Sternberg & Zeid Co., L.P.A.

Firm Overview

Our firm is dedicated to providing quality legal services to individuals and small businesses at reasonable fees.

Our firm was established in 1982. I was an assistant prosecuting attorney and Mr. Zeid was a public defender. We both have broad trial experience and share a strong work ethic. Some members of our staff have been with us since the beginning of the firm.

Example cases

I have tried cases on the dischargeability of a debt, including school loans, and regarding debts arising out of domestic relations actions as well as fraud cases. In the field of domestic relations I have tried cases involving custody, child support, spousal support and division of property. My practice is not limited to the trial courts. I have argued in the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio Appellate Courts.

Main Office
7547 Mentor Ave
Suite 301
Mentor  OH  44060
  • (440) 942-6267


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, usually for an hour. However, it is still free if an individual needs more time because of issues or the facts of their case.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
There are a number of services where I do charge a flat rate. An example would be a simple individual Chapter 7, which is at a $1,000 flat rate. Fixed rate is never quoted until after the initial consultation.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evening and weekend appointments upon request.
Office Manager
Marcy Sabo
Emergency After Hours

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy helping an individual secure their life.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I respect clients who have taken the time to gain an understanding of the issues they may be facing. Clients are an active participant in the legal process. However, a client needs to understand that each case is different.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients. My past experience has been that individuals, who prepare their own documents, even when reviewed by counsel, would be better served if they obtained an attorney to represent them.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to coach clients who wish to represent themselves. This is done at my normal hourly rate and usually is only beneficial in relatively simple legal matters.

David J. Sternberg

I started as an attorney in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's litigation section. Due to a family member's illness, I moved back to northeastern Ohio where I served as a Lake County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, initially handling criminal cases and later being the chief civil litigator. I later was a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board and then went into private practice. My prior experience has given me insight into representing individuals and small businesses faced with different legal problems.

I have loaded trucks, washed dishes, been a waiter, accountant and attorney in both public and private sectors. Besides a strong legal experience, I bring a wealth of life experiences to help solve my clients' problems.

Knowledge, experience, and dedication to my clients.

Personal interests:

Family, playing racquet ball, reading, back gammon, watching soccer, and football.

  • Bar Number: 0005579
    Ohio , 1973
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1973
    Columbus, OH
  • Miami University
    Bachelor of Science , 1970
    Oxford, OH

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