My brother, who lived in Cleveland, recently passed away in Scottsdale, AZ. As the executor of his estate, I live in Naples, FL. After consultation with another attorney, James Bart Leonardi came highly recommended to me as a Cleveland area lawyer who could administer his estate for me, no matter how complicated. After meeting with Bart, I felt very comfortable and was extremely confident in his abilities. Bart handled everything seamlessly and exceeded my expectations at every turn. The process has been very smooth and very quick. Bart has been very proactive on protecting the estate and looking out for our best interests.
Warren Nyerges, Jr.
Bart has been a fantastic advisor on multiple matters for our family. He also is highly effective at connecting his clients with additional professional services whenever necessary. His network is stellar. Additionally, his interaction style is very calming and concise, not overbearing. I HIGHLY recommend this exemplary professional.
- Patrick and Caitlin Sullivan
I hired Bart to help with my late mother’s estate. He was not only extremely knowledgeable and thorough, but very kind and sensitive to my situation. I live out of state and could not always come into town. Bart was always accessible and went above and beyond my expectations. He truly eased my mind and made this sad time much more manageable. I am very thankful for his help and guidance.
I have known Mr. Leonardi for the past 5 years. I found him very professional, honest, knowledgeable and trustworthy. From our experience with him, we found that he takes great care of his clients as if they were the only one he is dealing with despite his very busy practice. He enjoys a very broad vision, focus on his target and treats his customers with respect. I received follow up communications either by phone or via email numerous times per week when deemed necessary. Mr. Leonardi tries very hard to ease stress and provides great support. I could not believe it when I received the remainder of my retainer since he believed stretching my case out further, when it was essentially complete, would be unethical. That and other behavior showed me how much he adheres to his values and ethics. With no hesitations, I highly recommend Mr. Leonardi to all clients that need legal advice.
My wife and I hired Bart to do a trust for our family. He was extremely knowable and professional. He did a wonderful job!!!
Bart was hired to handle my family's estate planning. By listening to my family's needs, issues, and goals, he was able to put together an excellent plan for us. He is professional, communicated with us in a timely manner, and most importantly showed that he is extremely knowledgeable in the recommendations he gave to my family,I refer all of my insurance clients to him that need any estate planning and probate issues. They have all been quite happy that I referred them to Bart, thus strengthening the relationship that I have with my clients
I want to thank Mr Leonardi for handling our mother's estate.
Bart was always accessible via phone, email or text. He personally answered or returned your call very quickly.
He handled all aspects of the estate. He handled or helped with selling of the house, the estate sale, the sale of a car, locating and contacting banks, brokerage firms, the probate work, etc. Also arranged for accounting services for estate and personal tax work.
He was very efficient and professional. Easy to work with.
Would recommend him to my friends.
We were most fortunate to have found Bart Leonardi to handle my deceased mother's probate matters. The professional attitude he showed was coupled with his sensitivity and great care in providing us understanding during these trying times. The twists and turns in this particular probate process were all taken in stride by Bart. It was wonderful that he communicated with us throughout and always kept us in the loop. All phone calls that I placed were answered in a timely manner. Best of all, we had the feeling that his purpose was one of listening and caring for the person placed in one of life's sad times, probating a loved ones estate. He is detailed-oriented and careful in providing the best service humanly possible. Thank you, Bart.
Bart is an excellent attorney who provided outstanding services to our family in the area of estate planning. He developed a creative estate plan that considers all conceivable events that might happen in the future. He is very organized and our completed documents are indexed for easy reference. I have been referring Bart to my family members. Due to their similar outstanding experience, they are likewise referring Bart to their friends and family with great excitement.
Bart has been a blessing for my family. He has acted as many different roles for us, including Estate Planner, Probate Attorney, and most importantly, Trusted Advisor. Bart helped my family navigate the often confusing issues we dealt with after the unexpected passing of our Father. He was able to help us navigate some uncomfortable and tough decisions. He was very honest throughout the process and was able to give both myself and my sisters’ peace of mind.
Bart has also served as our Estate Planner. My Wife and I have consulted with him on a variety of topics as they relate to our children, our power-of-attorneys, and a variety of other topics that relate to our family’s future. We trust his advice and have recommended him many times to other’s looking to plan their futures, and will continue to do so in the future.
It is rare nowadays to receive excellent customer service, but that is exactly what Bart provides. Calls and emails are returned in a timely manner regardless of the day or time. He truly puts his clients first!!!
If there was such a thing as a 10 star rating Bart would deserve it. In a probate landscape filled with legal liars and greed-motivated heirs, Bart stands out as a pillar of honesty, integrity and legal expertise. Without his counsel I don't know how I could have made it through my mother's probate case which was, up until his involvement, one of the most horrible experiences of my life. I cannot recommend Bart more highly.