Bankruptcy, Probate,
& Estate Planning
Attorney in Canton, OH

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With nearly 40 years of experience and service that keeps families returning time and again, know that you will be in capable hands with us.


We realize that each case is unique, like you. It’s our aim to establish a personal investment in you because your circumstances become ours.

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John Variola

Attorney At Law

I give my clients the kind of personal service you would expect from a family member. Our main priority is to understand your circumstances in order to best serve you. I'm ready to help my clients in any way I can.

Open Book

Patty Knipp


I’m most enthusiastic about the good work we do. Knowing that we can help people in tough situations — it makes all the difference for me. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation to meet with our team and start searching for real solutions to your situation.

Why Work With Us?

Because our priority is helping you get peace of mind.

Honest &

We know the best way to work with someone is to be true to them, and straight to the point of what matters.

Yet Friendly

The best professional relationships are always friendly. That’s what we have the pleasure of partaking in.

Focused on
Your Unique Needs

We take into account the most vital aspects of your life — and livelihood — in getting the best solution for you.


There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Let Us Help You Get There

Areas We Serve

Stark County, OH

We are located in the heart of Canton, OH, the seat of Stark County. This is our home base. If you feel like coming to our office in person, we would be happy to meet with you and learn about your situation.

Wayne County, OH

We’re glad to work with you from Wayne County as well, giving us the opportunity to focus on many different practice areas. Citizens of Wayne should expect a guiding hand in their important matters.

Richland County, OH

After working with multiple generations of the same families, we are delighted to serve clientele in Richmond County. Ohio is a wonderful place to build lasting professional relationships.

Carroll County, OH

Carroll County is close to our home of Canton. This gives us a chance to work with clients right in our own backyard, where our neighbors are always sure to come to check in and say hello.

Mahoning County, OH

We are proud to serve the legal needs of clients throughout Mahoning County, including the city of Youngstown. If you are located in the area and need representation, we are ready to help.

Don’t let today’s concerns hold you back.

Choose to move toward a happier, healthier tomorrow.

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you could do today — causes of worry tend to hang over your head and get weightier with each passing day until you deal with them. Whether it's a possible bankruptcy, a probate matter, a family law concern, or a real estate issue causing you grief, we’ll handle it so that stress doesn’t take over, and you can be relieved.

Take a moment to remember what matters.

It’s important to live your life in a state of calmness. After you realize everything that truly matters is safe, we can go over everything pertinent to your case, and we’ll have a solution. After we have a plan to work with, everything else is methodical. Remember that you are not alone in this; you’ve got a friend ready to take on whatever needs to get done.

Fight to establish financial stability.

Once you know what you’re entitled to, it’ll be time to fight for it. With a ready mindset, together we’ll overcome your obstacles while you take care of those you love. It may seem like a daunting task, but with determination, you can achieve financial stability.

Claim the future you want

The assets you come out with may determine the way your life goes in the short term — or even the long term.

Know that the future you want is in capable hands because we’ve worked to shape it with you. Every step of the way, we’re by your side.