Rebecca Black

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Phone: (330) 996-4099

Rebecca is a lifelong resident of northeast Ohio and graduated from the University of Akron School of Law. She has been serving clients since 2012 and joined Melissa Graham-Hurd’s firm in 2014 to help clients facing criminal charges in addition to the family law cases Melissa Graham-Hurd has long championed. After three years with the firm, she left to pursue her interest in criminal law as an Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Akron in Akron Municipal Court, and thereafter practiced in general civil litigation.

In that time, she was a recipient of the Super Lawyers’ Magazine’s Rising Star Award for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, which is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years old state-wide.

Rebecca returned to Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates, LLC in 2023 when the opportunity arose because her true passion is for helping people and especially families who find themselves in domestic relations and/or juvenile court.

She presently serves on the Investigative Subcommittee for the Attorney Grievance Committee with the Akron Bar Association. From June 2016 to June 2017, Rebecca was a member of the highly selective Leadership Academy and the chair of the New Lawyer’s Section of the Akron Bar Association, where she has been a very active member since 2009. She also has received 12 hours of basic mediation training.

In addition, Rebecca serves as a volunteer CASA/GAL (Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem) through the Summit County Juvenile Court, where she advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected, and/or dependent children of Summit County. Since 2016, she has served on the Board of Directors for Project Learn of Summit County, which provides education services that include GED classes, ESOL classes, and workforce readiness training to adults in Summit County.

Rebecca is truly an attorney for families in crisis, and she is known for the same kind of compassionate straight talk and tireless advocacy that Attorney Melissa Graham-Hurd has always dedicated to her clients. When not at the office or in court with clients, Rebecca enjoys hiking in the great outdoors with her husband.


  • Family Law
    • Civil Protection Orders
    • Divorce/Dissolutions
    • Post-decree motions
    • Child custody/parenting time
    • Child support
    • Spousal Support
  • Juvenile Law
    • Abuse, dependency, and neglect cases
    • Legal Custody
  • Grandparents’ rights cases
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Trials
  • Appeals


  • Ohio 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio Court 2013


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor – 2012
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    • B.S. in journalism–2009
    • B.A. in English–2009


  • Akron Bar Association
    • Member of the Investigative Subcommittee of the Attorney Grievance Committee, 2018 to present
    • Past Chair of New Lawyer’s Section 2016 – 2017
    • Leadership Academy participant 2016 – 2017
    • Member of the Lawyer’s Assistance Committee
    • Member of Family Law Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar College




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