David C. Wiersma

David C. Wiersma


David C. Wiersma, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Mr. Wiersma is Of Counsel with the Firm’s Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Department.  Since 2003, Mr. Wiersma has been a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The Ohio State Bar Association.  Contact: p: 440.695.8030 f: 440.695.8098 DWiersma@WickensLaw.com [...]

Kelly A. VanDenHaute

Kelly A. VanDenHaute


Kelly A. VanDenHaute, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions Ms. VanDenHaute is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department whose practice is focused on employee benefits, non-profit, tax-exempt entities, charitable organizations, and general corporate law. Ms. VanDenHaute is a member of various professional bar associations. Contact: p: 440.695.8075 f: 440.695.8098 KVanDenHaute@WickensLaw.com [...]

Erica K. Williams

Erica K. Williams


Erica K. Williams, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Ms. Williams is Of Counsel with the Firm’s Estate Planning, Pobate and Elder Law Department and focuses her practice on estate planning, and wealth transfer & preservation. She is experienced in all areas of estate planning, including income tax, estate tax, gift tax, generation-skipping [...]

Amanda A. Barreto

Amanda A. Barreto


Amanda A. Barreto, Esq. PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation and Real Estate& Construction Ms. Barreto is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Real Estate departments and counsels homeowners, community associations, business owners, individuals, and for-profit and non-profit corporations in resolving real estate, contract, commercial, corporate governance, insurance, and employment disputes.  She is one of 22 attorneys certified [...]

William P. Prescott

William P. Prescott


William P. Prescott, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Health Care Mr. Prescott is a member of the Health Care and Corporate & Business Transactions Departments and serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Prescott represents dentists and dental specialists in the areas of developing business and tax structures for co‑ownership, associate buy‑ins, owner buy‑outs, compensation planning, practice sales [...]

Richard D. Panza

Richard D. Panza


Richard D. Panza, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation One of the three founding members of the Firm and named partner of Wickens Herzer Panza, Mr. Panza has been practicing law since 1973. Focusing his practice on business litigation, Rich brings years of talent, experience, sophistication and power to the table. Mr. Panza is the Chairperson of [...]

Richard A. Naegele

Richard A. Naegele


Richard A. Naegele, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Employment & Labor Mr. Naegele is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department and Chairperson of the Fringe Benefits Division. He served on the Firm’s Board of Directors and continues to serve as Vice President.  Mr. Naegele focuses on pension and employee benefits and has shared his expertise [...]

Rachelle K. Zidar

Rachelle K. Zidar


Rachelle K. Zidar, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation Ms. Zidar is a member of WHP’s Litigation Department, serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors, and focuses on complex commercial litigation as well as probate and fiduciary litigation. Since her admission to the Ohio Bar in 1996, Ms. Zidar has practiced regularly before the Federal District Courts, [...]

Michael R. Nakon

Michael R. Nakon


Michael R. Nakon, Esq. PRACTICE AREA: Litigation, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Nakon is a member of the Litigation Department and concentrates his practice on all aspects of business litigation with an emphasis on employment matters, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, business torts, and construction law. Mr. Nakon also has experience in First Amendment litigation, with an [...]

Marsha L. Collett

Marsha L. Collett


Marsha L. Collett, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Real Estate Making it her top priority, Ms. Collett focuses her efforts in the areas of real estate law including land use, administrative law and securities law. Through honesty and transparency, she ensures her clients are always informed. With over 33 years of experience in counseling business clients, Ms. Collett [...]

Malorie A. Alverson

Malorie A. Alverson


Malorie A. Alverson, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Litigation, Real Estate & Construction Ms. Alverson is a member of the Litigation Department and focuses on advising and representing for-profit and non-profit businesses, governmental agencies and individuals in all aspects of litigation. Her practice focuses in the area of business litigation with an emphasis on contract disputes, [...]

