Overview

Mediation can provide a sensible alternative to litigation for certain estate and trust controversies. It can help keep your family matters private and confidential rather than making your grievances public. This collaborative and voluntary process can potentially provide a less stressful and less costly option than a drawn-out trial. A mediator is a neutral third party that meets with opposing parties and/or lawyers in order to come to an agreement in settling your dispute. Reminger can serve in this role as intermediary to help drive these matters to settlement. 

Reminger’s Estate and Trust attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience in providing full time, high quality, estate litigation services through all litigation stages up to verdict and appeal.  Our lawyers have been in the estate and trust dispute arena since 1980, when Leon Weiss started the firm’s estate and trust litigation department. Since then, our practice group has grown to 8 attorneys who focus their practice on the prosecution and defense of all types of estate and trust controversies throughout Ohio courts involving: 

  • undue influence
  • lack of capacity
  • financial exploitation
  • breach of trust
  • breach of fiduciary duty
  • power of attorney abuse
  • failure of a fiduciary to account
  • guardianship decision making
  • appointment and removal of fiduciaries

Our lawyers have learned what dynamics drive these emotionally charged disputes, and how to resolve them effectively.  With our deep knowledge and wisdom in this specialized area of the law, combined with a common-sense approach, we believe we can provide unique insight and assistance to mediate and settle your difficult estate and trust litigation cases. 

Honors & Recognitions

Reminger is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® awarded the firm with a number of national and regional rankings.  In addition, our Litigation-Trusts & Estates Practice Group was ranked as Metropolitan Cleveland Tier 1 for 2020.

Best Lawyers

Our team has consistently been named to the Best Lawyers list each year, including:
Leon A. Weiss- Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates 
Adam M. Fried- Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Franklin C. Malemud- Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Russell J. Meraglio, Jr.- Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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

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

Leon Weiss Selected as Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" – 2012 and 2014 for Litigation- Trusts and Estates – Cleveland

Super Lawyers

2020: Leon Weiss, Adam Fried, Russell Meraglio and Franklin Malemud were selected to the 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Their primary area of practice is estate and trust litigation. Adam Fried also received special recognition as Top 50 Cleveland and Top 100 Ohio. Timothy Gallagher and Paul Shugar were selected to the 2020 Ohio Rising Stars list. Their primary area of practice is estate and trust litigation. View the official list here.

2019: Leon Weiss, Adam Fried, Russell Meraglio and Franklin Malemud were selected to the 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Their primary area of practice is estate and trust litigation. Adam Fried also received special recognition as Top 50 Cleveland and Top 100 Ohio. View the official list here.

2018: Leon Weiss, Adam Fried, Russell Meraglio and Franklin Malemud were selected to the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Their primary area of practice is estate and trust litigation. Adam Fried also received special recognition as Top 50 Cleveland and Top 100 Ohio. View the official list here.

2017: Leon Weiss, Adam Fried, Russell Meraglio and Franklin Malemud were selected to the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Their primary area of practice is estate and trust litigation. View the official list here

2016: Leon Weiss, Adam Fried, Russell Meraglio were selected to the 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list. They were the only attorneys listed in the estate and trust litigation section. View the official list here.

2015: Leon Weiss, Adam Fried, and Russell Meraglio were selected to the 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers list. They were the only attorneys listed in the estate and trust litigation section. View the official list here.

2014: Leon Weiss, Adam Fried, and Russell Meraglio were selected to the 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers list. They were the only attorneys listed in the estate and trust litigation section. View the official list here.

2013: Leon Weiss and Adam Fried were selected to the 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers list. They were the only attorneys listed in the estate and trust litigation section. View the official list here.

2012: Leon Weiss was selected to the 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers list. He was the only attorneys listed in the estate and trust litigation section. View the official list here.

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