About Us

John J. Urban - Attorney

John started practicing law in 1975 and it was shortly after that he began to focus on estate planning. After starting at a small office in Lakewood, Ohio, he went on to form his own firm in Strongsville, Ohio in 2004.

Many attorneys dabble in probate, wills, and trusts, but that can be costly to their clients. Much the same as you would go to a cardiac surgeon for a ventricle repair, John J. Urban is the person whose expertise you can trust when it comes to matters of estate planning. In addition to creating wills and trusts, John also concentrates in probate, small business planning, and real estate law.

John lives in Rocky River with his wife, Mary Rita. His son, Michael, is a chiropractor in the Cleveland area. Son Ryan lives in the Chicago area and works in the movie industry where he is a visual effects compositor.

Legal Assistant

Dorian has worked for the law offices of John J. Urban for over 34 years. She is responsible for the first review and preparation of all documents. When not assisting with gathering signatures on all cases, she can also be found collecting all pertinent client information.


Nanci makes sure the numbers all add up. She pays the office bills and invoices clients for amounts due.

James Nabors

James L. Nabors III

James (Jay) started practicing law in 2015 and has worked in the condominium law area and is now focusing on estate planning. Jay lives in Broadview Heights and will soon be getting married.

Legal Secretary & Receptionist

Kristin is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office. She’s the first point of contact for every client on the phone. Kristin keeps the office moving by scheduling appointments and keeping John on task.