The Kabb Law Team

Our Legal Team:

Rachel A. Kabb-Effron, Esq., CELA

Rachel is the owner of the firm and has been since 2001.  She holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  She is a Certified Elder law attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Association.  She is a member of the adjunct faculty at her law school.  She enjoys theatre, dancing and singing in her spare time.  She has been married to her husband since 1996 and has two daughters.  She can be reached at or through Darlene (above – wink wink).

Kenneth S. Kabb, Esq.

Ken is of counsel with the firm and was its founder in 1984.  Following a career as a mechanical and medical engineer, he earned his law degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School in 1969.

Ken has been helping veterans win compensation from the VA for over 12 years and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates.

Ken holds a Private Pilots License as well as a Coast Guard 100 ton Masters license and NRA firearms instructor certification.  He established the North Coast Sailing School which closed after seven years so he could go off cruising.  His sailing adventures included a three year voyage from Cleveland, Ohio to Venezuela and return via Bermuda, Tortola the Caribbean, Bahamas and east coast of the United States.

He can be reached at


Our Administrative Team:

Darlene Toman
Office Manager

Darlene or as we call her “Mama Dar” is the heart of our firm. As office manager, she
makes sure the lights stay on and that the cases are handled properly. She went to the
school of hard knocks and worked for years in Courts and law firms across the area.
She loves flying planes with her husband and checking out local wineries. She also
loves spending time with her kids and grandkids! Darlene is your go-to person if you
haven’t heard back from someone at the firm or need special attention. She can be
reached at

Nick Pichichero
Assistant Elder Care Coordinator

Nick Pichichero is working on his Masters in Social Work at Cleveland State and plans to graduate in May of this year.  He also has a Bachelors from Kent State University. He has vast Mental health volunteer experience. He can be reached at


Karen Chambers

Karen Chambers is a Paralegal with her Associates degree from Bryant and Stratton.  She has worked as a Legal Compliance coordinator, and for years as Medicaid Paralegal.  Her vast knowledge and ability to follow through sets her apart.   She can be reached at


Melissa Owen

Melissa Owen is returning to Cleveland from Santa Barbara, California where she acted as an executive director of a major home health care company.  She is a graduate of John Carroll University.  She can be reached at

Lindsey Walsh Resnick
Marketing Director

Lindsey is the Director of Marketing and Business Development.  She holds a Bachelors in Spanish from The College of Wooster.  She is energized by marketing and developing business for Kabb Law and tirelessly pounds pavement, phone and email to that end.  She is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys teaching at inner city preschools and privately.  She also enjoys very much being a companion care giver to one of our clients who speaks Spanish.  She has been married to her husband since 2002 and has two children.  She can be reached at

Sarah McMichael

Sarah McMichael is the Veterans Benefits Paralegal for Ken Kabb.  She has her Associates Degree in Applied Business in Paralegal from Lakeland Community College.  She over 10 years of experience as a paralegal and case coordinator.  She also has experience as a Deputy Clerk for a Juvenile Court.  She can be reached at

Chelsea Fernandez
Legal Assistant

Chelsea Fernandez comes to the law firm from the Summit County Prosecutors Office.  She also has experience as a private investigator.  She is enrolled at Kent State  University.  She can be reached at  She is a legal assistant and helps Karen with the Medicaid applications and also completes intakes and manages the calendar.



Rich Weiss
Insurance and Benefits Provider

While Rich is not technically part of the staff of The Kabb Law Firm, he does share space here.  He holds a degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.  Rich helps clients with funeral trusts, annuities, and Medicare supplemental insurance.  He is an avid golfer and tennis player and enjoys spending time in Palm Springs, California.  He can be reached at 216-273-3570 or


Mia Effron
The Boss’ Kid

Mia is an Eighth Grader at Mandel Jewish Day School.  She is often found buried in the file room under the papers that need to be filed.  She loves soccer and shooting guns with her Grandpa Ken.





The Office Dog

Jake is our office dog.  His primary job is to check on the employees and clients all day.  Secondly he finds any rays of sunlight in the office.  He loves destroying toys and eating as well as bugging people for food.