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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Meet our Attorneys

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Kyle Gee is named Trustee of the Strongsville Education Foundation

Kyle Gee is named Trustee of the Strongsville Education Foundation. Mr. Gee is honored to support the students, teachers and administrators of the Foundation.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Ryan P. Nowlin elected as Vice President of Membership, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ryan P. Nowlin elected as Vice President of Membership, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

ACTEC Martindale-Hubbil Best Lawyers Primerus Super Lawyers