Katherine E. Collin Moore

Katherine E. Collin Moore


(216) 696-4200


Katherine E. Collin Moore joined Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP’s Trust & Estates practice group in December 2019 where she focuses on estate, tax and complex-gift planning.  Her experience at two of Cleveland’s premier philanthropic institutions, the Cleveland Foundation and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, enables her to address the unique estate planning and charitable giving needs for our clients.

Katie currently serves as a member of the Estate Planning Institute of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Membership Committee of the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, where she also lends her expertise to the team that provides the monthly tax updates.

For nearly two years, beginning in 2017, Katie served on the Foundation Planning Taskforce of Lakewood, Ohio, which launched the Healthy Lakewood Foundation at the end of 2018.  As a member of various sub-committees, she helped determine the mission and tax status of the new foundation and selected the first slate of board officers. 

Katie lives in Lakewood, Ohio, with her husband. 

Licensed to Practice



  • The University of Akron School of Law, 2010, J.D.
  • Smith College, 2001, Bachelor of Arts in Art History; Minors: Economics, Italian Language & Literature
  • Smith College/University of Florence, Florence, Italy, 1999-2000

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2010-present
    • Estate Planning Institute, 2019-present
      • Executive Committee, Outlines Chair 2019
    • Women in Law Food for Thought, 2011-present
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, 2015-present
    • Membership Committee, 2017-present
    • EPC Guidestar Mentor, 2018-present
  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, 2010-present
    • Membership Taskforce, April 2015
  • Northern Ohio Charitable Gift Planners (formerly Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council), 2010-present
    • Planned Giving Day Committee, 2014-2016

Community Activities

  • Smith College Club of Cleveland; 2004-present
    • Co-VP Programming, 2018-present
    • Summer on the Cuyahoga board liaison, 2011-2013
  • Lakewood Foundation Planning Taskforce; January 2017-September 2018
    • Structure Sub-Committee Lead
    • Candidates Committee to select inaugural board of Healthy Lakewood Foundation
  • Summer on the Cuyahoga; 2004-2015
    • Board member, Smith College representative, 2011-2013

Recent Articles & Presentations

  • Donor-advised funds allow flexible giving, Quoted in Cleveland Jewish News, by Becky Raspe, June 26, 2019
  • Let creativity flow with planned gift vehicles, Quoted in Cleveland Jewish News, by Becky Raspe, March 14, 2019
  • Wickens Herzer Panza, Snacks & Snippets Elder Law Panel, May 21, 2018
  • Geauga Growth Partners Non-Profit Summit presentation, May 24, 2017
  • It’s Not an Event or Fundraiser Until Legal Gets Invited, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, ReachOut: Legal Assistance for Nonprofits, May 11, 2017
  • The Art and Science of Planned Giving, Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council’s Planned Giving Day, May 2015
  • Exhaustion of CRATS, Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council’s Planned Giving Day, May 2014
  • Charitable lead trusts: a good option in today’s economy, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Nov. 12-18, 2012
  • Probate Administration, Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council presentation, Oct. 2011

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice


Awards & Recognition

ACTEC Primerus Worlds Finest Law Firms Super Lawyers