Warner Mendenhall

My Background

I actually have quite a long history of public service. Beginning my professional career with a foray into local politics, many people know me as a former Akron City Council Representative who served two terms, fighting corruption and the abuse of power of local governments in Northeast Ohio. During my time on the city council, I had a lot of legal questions and felt that the city law department was not giving me accurate answers so I went to law school to learn the answers for myself.

From Politics to Law

After law school, my political interests took a slightly different turn. Looking back into the questionable state of the city law department, I discovered fraudulent behaviors from members on the council and worked to recover funds lost at their hands. When it came time to decide whether or not to take on the mayor and sue the city, I took the opportunity to fight for justice, and ultimately became a sort of local celebrity, if you will.

Since then, I've been building a mission-oriented practice to hold local, state government, and corporations accountable. Anchored by a passion for helping to give ordinary people the power to stand up to government abuses, corporate fraud, and bank malfeasance. Being driven by the idea of providing high-quality service to those in need of legal help, my firm and areas of practice have grown over the years into many areas.

"When you choose to work with me, it's not like what you see on TV. I care about our collaboration and delivering the best outcome I can."

Why Work with Me?

Most of the clients I've had the pleasure of working with found my law firm as they were searching for an attorney who is driven and dedicated to helping them move past their legal struggles. With my diverse background after two decades of providing professional legal services, I am very knowledgeable about the cases and situations my clients are facing. I can then use that to think outside of the box and remain steadfast when taking on larger institutions. When confronted with the stress of a legal matter, you want to work with an attorney who not only understands legal strategy, but media and political strategy too.

When you reach out to me, we generally explore your life situation beyond the case so we can understand where the case fits into your big picture. This helps me understand how I should proceed with your case by providing a deeper understanding of what you need from me to help solve your problem.

With every case, I strive to do right by the client. When my internal resources aren't enough, I have a big network of firms that I can work with in a collaborative way to slay your giants. I'm not too proud to work with other people that will make your legal team stronger. No matter what you're facing, reach out to me and I can help you get the ball rolling.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court


  • J.D. University of Akron
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • B.A., University of Akron