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Zashin & Rich is a law firm built on a wealth of knowledge, experience, and commitment to serving its clients. Since its founding in 1981, Zashin & Rich has established itself as a leader in Ohio in workplace and family law by continuing to expand and adapt to its clients' changing needs. Zashin & Rich prides itself on its clients' satisfaction, the firm's continued growth and success, and its innovative approach to legal services.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Same-Sex Family Law

Call 888-875-5772 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Andrew A. Zashin

Bar Admissions:

  • State: Ohio
  • State: Florida
  • State: New York
  • State: Washington D.C.
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal: The Supreme Court of the United States

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D., Case Western Reserve Law Review Editor, 1993
  • Brown University
    • A.B., History, 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
    • (Former Family Law Section Chairman)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Graduate, The Art and Skills of Trial Advocacy, Pacific Regional Program, San Diego, CA, October 22, 2000

Attorney Scott Coghlan

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D., 1992
  • Bowling Green State University
    • B.A., Criminal Justice, 1989

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Attorney George S. Crisci

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D., Order of the Coif, Case Western Reserve Law Review Editor, 1983
  • College of Wooster
    • B.A., Political Science, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Justinian Forum

Attorney Jonathan J. Downes

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D.
  • Virginia Tech 
    • B.S., Public Administration

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Licking County Bar Association

Attorney Lauren M. Drabic

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, New York, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Education:

  • American University Washington College of Law
    • J.D., Cum Laude, 2011
  • Allegheny College
    • B.A. in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 2008

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Attorney Robert M. Fertel

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Education:

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    • J.D., 1972
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A., Political Science, 1969

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Attorney David P. Frantz

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D., Cum Laude, Case Western Reserve Law Review Editor, 2013
  • Loyola University Chicago
    • B.A., Music and Political Science, 2009

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Attorney Victoria A. Glowacki

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law
    • J.D., 2005
  • Baldwin Wallace University
    • B.A., Political Science, 2002

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Attorney Jennifer M. Hanes

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • Cleveland State University
    • Juris Doctorate, 2006
  • Indiana University
    • Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Minor in Sociology,
    • Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society in Criminal Justice, 2002

Attorney Morgan E. Helgreen

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D., 2018
  • Texas Christian University
    • B.S., Strategic Communication, Political Science
    • Cum Laude, 2013

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Family Law Section, 2020–2022

Attorney Jzinae N. Jackson

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
    • J.D., 2018
  • Capital University
    • B.A., Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology, Cum Laude, 2014

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association

Attorney Michele L. Jakubs

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
  • Cleveland State University
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1999
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.S., Medical Record Administration, 1992

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Attorney Lisa A. Kainec

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude,
    • The Order of the Coif; Heiss Labor Law Award Recipient,
    • Executive Contributing Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 1993
  • Cleveland State University
    • Cum Laude, BBA, Management & Labor Relations, 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Federal Bar Association
    • Employment Law Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section

Attorney Amy Keating

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
  • Cleveland State University
    • J.D., Summa Cum Laude,
    • Cleveland-Marshall Law Review Editor, 2006
  • John Carroll University
    • B.A., English, Magna Cum Laude, 2003

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member
      (2012-present), Co-Chair (for 2014-2015)

Attorney Katherine J. Mills

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • University of Akron
    • B.S., Political Science, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association

Attorney Sarah J. Moore

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • J.D., 1995
  • Canisius College
    • B.A. in Philosophy, 1992

Attorney Ami J. Patel

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D., 2004
  • Ohio University
    • B.A., Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List,
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
    • Women in Law Section

Languages Spoken:

  • Gujrati

Attorney Drew C. Piersall

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
  • Cleveland State University
    • J.D., Labor and Employment Law Concentration, 2004
  • Case Western Reserve University
    • B.S., Management, B.A., History, Magna Cum Laude, 2001

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Attorney Christopher R. Reynolds

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
  • Cleveland State University
    • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Second in Class,
      Cleveland-Marshall Law Review Editor, 2007
  • Wayne State University
    • Master of Social Work with Concentration
      in Clinical Social Work, 2000
  • Wayne State University
    • B.A., Psychology, Psi Chi National Honor Society
      in Psychology, 1998

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • (Former Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair)

Attorney Jonathan A. Rich

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
  • Cleveland State University – J.D., 1992
  • The Ohio State University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration, 1989

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Attorney Lawrence J. Rich

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall School of Law
  • Cleveland State University
    • J.D., 1967
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A., Finance, 1963

Attorney Eva C. Saulnier

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, May 2020
    • Executive Notes Editor, Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
  • Université Paris-Dauphine, France
    • Master 2, European and International Law, May 2020
  • University of New Mexico
    • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • French American Chamber of Commerce

Attorney Natalie M. Stevens

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Education:

  • The Ohio State University
  • Moritz College of Law
    • J.D., with honors, and Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005
  • Miami University
    • B.S., Business, Cum Laude, 2001

Attorney Corey N. Thrush

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Education:

  • Cleveland State University College of Law
    • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2009
  • The Cleveland Institute of Art
    • B.F.A., 1999

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Attorney Kyleigh A. Weinfurtner

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor
  • Lafayette College
    • B.A., Philosophy, B.A., Government & Law

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • CMBA Board of Directors

Attorney Stephen S. Zashin

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio
  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • J.D., Case Western Reserve Law Review Editor, 1995
  • Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
    • MBA, Dean's Academic Achievement Award, 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business
    • B.S., Finance and Organizational Behavior, Cum Laude, 1991

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Labor & Employment Section Council’s Planning Committee for the Midwest Labor and Employment Law Conference (2017 – 2021)

Attorney Brad M. Zebedis

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • University of Akron School of Law
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2017
  • Presbyterian College
    • B.A., Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, 2014

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