Overview

Tim focuses his practice on probate litigation. In this capacity, he leverages his jury trial experience to provide representation in probate and trust disputes involving will contests, charges of undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and other potential issues that can complicate the settling of an estate.

Tim also is experienced in legal matters involving probate, guardianship, trust, and estate administration. Tim represents trustees and executors of estates, creating flexible plans to meet their needs. Tim's experience in the area of probate and trust administration includes the drafting of estate plans for both individuals and families, and assisting them through the probate process. He also advises institutions on a variety of trust administration issues.

Honors & Recognitions

Selected as a recipient of the American Bar Institute and American Bar Association Scholar/Leader Award, 2010

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 


Community & Professional

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, member

Ohio State Bar Association, member

Parma Bar Association, member

Juvenile Diversion Program in Parma, Ohio, volunteer magistrate

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar, Jun 4, 2020
  • Cleveland, OH, Oct 25, 2019
  • 2019 Probate Case Law and Statutory Update
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 25, 2019
  • Cleveland, OH, Oct 15, 2019
  • Statutory and Case Law Update
    Columbus, OH, Oct 8, 2019
  • Filing Will Contests, Avoiding Will Contests, and Introduction to Guardianship Proceedings
    Westlake, OH, Aug 13, 2019
  • Probate Process Overview and Probate Assets and Creditor Claims
    Maumee, OH, Jul 15, 2019
  • Probate Litigation and Evidence
    Akron, OH, Jun 21, 2019
  • The Modern Family: Estate Planning and Litigation Issues for Blended Families
    Columbus, OH, Mar 21, 2019
  • The Probate Process Explained
    Youngstown, OH, Mar 4, 2019
  • Initial Filing in the Probate Court and Estate Timeline, and Law of Intestate Succession
    Canton, OH, Dec 5, 2018
  • How to Prepare and File the Inventory, Administration of the Estate
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 15, 2018
  • Adding Injury to Insult: Planning and Litigating No Contest Provisions in Wills and Trusts
    Columbus, OH, May 16, 2018

Insights

Publications

  • Opening an Estate and Spousal Rights
    Ohio State Bar Association – Basics of Estate Administration Webinar, Jun 4, 2020
  • Probate Law Journal of Ohio , Feb 2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, December 2019 Issue, Dec 2019
  • Adding Injury to Insult: Litigating and Planning with In-Terrorem Clauses in Ohio
    Probate Law Journal of Ohio, March/April 2019, Mar 2019

Blog Posts

Education

J.D., The University of Akron School of Law, 2010
-Student Bar Association, Executive President

B.S., Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 2007

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
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