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Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A.

United States 2024

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Year founded: 1886
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The law firm of Cavitch Familo & Durkin traces its roots to 1886 in Cleveland, Ohio. It has long been considered one of the premier law firms, enjoying an impeccable reputation among the legal community for effectiveness and professionalism. Cavitch maintains long standing relationships with its clients, both businesses and individuals, providing generations of business owners and their families full service legal representation. The attorneys and paralegals at Cavitch, along with its experienced administrative staff, treat each and every client with the utmost care and attention designed to facilitate sophisticated representation on a cost effective basis.

Cavitch believes that accurate legal advice and attentive service is an absolute requirement in the representation of its clients; it couples these absolutes with the time and energy needed to develop a thorough knowledge of its clients and their enterprises to serve as trusted legal advisors. The attorneys of Cavitch serve in many charitable and civic organizations, as well as strategic facilitators and members of clients’ business advisory panels and as active members of various professional organizations throughout Ohio.

Legal Expertise & Seminars

Many Cavitch attorneys are sought after presenters to numerous professional seminars and meetings, as well as client oriented seminars and presentations, and continuing professional education programs. You can find out more about our attorneys presenting their legal knowledge and expertise on the Seminars/Speakers page.

Our law firm is also proud to maintain a its long standing relationship as authors and members of the permanent editorial board of the legal publishing company, Matthew Bender and Company by annually editing its popular Ohio Transaction Guide and Current Legal Forms used by many lawyers in Ohio and across the nation.

If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about a speaking engagement in our Cleveland area community use our Contact Us page to submit a request. Just let the law firm of Cavitch Familo & Durkin know which practice area you think would best fit your engagement and we will put you in touch with one of our respected attorneys in that field of legal expertise.


Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A. is metro ranked in 10 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Corporate Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Probate
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A. has 8 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Main Location

Cleveland, OH
1300 East Ninth Street, 20th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
216-621-7860 Call our Cleveland, OH location at 216-621-7860 Get Directions Get directions to our Cleveland, OH location
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