Marshall J. Wolf

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Marshall J. Wolf is a founding member and President, since 1988, of Wolf and Akers. Prior to Wolf and Akers, Mr. Wolf was a founding partner of Schwarzwald, Robiner, Wolf and Rock (1981-1988) where he led the Family Law department. He began his legal career at Metzenbaum, Gaines, Finley and Stern rising to partner in charge of the Family Law Unit until 1981.

Mr. Wolf served as the founding President of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has chaired the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.


  • J.D.

    Case Western Reserve University

  • B.A., Political Science

    Miami University

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America, First Edition 1983 & Majority of Years Thereafter to Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-Present
  • Society of Benchers, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Inductee, 2015
  • First World Congress on Family Law and Rights of Children, Chief U.S. Delegate & Keynote Speaker, Sydney, Australia, 1993
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠ by Martindale-Hubbell®, 1993‑Present

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Section Delegate, ABA House of Delegates, 2000-2002, 2005-2017
    • Executive Committee, Section Officers Conference, 2013‑2017
    • Commission, ABA Commission on Youth, 2009‑2011
    • Commission, ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2011‑2013
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Chair, 1992‑1993
    • Chair‑Elect, Vice Chair, Secretary, Financial Officer 1988‑1992
    • Executive Committee, 1988‑1994, 2000‑2002, 2005‑2017
    • Governing Council, 1984‑1995, 2000‑2002, 2005‑2017, Lifetime Ex Officio 2017-Present
    • Publications Board, 1984‑1988
    • Faculty Member, ABA/University of Denver School of Law and University of Houston School of Law advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 5 Years
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1977-Present
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Charter Fellow, 1986‑Present
  • Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1984‑Present
    • Founding President, 1984‑1987
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association (now Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association), Chair, Family Law Section, 1981‑1984
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1976‑1977
    • Distinguished Service Award, 1977
  • Witness before U.S. House of Representative, Committees, three times, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Ohio Legislature

Lectures & Publications:

  • Frequent Lecturer throughout Ohio, United States & Internationally
  • Publications include:
    • Articles on Bibliotherapy for Children of Divorce and article Disqualification of Attorney under Code of Professional Responsibility, the Family Advocate Magazine
    • A Patch of Thorns; Valuation of Law Firms in Divorce Cases, 2001
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  • Wolf and Akers, LPA

    2 Summit Park Drive
    Suite 350
    Cleveland, OH 44131