Chardon, Ohio

Ibold & O'Brien

A Full-Service law firm serving northeast Ohio since 1980!

Ibold & O'Brien

401 South St
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 285-3511
Ibold & O'Brien, Personal Injury Attorneys, Services, Chardon, Ohio

Since 1980, Ibold & O’Brien has built a reputation for providing outstanding legal counsel to clients throughout Ohio’s Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Their broad range of expertise, years of experience, and dedicated attention to clients allow this full-service law firm to provide extensive legal services, from bankruptcy filings to criminal defense.

No matter what legal issue you're facing, you can rely on Ibold & O’Brien for guidance. Their attorneys are well-versed in a variety of practice areas, including:

  • Divorce and family law
  • DUI and criminal defense
  • Bankruptcy, collections, and debt relief
  • Probate, estate planning, and probate law
  • Workers' compensation and personal injury cases

Ibold & O’Brien’s lawyers are known for highly effective representation that lives up the highest standards in the legal profession. Martindale-Hubbell, one of the industry's most respected review agencies, has given Ibold & O’Brien an AV rating, the highest possible for ethics and legal competency.

Members of their team also have been named Superlawyers, a title reserved for legal professionals who excel in all areas of their practice. They understand there's no such thing as a minor legal issue, which is why they provide personalized attention to every client.

When you need high-quality legal services, you can depend on  Ibold & O’Brien to achieve the best possible outcome. Visit their website to see their full list of practice areas. To schedule a consultation, call their Chardon office at (440) 607-5228 or their Orwell office at (440) 437-5295.

