business Institute, 1999
  • Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Training, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1989
  • Presenter, Duties of Guardian ad Litem, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1991
  • Presenter, Practicing as a Guardian ad Litem, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1991
  • Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Training, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1994
  • Presenter, Interviewing Children, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1997
  • Presenter, Guardian ad Litem Training, Cuyahoga County Bar Association, 1999
  • Presenter, Custody & Visitation, Cleveland Bar Association, 1993
  • Presenter, People's Law School, Cleveland Bar Association, 1997
  • Presenter, Temporary Support Procedures - Civil Rule 75, Cleveland Bar Association, 1999
  • Presenter, The Joint Committee on Estate Planning and Domestic Relations Antenuptial, Cleveland Bar Association, 1999
  • Presenter, Temporary Support Procedures - Civil Rule 75, Cleveland Bar Association, 2000
  • Presenter, Chair of the Family Law portion of the Practice and Procedure Clinic, Cleveland Bar Association, 2003
  • Presenter, Juvenile Law - New Lawyers Training, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 2002
  • Presenter, Mock Trial - Residency Program, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, 1993
  • Presenter, Seminar on Serving Children's Needs During Disaster Management, CASE Western Reserve University: School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Faculty Instructor in Domestic Relations Law, Juvenile Law, and Law in Film, Ursuline College- Pepper Pike, Ohio , 2003 - Present
  • Presenter, Divorces from Start to Finish- Equitable division, support and custody portions, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Presenter, Determining "Best Interests" of a child as a Guardian ad Litem, Ohio State Bar Association, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Awards of Merit, June 6, 2003
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Awards of Merit, January 3, 2005
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Awards of Merit, February 22, 2005
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Law & Politics/Cincinnati Magazine, 2004 - 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association Family Law Specialist, June 1, 2004 - January 24, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, International Child Abduction Network (ICAAN), Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • The Center for Principled Family Advocacy, Member
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • AARP, Panel Member, 1999 - 2000
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Judicial Selection Committee, Member
  • Domestic Relations Guardian ad Litem Project Advisory Committee
  • Domestic Relations Guardian ad Litem for more than 300 children
  • Amicus Curiae in 1st appeal of judicial bypass of abortion notification law, Co-counsel, 2003 - Present
  • "Baby MaryBeth": Nationally televised (Court TV) trial over permanent custody for adoption placement, Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • Jerome & Zoller, Principal, 1992 - 1994
  • Jerome, Smith & Condeni, Associate, 1992
  • Kasdan & Baxter Co., L.P.A., Associate, 1987 - 1991
  • United Stated Marine Corps , Honorable Discharge -1982