Koblentz & Penvose, LLC is a general practice, downtown Cleveland law firm.  We have two attorneys who understand the importance and the high degree of trust which a client places in an attorney representing that client’s interests.

Therefore, we take great pride at Koblentz & Penvose, LLC in the quality of the representation which we provide to our clients.  We believe in maintaining close communication with our clients, dedicating the time necessary to represent their interests, and to present our clients with all of their available legal options, so that they can make informed decisions about their matters.  


Our firm’s founder and majority partner, Richard Koblentz, is an experienced litigator of thirty-four years, who has served as a tenacious advocate on behalf of our clients in the courtrooms across Ohio at the federal, state and municipal court levels.  In representing our clients’ interests, our office believes in taking a result-oriented, pragmatic approach in providing options to our clients in attempting to resolve their legal matters.  We prefer to find the best solutions for our clients that hopefully help them avoid litigation, if possible, along with the amount of time and expense which can accompany the litigation process.  

Primarily, in terms of what we do, we are the lawyer’s lawyer.  A large percentage of our practice is spent representing lawyers, judges and bar applicants.  Those matters include issues of attorney discipline, disqualification, ethical conflicts of interest, compliance with the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct and the Ohio Rules for the Government of the Bar.

Our experience in the area of legal ethics and professional responsibility has led to our firm also being retained, in numerous matters, as an expert witness delivering professional opinions relating to a wide array of issues. 

In addition to our primary practice area of professional responsibility and legal ethics, our firm practices in the areas of complex civil litigation, contract law, small business, corporate, real estate, criminal defense, white collar criminal defense, domestic relations, family, juvenile, probate and employment law.