Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A. is a law firm committed to the time-honored values: honesty, hard work, devotion to family and friends, contribution to the community and professional excellence.
We have been recognized repeatedly by our peers. To date, five former presidents of the Akron Bar Association, one former president of the Ohio State Bar Association and two recipients of the Akron Bar’s highest recognition, the Sir Thomas More Award have come from its ranks.
While service to the community and the profession is vital, our clients frequently tell us that our legal and business acumen and experience are our greatest strength. We provide sound, responsible counseling to our clients as they make important business and personal decisions.
The law firm of Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A. has deep roots in Akron, Ohio. It is a descendant of the late-nineteenth-century firm of Green, Grant & Sieber, led in part by Akron real estate developer and Republican politician George Sieber, who joined the firm in 1891.
In 1920, Bernard J. Amer, one of the founding partners of the modern-day Amer Cunningham Brennan, joined Sieber as a partner in the law offices of Sieber, Sieber & Amer. Twelve years later, during the Great Depression, Amer formed an association with Michael Sophrin. In 1933, they were joined by Ernest L. Cunningham, who had begun his practice with the law firm of Mottinger & Evans and then established his own office.
When Sophrin died in 1938, the firm, then known as Amer, Cunningham & Sophrin, began to expand. By the time of Cunningham's death in 1971, the firm had become Amer, Cunningham, Cunningham & Brennan. The firm became Amer Cunningham Brennan Co., L.P.A. when the group incorporated that year.
In 1987, the growing firm moved to its present location, at the corner of South Main and Bowery Streets in the heart of downtown Akron. The move was a homecoming, in that this same building housed Sieber, Sieber & Amer in the 1920's.
With the new millennium, the firm now known as Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A., continues to grow and provide high quality legal services to the area.
Over the years, the firm has become known in Ohio and beyond for its skill in advising and representing manufacturers, commercial enterprises, lending institutions, developers, entrepreneurs, businesses and various governmental entities, and for a flourishing and successful litigation practice.