Richard A. Rabb is the Administrative Principal and head of the Family Law practice at McCarthy Lebit. His practice focuses on divorce, custody disputes, prenuptial agreements and related family law matters. Richard prides himself on his negotiation and litigation skills and his attention to detail. His practice also includes the evaluation of business interests, tax aspects, tracing assets, drafting, evaluating and enforcing prenuptial agreements.

Although located in Cuyahoga County, Richard’s practice includes surrounding counties and throughout Northern Ohio. He has also lectured in his areas of practice at the request of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association. He is Past Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association.

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  • The Ohio State University
    • Bachelor of Arts
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • Juris Doctor


  • Ohio


  • Ohio Super Lawyers 2004-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2019-2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV Preeminent®


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Akron Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Member
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Chairman


  • "Visitation Rights in the Era of COVID-19," McCarthy Lebit COVID-19 Blog, March 2020
  • "A Prenup Could Help Your Business Survive a Divorce," Crain's Cleveland Business, October 2019
  • "Insulating Your Company from the Fallout of a Partner’s Divorce," Smart Business Magazine, January 2019


Divorce & Custody Testimonial

I could not have been happier with Richard. I was in a high conflict divorce, and subsequent disputes over visitation and financial support. Richard has a sound understanding of what potential rulings a magistrate or judge may make, and gave me realistic advice. He quickly grasped the challenging nature of my ex – and was able to work with opposing counsel to minimize additional litigation. I was more than pleased with the outcome and thankful for Richard’s personal advice on how to disengage from a volatile relationship, protect my children, but also respect the needs for both sides to parent. Richard and his support team are responsive and highly skilled. – Anonymous, June 9, 2015

*Courtesy of Avvo.

Family Law Testimonial

He is a great lawyer and does great work. He handled my divorce very well. I highly recommend him. – Anonymous, March 9, 2008

*Courtesy of Avvo.