Stark & Knoll Announces Jeffrey Knoll as Managing Partner


Fairlawn, Ohio (January 18, 2024)-Stark & Knoll is pleased to announce Jeff Knoll as Managing Partner of the firm. Jeff succeeds John Krajewski, who led the firm in that role for the last twenty years.   

As a practicing attorney at Stark & Knoll for over thirty years, Jeff is looking forward to leading the firm that Mike Stark and Jeff’s father, Tom Knoll, founded in 1985.  Jeff’s practice encompasses general business and corporate law, real estate, commercial leasing, business succession planning and commercial lending. He is a graduate of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Jeff serves on local community boards, including the PEG Foundation, and is a member of the Akron Bar, Ohio State Bar and American Bar Associations.  Jeff and his wife, Mary, live in Copley, Ohio and have two adult children.    

As Jeff assumes the reins of the firm, he also extends the firm’s thanks to John for his vision and dedication in leading the firm for so many years.  John’s  leadership  positioned Stark & Knoll as a successful and highly respected regional law firm, insuring  the firm’s future growth.  Although he is retiring from his Managing Partner role, John will continue to actively practice law and will remain a valued advisor and integral member of the firm. He is looking forward to solely focusing on his clients and continuing to provide them with excellent legal service.  

 Stark & Knoll provides legal counsel to a broad spectrum of Northeast Ohio residents and business organizations. With more than twenty-five experienced attorneys practicing in the areas of business law, litigation, employment law, insurance defense, personal injury, estate planning and probate law, Stark & Knoll’s mission is to provide insightful, individually tailored legal advice in a timely, professional and cost-efficient manner. For more information on the Akron law firm of Stark & Knoll please visit




Contact: Jeff Knoll, 

Office: 330-376-3300 

Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. 

3475 Ridgewood Rd. 

Akron, Ohio 44333-3163