Bart and Colleen were great to work with... very welcoming, professional and overall excellent experience with our estate planning. Highly recommend!
Knowledgeable, thorough and professional
I contacted Bart this week to handle my estate planning and he was so helpful and understanding of my situation when I asked if we can rush the paperwork. He really went above and beyond to ensure a smooth process and put my worries to rest. Thank you so much for all your help, Bart. Forever grateful!
My husband and I needed a will. Bart was very personable and professional. He provided good insight and his office was very quick to make appointments and get back to us. He didn't even mind when our 4 month old messed his diaper while we were signing papers. He let us change the diaper in the office, laugh it off, and proceed. It was a much smoother process than I imagined. Thank you, Bart!
Bart handled our legal documents with professionalism, and sincerity. We were unsure which direction to pursue with our legal matters. Bart took the time to listen to all of our questions and guided us to the most cost-effective solution (even though it meant less income for him) with the ease of a true professional. His demeanor and obvious knowledge of the law were comforting. I highly recommend Bart for all your legal needs.
I cannot imaging this process with out Bart Leonardi. I was scared, confused, stressed, and grieving. Mr. Leonardi immediately put me at ease. He took time to explain everything to me in a way that I could process the information at a time I was really vulnerable. He worked tirelessly to make sure everything was clear and completely meticulously. He listened to what I wanted and needed and did the most amazing job at supporting and guiding me. He held my hand through one of the most stressful and difficult times of my life. I am beyond grateful for him. He did everything he could to maximize the outcome for our family. Mr. Leonardi had my complete confidence and he immediately lifted a huge weight from my mind. Every step of the way I knew exactly what was going on, communication was constant, and every step of the way it was clear that I was working with the best!
Our questions were thoroughly answered. Bart was very knowledgeable and able to explain things in a way we could understand.
Very satisfied all around with understanding, thoughtful, responsive professional service. From initial inquiry to completed process, we have been pleased with all aspects of our needs being met.
The process went very smoothly. He walked us through the documents we could possibly need and gave us different options. It took far less time than we expected and was very easy to complete. It's a big weight off our minds to have this all laid out.
Bart made the overwhelming nature of estate planning relatively easy and certainly painless! I would definitely recommend him for your estate planning needs!”
You made this process very easy for us. Your advice and guidance was so helpful.
Bart did a great job handling every aspect of my estate planning. Thorough, knowledgeable, and professional.
This was my first time completing an estate plan. The team over here reached out to me right away and communication was often. It was a great experience where everything was explained in detail and the team was flexible with my schedule yet still urgent to help me within the timeline I wanted. I am very happy with my experience. Even throughout the recent changes that Coronavirus has caused, this team adapted - we were able to schedule virtual meetings instead of face to face to discuss details. The cost of the service was very reasonable, the customer service was great, and I was very happy with how quickly the process went from start to finish!
I've had the privilege of working with Bart on many occasions and can say that he is the premiere probate & estate planning attorney. He's a talented litigator and will tirelessly fight for his clients. If you're looking for a probate attorney with litigation experience, I highly recommend Bart.
We really appreciated the prompt, personal attention and the relaxed (not rushed) discussion to walk us through the details and the relevant law.
Accommodating in a pinch, yet thorough and welcoming. Already recommended you to a family member.
Bart really put my mind ease during such a difficult time in my life. I live out of state and I fully trusted him to handle everything regarding my mom's estate. He's understanding, honest, and extremely experienced.
Bart was very thorough and made us feel at ease throughout our whole process. He is very knowledgeable and versed in the court of law.
Bart is a terrific estate attorney and probate specialist. He has been our trusted counsel for many years. I highly recommend if you or someone you know is looking for a professional in either of these areas of the legal field that you contact Bart for a consultation. Thanks so much Bart for all you do - We appreciate you and your team most certainly.
Efficient, focused and genuinely concerned with the outcome of our case for my daughter.
Overall a good experience. It was a quick and easy process, and was relatively hands-off for my family which was important for us.
Great advice! Great execution of docs. Trusted attorney.
5 Star Service From The Start To The Finish Would Highly Recommend. Thank You
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.
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.
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.