David M. Lenz

David M. Lenz: Attorney with Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP


David Lenz joined Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L. in 2006 and became a partner in 2013. Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L. became Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP in 2016, as two of the oldest and most established law firms in Cleveland combined. His practice focuses on planning for and administering wealth transfer for individuals and families as well as advising family foundations and other nonprofit organizations on tax and governance issues. David helps families develop comprehensive plans including complex charitable, retirement, and tax planning strategies while paying attention to often-overlooked items such as planning for digital assets or pets. He also has experience handling many different types of estate and trust litigation matters including will contests, will and trust construction cases, and claims of breaches of fiduciary duty.

David is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.

David has served for several years as a team captain for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 3Rs program and is a member of its Steering Committee. He is also a leader at Advent Lutheran Church in Mentor, where he is a past president of the congregation council and currently leads its Service Outreach Team. He also serves as the Secretary of the Northeastern Ohio Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which oversees and coordinates efforts of the region’s churches.

David and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Mayfield Village.

OSBA certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Charitable Planning
  • Family Foundations
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Wealth Transfer

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(216) 696-4200 ext. 1145  Phone
(216) 696-7303  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 2003
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
Year of First Admission:
2006, Ohio
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section); Ohio State Bar Association (Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section); American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section)
Birth Information:
Euclid, Ohio, 1981
( OSBA certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

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Cleveland, Ohio

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