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Attorney and Partner

Peter T. Cahoon

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce/Dissolution/Legal Separation
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Civil Fraud and RICO Claims

Attorney Bio

Peter T. Cahoon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1974, and his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1977, where he was a member of the law school’s Trial Competition Team.

For more than 45 years, he has practiced family law and criminal defense, including federal and state cases, and representing individuals and businesses in government investigations. He also represents licensed professionals, such as physicians and attorneys, in disciplinary investigations and proceedings.

Mr. Cahoon has tried numerous jury and bench trials and other contested hearings throughout northeast Ohio and is a past President (2004 – 2005) of the Akron Bar Associations. He has chaired the certified Grievance and Criminal Law Committees and the Family Law Section of the Akron Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Akron School of Law teaching white collar crime and trial advocacy courses.

Mr. Cahoon is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Family Law, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Administrative and Regulatory Law. He has also been selected by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense.

Professional Certifications

Admissions & Education

University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio (J.D., 1977)

New York University, New York, New York (B.A., 1974)


Supreme Court of Ohio (1977)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1978)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1993)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Fellow: American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Member: City of Hudson Board of Zoning and Building Appeals
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy: The University of Akron School of Law
  • Member and Bencher: Scanlon/ Bell Inn of Court

Past Affiliations

  • Chair: Akron Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Legal Advisor: Hudson High School Mock Trial Team (2004-2010; team competed as state finalist in 2009 and reached state-level competition in 2010)


  • Akron Bar Association Foundation Fellow (1990-present)
  • Member, Board of Governors (1997-2005, 2008- present)
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Elected Member, Council of Delegates: Ohio State Bar Association (2005-2006, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 terms)
  • Akron Bar Association
    • President (2004-2005)
    • Treasurer(1991-1993)
    • Chairman of the Grievance Committee (1988-1989)
    • Chairman of Investigative Sub-Committee (1987-1988)
    • Chairman of Criminal Law Committee (1983-1984)
    • Member of Executive Committee (1987-1990)
    • Executive Board (1991-1993)

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