Richard S. Koblentz

Richard S. Koblentz: Attorney with Koblentz & Penvose, LLC


Richard S. Koblentz is our majority partner and has been a member of the Ohio Bar since 1975. Since his admission to the bar, Rich has been engaged in the general practice of law with the emphasis on litigation. Currently, Rich devotes the greatest portion of his practice to the area of professional responsibility which includes, but is not limited to, legal ethics, attorney discipline, bar admission representation, representation in the areas of attorney conflicts of interest, disqualification of counsel, law firm formations and dissolutions, legal malpractice representation as both plaintiff and defense counsel and service as an expert witness. Rich also practices in the areas of complex and general civil litigation, criminal defense, both general and white collar, probate, real estate, small business counseling and domestic relations.

Richard has amassed a proven track record of leadership and involvement in the Cleveland legal community over his 40 years of practice, including; Trustee, 1985-1987, Officer, 1987-1990, President, 1990-1991, Honorary Trustee, 1992—, Alumni of the Year, 1997, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association. Co-Chairman, Annual Cleveland-Marshall Alumni Luncheon, 1986-1989. Member, 1986-1996 and Chairman, 1988-1991, Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. President, 1996—and Member of Executive Committee, Trustee and Counsel, Cleveland Baseball Federation, 1985-1996. Member, Campaign Cabinet of Jewish Community Federation. Co-Chairman, Friends of the Mentally Retarded, 1990. Trustee, American Jewish Congress, 1990, Vice-President, 1991-1995.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Legal Ethics and Discipline Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Corporate Law
  • Probate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
216-621-3012  Phone
216-621-6567  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.S.Ed., 1972
Law School Attended:
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., cum laude, 1975
Year of First admission:
1975, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1988, U.S. Supreme Court; 1975, Ohio
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County (Trustee, 1985-1989, Vice President, 1989-1992; Member, 1980-1995 and Chairman, 1988-1990, Grievance Committee; Member and Secretary, Ethics Committee, 1977-1980), Geauga County and Ohio State Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member, Legislative Committee); Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member, Court Oversight Committee); Judicial Conference, Eighth Judicial District, Charter Life Member.
Birth Information:
Cleveland, Ohio, May 19, 1950
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
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