Attorneys

Anna M. Petronzio, Founding Partner

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Anna M. Petronzio, who co-founded the firm in 1993, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America (B.A.1990), John Carroll University (M.A. 1999) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1993). She concentrates her practice in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, and Probate administration and litigation.

Anna is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar and Geauga County Bar, and has been admitted to the Bars of the State of Ohio and the United States Supreme Court. Anna is a Cleveland divorce and family law attorney practicing primarily in Cuyahoga county, Geauga county, and Lake county.

Jamie B. Schneier, Founding Partner

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Jamie B. Schneier practices primarily in the areas of Corporate, Transactional Business, and Business Sales and Acquisitions.

Jamie, who co-founded the firm in 1993, is a graduate of Ohio State University (B.S.B.A. 1985) and the accelerated S.C.A.L.E. Program of Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1993). Jamie is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubble.

Jennifer A. Corso,  Partner

JAC-pic-223x300Jennifer Corso specializes in representing management in labor & employment law. Jennifer offers employers a proactive approach to employment matters, innovative solutions, and top rate advocacy in defending employee claims. She is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, and has written several articles and spoken at numerous seminars and to community business groups on employment law topics.


Nancy J. Heller, Partner

DSC5574-199x300 Nancy J. Heller is a business attorney committed to excellence in counseling companies and individuals. After attending New York University Washington Square and University College, she obtained her law degree from New York University School of Law. Prior to joining Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA, Nancy clerked in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and affiliated with prominent law firms in New Jersey and Ohio over a 12 year period.


Kimberly A. Hrenko, Partner

DSC5613-199x300 Kimberly A. Hrenko is a Partner with Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA focusing her practice on Business, Commercial and Fraud Litigation. Kimberly works primarily with small to medium size closely held businesses in Northeast Ohio, focusing on the litigation aspects of issues confronted by businesses and their owners including shareholder, partner, and member disputes, complex commercial collections, and fraud detection and recovery. Kimberly is a graduate of Lake Erie College (B.S. 1996); a graduate of Cleveland State University (M.S. 2001); and a graduate of Cleveland Marshall College of Law (J.D., 2001). She was admitted to practice in 2001, and is a member of the Ohio State, Cleveland and Lake County Bar Associations. Kimberly is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Ohio and the United States Federal Court in the Northern District of Ohio. Kimberly primarily practices in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Summit, Trumbull and Mahoning counties.


Rachel Lerner, Partner

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Ms. Lerner practices Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Technology, and Internet law. Through her experience practicing law at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Jones Day, American Greetings, Inc. and AG Interactive, Inc. she has developed a unique set of skills which enable her to provide clients with exceptional legal services ina cost efficient manner.

Ms. Lerner serves as an Executive Council Member for the Intellectual Property Law Section and as Secretary and Treasurer for the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the Cleveland Bar Association. She is an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University of Law and the author of numerous legal articles related to the licensing, Internet and technology industries.


Margaret L. Montano, Partner

Margaret MontanoMargaret L. Montano is an attorney dedicated to assisting individuals and consumers through periods of financial challenge. Her practice focus is on debtor-creditor law, consumer and small business bankruptcy, student loan law, and mortgage foreclosure defense. Margaret graduated from Cleveland State University, summa cum laude, in 2000, with a Bachelors degree in Urban Studies, and earned her J.D. in Law from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2008. Margaret began her practice by acquiring a consumer bankruptcy practice, working to grow its presence to a level where she received the distinction of being named an Ohio Rising Star in the area of Consumer Bankruptcy in 2014, by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Bruce S. Rutsky, Partner

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Bruce S. Rutsky is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A. 1979) and The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D. 1982). Bruce is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice. He practices primarily in the areas of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Criminal Defense.

Bruce is admitted to practice in both Ohio and Florida. He practices in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Stark, Mahoning, Lorain and Ashtabula counties.


Jill C. Chodkowski, Of Counsel

Jill-3-199x300 Jill C. Chodkowski is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Binghamton (B.A. 2001) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D. 2004). She concentrates her practice in the areas of Family Law, Real Estate Law, and General Civil Litigation. Jill practices in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Summit, Ashtabula, and Medina counties. Jill is available to meet with clients in the evenings and on weekends, on the East or West side of Cleveland.


Robert J. Willis, Of Counsel

Bob-Profile PicRobert J. Willis graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1990 with a Bachelors degree in Business. He earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and his M.B.A. from Cleveland State University in 1993.  Robert has been with the law firm of Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA  since passing the bar. He Robert is admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of Ohio, along with the United States Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Robert practices in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Summit counties.


Marc D. Rossen, Of Counsel

marcMarc D. Rossen is a graduate of University of Michigan (B.A. 1989) and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D. 1994) and the CWRU Weatherhead School of Management (MBA 2000). Marc is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He practices primarily in the area of Startup Law, which includes Corporate and Business law with a focus on helping entrepreneurs and small businesses.