Ellen Meehan is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. She is a member of our estate planning practice and has a special interest in planning for individuals, families and closely held businesses. 

She focuses her practice on a wide variety of personal planning matters, such as counseling on complex estate, charitable, financial and retirement planning matters, as well as on estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes for high net worth individuals. Ellen has experience in counseling owners of smaller, closely held and family businesses on succession planning, maximizing retirement plan benefits and executive compensation. She is experienced in the organization and operation of private foundations and in counseling on a wide variety of charitable giving matters. Ellen is highly experienced in probate and fiduciary litigation.
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  • Cleveland State University, J.D., magna cum laude, managing editor, Cleveland State Law Review, 1992
  • College of Mount St. Joseph, B.A., 1971


  • Ohio, 1992


  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning Section 
  • Vice chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bar Admissions Committee
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, serving on its Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council
  • Estate planning advisory council member at Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Museum of Art and University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Listed for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America 2024
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and as Best Lawyers 2020 Cleveland Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters since 2011, a distinction honoring the top five percent of lawyers in the state
  • Frequent speaker at local and state seminars on estate planning related matters

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