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Joseph T. Svete


Joe Svete

“Being a lawyer is a privilege to serve the public in a professional, competent, and ethical manner.”

Joseph T. Svete
Email: svete@smc-law.com
Phone: 440-286-9571

I entered law school at Chase Law School in Cincinnati, Ohio while maintaining a full-time job as an industrial engineer at Armco Steel Corporation. Due to a job transfer, I finished my last two years of night law school at Cleveland Marshall Law School, graduating and passing the bar exam in 1964.

In 1971 I started my own law firm , Joseph T. Svete Co., LPA, and thereafter, David McGee became a principal of Svete & McGee Co., LPA.

Consistent with the philosophy that the practice of law is a profession, dedicating a portion of ones time in professional, charitable and community activities, is an important part of being a good lawyer.

In professional activities, I was elected the Ohio State Bar Association President in (1988-1989), Geauga County Bar Association President 1974-1976, past President of the Geauga County Law Library Association and a member of the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Charitable activities include:

  • Past President of the American Cancer Society
  • Past Chairman of the Chardon Township Zoning Commission
  • Past Chairman of the Geauga County Pollution Advisory Board
  • Trustee and secretary of the Board of Trustee of Lake Erie College

In business leadership roles:

  • Chairman of the Board, Lake National Bank
  • Vice Chairmen of the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance
  • Past board member of  Great Lakes Bank
Highly Rated Ethical Standards and Professional Legal Ability

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