Richard Lillie

 With more than 30 years of litigation experience and as a  Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy,  Richard Lillie has successfully handled numerous criminal defense  matters in areas ranging from fraud and computer hacking to drug  conspiracies and sex crimes.

      In the civil arena, he has handled cases involving employment issues,  shareholder disputes, trade secret violations, professional malpractice,  conversion, and bad faith.

      Richard Lillie served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the  U.S. Department of Justice in Cleveland from 1982 to 1987 and also  serviced as a Common Please Judge in 1998, having been appointed by  then-Governor, United States Senator (Ret.) George Voinovich.

      Richard Lillie has also served as Law Director and Assistant Law  Director for several Northeast Ohio municipalities, and as a Special  Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General and the Ohio Secretary of State.

      Richard Lillie, who holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University,  earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  He has  taught classes in trial advocacy and evidence at both law schools for  almost two decades.

      Richard Lillie is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal  Defense Lawyers.  He is admitted to practice in Ohio, New York, and the  District of Columbia and numerous Federal courts.

     Awards:  Lillie has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and as a Fellow of the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America (membership is limited to 3500 Fellows in the nation representing less than one half of one percent of American lawyers.)

Gretchen Holderman


Gretchen Holderman has  been in practice for 26 years.  She has spent considerable time focusing  on criminal, corporate, and municipal law. Gretchen's litigation experience is  in state and federal court in both civil and criminal cases.
      Gretchen Holderman has extensive research, writing, and negotiation experience. She has habeas corpus and post-conviction experience  and has prepared and presented numerous appellate briefs and oral  arguments before numerous Ohio District Courts of Appeal and the United States  Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.

      Gretchen Holderman is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.