Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

  • Established in 1860
  • Firm Size 27
  • We have been committed to providing clients with thoughtful answers to complex legal issues since 1860. 216-696-4200.
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About this firm

We have more than 25 lawyers who provide our clients with a broad range of services and a deep bench of legal talent. Our lawyers are licensed to practice law in Ohio, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California and before various federal and state courts.

We focus on business law, real estate, litigation, family law, taxation and trusts and estates, with attorneys uniquely suited to meet the needs of businesses, individuals, and charitable organizations.

Our attorneys are highly respected industry veterans with decades of experience which sets them apart as true leaders in our legal community. We are proud of having one of the only Ohio law firms with six attorneys who are Fellows in the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Lawyers are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities. These six lawyers collectively have nearly 250 years of experience in devising practical solutions and advising clients in trust and estate matters.

Additionally, the firm has been repeatedly recognized by The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a “Best Law Firm” in Cleveland for Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Family Law and Trusts & Estates Law. The firm is proud that it has ten attorneys who are listed in Best Lawyers® in America in various practice areas including Trusts & Estates, Real Estate and Family Law. Tom LaFond was Best Lawyers® in America “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland. Additionally, ten of the firm's attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®.

As part of our firm's culture, we promote active leadership and involvement in the profession and in our community. We have attorneys who are leading important legal and business associations, committees, and boards, as well as are civic and local government leaders throughout our region.

The firm is an active member of Primerus, a society of the world's finest independent, boutique law firms. With nearly 200 member firms in more than 40 countries, each firm is screened to ensure its commitment to excellence as embodied in the Six Pillars: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is dedicated to providing thoughtful, practical solutions to the complex problems faced by our clients, with a strong devotion of delivering excellent personal and timely service.

Areas of Practice (22)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • General Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Arbitration
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Post Divorce Modification

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