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Lisa Monihan was Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2023 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Cleveland, Ohio

Thursday, August 18, 2022

This award is bestowed to only one lawyer with the highest average of votes in their particular practice and region, indicative of a stellar reputation and work ethic. For 2023, only 5,484 lawyers, 0.4% of all practicing U.S. lawyers, across the country were presented this award.

Cleveland, Ohio, August 18, 2022 -- Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP attorney M. Elizabeth Monihan was recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" for Trusts and Estates.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, M. Elizabeth Monihan was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas

“Lisa Monihan is a tremendous attorney for her clients and a great asset to the Ohio estate planning community. Whether she is spending time helping a client resolve difficult personal concerns or testifying on proposed legislation affecting estate and trust planning and administration, Lisa is a leader, and we are proud to have her achieve this honor,” says Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell Managing Partner, David Lenz.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. 

About M. Elizabeth Monihan

Lisa Monihan's practice is focused on wealth transfer planning for individuals and fiduciaries, including income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, trust and estate administration, multi-generational family issues, retirement planning, succession planning for closely-held businesses and charitable planning. Learn more about Lisa Monihan.


Picture of Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell lawyer Elizabeth Monihan standing to the right with the caption: Best Lawyers 2023 Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates



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