TRUAX LAW GROUP
Our team at the Truax Law Group offers elite legal services, trusted advice, and strategic guidance to the construction industry and small business owner in Northern Ohio and throughout the state.
CONSTRUCTION & BUSINESS LAW ARE OUR PASSIONS
“MY DAD WAS A CIVIL ENGINEER WHO WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION, SO I’VE BEEN AROUND IT MY WHOLE LIFE. WE TALK TO CONTRACTORS LIKE THEY’RE CONTRACTORS, NOT LIKE THEY’RE JUST ANOTHER LAW FIRM CLIENT.”
OUR CORE BELIEFS
We do what we say we’re going to do. We make sure we’re always following up with you openly and honestly. And that sincerity extends to how we represent you in mediations, in court, and in deals, as well as how we use your budget – not spending without reason.
We don’t make assumptions when it comes to your business. Rather than go off a comment made in passing, we seek to get a full picture of your company to fully understand your specific situation. We need to be clear – both in how we communicate, and how we understand what you’re telling us.
We have your back. We don’t take our responsibilities lightly. And we don’t pass the buck. Our purpose is to help you, and we’re firm on keeping that promise.
We’re determined, persistent, and relentless. We do everything we can so you come out of any unfavorable situation ahead of the pack and content with the results.
We’re rational in our approach to law. Our engagement with you is strategically tailored to fit your goals. Working with us is about getting you and your business to a good place. It’s not—and never will be—about us. It’s about you.
THE TEAM BACKING YOU UP
We’re always thinking about how we can improve our team to better serve you. Please reach out to any of us to start a conversation!
After law school, it was important to me to represent those contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers that I worked with, and I’ve been doing that for 18+ years. I also work with business owners outside of the construction industry to mine opportunities, manage risks, pursue and defend claims, and protect the companies they’ve grown.
Outside the office, I spend just about all my time with my wife and two kids, coaching and playing sports, and traveling together as often as we can. Being originally from Chicago, I’m a big Chicago sports fan, especially the Cubs and Bears, but I root for Cleveland sports too…
Robert J. LallyAttorney
During part of my career, I served as General Counsel of a major engineering/architecture firm in Cleveland.
I’ve been blessed with a wonderful wife and two great kids. We enjoy catching shows at the House of Blues when we can, as well as rooting for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the New York Mets (especially when they are playing the Cubs).
Patrick J. ErtleAttorney
My wife Susan and I live in Lakewood. We enjoy spending time with our four children and four grandchildren, and we share a love of travel.
Sami Z. FarhatAttorney
In my free time, I love spending time with my wife, our two kids, and attending as many Cleveland sporting events as I can fit into my schedule.
When I’m away from work, I spend my time with family, especially my two kids. I’ve also spent several years coaching softball. Coaching has taught me not only how to be a team player but also to be mindful that every person brings their own value to the game.
Erin SislowskiOffice Manager
Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my daughter watching movies, attending concerts and shows, traveling or visiting our favorite local restaurants – especially those near our home in Lakewood.