Brian Urban

31297 Muirfield Way
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
United States
Office Phone: 216-241-4244
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP



Brian, a Certified Family Relations Law Specialist in Ohio, seeks to help his clients move beyond the conflict in a manner that best protects their children, their assets and their futures. Brian's firm offers its clients a wide range of collaborative, negotiation and litigation alternatives to creatively and effectively resolve their family law matters. Brian has over 250 hours of professional training in collaborative practice, and over 75 hours in mediation training, and was part of the task force that accomplished the passage of the Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act in 2012. <br>For more information, go to

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Admitted to the bar of the State of Ohio in 1979. ~Admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2001.

Professional Activities

Listed in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. ~Selected by Inside Business magazine as one of the leading lawyers in northeastern Ohio. ~Selected by Law & Politics magazine as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers. ~Founding member and current trustee of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals. ~Past President and former Trustee of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy. ~Former trustee for the Cuyahoga County Bar Association. ~Member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, the Cuyahoga County (past chairman, Family Law Section), the Ohio State and the American Bar Associations.

Undergraduate Education

John Carroll University, B.A., 1976, magna cum laude.

Professional Education

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1979, cum laude.


During over thirty years of divorce litigation experience, I longed to be able to offer my clients an alternative that would minimize the impact upon their children, preserve their ability to communicate with their former spouses, and allow them to conclude the process with dignity. Collaborative law is that alternative option! I am a founding member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, which is dedicated to affording collaborative professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills and develop best practice protocols. In the past, I have also been a member of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy (the umbrella ADR law group in northeast Ohio), for which organization ('CPFA') I served as a past Trustee and as one of its past Presidents.