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Practice Areas

Practice Areas

With more than 15 years of experience dedicated to understanding the results clients want and helping them understand what actions can be taken, I'm committed to working tirelessly with you every step of the way to help you navigate a path to the results you need. 

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Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Family Law
Divorce / Dissolution
Child Custody
Child Support
Personal Injury
Record Sealing/Expungement
Commercial Collections

General Litigation

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Practice Areas


No two clients are alike, and it is my mission to address each client’s  specific needs in the manner that best suits the circumstances.  My clients know that they are in good hands when they walk into my office and that I will employ every resource available to help them achieve a positive result.

Attorney at Law

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John A. Burnworth, Esq.

John Burnworth is an attorney providing legal services in  Akron, Canton and surrounding communities covering General Litigation, Family Law, Custody, Personal Injury, Landlord / Tenant, Sealing Records (Expungement) and OVI/DUI.   

John graduated from the University of Charleston with a B.S. in Political Science. After graduation, John obtained his law degree from Capital University-School of Law in Columbus, Ohio in 2003.  He started his legal career as a Stark County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney .  In 2007 he began working for a large Ohio regional law firm, where he became a Partner.  During his 12 years at the firm, his legal practice focused on general commercial litigation, divorce, contract disputes, construction litigation, collections and personal injury.

John has been rated an Ohio Rising Star 2009-2012, 2015, and 2016 by Ohio Super Lawyer Magazine, a publication of Thomson Reuters. Thompson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.

He is the President of the Perry Township Youth Soccer Club, as well as a coach for his sons’ soccer teams. John also serves as a Board member of the Massillon West Stark Chamber of Commerce, the Stark County Bar Association Executive Committee, and the Stark County Bar Association Disputed Fees Committee. John also served six-year terms on the Board of Directors for The Workshops, Inc. and the Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children.

John and his spouse Hannah, an interior designer with Laura Yeager Smith Home and Design, have 3 children and live in Perry Township. 

Additional information

Professional Experience:

  • Experience as a trial attorney after working with the Stark County Prosecutors Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Experienced in all phases of civil and commercial litigation, including trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts
  • Counsels clients in civil litigation matters, which primarily focus on personal injury, construction litigation, domestic relations, landlord-tenant and commercial collections


  • University of Charleston, B.S., 1999
  • Capital University School of Law, 2003

Courts and Bar Associations:

  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association - Serves on the Executive Committee and Fee Dispute Committee

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Member, Board of Directors: West Stark/Massillon Chamber of Commerce 
  • President Perry Youth Soccer Club
  • Former Member, Board of Directors: The Workshops, Inc.
  • Former Member, Board of Directors: Massillon Affinity Hospital (past)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors:  Golden Key School for Exceptional Children

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