Meet Your Attorneys

Craig A. Kahn, Esq.*

Craig A. Kahn

Craig A. Kahn
*Licensed in Ohio

Craig A. Kahn founded Kahn & Associates, L.L.C., a growing consumer law firm dedicated to providing legal counsel to consumers in the fall of 1996. As one of the nation’s leading lemon law firms, Kahn & Associates, L.L.C. has assisted thousands of consumers who purchased defective, new motor vehicles and other products and has grown to include offices in multiple states.

A highly regarded legal professional and managing partner of Kahn & Associates, Mr. Kahn is devoted to consumer advocacy and consumer related issues. He has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, and radio interviews discussing the merits of the lemon law and educating consumers.

In addition, Mr. Kahn and his Firm played a pivotal role in handling the first Ohio Lemon Law case to reach the Supreme Court of Ohio, Royster v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (2001), 92 Ohio St.3d 327, case No. 00-1076, which is now being taught in law schools and being used by other attorneys in their cases nationwide.

Mr. Kahn earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University and his Juris Doctorate and Master of Science in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. He is an attorney in good standing and was admitted to practice in Ohio in 1994. In 2009, Mr. Kahn was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the Cleveland Bar Association and the Cuyahoga County Bar Association.

J. Daniel Scharville, Esq.*

J. Daniel Scharville, Esq.

J. Daniel Scharville
*Licensed in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania

A proficient and accomplished attorney Mr. Scharville is a Partner at Kahn & Associates. Since joining the firm in May 2000, he has been dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers and aggressively pursues Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty claims on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Scharville earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Allegheny College. A former college athlete, he was honored both on the field and in the classroom as an Alden Scholar and a Scholar Athlete. In 1999, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law and is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio and Michigan.

In recognition of his accomplishments in the area of Consumer Law, Mr. Scharville has been honored as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He has argued and won cases at both the trial court and appellate court level and is licensed in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio, United States District Court Southern District of Ohio,the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court Western District of Michigan, and the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Robert “Bo” Jeffries, Esq.*

Bo Jeffries

Robert “Bo” Jeffries
*Licensed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and
New York

Mr. Jeffries leads the Firm’s disability practice focusing most of his time on handling Long Term Disability and Social Security Disability cases. Prior to heading the disability practice area, Mr. Jeffries litigated countless cases on behalf of our Lemon Law clients, taking many of his cases through all phases to litigation, including to trial verdicts. Mr. Jeffries has significant trial and appellate experience that he has gained as a former prosecutor, consumer rights litigator, and disability attorney.

He takes great pride on a daily basis in putting his years of experience into handling administrative appeals and hearings with the Social Security Administration and private Long Term Disability insurance carriers; and in fighting to get his clients the disability benefits that they deserve.

Bo received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College, and a Master’s Degree from the State University of New York College at Brockport. After working in politics, consulting, and sales Bo went to the University of Dayton to receive his Law Degree where he graduated with several honors including the Brother Raymond Fitz Student Leader for Justice Award, the Pro Bono Public Interest Award, a Social Justice Award, and was also the recipient of a Service Award Scholarship.

In addition to the law, Bo also has a passion for public service. Bo was previously involved with the fire service for 17 years, and recently updated his Firefighter and EMT certifications so he can begin to serve his community again when he’s not in the courtroom.

Valarie L. Norwood, Esq.*

Valarie L. Norwood

Valarie L. Norwood
*Licensed in Texas and Tennessee

Valarie L. Norwood has diligently advocated for the rights of the disabled throughout her entire legal career. Experienced in all areas of disability practice, over the last ten years, she has focused primarily on ERISA long-term disability litigation.

Ms. Norwood is a seasoned and skilled attorney who has written hundreds of winning appeals. She has appeared in federal district courts throughout the United States and has argued in front of the SecondU.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also represented and won disability benefits for claimants before the Social Security and Veterans’ administrations.Ms. Norwood has filed cases against many long-term disability insurance companies and utilizes her knowledge and experience in this practice area on behalf of the Firm’s long-term disability clients.

Ms. Norwood received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Juris Doctorate from the South Texas School of Law in Houston. She is a licensed attorney in good standing in Texas and Tennessee and is admitted to practice before all the federal district courts in Texas as well as before the federal court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.