Our Firm

Founded in 1976 by Leland Cole, Cole LPA has served the Northeastern Ohio area for over 30 years. It is considered a general practice law firm with expertise in many areas of law.

Cole LPA has its home in a 130 year old Bath Township farmhouse. Once surrounded by sprawling acres of natural land, Cole LPA’s blue house now stands as neighbors to Ghent Square and Gasoline Alley.

Cole LPA employs dedicated attorneys and support personnel to meet the unique needs of its clients. This committed team provides invaluable assistance and a lasting relationship to provide its clients with an effective resolution.

Steven Fannin

Office: 330-666-5500
Cell: 330-814-1777
Fax: 330-666-5722
email: stevenfannin@colelpa.com

Steven is Of Counsel for Cole Co. L.P.A. He was a successful solo-practitioner before joining Cole Co. L.P.A. His practice emphasizes criminal representation, as well as corporate advocacy for small and medium sized businesses. He also has experience with juvenile and domestic relations law and is a certified Guardian ad Litem registered with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Attorney Fannin is also licensed in Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio and Federal Bankruptcy Court.

Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Juvenile Law
Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts
Commercial and Contract Litigation
General Business Planning
Landlord/Tenant Law
Bankruptcy Law
Appellate Advocacy
Constitutional Law, emphasis on municipal legislation

Community and Professional Activities

Admitted Federal Court, Northern District of Ohio
Certified Court Appointed Special Advocate, Summit County, Ohio
Certified Guardian ad Litem, Supreme Court of Ohio
Member: Akron Bar Association
Member: Ohio State Bar Association
Endowed Member, Freemason Lodge #83, Coventry-Akron
President Emeritus, Akron Law Federalist Society

Representative Experience

Prepared a regional corporate sale for a national insurance provider
Represented a national, non-profit organization in commercial and contract litigation
Represented a variety of felony defendants in criminal litigation


B.A. The Ohio State University
J.D. The University of Akron School of Law

“My investor let me down, my law firm made it right. If you have a stock or security loss, contact Cole LPA, they helped me” Susan Knuth - Valley City, Ohio