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Heather R. Johnston

Attorney - Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation...
  • Ohio
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Summary

With over thirteen years of intensive courtroom experience, Attorney Heather Johnston has the expertise necessary to confidently and effectively represent Northeast Ohio clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce, dissolution, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, adoptions, modifications and restraining orders. She served as a Guardian ad Litem for minors in hundreds of cases, advocating for their best interest in custody matters.

Attorney Johnston is one of a handful of lawyers certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Family Law Specialist.

Attorney Johnston strives to meet her clients’ goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner, providing personalized attention and individualized guidance. She can provide the best strategy for negotiated resolutions, contentious cases or collaborative matters. She will be there every step of the way, fighting for you and finding viable solutions.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Communications as an honors student at the University of Akron, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida in 2002. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association.Attorney Johnston has served as a mediator and is also certified in Collaborative Divorce.

Attorney Johnston is originally from Central Ohio. After graduating from college she migrated to Florida to enjoy the sunshine and attend law school, eventually returning to Northeast Ohio to practice law and raise a family. She resides in the Cuyahoga Valley National park area with her husband and three children.

Attorney Johnston offers in-depth case reviews and can be contacted via telephone at (330) 296-8000 or via email by clicking on “Contact Us”.

Education
University of Florida
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Member, John Marshall Bar Association Treasurer, International Law Society Volunteer Legal Advocate, Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program
University of Akron
B.A. | Business and Organizational Communications
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Honors: University Honors Student, Dean's List, National Honor's Society
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC
- Current
Attorney & Mediator
Phillips & Mille, Co. LPA
- Current
Attorney
Heather R. Johnston Co., LPA
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Volunteer CASA
CASA of Summit County
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Acted as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and advocated for the best interests of abused, neglected and Dependent children of Summit County.
Staff Attorney & Attorney/GAL
Summit County Juvenile Court - CASA Department
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Board of Trustees
Peninsula Library and Historical Society
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Chair - Governance and Nominating Committee
Certifications
Forensic Interviewer
Finding Words - Sponsored by State Atty. General's Office
Trained in Specialized Family & Juvenile Law Mediation (currently no certification available in Ohio)
Supreme Court of Ohio
Collaborative Law
Center for Principled Family Advocacy
Certified Family Law Specialist
Ohio State Bar Association
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
Cleveland Bar Association
Member, Family Law Section
- Current
Center for Principled Family Advocacy
Trained Collaborative Law Attorney
- Current
Akron Bar Association
Member
- Current
Ohio State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption
  • Custody
Languages
  • American Sign Language: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Portage County Office
149 N. Prospect, Suite 1
Suite 1
Ravenna, OH 44266
USA
Telephone: (330) 296-8000
Summit County Office
4466 Darrow Road, Suite 3
Stow, OH 44224
USA
Toll-Free: (330) 686-2890
Cuyahoga County Office
5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600-133
Independence, OH 44131
USA
Telephone: (330) 296-8000