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Bart Leonardi

Phone: 440-937-8364

Bart spent the first part of his career as an insurance advisor and securities analyst. He later became a lawyer and developed experience as a litigator and trust attorney. This wide range of experience enables him to give his clients a comprehensive view of financial planning not often found in estate planning attorneys.

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, trust administration/litigation and probate administration/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, Power of Attorney or Revocable Trust, to complex Trust Planning, designed to achieve specific goals such as:

  • Wealth transfer
  • Business succession
  • Asset protection
  • Charitable giving
  • Minimizing estate tax liability.

Bart also 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.


  • 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 (2015-2017)

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