Glenn Forbes is the founding member of FORBES LAW LLC, and has been practicing Bankruptcy law for over forty (40) years.  After his admission to the Ohio bar, he immediately began practicing Bankruptcy law.  Although other types of cases have sent him to the Municipal and Common Pleas Courts, and the United States District Court as well as State and Federal Appeals Courts, Bankruptcy has become a bigger and bigger part of his practice.  He has taught Bankruptcy law to paralegal students at Lake Erie College and Lakeland Community College as well as lecturing to lawyers and other professionals in continuing education seminars. He approaches client debt problems in a multi-dimensional fashion, considering not only Bankruptcy options, but also settlement or workout options or, in the appropriate case the “doing nothing” option.

Bar Admissions:

   U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1999
   U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
   U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1979
   Ohio, 1979


    Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979, J.D.
    College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, Major: History, 1976

Cecily has assisted the firm on a part-time, full-time, and contract basis for over twenty-five (25) years.  She earned her Masters in Business Administration degree (MBA), and her  Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Legal Studies, magna cum laude, from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.      She has experience in the areas of Bankruptcy, Estates, Guardianships, Estate Planning, Domestic Relations, Landlord/Tenant, Corporate, and Litigation at FORBES LAW LLC, Cooper & Forbes Co., LPA, and various downtown Cleveland firms. She also handles scheduling, billing, A/R, A/P, social media, marketing, and website design for the firm. Cecily is a Notary Public for the State of Ohio, is currently serving her 7th term on the Review Board for the Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE), her 8th term on the Ursuline College Alumnae Mentoring Board, and is a member of the following organizations: ​

~ American Bar Association ​

~ Ohio State Bar Association 

~ Lake County Bar Association

~ Association of Legal Administrators

~ Society for Human Resource Management

Our lawyers are experienced in the fields of bankruptcy, family law, probate and many more. With a combined experience of over 60 years, you're in good hands with us.


Heather joined FORBES LAW in June, 2019. She brings 10+ years’ experience in customer support and administrative work to the firm. Heather previously volunteered at the American Red Cross as an Assistant Disaster Supervisor in New Orleans, where she conducted Disaster Assessment by expediting first responders and providing information updates to Red Cross Leads. Heather earned her BS in Healthcare Management in 2012 from Austin Peay State University, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. She currently serves as our Legal Assistant, and is a Notary Public for the State of Ohio. 

Cecily A Renzi, MBA

Paralegal/Firm Administrator

Heather Rogers

Glenn E Forbes

Certified as a Distinguished 2023 Member of Lawyers of Distinction

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Monica R. Zibbel graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2000 and attended law school at Capital University Law School. She received her law degree in 2005 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar the same year.  Monica has practiced as a sole practitioner focusing in the areas of landlord/tenant law, creditor/debtor issues, family law and simple estate planning. She has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all stages of civil litigation with successful outcomes in settlement, negotiation and litigation, and has appeared in courts throughout the greater Cleveland area, including:  Lake, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Geauga counties.

Bar Admissions:
    Ohio, 2005

        Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH - 2005
        University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - 2000 
​        Lake Catholic High School,  Mentor, OH - 1995


Hazel joined FORBES LAW full-time in August, 2018, after previously working for Glenn and his former partner at Cooper & Forbes. She served as our receptionist and Senior Administrative Assistant for several years before accepting a new position at another employer in December, 2022. Currently, Hazel is working for Forbes Law on a part-time, remote basis. Hazel is also a Notary Public for the State of Ohio.