April 7, 2017

Joseph Falbo – Attorney


Joe is a senior associate at OMDP focusing on litigation and providing private mediation services.  Immediately prior to joining OMDP Joe handled a vast litigation docket as a Magistrate Judge in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas General Division.  As a Magistrate Judge, Joe presided over bench trials, class action hearings, motions to compel arbitration hearings, and a variety of other matters that the General Division handles.  Joe was able to effectively manage these complex matters, amicably resolve hotly contested cases, and make difficult decisions on intricate legal issues in an efficient and effective manner.  Joe now brings his experience of almost nine years working within the Court into his practice at OMDP where he can provide clients with measured, decisive, and effective legal advice to help guide them through the litigation process.  Joe also uses his experience of settling hundreds of cases while working in the Court in his private mediation services offered at OMDP.

Joe was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio where he worked in his family-owned construction business.  Joe went on to do his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo where he graduated from the Honors College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  While at the University of Toledo, Joe majored in Organizational Development and minored in Business Law and wrote his honors thesis on succession planning for closely-held corporations.  From there, Joe attended law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio where he was on the Dean’s List for several semesters for his academic accomplishments.  Joe obtained his juris doctorate in 2008.  Joe has the following admissions and bar association involvements:

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Awarded the Ohio State Bar Association Foundation District 10 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under
  • Lorain County Bar Association
    • Executive Board Member of the Lorain County Bar Association
    • Chairman of the Lorain County Bar Association Foundation
    • Presenter at Lorain County Bar Association seminars
    • Author for Lorain County Bar Association quarterly newsletters

Joe enjoys being actively engaged in civic activities around our community including:

  • Board Member of Lorain County Community Action Agency
    • Member of Finance and Fundraising Committees
  • Mock Trial Coach for the Amherst Middle School Mock Trial Team through Educational Service Center of Lorain County
  • Mock Trial Judge for local schools’ mock trial competitions
  • Member of Black River Masonic Lodge #786 Lorain, Ohio
  • Former Board Member for the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility
  • Former Board Member for South Shore Community Development, LLC
  • Frequent presenter at local schools for LCBA Law Day presentation
  • Former mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
  • Former volunteer coach for Amherst Summer League Softball
  • Former volunteer coach for Lakewood Minor League Baseball

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