Deborah Akers-Parry

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Deborah Akers-Parry is managing principal and founding member of Wolf and Akers, LPA. Her sole area of practice is family law. Recognized as a national leader in family law with emphasis on complex cases, Mrs. Akers-Parry has published and lectured extensively on issues in family law. She served as faculty of the American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute for five years. Mrs. Akers-Parry was appointed Referee in the Medina County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas and she is an AAML-certified Family Law Arbitrator. She has an Ohio Appellate Court practice and has argued in the Supreme Court of Ohio.

She is a former Trustee of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association and appointee to the Ohio Supreme Court Domestic Relations Forms Committee. She is a Life Member of the Ohio Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District of Ohio.


  • J.D.

    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

  • B.S., Biology

    Washington University in St. Louis

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987-Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-Present
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio
    • Top 50 Ohio Women Lawyers
    • Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers
    • Top 25 Cleveland Women Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Ratedâ„  by Martindale-Hubbell®, 1993-Present

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1991-Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1983-Present
    • Financial Officer of the Section of Family Law, 2004-2008 and 2012-2019
    • Publications Development Board, Member, 2000-2012
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Council of Delegates, Delegate, 1990-2014
    • Family Law Committee, Member & Former Chair
    • Family Law Specialty Certification Board, Former Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • Family Law Section, Member and Former Chair
    • Professional Ethics Committee, Former Member
    • Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Former Chair
    • Certified Grievance Committee, Former Member

Counties Served

Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Geauga, Lake, Portage, Erie, Lucas, & Wood Counties
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