Akron Bar Association Staff



C. Allen Nichols, Executive Director
330.436.0101 | Email

Contact regarding: Akron Bar Association’s Board of Trustees or the Akron Bar Foundation’s Board of Governors, and general operations


Erika Brown, Finance Director
330.436.0102 | Email

Contact regarding: Finance Committee, financial matters, and invoice payments


Thomas C. Petropoulos, Membership Director
330.436.0106 | Email

Contact regarding: Membership, Membership Committee, Bocce with the Bar Event Planning Committee, Senior Lawyers CommitteeSenior Lawyers Hospice SubcommitteeLaw School Liaison SubcommitteeSectionsPathfinder Program, Leadership Academy, and Website Content 


Ikel Kelly

Foundation and Office Operations Director

Direct Dial: 330.253.0103 Email
Contact regarding: Akron Bar Foundation, Notary Public DepartmentFederal Courts Luncheon Planning CommitteeLaw Week CommitteeProfessionalism Award Planning CommitteeStreet Law Student Summit Planning Committee, charitable giving, scholarships, and grants


Wayne M. Rice, Esq.

Bar Counsel

Direct Dial: 330.436.0111Email
Contact regarding:  Grievance CommitteeInvestigative SubcommitteeFee Arbitration Committee, and Bar Applicants and Students Committee


Mary Beth Tschantz Vehorn

Legal Professional Development Director

Direct Dial: 330.436.0112 Email
Contact regarding: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, New Lawyers Training (NLT) programming,  personal development content, and Lawyers Assistance Committee


Doris Antal, Communications Manager

Contact regarding: Publications, Press Releases, eNews, Advertising, Social Media, Constitution Day Celebration Event Planning Committee, and Mock Trial Committee 


Crystal Caballero, Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) Director

Contact regarding: LRIS, Legal Services Referral Network (LSRN), Mock Trial Committee, Constitution Day Celebration Event Planning Committee, Modest Means ProgramParalegal Section, and Criminal Appointed Counsel List


Hours of Operation

9 am – 5 pm Monday through Thursday

9 am – 4 pm Friday