meet kevin cronin
Cleveland, Ohio Attorney At Law
A Broad Career, With Over 20 Years of Service in Cleveland
Varied Cleveland Law Career
For more than twenty years, I have maintained my law career, with a varied range of activities, including legal and policy analysis and advocacy and representing children and families in Juvenile Court. Active with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, I chaired the Environment and Energy Subcommittee in 2020-21. I was asked to testify twice before an Ohio General Assembly Committees on mental health, violence and juvenile law.
Work at the US Capitol
For nearly a decade, I demonstrated reliable insight, vision and judgment in the fast-paced environment of the United States Congress. I served as counsel to an oversight committee and associate staff to the House Budget Committee, as well as work for several Representatives and Senators. The work included most of the major budget disputes of the era, drafting laws and organizing committee hearings, as well as significant trade, securities and telecommunications disputes.
I am a graduate of College, Columbia University and University of Wisconsin School of Law. While at Wisconsin I was clerk/intern at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. I have also completed non-credit course work in international criminal law at Case Western Reserve University, School of Law (“Completed with distinction”) and environmental law, the University of North Carolina, School of Law.
Growing the Local Non-Profit
Organization and the Arts
Assisted in raising money with a cable franchise challenge, directed to fund neighborhood technology and computer centers. When the Cleveland Foundation Neighborhood Technology Fund closed in 2021, they had distributed $4.5 million in community computer access grants (2003-21), all from Cleveland neighbors threatening a legal challenge to a cable franchise agreement in 2000.
Assisted in launching the Cleveland bicycle nonprofit community, organizing and serving on the founding board of Bike Cleveland, as well as its pre-cursor organization, ClevelandBikes, and the Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op.
Advanced the local artistic community, through passage of several arts levies, supporting artists and neighborhoods. I was proud to be a core and honored volunteer. Since 2007, the arts levies have invested more than $207 million in more than 436 organizations both large and small to make Northeast Ohio a more vibrant place to live, work and play. I also managed a small theater company, acted and produced a series of historical videos of 19th century northern Ohio abolition activity and Our Common Humanity.
Helped launch a new museum in University Circle, the Underground Railroad Interpretive Center at the Cozad Bates House/University Circle. The Center tells the 19th century stories of those fleeing slavery in the south, northern Ohioans who helped. The House is the only pre-Civil War building still standing in University Circle.