Pacenta, Patricia A.

3800 Embassy ParkwaySuite 300Akron, OH 44333

Updated: 09/30/2016


  • Joined the Firm as an associate attorney in 1980 and was elected a partner in 1985.
  • Ms. Pacenta has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, charitable gift planning, and estate and trust administration.
  • Prior to joining Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Ms. Pacenta practiced law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • She served as a law clerk to Justice William G. Callow of the Wisconsin Supreme Court during 1977 and...

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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, since 1985

Practice Areas

  • Nonprofit Law
  • Trusts & Estates


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1981
  • Wisconsin, 1977

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section (Member)
  • Akron Bar Association, Probate Section (Member)
  • Crown Point Ecology Center (President, Advisory Board)
  • Akron Tax and Estate Planning Council (Member and Past President)
  • Akron Community Foundation, 2009 - 2011 (Chairman)
  • Akron General Medical Center Development Foundation (Board Member)


  • Recipient: Howard Palmer Award for Community Service
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (1989 - 2012)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio's Super Lawyers® (2004 - 2011)
  • Selected to Cleveland-Area's Top 25 Women Super Lawyers® list (2007 - 2009)
  • Selected to Ohio's Top 100 Super Lawyers® list (2004 - 2006)
  • Selected to Ohio's Top 50 Super Lawyers® list (2005)
  • Selected to Ohio's Top 50 Women Super Lawyers® list (2004 - 2009, 2011)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

Past Positions

  • Justice William G. Callow of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1978
  • Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Associate Attorney, - 1980


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1977
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Law Review: Marquette Law Review
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1969
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1968

Office Information


3800 Embassy ParkwaySuite 300Akron, OH 44333


  • (330) 252-5444


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