Attorneys

Richard J. Marco, Jr., Esq.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 13, 1957; admitted to bar, 1981, Ohio; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education: Ohio Northern University (B.A., 1978). Legal education: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (J.D., 1981). Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Mu Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Remedies and Evidence. Editor-in-Chief, Cleveland State Law Review, 1981. Referee, Medina County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations 1989-1990. Member: Ohio State Bar Association.

Areas of Practice: Domestic Relations; Adoption Law, Family Law; Taxation, Business Law; Civil; Guardian Ad Litem; Dissolution

 

Kenneth J. Marco

Kenneth has been serving clients in Northeast Ohio since 1991. He is admitted to practice law in all State Courts and the U.S. District Court. Although born in Cleveland, Ohio, he has primarily been a lifelong resident of Medina, Ohio. Ken has a vast amount of experience in a wide variety of areas of law.

 

John Celebrezze

John Celebrezze, the Project co-founder, is the nephew of the late Anthony J. Celebrezze, the popular mayor of Cleveland who later served as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. John founded the Celebrezze-Zanghi Community Legal Education Project, Inc. (CZCLEP) as a tribute to his uncle’s lifetime commitment to the legal process as an Ohio State Senator, Cleveland’s Mayor, member of President Kennedy’s and Johnson’s Cabinets, and a federal judge.

As a career educator, John recognized early in his career how legal matters impacted the lives of his students and peers. He then vowed to make his lifework the teaching and learning of legal education.

A Promise Kept:

Many years ago then Federal Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze encouraged his nephew, John Celebrezze, a high school principal, to become an attorney. Albeit John was a successful school administrator, he promised his Uncle he would, in fact, become an attorney someday.

On Monday, May 18, 2009 John was sworn in as a newly minted Ohio attorney at age 61. Wearing his Grandfather's pocket watch as reminder of the promise America offered to the family of Rocco Celebrezze, a proud and courageous Italian immigrant, he took his oath just as his Uncle did on 02.11.1938. Congratulations John, Uncle Tony would be proud.

 

Laura Cahoon Griffis, Esq.

Laura is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor concentration in Sociology. While an undergraduate student, Laura became a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and was active in fundraising for non-profits. She received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Akron School of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in May 2013.

Having interned with the Barberton Law Department and serving as Assistant Director of Law for the City of Wadsworth, Laura joined Marco and Marco in January 2014.

Laura currently lives in Solon, Ohio. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Medina Bar Association.

Areas of Practice: Adoption Law, Domestic Relations, Family Law

 

Renee F. Eubanks, Esq.

Renee Eubanks, a 2001 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, offers comprehensive administrative and litigation experience not only representing clients in diverse legal arenas, but also serving as Executive Director of a domestic violence shelter. While Eubanks possesses a significant background in domestic relations, family law, and women’s issues, she is truly a generalist. Advocating for clients’ interests in criminal and civil matters—housing and consumer issues, public benefits, senior services, landlord/tenant, debt collection, tax law, and more—Eubanks remains highly flexible to emerging clients’ needs. As the newest member of the Marco & Marco firm, Eubanks is positioned to continue to build on the legacy and equity of the trusted brand.

Areas of Practice: Criminal and Civil matters, Housing and Consumer Issues, Public Benefits, Senior Services, Landlord/Tenant, Debt Collection, Tax Law