Two of the Best Combine

On March 1st, 2016 two century-old law firms combined to form Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP. The new firm brings together Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond PLL and Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A., which are two of Cleveland’s oldest and most well-regarded law firms. Both firms were founded in the mid-1800's and we are proud of our histories and longevity of providing forward-thinking and creative solutions to clients.

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Our attorneys help clients avoid problems, resolve issues, and achieve their goals by using sophisticated knowledge of the law, deep experience and good judgement.

The Firm's history of success is due to our lasting relationships with clients. Get to know our attorneys by clicking below.

James D. Vail 
Managing Partner

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Recent News

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Jim Havach presented at the National Business Institute CLE seminar.

Jim Havach recently presented on all aspects of deeds at the National Business Institute (NBI) CLE seminar entitled, "Handling Real Estate Transactions from Start To Finish."

Monday, November 21, 2016

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is Pleased to Announce that Jamie E. McHenry has Joined the Firm

Jamie E. McHenry is our newest associate attorney at Schneider Smeltz Speith Bell LLP. She is now a member of the firm's Trusts & Estates practice group, where she focuses on the areas of probate, estate planning, charitable giving, and ta…

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