Announcements & Events from Ibold & O'Brien
Common Questions About Whiplash Injuries, Chardon, Ohio
A frequent result of car accidents, whiplash occurs when the head suddenly jerks forward and back, stretching and straining neck tendons and muscles. If you’ve suffered neck pai...read more
How to Handle the Insurance Adjuster After a Truck Accident, Chardon, Ohio
Getting into an accident with a big truck can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. In order to protect yourself from liability as well as receive the maximum insur...read more
A Brief Guide to Medical Liens in Personal Injury Cases, Chardon, Ohio
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How to Change a Will , Chardon, Ohio
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3 Common Types of Medical Malpractice Injuries, Chardon, Ohio
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When you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident, sharing details with family and friends on social media may seem normal and relatively harmless. However, insurance companies are adep...read more
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Land use and zoning laws allow communities to control what takes place in certain areas and determine who has the right to use a particular property. While they’re designed to p...read more
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A comprehensive estate plan will cover everything from the care of your pets to the distribution of your retirement accounts. Since your situation will inevitably change over time, t...read more
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When you’re injured as a result of someone else’s actions or mistakes, you shouldn’t have to cover the resulting damages. With a successful personal injury claim, you don’t have to. ...read more
From an auto accident to a medical error or dog bite, personal injuries can take a number of different forms. The basic legal process at the heart of filing a claim remains the ...read more
Having to file for bankruptcy is a stressful experience for everyone involved and can add additional strain. With a bankruptcy attorney on your side, the process will run smooth...read more
While everyone wants their marriage to be a lifelong commitment, it’s sometimes necessary to hire a divorce lawyer to start proceedings. However, it’s not uncommon for disputes to ar...read more
Most personal injury cases involve a tort, which is the legal term for any act that’s committed by one person and causes harm to another. When filing a personal injury claim, it’s ne...read more
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When couples divorce, the court may order one spouse to pay the other, either permanently or until the case is finalized. Unlike child support and a share of the marital assets, one ...read more
Any business has a legal responsibility to ensure that guests partaking of its services are reasonably protected. For instance, this is why restaurants have health codes and swi...read more
It violates employment law for supervisors and hiring managers to discriminate. Still, many employed individuals and job seekers worry their genetic information will be held aga...read more
When you're facing criminal charges, your future could depend on the quality of your legal representation. Courts may provide a public defender at a lower up-front cost than what’s r...read more
After a car accident or if you've been injured due to the negligence of another individual, you may wish to file a personal injury claim with the court to cover medical bills an...read more
If you enjoy running, you know there’s nothing like barreling down the pavement with nothing but your sneakers and your willpower. Although the endorphin rush might help you for...read more
Getting divorced dramatically upends almost every aspect of your life, many of which may not be immediately apparent. For instance, if you created an estate plan during the marriage,...read more
Foreclosure is a legal remedy available to lenders after a borrower has failed to meet the terms of their home loan agreement. This allows the financial institution to regain possess...read more
Dental malpractice is a type of medical malpractice in which a dental care provider breaches accepted standards of care and jeopardizes the health of a patient. If you've been injure...read more
One of the most challenging aspects of being a single parent is taking care of all the household expenses on only one income. This may leave parents facing overwhelming financia...read more
If you sustain injuries or damages through no fault of your own, you may be wondering whether it’s worth pursuing legal action. The easiest way to determine whether you have grounds ...read more
Under normal circumstances, sharing details of important life events with family and friends on social media is relatively harmless. However, if you’re going through a divorce, the c...read more
Unsafe conditions on a residential or business property can cause even careful visitors to trip, slip, and fall, often resulting in serious, potentially life-altering injuries. While...read more
Because there are no guarantees in life, it’s never too early to write a will. Since your circumstances will inevitably change over time, though, it’s essential to review your e...read more
Spring’s warmer weather means kids want to spend more time riding their bikes. Ensuring your kids know bicycle safety tips and the rules of the road reduces their risk of personal in...read more
When you’re planning a wedding, you likely don’t want to consider something unfortunate happening to either of you. However, marriage is an important legal union, so proper estate pl...read more
Assault and battery victims often sustain severe physical injuries, resulting in extensive medical bills they shouldn’t have to pay. Fortunately, personal injury law allows you to co...read more
When you purchase an item off the shelf, you trust that it’s safe to handle and use. But if the product is defective, the seller or the manufacturer may be held liable. In many cases...read more
As winter’s chill rolls in, snow, ice, and wet weather increase the risk of personal injury outside and indoors. People who slip and fall don’t always get hurt, but one out of five f...read more
Whether you have family visiting from out of town or plan to invite friends over for drinks, you likely have some holiday hosting planned. If you have a dog, however, the presence of...read more
While drunk driving laws and criminal defense attorneys deal with the criminal aspects of driving under the influence, dram shop laws and attorneys are concerned with civil liability...read more
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Property zoning laws are powerful tools, allowing municipal governments to control growth and keep one resident’s activity from negatively impacting the entire community. While these...read more
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Choosing an executor is among the most important estate planning decisions you will make. Not only is the person you select charged with guiding your estate through the probate proce...read more
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Cycling is a great way to get in shape and can be an economical way to travel, but it’s not without drawbacks. Riding alongside motor vehicles, for example, poses some risks. Ev...read more
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Once they’ve decided to end their marriage, many people rush through the divorce process so they can get on with their lives. However, hurrying into divorce without adequate pre...read more
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Foreclosure is an unfortunate reality that many homeowners face each year. It’s a stressful experience, especially if you’re unsure how the whole process works. In Ohio, foreclosures...read more
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Being pulled over for a DUI can have serious repercussions, many of which could shape your life for years to come. Unfortunately, many drivers make simple mistakes, giving up valuabl...read more
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If you are deep in debt, bankruptcy may be the solution you need to get back into good standing financially. Unfortunately, some people shy away from filing because they worry t...read more
Declaring bankruptcy can erase certain debts that are causing hardship; however, this financial maneuver is not without repercussions. Discharging debt will affect your credit score,...read more
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According to the American Bar Association, over half of Americans die intestate — that is, without a will or estate plan in place. Lacking an official directive, property and assets ...read more
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Buying a home can be complex even under the best of circumstances. If there are issues related to real estate and zoning laws, the process becomes even more challenging. In this case...read more
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Personal injury cases arise when someone is hurt due to the negligent actions of another. Many choose to file a claim to seek compensation, which commonly happens after incident...read more
If you are facing foreclosure, hanging onto your property is likely your main priority. But it's important to have a legal professional fighting alongside you, standing up for y...read more
Ibold & O’Brien, a local law firm known for providing excellent legal counsel to Ohio’s Geauga and Ashtabula counties, is proud to introduce the newest member of their ...read more
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If you're the victim of medical malpractice, you have an uphill battle to fight. Of all types of personal injury cases, these are some of the hardest to win. To find a lawyer who can...read more
A personal injury can have a significant impact on your life and health. Fortunately, you can file a legal claim to pursue compensation if you can prove another party was at fau...read more
Children are the most vulnerable people involved in a divorce, so it’s imperative to know how to broach the subject with them. The divorce lawyers at Ibold & O’Brien in...read more
While you can file for divorce without involving an attorney, it's better to at least consult a legal professional about your case. An experienced divorce lawyer has been through the...read more
If you’re struggling financially and can’t seem to make a dent in your debt, you may be considering filing for bankruptcy. Whether your home is facing foreclosure or you have mo...read more
Estate planning ensures that your assets and property are distributed in the ways you wish after your death. As a general rule, anyone with assets, property, or other financial inter...read more
Online forms and do-it-yourself articles make writing a will and planning your estate look easy, but do they really help you with the details? Will your descendants be exposed to tax...read more
Whether you haven't met state residency requirements, aren't financially ready, or have personal objections to divorce, a legal separation sometimes can be the best step away from a ...read more