Gary S. Okin

Gary S. Okin is certified as a specialist in Family Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.  His focus includes divorce and dissolution, child custody, support and alimony, domestic violence, litigation & appeals, adoption and juvenile law.  Gary Okin is admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.  Gary is a contributor to several journals and Continuing Legal Education seminars. He is one of the first attorneys to be designated a Certified Specialist in the area of Domestic Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.


Gary S. Okin is a designated Certified Specialist in Domestic Relations Law.

Gary S. Okin

Family Law Attorney

Education & Court Admissions:

  • Washington & Lee University, B.A. Cum Laude 1974
  • Cleveland State University Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cum Laude, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1978

Associations & Memberships:

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Relations Specialty Board,    2012 – present
  • Lake County Bar Association,  Chairman, Family Law Committee,    1997 – 1999
  • Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations  Local Rules Committee, 1995 – 1997
  • Eighth District Court of Appeals Judicial  Conference Life Member
  • Lake Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Leadership & Honors:

  • Domestic Relations Certified Specialist Ohio State Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell AV-rated Preeminent
  • AVVO rated Superb
  • B’nai Jeshuran Congregation Assistant Secretary, 2002 – 2003
  • B’nai Jeshuran Congregation, Trustee, 1994 – 2001

On a Personal Note:

Gary has been a high school Sunday school teacher for over 30 years at B’Nai Jeshuran as well as a member of the professional choir. He’s an avid reader, enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his five grandchildren.

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