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Lawyers Assistance

Lawyers Helping Lawyers


The Akron Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Committee provides education and confidential assistance to lawyers, judges and law school students, who are affected by the problems of alcohol or substance abuse, stress, depression or other mental health issues. Consistent with the mission of the Bar Association, our goal is to assist in the prevention, early identification and intervention of problems that can affect professional conduct and quality of life.


Our services are STRICTLY confidential pursuant to Prof. Cond. R. 8.3(c) and each member of our committee, as well as staff, signs an oath affirming their commitment to confidentiality.

Akron AA
Ohio Lawyer’s Assistance Program
Stories of Recovering Attorneys 
Alcoholics Anonymous
Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board
American Bar Association LAP 
International Lawyers in AA
National Institute of Mental Health
Rock and Recovery on the Summit 91.3 

Our Committee Brochure>> 

If you need help you may contact any member of our committee directly. If you would like to make a referral please contact Bar Counsel, Tom Kot. There is a solution. You are not alone. If you wish to live a different way we encourage you to reach out for help.

Committee Leadership 

Magistrate Susan Baker Ross
Susan Baker Ross
Committee Chair
(330) 375-2912

John Myers
John Myers
Committee Vice Chair
(330) 535-0850

Committee Members 

Vincent Alfera

(330) 922-0927

Rebecca Black

(330) 996-4099

Edward Bonetti

(330) 376-9691

John Casalinuovo

(330) 786-2205

Julie Droppleman

(330) 573-9223

Gerald Glinsek

(330) 867-6600

William Gore

(330) 666-5116

Stephen Grachanin

(330) 253-5454

Thomas Haskins

(330) 762-5011

Thomas Henretta

(330) 376-7800

Nancy Holland

(330) 414-1822

Tom Kot

(330) 594-7370

Madeline Lepidi-Carino

(330) 819-1423

David Lombardi

(330) 535-9655

Michael Malyuk

(330) 929-9700

Mary Marnecheck

(440) 840-1764

George Miller

(330) 923-2451

Michael Olah

(330) 961-2082

Kimberly Oliver

(330) 764-8251

Thomas Pitts

(330) 762-0280

John Scanlon

(330) 376-4558

Larry Scanlon

(330) 376-1440

Irving Sugerman

(330) 434-7516

Patricia Vance

(330) 836-9358

George Wertz

(330) 643-2336

Akron Bar Office Contact
Pat Weigand
(330) 253-5007