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About Us


  Cecily A Renzi, MBA

    Paralegal/Firm Administrator

  Cecily has assisted the firm on a part-time, full-time, and contract basis for nearly 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, Probate, Domestic Relations, Social Security Disability, Corporate, and Litigation at
FORBES LAW LLC, Cooper & Forbes Co., LPA, and various downtown Cleveland firms.  She also assists with Mediation, Evictions, Wills, POA’s, and handles scheduling, billing, social media, marketing, and website design for the firm.  
     Cecily is a Notary Public for the State of Ohio, is currently serving her 5th term on the Review Board for the Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE), and is a member of the following organizations:

~ Ursuline College Alumnae Mentoring Board
~ American Alliance of Paralegals
​~ American Bar Association
​~ Ohio State Bar Association (
Banking, Commercial, Bankruptcy Law, Elder & Special Needs Law, & Estate Planning, Trust & Probate sections)
~ Lake County Bar Association
~ Association of Legal Administrators
~ Society for Human Resource Management

Cecily can be reached at
Cecily's Personal Fax: 440-374-7255

Glenn E. Forbes, Esq.

Glenn E. Forbes has been practicing Bankruptcy law for 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

Glenn can be reached at

Our people make the difference.

Our team of experienced legal professionals is dedicated to providing award-winning service to our clients. We take the time to research your situation completely and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you get the successful outcome you deserve. We're proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty every day. We're here to help you succeed.


Hazel Hines

Senior Administrative Assistant

Hazel joined FORBES LAW full-time in August, 2018, after previously working for Glenn and his former partner at Cooper & Forbes. She serves as our receptionist and Senior Administrative Assistant. Hazel is also a Notary Public for the State of Ohio.

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Heather Rogers

Office Assistant

​​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 Office Assistant.   

Heather can be reached at

Our lobby hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. 

Office hours by appointment

*Our office closes for lunch between 12:00PM and 1:00PM.

Saturday and evening appointments are available by special request.

We are conveniently located in downtown Painesville, Ohio, about 30 miles east of Cleveland 

and 30 miles west of Ashtabula County.  

Main Street Law Building
166 Main Street
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 739-6211

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice     

You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. 

Monica R. Zibbel, Esq.

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


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