It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of firm founder, Glenn J. Seeley

Glenn had a distinguished 56 years in the legal community. Glenn started his legal career in the town of Avon Lake, Ohio and was the Avon Law Director from 1957-1963. In 1968 Glenn partnered with a prominent business lawyer and moved that firm downtown. Shortly after Glenn’s son, Gregory D. Seeley, who was working for the Department of Commerce and Keith A. Savidge, a litigator at Jones Day joined Glenn and in January of 1978 together they formed what is known today as Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA where they worked together for the next 33 years until Glenn’s retirement in 2011.

Glenn was a WW2 Veteran, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He is fondly remembered for always having a big smile and a quick joke to make those around him laugh.

“As a young lawyer Glenn was one of my early mentors. Glenn was extremely well liked on account of his compassion and understanding for others. He taught me how to convert my then bland legal arguments into stories that juries and judges would understand. Later in his career Glenn was someone I could turn to for advice on difficult legal matters. Those office chair chats were always inciteful. Glenn also understood politics. He had many friends in high places. The late Senator John Glenn and the late Governor John Gilligan were among his friends to name a few. Although Glenn has not been with us for several years, I think of him often and wonder what words of wisdom he might give me.” -Keith Savidge.

“Having joined the firm while I was a Law Director, Glenn with his background in the municipal area became a mentor and friend as he conveyed to me his political stories having served under various Mayor’s himself. I also worked closely with him when he took over the position as the Marketing Director for the Firm.” -Gary A. Ebert

We are thankful for the foundation Glenn built along side his son and partners. All of us here at Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash are better for having known him.

Glenn Seeley