Lawyers Assistance Committee

The Akron Bar Association Lawyers 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 and early identification of problems that can affect professional conduct and quality of life. Our intent is to provide intervention before the problems become overwhelming.

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


  • John Myers

    Committee Co-Chair

    (330) 535-0850

  • Magistrate Susan Baker Ross

    Committee Co-Chair

    (330) 375-2912

Name Phone City Mail
Vince Alfera 330-922-0927 Cuyahoga Falls
Magistrate Susan Baker Ross 330-375-2912 Akron
Marty Belsky 330-972-6361 Akron
Rebecca Black 330-996-4099 Akron
John Casalinuovo 330-786-2205 Akron
Jerry Glinsek 330-867-6600 Akron
Steve Grachanin 330-396-7900 Akron
Tom Haskins 330-762-5011 Akron
Eric Holtz 330-535-6650 Akron
Rick Kalal 888-543-8197 Akron
Madeline Lepidi-Carino 330-819-1423 Hudson
Mary Jo Lockshin 330-258-4024 Akron
Mike Malyuk 330-929-9700 Cuyahoga Falls
John Myers 330-535-0850 Akron
Michael Olah 330-338-2101 Akron
Tom Pitts 330-762-0280 Akron
Jason Ramsey 800-929-1500 Richfield
Irv Sugerman 330-434-7516 Akron
Patricia Vance 330-836-9358 Akron
George Wertz 330-643-2336 Akron

Akron Bar Association Contact:
Director of Legal Professional Development 
(330) 436-0112