Gary Sommer, Attorney at Law

Gary Sommer


My grandfather was a probate attorney. When I was young, he told a story about an estate he had helped to administer. At the end of the estate, he presented a bill for his services to the widow, who could not afford to pay for the services. But shortly before the man died, he had purchased a new electric razor for which the widow had no use. So the widow offered the razor to my grandfather, which he accepted in full payment of his bill.

That was different, and I do not work for electric razors. But that story informs my legal practice in the areas of business, corporate and transactional law; real estate; health care law; and probate litigation.

I am a native to Toledo, Ohio, and have resided in the suburban City of Sylvania, Ohio, with my family since 1989. I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with dual majors in psychology and sociology and was an Articles Editor for
The University of Toledo Law Review while attending law school. I am interested in local community activities, including volunteer service on the Sylvania Zoning Board of Appeals and a community organization that operates programs for senior citizens and pre-school children.


  • The University of Toledo College of Law (J.D. 1983)
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (B.A. 1977)

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio (1984)
  • Michigan (1985)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Division (1984)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1988)


  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys