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B.A., The Ohio State University, 1992

J.D., Case Western Reserve School of Law, 1995

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  • State of Ohio, 1995

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2000
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Clients deserve a no-nonsense counsel who can frankly evaluate your case and share with you the tools necessary for informed decision making.

As co-chair of Reminger’s estate, trust, and probate litigation practice group, you can expect an incredibly broad working knowledge of the areas of law that touch upon the disputes he routinely handles, coupled with a rare ability to quickly capture the factual essence of your claim.  Adam has served as lead trial attorney in hundreds of successfully pursued/defended estate and trust disputes.  He has tried many high stakes cases to verdict: will and trust contests, executor and trustee removal actions, interpretation of wills and trusts and ambiguities, accountings, breaches of fiduciary duty, and claims seeking to void gifts and beneficiary designations.  Many of the cases he has handled are often cited in the courts throughout Ohio. 

Adam is active in academia. He has taught the wills, trusts, and estate class at Cleveland Marshall School of Law and has been invited to lecture to many prestigious organizations, including the Ohio Association of Probate Judges, the American Academy of Forensic Psychiatrists and the Law, the American Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and many bar associations.  He believes successful advocacy requires skills such as fact development through deposition and story telling though cross examination as well as the ability to educate clients, parties, and the court about the nature of the claim and supporting law.

Honors & Recognitions

Rated AV® Preeminent™: Very Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law and Litigation - Trusts and Estates, since 2009

Selected as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2015 and 2018 – Litigation – Trusts and Estates – Cleveland

Selected as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2019 – Elder Law – Cleveland

Recognized as a Rising Star and as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, including special recognition as Top 50 Cleveland and Top 100 Ohio






Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation

Past President, William K. Thomas, American Inns of Court

Past Chair, the C3A (FKA the Consortium Against Adult Abuse)

Trustee, Heights Schools Foundation

Member, Probate Trust and Estate Section Counsel, Ohio State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Representative Matters

The breadth of Adam’s experience in matters related to the “World of Probate and Estates” is well known throughout the legal community.  Over the approximate 20 years of almost exclusively handling probate, trust, estate, and guardianship type disputes, he has literally pursued and defended hundreds of cases and problems falling within his niche.  His track record and client testimonials are demonstrative of his recognized skills in discovery, analysis, writing, and trial.

Testimonials

“We were represented by Adam in an extremely complex will contest/trust lawsuit. His representation of us has been so extraordinarily excellent that I felt a need to reach out to let you know how impressed we are with his services. I have over 40 years of experience in the trust/estate arena. During this time, I have worked with over a thousand trust/estate attorneys from not only the local area but from Cleveland, Atlanta, Columbus, California and New York. I unequivocally state that Adam is by far the absolute best trust and estate attorney I have ever worked with. Many of his ideas were nothing less than brilliant.”

“Adam always kept us informed of all filings, what they were, what they meant, and what our strategies were. He was able to communicate these ideas in such a way to my assistants, who are not attorneys, and they were always able to understand his comments. Adam’s work was so outstanding and extraordinary that I felt compelled to let others know.”

“I want to thank Adam for all that he has done for my mother and myself. He has seen the injustices that have been done and has taken a positive approach to making our whole family unified once again.”

“Thank you to Adam, who was very supportive and helpful. I will always recommend him to others as a best-in-class lawyer in his field.”

“I would like thank Adam properly for his masterful interrogation, it really was terrific.”

“I can’t thank Adam enough for all he did. Whenever we went to court and he was at my side, I had no fear, and was confident he had my back.”

“I want to thank Adam for the work that he did on behalf of my mother. He accomplished more in the short time that he served her than any of the other attorneys combined. I am impressed with that. I also find Adam’s fees on her behalf to be reasonable considering the amount of work he did in such a short period of time. Can’t thank Adam enough.”

“I want to thank Adam so very much for all his hard work to get me my house. I will be forever grateful. P.S. He’s a very kind man.”

“Just wanted to let you know what a great job Adam did at the deposition. He made me feel like I have the best attorney possible. I appreciate all of his hard work and concern. It shows.”

“Thank you to Adam for his great representation and obtaining a voluntary dismissal for me as a party to the pending action. Much appreciated. I’ll remember what he first told me as a client, as hard as it was for me: “not to worry.”

“I wanted to thank Adam again for all of his help with the guardianship lawsuit over my Dad’s estate. He was a great help at bringing it all to successful conclusion. We appreciate all that he did for us. I know that Adam endured significant frustration (we did too), but the end result was outstanding. Thanks again for persevering.” 

“I think Adam did an excellent job for us on my uncle’s estate and charged a very fair rate. If I ever have need in the future of Adam’s services, I would hire him without question and will recommend him to anybody I come in contact with that requires his service.”

"My sisters and I are so grateful to you and your team for all the hard work you've done representing us during what seemed like a never-ending ordeal, along with all the hard fought wins that kept us all going. We're truly blessed for your exemplary work ethic as well as being our mentor. We'll never forget you Adam! You're a star!"

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