John A. Polinko

John A. Polinko


John A. Polinko, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Business Restructuring & Creditors' Rights/Bankruptcy, Litigation Mr. Polinko is a member of the Litigation Department, primarily representing debtors, creditors, liquidating trustees and court-appointed receivers in business reorganization matters, including out-of-court work-outs, and receiverships. Mr. Polinko has also represented both debtors and Unsecured Creditors’ Committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings [...]

John D. Frankel

John D. Frankel


John D. Frankel, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Frankel is a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and focuses his practice on probate and estate planning.  With over 40 years' experience assisting clients through the management of their personal assets, Mr. Frankel is also [...]

David L. Herzer

David L. Herzer


David L. Herzer, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions A founding member of the Firm, David Herzer has brought function, spirit, integrity and commitment to this Firm. Once the Firm's President and CEO (1971-2011), a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and the Chairperson of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department, [...]

Daniel C. Urban

Daniel C. Urban


Daniel C. Urban, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Urban serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors, is the Firm’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee. As Chairperson of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department, Mr. Urban’s practice is focused [...]

Daniel A. Cook

Daniel A. Cook


Daniel A. Cook, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Litigation Mr. Cook is a member of the Litigation Department and serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors as Chairperson of the Board.  With over 40 years of experience, he has handled numerous cases involving business disputes, estate litigation, appropriation of real estate, and personal injury. Mr. Cook [...]

Christopher W. Peer

Christopher W. Peer


Christopher W. Peer, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Business Restructuring & Creditors' Rights / Bankruptcy Mr. Peer is the Chairperson of the Business Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Practice Area and serves on the Board of Directors. With 15 years' experience advising clients on the legal implications of business and commercial decisions, Mr. Peer understands the importance [...]

Carmen M. Verhosek

Carmen M. Verhosek


Carmen M. Verhosek, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Ms. Verhosek is a member of the Firm’s Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Department.  She focuses her practice on estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, and probate estate and trust administration. Additionally, she is experienced in handling matters that include asset protection, long-term [...]

Brian W. Bonham

Brian W. Bonham


Brian W. Bonham, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Real Estate & Construction Mr. Bonham is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department. His practice focuses on real estate, including commercial and residential development, acquisitions, sales, leasing and residential and commercial subdivisions and condominiums. In addition to real estate, he is involved in all aspects [...]

Benjamin M. Cooke

Benjamin M. Cooke


Benjamin M. Cooke, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Cooke is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Business Transactions Department and serves on the Board of Directors. Practicing law for over 14 years, Mr. Cooke advises his clients on their business transactions, both asset and stock purchases [...]

Anthony J. Cox

Anthony J. Cox


Anthony J. Cox, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate and Business Transactions Mr. Cox, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, focuses his work on corporate and business law. He assists clients with all business-related needs including mergers and acquisitions, construction contracts, risk management, corporate governance and banking and finance-related issues. Contact: p: 440.695.8088  f: 440.695.8098 ACox@WickensLaw.com LEARN [...]

Amy L. DeLuca

Amy L. DeLuca


Amy L. DeLuca, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Employment & Labor Ms. DeLuca serves on the Firm's Board of Directors, is the Firm's Chief Human Resources Officer and is Chairperson of the Employment & Labor Practice Area. She focuses her practice on assisting clients with issues related to labor and employment. She ensures her clients comply with [...]

Douglas J. Swearingen

Douglas J. Swearingen


Douglas J. Swearingen, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions, Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Mr. Swearingen is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department and focuses on assisting clients with all aspects of corporate and business law, real estate law, and estate planning. Mr. Swearingen counsels clients on entity formation [...]

Philip J. Truax

Philip J. Truax


Philip J. Truax, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Real Estate and Construction, Litigation Mr. Truax is the Chairperson of the Real Estate and Construction Practice Area and serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He focuses primarily on construction and real estate matters, and litigating business disputes. Mr. Truax works with contractors, subcontractors, [...]

Ryan J. Garman

Ryan J. Garman


Ryan J. Garman, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law A member of the Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law team with over 4 years' experience in estate and trust planning and administration. Mr. Garman brings a fresh perspective when planning and administering trusts and estates and focuses on the details, big [...]