Bart Leonardi

Phone: 440-937-8364

"Bart is an excellent attorney, and has helped my family create our wills, powers of attorney, and our trust. He's been incredibly patient as he guided my husband and I through the process of establishing these documents. Bart is very accessible by email and phone to answer any questions we've had, and we are very pleased with our ongoing experience with him. We would highly recommend Bart!"

Cleveland area attorney Bart Leonardi is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. His practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, probate/trust administration and probate litigation.

Bart counsels married couples, individuals, professionals and business owners regarding estate planning, asset protection and wealth transfer. This includes helping clients with everything from a simple Will and Power of Attorney, to revocable trusts, to complicated trust planning designed to achieve specific goals like wealth transfer, business succession, asset protection, charitable giving or minimizing estate tax liability.

In addition to estate planning, Bart has a significant probate practice. He represents executors and administrators in probate courts in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake and Geauga counties and throughout the Greater Cleveland area. In addition to counseling executors and administrators, he serves as estate administrator. His probate litigation practice includes representing the interests of individual beneficiaries, heirs and other interested parties when they have concerns about the way an estate is being administered. This includes will contest actions, fiduciary removal, creditor claims, wrongful death settlements, trust litigation and other litigation matters.

Education

  • Ave Maria School of Law, J.D.
  • John Carroll University, B.S.B.A. in Finance

Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • United States District Courts of:
    Northern Ohio
    Western Kentucky
    Eastern Kentucky   

Professional Organizations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Cleveland – Executive Committee

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