David R. Kennedy
David R. Kennedy,
born Cleveland, OH, 1956; admitted to Ohio bar, 1986.
Areas of Practice:
Wills; Trusts; Estates; Estate Planning; Probate; Probate Litigation; Income and Estate Tax; General Business; Real Estate; Title Insurance Services.
Miami University (BS, 1978); University of Akron (JD, 1986).
Ohio State Bar Association, Akron Bar Association, and Alliance Defense Fund.
David R. Kennedy was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1956, the fourth of nine children. He grew up in Bay Village, Ohio and graduated from Bay High School in 1974. Dave attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management and Economics) in 1978. He started a career in banking and was working as a branch manager for The Firestone Bank in Akron, Ohio when he enrolled in night school at the University of Akron School of Law in 1982. Dave completed his law degree in December 1985 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in April 1986. He started into the private practice of law in 1989. David is licensed to practice in all Ohio courts, the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, and the United States Supreme Court. In 2015, David received the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction award in recognition of his being one of the best lawyers in the nation in a variety of categories, including Communications Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service, and Value for Money.
Dave concentrates his practice in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning; General Business; Real Estate and Taxation. Dave is also the founder and President of Ohio Fidelity Title Agency, Inc., which provides residential and commercial real estate title and escrow services throughout Ohio. His firm also provides services in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, family law, criminal law, bankruptcy, and social security disability. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (Estate Planning, Trust, Probate Law and Real Property Law Sections), and the Akron Bar Association (Probate Law Section). In 1998, Dave initiated the Life-Law Legal Services program that offers discounted legal services and encourages charitable giving to pro-life and pro-family organizations. Dave attended the National Litigation Academy of the Alliance Defense Fund in 1999 and is now affiliated with nearly 1,000 other attorneys nationwide who provide pro-bono legal services to defend the rights of religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and family values. Dave, his lovely wife Karen, and their four children reside in Sharon Township, Ohio. They are members of the Sacred Heart Church in Wadsworth, Ohio.