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Amanda A. Barreto
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Cleveland Attorney
Amanda A. Barreto

Phone: 216.696.4200


Languages: English

Ms. Barreto is a member of the Litigation department and counsels homeowners, community associations, business owners, individuals, and for-profit and non-profit corporations in resolving real estate, contract, commercial, corporate governance, insurance, and employment disputes. She is one of 22 attorneys certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Residential Real Property Law.

Beginning her legal career at Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Ms. Barreto served low income individuals with consumer protection and housing issues and gained a solid foundation of courtroom experience early on. In private practice, she has advised condominium and homeowners’ associations on condominium and planned community law and handled complex civil litigation involving business and real estate disputes. From administrative hearings to federal court, Ms. Barreto handles smaller municipal court matters with the same force and eagerness as a complex appellate argument.

While being in court is always exhilarating, Ms. Barreto most enjoys client interaction and meeting her client’s objectives. She has been selected to the Super Lawyers© Ohio Rising Stars List from 2015-present. In 2019, she was appointed to the Certified Grievance Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Members of this committee conduct confidential investigations of allegations of ethical misconduct by lawyers and file complaints with the Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio in cases where disciplinary action is warranted.

Amanda resides in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland with her husband and daughter.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate

Licensed to Practice

  • Ohio


  • Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D. (2009), (National Trial Team Member)
  • Miami University, B.S., Business Administration (2005), (Mock Trial Team Member)

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Ohio State Bar Association – Real Estate Section (Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property)
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Women in the Law Section, Real Estate Section, Bar Admission Committee, Grievance Committee Member, 3Rs volunteer)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of (2018-2019)
  • Medina County Board of Building Appeals (Board Member)
  • Community Association Institute

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2015-present
  • Kaleidoscope Magazine’s “Cuarenta Cuarenta” Club (2013)

Community Activities

  • Member on the Leadership Council for Engage! Cleveland

Recent Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter, Leases, Evictions and More: Landlord-Tenant Law 2021, NBI CLE Webinar, February 2021
  • Design Review Decisions Must Be Formalized In Writing, September 2020
  • Ohio Community Associations – Swimming Pools & Covid-19, June 2020
  • Ethical Considerations For Officers Of The Court, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, December 2019
  • Remedies in Real Estate Contracts: Specific Performance, 41st Annual Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2019, Cleveland, Ohio
  • The AirBNB Trend: What Homeowners Need to Know, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, October 2016
  • Up In Smoke: How Marijuana Reform May Impact Real Estate Law, CMBA Cleveland Association of Paralegals presentation, September 2016, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Marijuana: How Condominium Associations Can Regulate Its Legal Use, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, October 2014
  • Residential Real Estate Financing, OSBA Real Estate Practice Seminar presentation, April 2014, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Trayvon Martin: What Community Associations Can Take Away From The Tragic Case, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, October 2013
  • Residential Real Estate Financing, OSBA Real Estate Practice Seminar presentation, April 2013, Cleveland, Ohio

Contact This Firm

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

1375 East 9th Street
Suite 900
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Law Firm Contact: David M. Lenz

Tel: 216.696.4200

Fax: 216.696.7303



Member Since: 2005

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