Zachary B. Simonoff is a resident of the City of Lorain. While he grew up in New York he met his wife and has settled in the City. This is home.
After high school, Zack attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC and studied History and International Affairs. He received his Bachelor’s in History from GWU in 1987.
Zack began his life of public service in 1988. He joined the Army National Guard served for over a decade, leaving the service as a Staff Sergeant in 2000.
In 1989, Zack was a civilian with the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command. During this time, Zack was certified in Logistics and worked closely with Engineers and Sailor in the development and deployment of ship systems. As a result of this position Zack lived in Washington State as well as Indiana, and traveled extensively to engineering companies and Naval Stations.
Zack left his position with the Navy in 1995 and attended Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshal College of Law, graduating in 1998 and passing the bar the same year. He briefly was employed by Law Director Michael Scherach in the Lorain City Law Director’s Office as a city prosecutor.
In 2000 Scherach lost re-election Zack opened Simonoff & Swenski Co., LPA with his spouse Lisa I. Swenski. Attorney Swenski was elected Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court Judge on November 6, 2012, and the firm has been renamed to reflect that.
Zack has spent his practice generally representing people that are unable to speak for themselves, criminal defendants, people undergoing foreclosure, and people being sued for debts. He also engages in a fair amount of general practice.
During his Career Zack has formed and chaired the Foreclosure Section of the Bar Association, and is now co-chair of the Real Estate section. He also chairs the fee dispute arbitration section, and is on the admission to the bar committee.
For the past 4 years Zack has presented the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, dealing with Foreclosure Law, put on by the Lorain County Bar Association and in available to speak about representing clients in foreclosure cases. Since 2007, Zack has represented over 80 clients in Foreclosure cases.