Robin L. Stanley Esq.

Robin L. Stanley Esq.

Chardon, Ohio

Robin L. Stanley graduated from Ledgemont High School in Thompson, Ohio, in 1996, where she was valedictorian. In 2000, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree, magna cum laude with honors from Heidelberg College. She received her J.D. Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Akron School Of Law in 2003. Ms. Stanley joined Petersen & Ibold in 2004.

Ms. Stanley is a member of the Geauga, Ashtabula, Trumbull and Lake, Ohio State, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. She serves on the Board of Directors of Family Pride of Northeast Ohio, Inc., the Geauga County Fair Foundation, and the Berkshire Board of Education. She is also the editor of Ipso Jure, a publication of the Geauga County Bar Association.

The practice areas Ms. Stanley emphasizes include bankruptcy, probate, wills and trusts, estate planning and general litigation.

Ms. Stanley also coaches high school and youth cheerleading and shows her Brown Swiss dairy cows at the Geauga County Fair.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorneys
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2003


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: Recipient of Merit-based Full Tuition Scholarship for 3 years
    • Law Review: Akron Law Review, Co-Citations Editor
  • Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio
    • B.S. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Honors: Outstanding Biology Student of the Year
    • Honors: Outstanding Accounting Student of the Year
  • Ledgemont Local Schools, Thompson, OH

Published Works

  • The Lasting Legacy of the Ohio Legacy Act on All Attorneys and Defining Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Geauga Ipso Jure , July , 2013
  • Defining Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Is it right for my client? Geauga Ipso Jure , April , 2013
  • Is it heavier than an elephant? Lifting the Automatic Stay Geauga Ipso Jure , January , 2013
  • What is the Automatic Stay in bankruptcy? Geauga Ipso Jure , December , 2012
  • What is Credit Counseling and do I have to do it? Geauga Ipso Jure , September , 2012
  • To Reaffirm or Not? That is the Question! Geauga Ipso Jure,, February, 2012
  • Will My Name Be in the Newspaper? Geauga Ipso Jure,, August , 2011
  • Am I a Priority? Geauga Ipso Jure,, June , 2011
  • Changes in Exemptions from Execution Garnishment Attachment or Sale Geauga Ipso Jure,, April , 2011
  • Is it Better to File Bankruptcy With or Without My Spouse? Geauga Ipso Jure,, February , 2011
  • Does my employer have to know about my bankruptcy? Geauga Ipso Jure,, November , 2010
  • Life Insurance and the Debtor-Beneficiary Geauga Ipso Jure ,, July , 2010
  • Can I Keep My Tax Refund if I File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Geauga Ipso Jure,, April, 2010
  • Client’s House Underwater? Geauga Ipso Jure,, January , 2010
  • Dischargeability of Post-Petition Homeowners Association Fees Geauga Ipso Jure,, September, 2009
  • Fraudulent Transfers Geauga Ipso Jure,, July, 2009
  • Preferential Payments: Is My Client at Risk? Geauga Ipso Jure,, May , 2009
  • Is Life Insurance Protected from my Creditors? Geauga Ipso Jure,, February, 2009
  • Divorce & Bankruptcy: Revisiting this Nondischargeable Combination Geauga Ipso Jure,, December , 2008
  • Bankruptcy for the Criminal Attorney? Geauga Ipso Jure,, October , 2008
  • General Assembly Enacts Increase in Exemptions Geauga Ipso Jure ,, July, 2008
  • Can I Continue to Contribute or Re-pay a Loan on my Retirement? Geauga Ipso Jure ,, May, 2008
  • The "Mean"s Test? Geauga Ipso Jure,, January, 2008
  • Divorce & Bankruptcy: A Nondischargeable Combination, Geauga Ipso Jure,, October, 2007
  • Are You Driving a 910 Car?, Geauga Ipso Jure,, August, 2007
  • Are you a Debt Relief Agency?, Geauga Ipso Jure,, June, 2007
  • Bankruptcy Season, Geauga Ipso Jure,, March, 2007
  • Buckhannon Board and Care Home, Inc. v. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources: To the Prevailing Party Goes the Spoils…And the Attorney's Fees!, Akron Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, p.363

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Risings Star, 2009
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under for District, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Geauga County Bar Association, Ipso Jure Editor, Member
  • Trumbull County Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Ashtabula County Bar Association, Member
  • Representative for Geauga Bar Association on the United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio Attorney Constituent Group

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Board of Directors of Family Pride of Northeast Ohio
  • Volunteer Director, Circle of Friends Camps for grades 1-12, Pilgrim Hills Camp, Brinkhaven, OH, Outdoor Ministries, Ohio Conference, United Church of Christ
  • Christian Education Director or First Congregational Church of Claridon
  • Raises Brown Swiss Dairy Cows and exhibits with Stanley Farms at the Great Geauga County Fair
  • Geauga County Fair Foundation, Charter Member