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Your Attorneys For Bankruptcy, Estate Planning,
Probate Administration, Business, Commercial, Litigation
Experience Matters
(330) 929-2676
Experience Matters
(330) 929-2676

John M. Herrnstein

John M. Herrnstein

Attorney at Law

Hoover Heydorn & Herrnstein
111 Stow Avenue, Suite 100, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone: (330) 929-2676
Fax: (330) 929-7963


John was certified in 2018 as a member of Lawyers of Distintion
John has called Cuyahoga Falls home for several decades. He raised his family here, has been active in several community organizations, coached baseball at all levels, and has practiced law in Cuyahoga Falls since 1984.
John is a life-long Buckeye. He attended the Ohio State University where he majored in business and received his degree with honors in 1980. After receiving his undergraduate degree, John continued on to law school. In 1983, John graduated with honors from the Ohio State University College of Law. In 1984, John joined Bob Heydorn and his now deceased partner Orval Hoover and has practiced law in Cuyahoga Falls ever since. 
In his 33 years of practicing law, John has assisted thousands of clients with their legal needs. John has prepared thousands of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorneys, deeds, affidavits,  and other estate planning documents. John also practices extensively in the areas of probate and estate administration, litigation, personal injury claims, business and commercial law, real estate law, and construction law.

Wills and Trusts

Wills and Trusts prepared by John can make provisions for your benefit during your lifetime while ensuring that your hard-earned assets are distributed in the manner you desire upon your passing. Your Will and Trust will be prepared based on your wishes, family situation, and asset level. The right type of Trust can avoid the probate process, provide for minor children or beneficiaries with special needs, protect government benefits, provide for charitable gifts, or eliminate or reduce federal estate taxes. John will prepare the right type of Will or Trust for your individual needs. 

Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills

Regardless of whether  you need help now or may need help at a later date with your financial matters or health care decisions, John can explain the several types of Powers of Attorneys or Living Wills that will fit your needs. John prepares these documents to provide for your specific situation. Powers of Attorneys can be prepared to take effect immediately, to take effect at a future date, or to not take effect until such time as you are unable to handle these matters yourself. Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills prepared by John will help ensure that your financial matters and health care decisions are handled in the manner that you desire and do not go unattended. 

Deeds and Affidavits

If you own a house or other real estate that you want to leave to a loved one as quickly and efficiently as possible upon your passing, then talk to John about the several types of deeds and affidavits that may be the answer. These documents can ensure that real estate remains in your sole ownership and control during your lifetime while avoiding the probate process upon your passing. John will prepare the appropriate deed or affidavit to save you and your heirs a significant amount of time and money.

Minor Children

If you have minor children, you will want to meet with John to make provisions for them if something happens to you. Do not leave these these important decisions to others. Making arrangements for guardians, trustees, and for your children's living arrangements and financial needs is an important part of your estate plan.

Loved Ones With Special Needs or Disabilities

If you have a loved one with special needs or disabilities, then you should consult with John about a Trust that provides for their welfare without jeopardizing their government benefits. A properly drafted Trust can accomplish these goals.

Estate Taxes

If you own a successful business, own valuable real estate, or otherwise have a high net worth, then talk to John about Trusts that are specifically designed to avoid or minimize estate taxes. These Trusts can save your beneficiaries tens of thousands of dollars. An appropriately drafted Trust allows you to leave more of your assets to your beneficiaries, not the government. 

Probate and Trust Administration

In addition to estate planning, John assists you through probate and trust administration when a loved one passes away. John's goal is to make this process easy for you, and he treats each client with care and concern. Thanks to recent changes in probate law, probate administration can be quicker, more efficient and less costly than in the past. There are many types of probate administration. John will guide you through the appropriate process to save you time and money.

Real Estate Matters

John represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and developers in all areas of real estate law, including selling, purchasing, leasing, land use, and zoning throughout the Akron area. He will also show you how to efficiently and economically streamline the process of leaving your home or other real estate to your family members upon your passing. John also has years of experienced in handling landlord and tenant issues. Contact John with questions regarding real estate law.


John is also an experienced trial lawyer in Akron, Summit County, and throughout Northeastern Ohio, who pursues and defends your interests in court with the diligence you expect. John has tried hundreds of lawsuits in personal injury cases, collecting money you are owed, business matters, real estate matters, disputes involving probate and trust administration, and general civil litigation. John is here to assist you with your litigation needs.

Business Law

John represents established companies in all aspects of their businesses as general counsel. He also helps new businesses get started in the proper direction by setting up the appropriate corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, or other business entities and by preparing succession planning documents, buy-sell agreements between the owners of businesses, asset sale and business sale contracts, and many other types of business agreements. In addition, John assists construction companies in all areas of the law, including mechanic's liens and bond claims.
Whatever your legal needs, John is available to meet with you. Find out for yourself why John has earned a reputation as an experienced attorney who cares about his clients.

Experience Matters

To schedule an appointment with John call (330) 929-2676 or email John at

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