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It is with great sadness that we share that Phillip A. Ranney, our longtime partner, mentor, and friend, passed away on December 25, 2019. Phil was an outstanding lawyer, having spent his entire 58-year career with the firm now known as Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell. The longevity of his practice is only one of the many remarkable aspects of his career.

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"Phil was a true professional. His clients and his partners alike valued his calming presence, and they trusted his keen insights to guide them through even the toughest situations. In the deeply personal world of trusts and estates, Phil stood out for his dedication to his clients.

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Phillip A. Ranney

1936 – 2019

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