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Jamie E. McHenry
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Cleveland Attorney
Jamie E. McHenry

Phone: 216.696.4200


Languages: English

Jamie McHenry is an Associate attorney in Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP’s Trusts & Estates practice group, focusing in the areas of probate, estate planning, and tax matters.

Her particular experience focuses on assisting clients with charitable planning and trust and probate administration matters. Jamie also contributes to the Trusts & Estates group by providing assistance to clients on legal matters involving estate planning and administration, estate and gift tax planning, nonprofit law, and trust administration. She has experience relating to charitable gift planning, guardian removal, will contest, and undue influence. Her experience as a law clerk at the Cuyahoga County Probate Court, and as a law clerk at the Cleveland Clinic’s Philanthropy Institute, have given her a unique perspective on important issues for our clients.

Jamie received her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, graduating magna cum laude in 2016. During her graduate career, she served as an Articles Editor for Cleveland Marshall’s Journal of Law and Health, and received the CALI Excellence for the future award in the following areas: Legal Writing, Legal Profession, School Law, and Psychiatry and Law. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, summa cum laude, in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati, and was awarded the 2012-2013 Outstanding Paralegal Student of the year.

Practice Areas

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Gift, Estate, and GST Tax Planning


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University J.D. (2016), magna cum laude
  • University of Cincinnati, 2012, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Paralegal Studies, summa cum laude

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Member, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Taxation & the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, and Taxation Committees
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Cleveland

Awards and Honors

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022) for work in:
    • Trusts and Estates

Community Activities

  • Legal Aid, Brief Advice Clinics

Recent Articles and Publications

  • Are Your Powerholders Independent? Dissecting Internal Revenue Code Section 672, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, July/August 2021

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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