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Maryann C. Chandler


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  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Cleveland State University, B.A., magna cum laude
  • Admitted to Practice in the State of Ohio and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

An experienced trial lawyer and legal counselor, Maryann concentrates her practice in a few areas.  As a  family law practitioner, she handles all aspects of divorce, dissolution, custody, grandparent rights, child support and parenting time modifications and premarital agreements. She also handles a significant amount of real estate matters from simple purchase agreements, drafting deeds, easements, to more complex issues involving land use, zoning and development of vacant land. She has managed and tried a wide range of civil and administrative cases and counsels business owners and developers on related matters. 

During law school Maryann served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James L. Kimbler, Judge of the Medina County Common Pleas Court, where she researched and wrote legal opinions.


She began her legal career as an Assistant County Prosecutor for Medina County, Civil Division, providing legal representation to the county's Townships, the Auditor, Commissioners, Treasurer and Clerk of Courts in general public law matters and civil litigation.


Her family law practice encompasses the preparation of prenuptial agreements, divorces, dissolutions and legal separation actions.  She also represents clients in custody disputes, including matters of interstate custody, child support and spousal support modifications and grandparent rights.


As a real estate attorney, Maryann has litigated many zoning disputes, including the defense of zoning violations on behalf of businesses and individuals before various County and City Boards and local Courts.  She advises clients on the development of vacant land from the beginning of the transaction to the end by negotiating the details of the purchase and providing advice on zoning regulation compliance.  She also works with developers and Homeowner’s Associations in drafting deed restrictions and giving advice in connection with homeowner disputes.


Maryann served five years on the Executive Committee of the Medina County Bar Association, and was President in 2014.  She has also served on the Medina County Arts Council and as a Board Member for Main Street Medina.  Maryann was awarded the "Super Lawyers" distinction for 2021 and 2022. Super Lawyers is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation.


Maryann grew up in Brunswick where she attended St. Ambrose School and Brunswick High School.  Maryann, along with her husband and son reside in an 1890s farmhouse in Valley City where they garden and tend to sheep, goats, pigs and chickens in their spare time. 

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