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Protecting Businesses and Families is Our #1 Priority

Ickes Holt is a full-service law firm in Stow, Ohio focusing on Business, Divorce & Family Law. We have a unique approach to legal problems; we try to solve them.

Ickes Holt provides unparalleled client service. The firm focuses on building long-term and trusted relationships, not merely a business transaction.

Attorney James Ickes concentrates on information security and privacy as well as litigation and has over 20 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts in the areas of business, real estate, and family law.

Attorney Joel Holt concentrates on cannabis, information security and privacy, corporate governance and transactions, and civil litigation and also has a broad range of legal experience, including civil and commercial litigation, appellate advocacy, corporate formation and governance, securities law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, copyright and trademark, corporate transactions including asset and stock purchases, private financing transactions, and wills and trusts.

Although we concentrate on specific areas of law, we work together as a team with 37 years of combined experience.



Client Focused – Team Driven – Cost Conscious.
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Wow, did we get lucky. We didn't know this firm at all, but we needed an attorney quick and they were close by. We had a very specific kind of legal need for our business, and most attorneys turned us away because they mostly handle the easy peasy stuff (the kind of stuff you could do on your own without much difficulty) and they didn't want to handle anything as sticky as figuring out our more complex issues. Ickes Holt to the rescue! We will definitely be using these guys going forward. They don't shy away from the tough stuff.



After 25 years of combined law practice, Attorneys Jim Ickes and Joel Holt reached one, undeniable conclusion:

“Information security and privacy law is the defining legal challenge of this generation.”

They realized that business, healthcare, banking, and yes, even law firms, were ill-informed and unequipped to deal with the coming sea change. Most importantly, as consumers, patients, and lawyers, they decided that they needed to do something about it.

James Ickes Attorney

James Ickes, Attorney

Privacy Lawyer Joel Holt

Joel Holt, Attorney

So, well into their careers, Jim and Joel went back to school.  In between practicing law and raising families, they studied.  And studied.  And studied.  Jim kicked down the first door, earning a GLEG certification.  Jim and Joel each obtained CIPP-US certifications in 2016.  Jim followed that up with the difficult to obtain HCISSP certification.

Jim and Joel strive to be thought leaders in the area of information security and privacy, writing articles, attending and presenting at seminars.  In 2016, Jim and Joel were tapped to present an Ohio Association of Justice seminar on Data Breach Litigation and presented 3 hours of a 6-hour national webinar for National Business Institute entitled Cybersecurity: The Ultimate Guide.  In 2017, Jim and Joel are already slated to appear at seminars for the Better Business Bureau and Northeast Ohio Healthcare Financial Management Association.  Finally, with a little bit of luck, the pair will author a book on information security and privacy law by the end of 2017.

"They are incredibly knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend hiring them in the summit County area! Excellent lawyers!" Justin Richards

Business Law

Ickes Holt attorneys can assist your business in business planning, sales and purchases, contract drafting and review, equity and debt financing transactions, real estate transactions, employment matters, regulatory matters, cybersecurity, commercial litigation, and as outside general counsel.


Divorce is personal, and you have the right to expect a personal experience when it comes to obtaining a divorce lawyer to assist you during possibly the most difficult period of your life. Ickes Holt will not only assist you through the entire process but will also listen to you and what matters most.


Ickes Holt has 35+ year’s combined experience representing clients in civil and commercial litigation across a wide array of circumstances. They have a track record of success representing clients in State and Federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in front of Ohio administrative agencies.

Regulated Industries

Ickes Holt focuses its regulated industries practice on two of the biggest industries in the world: cybersecurity and the legal cannabis industry. The attorneys are certified cybersecurity professionals, and their credentials meet or exceed such law firms in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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