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J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1983

B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College, 1979

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  • State of Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1983
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I am able to determine the red flags and legal issues at our first meeting in order to discuss our potential end game. The goal is then to obtain the result in a cost-effective manner for the client's benefit.

Russ is a shareholder and chair of Reminger's Guardianships practice group and Mediation/Arbitration practice group. He has been an attorney with Reminger since 1988.

Russ is frequently called on to handle disputes between next-of-kin, beneficiaries, guardians, and executors. These disputes include, but are not limited to, will contests, declaratory judgments to invalidate a trust agreement or amendment, joint with rights of survivor or payable on death disputes, transfer on death beneficiary disputes, guardianship appointments or terminations, fraudulent uses of powers of attorney, and any and all cases regarding a probate or non-probate financial misuse regarding a decedent or elder clients.

He has been invited to speak on behalf of many organizations on issues that range from probate administration to undue influence and incompetency claims to guardianships and guardianship litigation. Those groups include the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, National Business Institute, Sterling Institute, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and numerous other entities. Russ is very dedicated to the fight against opioid abuse as a Board member of The K.I.S.S. Foundation and President of Fight the Urge, Inc., as well as an active speaker on the topic. 

Russ has also served as an assistant prosecutor for the cities of Willowick, Willoughby Hills, and the Village of Waite Hill. He currently serves as a prosecutor for Lake Metroparks and has done so since 2000. His experience as a magistrate and law clerk for the Lake County Probate Court in the early 1980's provided invaluable experience to him as to how probate courts analyze cases in the areas of probate and elder law.

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

Russell J. Meraglio, Jr.
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Listed in Best Lawyers of America for Litigation-Trusts and Estates, since 2012
Russell Meraglio Best Lawyers
Rated AV® Preeminent™: Very Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review

Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association
-Member, Probate and Trust Section

Lake County Bar Association
-Member, Probate Law Committee, Settlement Week (Co-Chair)

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
-Member, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section

K.I.S.S. Foundation
-Board Member

Fight the Urge, Inc.

Lake County Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities
-Past President, 2002
-Past Vice-President, 2001

Lake Metroparks Prosecutor, 2000-current

Justinian Forum Member

Wickliffe Italian American Club
-Parliamentary Committee Member 


"Know that without your assistance I would still be living a nightmare. I only wish I had you in my corner from the beginning, but who knew. I will forever appreciate you being my hero in this matter."

"I recommend you as a negotiator and litigator. For the second time, you helped my aunt in two extremely difficult, gut-twisting situations. I just cannot express how much that kind of skill is worth."


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