Carmen V. Roberto

Of Counsel | Akron


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    Assistant  |  Kelly DiIorio  :  [email protected]

    About Carmen:

    I primarily engage in courtroom hearings and trials and various civil and criminal litigation, much of it referred to me by other law firms due to its complexity. I have experience handling zoning and administrative cases before federal, state and local agencies, such as the Ohio EPA, the Ohio Engineer’s Board, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and various Zoning Boards and Planning Commissions, as well as other agencies within Ohio and the Federal Government.


    I believe in working hard and being nice to everyone involved on all sides of a case. These matters are tough for all of us and everyone involved is under a lot of stress. By decreasing it for others you decrease your own.


    I am most proud of having been a single parent and raising my daughter, of my service in the U.S. Army,  my Bar Associations work, and my legal achievements, in that order.

    • Joined Buckingham in January 2021
    • Former Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Cuyahoga Falls and Assistant Law Director for the city’s civil division
    • Former Cuyahoga Falls Law Director
    • Appointed Special Prosecutor to handle prosecution of criminal matters in Youngstown and Stow Municipal Courts (two different cases)
    • Served in U.S. Army as a reserve Finance Officer during the Vietnam War

    • The University of Akron School of Law, (J.D., 1973)
    • The University of Connecticut (B.A., 1970)


    • Ohio Bar
    • The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • The United States Supreme Court

    • Board Member, Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, Ohio Supreme Court
    • Former Board Member of the University of Akron Law School Advancement Council
    • Former Member, Council of Delegates of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
    • Former Member, House of Delegates of the American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Former Board Member of OBLIC, OLAP, The Ohio Public Defender’s Commission
    • Former Board member and current member of the American Counsel Association (ACA)
    • Former President of the Ohio State Bar Association (2010-2011)
    • Former President of the the Akron Bar Association (1995-1996)
    • Former President of the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Consortium


    • Ohio State Bar
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States Supreme Court

    • Author, Trial Handbook for Municipal Prosecutors
    • Author, a chapter in the book, Trial Briefs
    • Frequent presenter of CLE presentations, locally, statewide and nationally


    Our attorneys will provide a collaborative, thoughtful approach to your legal needs. We look forward to connecting with you.