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Lillie & Holderman
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Richard Lillie
Gretchen Holderman
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Areas of Practice

Litigation; Grand Jury Practice and Investigations; Criminal Law, White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations; Commercial Litigation

Graduate School

Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D., 1990

Law School

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1979


Baldwin-Wallace College; Cleveland State University, B.A., 1975


1979, Ohio; 1980, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth District; 1990, District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and U.S. Court of Claims; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2000, New York


Life Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (member: Criminal Law Section, 1979, Chairman, 1984-1985); New York State Board Association, Ohio State Bar Association, American Bar Association; The District of Columbia Bar


Delta Theta Phi. Recipient: U.S. Attorney General's Special Achievement Award, 1986. Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, 1998.  Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present.  Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1982-1987. Litigation Counsel of America, 2000-Present. Board Certified Trial Advocate (Criminal Law), National Board of Trial Advocacy.  Instructor, U.S. Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, 1987. Congressional Staff Aide to Congressman William E. Minshall, 1973-1975. Assistant Law Director, 1993-1994 and Law Director, 1994-1995, City of Westlake, Ohio. Law Director, Village of Grafton, Ohio, 1994-1998, 1999-2010.  Counsel to the Board of Public Affairs, Village of LaGrange, Ohio, 1994-1996. Assistant Law Director/Assistant Prosecutor, City of Lakewood, Ohio, 1991-1992.  Adjunct Professor of Law; Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, 2002-2010.  Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1991-2000.  Legal Commentator: NBC; ABC; CNN.

Civil Litigation Cases

Village of Grafton vs. Ohio Edison Company, et al.  77 Ohio St. 3d 102, 671 N.E. 2d 241 (1996); Village of Grafton v. Ohio Edison Company, et al.  100 Ohio App. 3d 327, 653 N.E. 2d 1254 (9th Dist. 1995).


Cleveland, OH, 1950