01. We Go Above & Beyond

We know you’re coming to us for guidance. That’s why we find you the clearest path forward. This keeps things from getting too contentious or expensive. But rest assured, we’ll relentlessly pursue the outcome you deserve.

02. Incredibly Efficient & Always Available

When other lawyers drag their feet, it drives us nuts. We set the bar high for what we can do. At ERB Legal, you can always reach us and we’ll do everything possible to move things along quickly.

03. Your Financial & Best Interests Come First

Family problems come with a lot of stress. Let us help find the solution. ERB Legal does everything with a clear understanding of your financial situation and what you can achieve. When you can do better, we’ll explain how.

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5 stars

He is the man you want during these heart-wrenching times in life...

...someone you can trust and count on."

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Cases We Handle

Stay Firm & Get Results

Are you facing a difficult family matter in Medina, Ohio? It’s important to remain level-headed and seek practical advice from a capable attorney who is 100% committed to you.


Child Custody


Grandparent Rights

Legal Separation

High-Asset Divorce

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Our Awards

Martindale-Hubbell – Preeminent The AV Preeminent® (their highest standard) is given to attorneys ranked at the utmost level of professional excellence for their expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.

American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best A prestigious honor from The American Institute of Legal Counsel recognizing unparalleled success in the practice of family law for the benefit of their clients.

National Academy of Family Law Attorneys – Nation’s Premier NAFLA’s highest award, acknowledges the best family law attorneys in each state. Bases on their extraordinary knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success.

Avvo’s highest possible designation, attorney Tom Erb Jr provides a snapshot of his skill and insight into his extensive legal background.

As an Elite Lawyer, Thomas Erb Jr has demonstrated a high degree of skill and success in his divorce and family law career, and is active in the community.

The Ohio State Bar Association recognizes an attorney's extraordinary achievements and contribution to the Ohio legal community.

Membership in CACJ includes attorneys and professionals in California and other states with the shared mission of defending people’s rights.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is invitation-only, made up of the premier trial lawyers from each state.

The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the premier professional association for Ohio defense attorneys.

Avvo is the largest and most popular online legal directory online and prides itself on providing detailed information on lawyers and legal issues.

Client Champions are an elite group of attorneys who have received exceptional reviews from the people that know them best, their clients.

Each year, less than 2.5% of lawyers in each state make the Rising Stars list, recognizing lawyers under the age of 40 who stand out in professional achievement and peer recognition.

Lead Council Verified

A Family Lawyer Who Does It Right

We’re never shy about our ability and willingness to fight for your family.

Attorney Thomas Erb is dedicated to helping families in and around Medina, Ohio. Domestic law cases are the only ones he handles, and he does them exceptionally well. Tom takes the high net-worth and international divorces other firms are intimidated by. And with an impressive courtroom reputation and record to back it up, he’ll explain what’ll work in your family law case.

ERB Legal builds relationships with our clients. From day one, we’ll offer the honest advice you need:

What Result Are You Looking For?

Let’s discuss your situation and the issues affecting your family. Some things are pretty cut and dry, and we’ll tell you so. But if we can make a positive impact on your family, we’ll be there every step of the way.

Is There Room in the Middle?

Sometimes things get out of hand long before lawyers get involved. Often, just by bringing the sides together, we can get a fair outcome and put it all to rest. While we pursue every amicable avenue possible, that doesn’t mean we’ll ever let you be taken advantage of.

Hope for the Best – Prepare for War

Most family cases don’t go to trial, but talks sometimes break down, and judges often need to weigh in. In these cases, we leave no stone unearthed in how we protect you.

This strategy lets us anticipate the other side’s moves and see opportunities to resolve things in your favor. Plus, when the other side knows you’re not afraid of a fight, making peace becomes very appealing.

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former Client

5 stars

Absolutely pleased beyond words...

...at the quality of professionalism and outcome of Erb Legal."

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Tom takes your case as seriously as you do. Whether it’s a complicated divorce, an awkward custody issue, or you want to complete your family through adoption, his skill and knowledge about family law in Medina County will be invaluable. When your family’s future is on the line, it could make all the difference.

Medina Family Law Resources & Help Center


If you want the court to consider an issue, it must be brought to the court’s attention by filing an official Motion with the Medina County Clerk of Court. This is a written request for a result, such as a reduction in child support with an explanation of your reasons. The Court can’t and won’t consider motions in telephone calls, emails, or letters.

Due to the complexity and sensitive nature of domestic law issues, it’s best to consult with an experienced family attorney before filing any motion.


Depending on the type of family court motion, there may also be a filing fee or additional forms required.


Once the parties have been served, your court date will be scheduled. On the date of your hearing, the Court will hear your argument but cannot tell you how to prepare or what to say. If your case is not presented according to the official rules, your case could end before it begins.

You should always work with a lawyer who can guide you through the local family court process.

Medina Family Court Etiquette:

  • Show respect to the Court and all Court personnel.
  • Remain quiet and be attentive in Court.
  • Speak only when asked a question or when given the opportunity.
  • Wear formal or semi-formal attire.
  • Do not wear hats, shorts, sandals, tank tops, miniskirts, tube tops, torn jeans, t-shirts, etc.
  • Remove all facial piercings.
  • Be punctual and arrive at the Court on time.


Coping with drastic changes in a family is difficult. Therefore, various court-sanctioned services are offered to Medina County families at no or low cost:

Your Family Law Questions Answered


It’s not required, but if you have any documents about what your family is going through, we’ll gladly review them. It’s important not to stress out too much about the first meeting. We’ll just talk about what’s going on, what you’d like to accomplish, and whether or not we can provide the help you’re looking for.


We have regular business hours, but our call service operates 24 hours, and we’re sticklers about returning calls right away. If you’re already a client, you likely have our cell number, and we are happy to return a text or email when something comes up.


Most family law issues get resolved outside of the courtroom. However, we do sometimes need to appear before a judge. Clients aren’t always required to attend, but you’ll know well in advance if that’s the case.


Every case is different, and the cost typically depends on the complexity of your situation. However, we keep our fees reasonable and do everything in our power to keep costs down precisely because we know the strain involved with some issues. We also offer financing options.

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Erb Legal is the complete package for high-caliber family law representation in the Medina, Brunswick, and Wayne County region.