Ms. Kryszak is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio State…
Attorney Andrea C. Kryszak has been practicing law since 2004 at Kryszak & Associates, which was formerly known as Lessing & Kryszak; the Law Offices of Robert E. Lessing, Jr.; and Lessing & White & Roig. She focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Elder Law and Real Estate.
Ms. Kryszak’s commitment to the community is manifested by her involvement as President of the Lorain County Office on Aging and as past president of the Lorain County Bar Association’s Executive Committee. She is also currently involved with the Bar Association’s Fee Arbitration Panel and the Judicial Review Committee.
Previously, Attorney Kryszak served as a board member for Common Ground: The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal, in Oberlin, Ohio and New Riverbend Homes, in Elyria, Ohio, where she served as president of both boards. She is also an alumna of Leadership Lorain County’s Class of 2005 and has been a member of BNI (Business Network International) and the Working Women Connection. She also helped create the North Coast Professional Women’s Network.
In addition to the Lorain County Bar Association, Ms. Kryszak is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association.
In her spare time, Ms. Kryszak has volunteered with the nonprofit group, Hand Me Down Dobes, and she is a member of the Erie County Conservation League. She lives in Henrietta Township with her husband and their two rescued Dobermans.
Please call 1-888-934-5330 to make an appointment with Attorney Andrea Kryszak. She looks forward to working with you and helping you with your legal needs.
Mr. Henry practiced law in the New York metropolitan area where he managed a caseload consisting…
Doug Henry graduated in 2000 from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York. He majored in Public Affairs at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, SUNY at Albany, where he graduated cum laude. Prior to relocating to Ohio in 2007, Mr. Henry practiced law in the New York metropolitan area where he managed a caseload consisting of general civil litigation, tort and family law. Upon relocation to Ohio in 2007, his time and efforts have been devoted primarily to probate and family law practice in Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina, Geauga, Summit and Erie counties.
Doug serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Project in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and he has served as a GAL on behalf of children in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.
Doug’s approach to each case is unique, employing the most effective means to achieve the best result for his clients, including alternative dispute resolution, traditional litigation or both. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Ohio and New York.
Doug spends his time out of work with his wife, his children and his dog, Gus. His entire family enjoys spending time in the streams and on the trails between northeast Ohio and the Adirondack Mountains.
Attorney Kathleen Amerkhanian has practiced with multiple firms in northeast Ohio in various areas of law.
Attorney Kathleen Amerkhanian currently serves in an “of counsel” role with Kryszak & Associates. Attorney Kathleen Amerkhanian has practiced with multiple firms in northeast Ohio in various areas of law, including personal injury, business, juvenile, employment, probate and real estate. Ms. Amerkhanian has extensive experience in appellate matters and has prosecuted and/or defended numerous appeals in various appellate districts in Ohio, other state jurisdictions, as well as in federal appellate courts.
In addition to appellate advocacy, Ms. Amerkhanian’s practice includes advising clients on real estate, business, and employment matters, and drafting contracts, wills, and business formation documents. She has also represented homeowners facing foreclosure, assisting with pre-lawsuit negotiations with banks, as well as representing homeowners after a lawsuit has been filed.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Amerkhanian served as the Director of Communications, then Assistant Dean, at The University of Toledo College of Law. In this role, she oversaw media relations and publications and served as writer and editor for the law school’s 60-page plus annual alumni magazine.
Ms. Amerkhanian developed the strong writing and research skills that now serve her well as an advocate for her clients by working as a journalist prior to entering law school. Her work as a student and professional journalist garnered numerous honors and awards, including a third place honor from the South Carolina Press Association for in-depth reporting for her newspaper’s circulation category.
Ms. Amerkhanian gained membership in the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top ten percent of her law school class. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from The University of Toledo College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review editorial staff. She received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in English Writing and served as a writer for the university’s student newspaper.
Ms. Amerkhanian is a member of the Ohio bar and has also been admitted to practice in federal district courts in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Attorney Paula A. Kuhn focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration…
Attorney Paula A. Kuhn serves in an “of-counsel” role for Kryszak & Associates. She is experienced in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, general business, civil litigation, corporate law and tax law.
Ms. Kuhn earned her Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In addition to being an attorney, she is also a Certified Public Accountant-Inactive. She previously practiced law at McCray, Muzilla, Smith & Meyers LPA in Elyria, Ohio and was also employed by Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland, Ohio.
Attorney Kuhn is a member of both the Ohio State Bar Association and Lorain County Bar Association, having served the latter as its President during 2009-2010, a member of its Executive Committee from 2006-2011 and the Chair of its Judicial Review Committee since 2007. She is also a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and past member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Kuhn served as a volunteer attorney for Hospice of the Western Reserve for more than a decade. She was also a member of the Elyria Catholic High School Educational Endowment Fund Board and the North Coast Professional Women’s Network. Ms. Kuhn has a long-term connection with Lorain County as she was born and raised in Elyria and currently resides in Avon.
Attorney Robert E. Lessing, Jr., recently retired from active practice with Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA.
Attorney Robert E. Lessing, Jr., a founding member of our law firm, is retired from active practice. He previously practiced at Lessing & Kryszak, Co., LPA, the Law Offices of Robert E. Lessing, Jr., A Legal Professional Association, and Lessing, White & Roig, Ltd., Attorneys at Law, in the areas of estate planning, estates and trusts administration, small business and real estate. He was also employed as an attorney at West, West & Sherman, Attorneys at Law, in Elyria, Ohio, in the general practice of law and National City Bank, Cleveland, Ohio, in the Office of Counsel and the Trust Department. A recipient of the Elyria Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, he has also received awards from Who’s Who in the Midwest. He has been recognized by Outstanding Young Men of America, Elyria Jaycees-JCI Senator, and he received the Chicago Tribune Medal of Honor. He was a member of the Ohio State, Cleveland and Lorain County Bar Associations.
Mr. Lessing’s commitment to the community was manifested by his membership on the Grafton-Midview Public Library Board of Trustees since 1988, where he has served as President for four terms. Mr. Lessing has been a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church since 1981, having served on Church Council for two terms. He is a member of Vocational Guidance Services-Elyria Council, since 1984. He has been involved with the Midview Endowment Fund (President for six terms); Eaton Township Zoning Commission (Chairman for three terms); Grafton Advisory Council for Prisons; Family Planning Services (President for two terms); Taxpayers’ Committee of Eaton Township (Chairman for two terms); Kiwanis Club of Grafton-Midview; United Health Foundation (President for two terms); Elyria Board of Zoning Appeals (Chairman for two terms); Citizens Committee for Elyria Schools (Chairman); Elyria Precinct Committee person; Elyria Area League of Women Voters (First Male Member); Elyria Town Meeting-National Bicentennial (Chairman); Elyria Citizens for Education (Co-Chairman); and Elyria Jaycees (President 1975 to 1976).
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