Phillip A. Ranney

Phillip A. Ranney

Partner

216.696.4200 x1138
pranney@sssb-law.com


Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Biography

Phil Ranney joined the firm in 1961 and became a partner in 1967. His practice consists primarily of estate planning and estate, trust and private foundation administration. He is presently the secretary of five foundations, the trustee of many trusts and the executor of many estates.

Phil has served as a director of two New York Stock Exchange companies: Rohr Industries of Chula Vista, California and General Housewares of Terre Haute, Indiana. As a member of the Boards of those companies, he served at various times as chairman of the Audit, Compensation and Employee Benefits Committees.

Phil was assistant to the Mayor of Lakewood while he attended law school. He was a member of the Lakewood Board of Education for eight years, twice serving as its president. He was elected to the Lakewood Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame and was chosen by the Lakewood Athletic Commission as its “Citizen of the Year”.

Phil is married and has three adult daughters and three grandchildren.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1961, L.L.B.
  • Dartmouth College, 1958, B.A., cum laude

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Case Western Reserve University President’s Award for Visionary Achievement to the Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust represented by Phillip A. Ranney (2015)
  • Law Review Editor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Member, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Society of Benchers

Community Activities

  • Elected to the Lakewood Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Elected by Lakewood Athletic Commission as its “Citizen of the Year”
  • Member and past President, Lakewood Board of Education

Awards & Recognition

ACTEC Martindale-Hubbil Best Lawyers Primerus Super Lawyers