William F. Kolis

William F. Kolis


William F. Kolis, Esq. PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation After 38 years of active practice involved in all forms of complex litigation, Mr. Kolis has now taken on an advisory role with the Firm and is currently serving nonprofit entities to help solve operational challenges. He is currently the president of a nonprofit in Massachusetts, responsible for raising [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]