Attorneys
2300 E. Market Street
Akron, OH  44312
phone: 330.784.8580  fax: 330.784.8434

Dennis Bartek Bio

Dennis J. Bartek is the founder of the Bartek Law Office, which handles cases in wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, business litigation, insurance coverage, litigation, criminal law and mediation in state, federal and appellate courts. Mr. Bartek has spoken at numerous seminars and short courses, professional leadership seminars, workshops and conferences on all aspects of trial practice and professionalism. Dennis was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and has served as an attorney to the community for the past 41 years. He earned his law degree from the University of Akron in 1971 after receiving his B.A. in Political Science from the same institution in 1968. He was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 1971. He has also been admitted to the practice in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.


Prior to establishing his own firm, Dennis served the community as an Assistant Prosecutor for Summit County. Additionally, he served as Acting Judge for Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court by Periodic Assignment for 14 years. He is a past president of the Akron Bar Association; a past member of Ohio State Bar Association’s Council of Delegates; and a member of the Ohio Justice Association; American Justice Association; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, the Federal ADR Panel for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Scanlon-Bell Inn of Court (Master of the Bench), of which he is currently the President.


Dennis, an AV rated attorney, is a graduate of the Justice Institute. He has been a recipient of both the University of Akron School of Law Outstanding Alumni Award and Akron Bar Association Professionalism Award. He has been selected as a Leading Lawyer by Inside Business Magazine and one of Ohio’s “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics Magazine on numerous occasions.


Dennis lives in Akron with his wife JoAnn. They are the proud parents of Wendy Bartek Nelson (husband, Trevor, Sr.) and grandparents of Trevor, Jr. and Maxwell Nelson.

Natalie Niese Bio

Natalie Niese joined Bartek Law Office in 2004. In her time here she has handled cases in wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, business litigation, insurance coverage, litigation, criminal law and mediation in state, federal and appellate courts. Mrs. Niese has been called upon to speak at numerous seminars and short courses, professional leadership seminars, workshops and conferences on all aspects of trial practice. Natalie is presently Chairman of the Akron Bar Association Small and Solo Practitioner Section and was recently called upon to serve on the Nominating Committee of the Akron Bar Association. She recently spoke at the Scanlon-Bell Inn of Court on the topic of arbitration agreements in nursing home admission agreements. She has been called upon to present seminars to other attorneys within the next few months by the National Business Institute (Managing Liens and Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation – April 19, 2013) and The Akron Bar Association.


Natalie earned her law degree from the University of Akron in 2005 after receiving her Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio Northern University. She was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 2005. She has also been admitted to the practice in the Federal Northern District of Ohio.


Prior to earning her law degree, Natalie worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, which gives her a greater understanding of her personal injury and medical malpractice clients’ needs. She is a member of the Akron Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Justice, and the Scanlon-Bell Inn of Court (Barrister). Natalie has been selected as one of Ohio’s “Rising Star Lawyers” by Law & Politics Magazine.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Auto Accident
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Insurance Coverage
Legal Malpractice
Business Litigation
Products Liability
Criminal Law
Mediation

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Bartek Law Office 2300 E. Market Street Akron, OH 44312

Regardless of the type of case we counsel our clients openly and honestly as to the clients’ best interest.  We believe we put our heart and soul into every case large and small because we realize every case is important to the client.

Our firm is an AV Rated firm and our lawyers have each received honors and recognition.  Please see the individual biographies for more details as to some of these honors.

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