John M. Dohner

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Practicing in Ohio since 1986, he has focused exclusively on divorce and family law for over 25 years.

Attorney Dohner earned his law degree from the University of Akron. With a legal career distinguished by knowledge and experience, he obtained certification from the Ohio State Bar Association as a Family Relations Specialist — only select lawyers earn this designation based on experience, trial advocacy, legal knowledge, and professional integrity. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, among fewer than 50 attorneys admitted from Ohio. In addition, he is a certified Family Law Arbitrator and makes full and effective use of mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law methods to resolve disputes outside of court.

Dohner has been qualified as an expert on antenuptial agreements and has testified at trial on that subject. He is known for his strong advocacy and problem-solving skills in complex asset division and other difficult legal matters. In a boutique law practice, Mr. Dohner is able to give every client the full and personal attention each individual case requires. He is an accomplished trial lawyer in contested proceedings who will advance your interests without dragging out an expensive process.


  • J.D.

    University of Akron

  • B.S.

    University of Akron

Awards & Accolades

  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2001-Present
  • Ohio Leading Lawyer, 2000-Present
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Arc Hall of Honor Lifetime Service Award
  • State of Ohio Department of MR/DD Volunteer of the Year
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • City of Hudson, Board of Zoning & Building Appeals,1998-2010 and 2011-Present
  • Leadership Akron, Class XIV
  • Leadership Hudson, Class I
  • Akron Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Board of Trustees, Arc of Summit and Portage Counties, Past-President
  • Akron Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, Past Chair
  • Cleveland Developmental Center Citizens Advisory Board, Past Member
  • Northeast Ohio Developmental Center Citizen Advisory Board, Past Member
  • Six District Educational Compact Advisory Board, Past Member

Counties Served

Summit, Portage, Stark, Medina, Wayne, & Other Northeastern Ohio Counties

For special matters, Attorney Dohner has appeared in Geauga, Cuyahoga, Washington, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas Counties.

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  • The Dohner Law Firm

    407 Quaker Square
    120 East Mill Street
    Akron, OH 44308