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Our Advantage Is Having Over 30 Years of Experience

Founded in 1991, we have been engaged in the serious practice of bankruptcy law for over 30 years. With our breadth of experience, Van Ness Law has the knowledge and expertise to assure you will get your fresh start with dignity. 

We serve all of Northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Geauga, Portage, and Summit Counties.

Call today at (440) 650-1787 or contact us online

Our Awards & Accolades


  • NACBA
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • ABA

Meet Attorney Charles Van Ness

Charles Van Ness has the knowledge and compassion to ensure that our clients get the results that they deserve with dignity.

We Are Here To Make It Work For You

The legal system can be a cold, forbidding place — especially if you face it alone. With a knowledgeable attorney on your side, however, legal matters can seem much easier to bear. If you face a tough legal problem in Ohio, the attorneys at Van Ness Law are here to be your allies and advocates. We have extensive experience handling the legal issues that affect our clients' daily lives. Our practice focuses on bankruptcy, personal injury, estate planning, and small-business setup and formation. With law offices in Mayfield Heights, we serve clients throughout the Greater Cleveland area, including Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Summit, Portage, Medina, and Lorain counties.

Protect Your Future

All of our practice areas are focused on the future. Whether you want to enjoy a debt-free tomorrow, or are concerned about life after a serious injury, we can give you good advice and peace of mind as you look ahead. We also help individuals, families, and businesses prepare for the future through estate planning and small-business formation.Our broad knowledge base allows us to anticipate how today's legal problems will affect tomorrow's reality.

Client Reviews

Read What They Say About Us
  • “I was nervous about filing bankruptcy until I sat down with Charles.”
    “To say that I left his office with excitement and confidence about my future would be an understatement. My experience was excellent. Charles is a true professional.”
    - Antonio J.
  • “Mr. Charles Van Ness is a great man to whomever is in need of his service”
    Mr. Charles Van Ness is a great man to whomever is in need of his service I would strongly recommend him to you… even though I did not accomplish anything from the estate he did work hard to try and do so I appreciate the effort and blessings to his
    - Anna W.
  • “I would recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance during a challenging time.”
    “He was professional, well spoken, efficient, and affordable.”
    - Kelley B.
  • “I can enthusiastically recommend Van Ness Law to anyone considering bankruptcy.”
    “Charles is very good at explaining the various aspects of the process and answers any questions in a timely manner.”
    - GN
  • “Mr. Van Ness is an excellent lawyer and very responsive and respectful.”
    “He immediately puts you at ease and answer any questions you have. I was very nervous thru the whole process but as he said no question is silly.”
    - Pat G.
  • “Mr. Van Ness made this process smooth and worry free.”
    “He really made me feel relief...Can't thank him enough.”
    - Juanita B.
  • “Mr. Van Ness explained everything in full detail and helped me understand the process.”
    “I can’t thank Mr. Van Ness and the front desk ladies enough. You’ve taken a massive burden off of my chest that I’ve been dealing with for years.”
    - Sarah R.
  • “It was a fast and easy process.”
    “My attorney Mr. Van Ness provided great assistance with my Bankruptcy”
    - Bianca M.
  • Extensive Bankruptcy Law Knowledge
    Charles has a financial background and an MBA degree and is a leader in consumer and small business bankruptcy in Northeast Ohio.
  • 30+ Years of Legal Experience
    Knowledgeable and compassionate, ensuring that our clients get the results that they deserve.
  • Meet with Us Virtually
    With virtual consultations, it's easier than ever to get started.
  • Free Initial Consultation Available
    Learn how our lawyers can help during a free initial consultation.

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