Ashton E. M. Bizzarri

Ashton E. M. Bizzarri

Associate

216.696.4200 x1114
abizzarri@sssb-law.com


Biography

Ashton Bizzarri is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, while also representing clients in trust and estate litigation.

Prior to joining SSSB, Ashton was an Associate Attorney at two Akron law firms, focusing exclusively on estate planning and trust and estate administration. She was also a Trust Officer at Key Private Bank, where she handled trust administrations, which provided her with the knowledge and understanding of a corporate fiduciary’s perspective. Ashton was also a Law Clerk at the Summit County Probate Court, which exposed her to the inner workings of the Probate Court.

In 2014, Ashton received her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law, where she graduated cum laude, in the top 15% of her class. During law school, Ashton served on the Akron Law Review, where she was Assistant Editor for the Constitutional Law Journal and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award (highest grade) in the following areas: Wills, Trusts, and Estates II; Civil Procedure II; Civil Procedure I; and Constitutional Law. Prior to law school, Ashton earned her undergraduate degree at Kent State University, where she graduated summa cum laude, with a major in Psychology and two minors: Business Administration and Criminal Justice.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Education

  • The University of Akron School of Law, 2014, Juris Doctor, cum laude (Top 15%)

  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2010, summa cum laude, Psychology (Major), Business Administration and Justice Studies (Minors)

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Member, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Member, Women In Law Section
    • Member, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Cleveland

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America since 2024 for Practice Areas:
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America Badge

  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list: 2023-present

Rising Stars Badge for Ashton Bizzarri

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award®
    • Wills, Trusts, & Estates II
    • Civil Procedure II
    • Civil Procedure I
    • Constitutional Law I

Community Activities

  • Secretary, Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Associate Council Board

Articles & Presentations

  • Respecting Wills-The Aretha Franklin Estate Dispute, September 2023

  • Lisa Marie Presley’s Amendment To “Promenade Trust” Challenged Under California Law—Lessons for Ohio Practitioners, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, Jul./Aug. 2023

  • Suspicious Minds–Lisa Marie Presley's Trust Amendment Challenge, February 2023

  • Cryptocurrency Estate Planning's Other Nightmare, CMBA Bar Journal, December 2021

  • Estate Planning for Cryptocurrency, Crain’s Cleveland, November 2021

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Awards & Recognition

Ashton E. M. Bizzarri
Ashton E. M. Bizzarri
Associate
216.696.4200 x1114
abizzarri@sssb-law.com

Biography

Ashton Bizzarri is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, while also representing clients in trust and estate litigation.

Prior to joining SSSB, Ashton was an Associate Attorney at two Akron law firms, focusing exclusively on estate planning and trust and estate administration. She was also a Trust Officer at Key Private Bank, where she handled trust administrations, which provided her with the knowledge and understanding of a corporate fiduciary’s perspective. Ashton was also a Law Clerk at the Summit County Probate Court, which exposed her to the inner workings of the Probate Court.

In 2014, Ashton received her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law, where she graduated cum laude, in the top 15% of her class. During law school, Ashton served on the Akron Law Review, where she was Assistant Editor for the Constitutional Law Journal and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award (highest grade) in the following areas: Wills, Trusts, and Estates II; Civil Procedure II; Civil Procedure I; and Constitutional Law. Prior to law school, Ashton earned her undergraduate degree at Kent State University, where she graduated summa cum laude, with a major in Psychology and two minors: Business Administration and Criminal Justice.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trusts and Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation
  • Gift, Estate, and GST Tax Planning

Education

  • The University of Akron School of Law, 2014, Juris Doctor, cum laude (Top 15%)

  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2010, summa cum laude, Psychology (Major), Business Administration and Justice Studies (Minors)

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Member, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Member, Women In Law Section
    • Member, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
Ashton E. M. Bizzarri
Associate
216.696.4200 x1114
abizzarri@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America since 2024 for Practice Areas:
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America Badge

  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list: 2023-present

Rising Stars Badge for Ashton Bizzarri

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award®
    • Wills, Trusts, & Estates II
    • Civil Procedure II
    • Civil Procedure I
    • Constitutional Law I

Community Activities

  • Secretary, Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Associate Council Board

Articles & Presentations

  • Respecting Wills-The Aretha Franklin Estate Dispute, September 2023

  • Lisa Marie Presley’s Amendment To “Promenade Trust” Challenged Under California Law—Lessons for Ohio Practitioners, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, Jul./Aug. 2023

  • Suspicious Minds–Lisa Marie Presley's Trust Amendment Challenge, February 2023

  • Cryptocurrency Estate Planning's Other Nightmare, CMBA Bar Journal, December 2021

  • Estate Planning for Cryptocurrency, Crain’s Cleveland, November 2021