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Cleveland Attorney
Colleen Meredith, Esq.

Phone: 216.539.8374


Languages: English

Colleen Meredith is a member of the Private Client Group and has a strong background in estate planning and estate and trust administration. Colleen’s practice focuses on the areas of estate planning, estate administration and estate and gift taxation.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Colleen was a Registered Nurse and served as Assistant Head Nurse at Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics. Colleen also served as President of the Professional Healthcare Educators, Inc., and in that leadership role she planned and moderated educational seminars.

Since Colleen has experience working with families as they deal with extremely difficult medical decisions, this gives her a unique perspective into family dynamics and decision making. This insight helps her to guide clients as they deal with complex estate planning issues.

Colleen previously served as a Trustee on the Lakewood Hospital Foundation Board and as a member of the Executive and Governance Committees.

Colleen and her husband Tom have two adult sons.

Practice Areas

  • Charitable Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer
  • Retirement Distribution Planning
  • Taxation
  • Trust Administration


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1987, J.D.
  • Cleveland State University B.S. Nursing, 1983
  • Fairview General Hospital School of Nursing, 1974

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association – Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Sections
  • Member, West Shore Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Judge Lee E. Skeel Memorial Award – Outstanding Students in Property Law
  • Sue Rubinstein Award – Nursing Excellence

Community Activities

  • Volunteers her services for hospice patients

Recent Articles & Publications

  • To Be an “Heir” or Not to Be an “Heir” ~ That is the Question, The Ohio State Bar Association (April 2017)
  • Modern Estate Planing: Digital Assets, Electronic Wills, and More, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (March 2017)
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Inheritance Rights, Akron Tax and Estate Planning Council (Jan 2017)
  • Marriage Equality Recognized Nationwide, analyzing the U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision recognizing same sex marriage nationwide and the impact on Ohio residents

Contact This Firm

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

1375 East 9th Street
One Cleveland Center, 9th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Law Firm Contact: James D. Vail

Tel: 216.539.8374

Fax: 216.696.7303



Member Since: 2005

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