James Robert Ranftl

James Robert Ranftl

Sole Practitioner
Akron, Ohio
I have been in private practice for over 41 years. My practice has been focused on matters related to Family Law, Criminal Defense and Probate. This includes divorce, dissolution, alimony, child custody and dependency and neglect cases in domestic relations and juvenile courts. Criminal Defense is provided in Federal, State and Local Courts and includes cases involving assaults, thefts, drugs, traffic, dui/dwi, suspended licenses, and probation/parole violations. My practice also involves the administration of estates, drafting of wills, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal
  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Juvenile Law
  • Probate
  • Elder Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1976


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • B.S.

Past Employment Positions

  • Sole Practitioner since 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Summit County Legal Aide Society, 1980 - Present