Andrew A. Zashin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Zashin & Rich Co., L.P.A.
 | Ernst & Young Tower, 950 Main Avenue, 4th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-696-4441
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Andrew A. Zashin is an attorney with the Zashin & Rich law firm, which has office locations in Cleveland and Columbus. Through his practice, Mr. Zashin assists individuals and families throughout Ohio with their sensitive and challenging legal needs related to any of the following:

· Contested and uncontested divorce

· Child custody and support

· Parenting plans and visitation

· Parental rights

· Spousal support

· Settlement agreements

· Evaluating and uncovering marital assets

· Equitable property division

· Assessing and dividing business and partnership interests

· Domestic violence and sexual abuse

· International Family Law

· Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr. Zashin obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ohio State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. Zashin has the licenses to practice in New York, Washington, D.C., and Florida. Additionally, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

A consummate professional, Mr. Zashin remains actively involved in many legal associations and organizations. He is a fellow with the International Academy of Family Lawyers, as well as with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He also holds memberships to several legal bar associations.

Moreover, Mr. Zashin uses his extensive knowledge of family law to educate others. Not only has he published several academic articles related to matrimonial law and other domestic relations issues including the Oxford University's International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. He currently serves as adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. As recognition of his dedication to his practice, Mr. Zashin has received numerous awards and acknowledgements, including an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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White Papers

  • The United States as a Refuge State for Child Abductors: Why the United States' Fails to Meet Its Own Expectations Relative to the Hague Convention (2015) - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, Vol. 28, 2015 No. 1 (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law)

  • International Child Abduction, Filling the Gaps with Public Policy: The Application of the Hague Convention Protocol in US Courts in the Absence of a Co-Signing State (2014) - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW, POLICY AND THE FAMILY 2014 (Oxford University)

  • Bus Bombings and a Baby's Custody: Insidious Victories for Terrorism in the Context of International Custody Disputes - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, Vol. 21, 2008 No. 1 (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law), 2008

  • About Andrew Zashin

    Admitted: 1993, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:

    Honors and Awards:

    • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2018
    • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2017
    • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2016
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2015
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2014
    • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2013
    • “Top 100” Attorneys in the Nation, Worth Magazine, 2007
    • “Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers 2007”, Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007
    • “Top 50 Cleveland Area Lawyers”, Northeast Ohio Live Magazine, 2007
    • “Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 Under 40”, Crain's Cleveland Business, 2006
    • 40 Under 40, Crain's Cleveland Business, 2006
    • Inside Business Leading Lawyers, Inside Business Magazine
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002 - Present
    • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2004 - Present
    • Elected Member, Society of Benchers (Career achievement, 2010 - Present), Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Super Lawyer, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004 - Present
    • Member, Department of State's Hague Convention Attorney Network
    • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2013 (Family Law - Cleveland)
    • Best Lawyers -- Listed in Best Lawyers (2007-2015) - The World's Premier Guide
    • Distinguished Recent Graduate (10 years post-graduation, 2003), Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Life Member of The 8th Judicial Conference

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Family Law Mediator / Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Mediator Training, AAML, 2017
    • Certified Specialist - Family Relations Law, Ohio State Bar Association, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York, 2007
    • Washington, D.C., 1995
    • Florida, 1994
    • Ohio, 1993
    • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • Center for Principled Family Advocacy, Board of Trustees
    • Center for International Child Custody and Relocation (“CICCAR”), Executive Director
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Florida State Bar Association, Member
    • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
    • Columbus Bar Association, Member
    • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Family Law section, Chairman
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • “A Run Through History” Fundraiser, Lake View Cemetery Foundation, Organizing and Planning Committee Member and Sponsor, 2017
    • Trustee, Lake View Cemetery Foundation, (Site of the James A. Garfield Presidential Memorial)
    • Case Western Reserve Law Alumni Association, Second Vice President

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 1:15-CV-00947, 2016 WL 8135530, (N.D. Ohio). Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16-4128, (6th Cir.). Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16A557, (U.S. dismissed). Motion to Stay Denied by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan., 2016
    • France v. France, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 95629, 2011-Ohio-2402, 2011
    • Roche v. Hartz, No. 1:10 CV 1819, 2011 U.S. Dist LEXIS 22477 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 7, 2011) (Determination of Habitual Residence), 2011
    • Dobos v. Dobos, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 127474 (S.D. Ohio W.D.) (Interpretation of Grave Risk of Harm in 1980 Hague Convention), 2009
    • Rosen v. Celebrezze, 117 Ohio St.3d 241, 2008-Ohio-853 (Ohio Supreme Court), 2008
    • Shutway v. Shutway, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 76737, 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 461 (Feb. 10, 2000), 2000
    • Solon Family Physicians v. Buckles, 96 Ohio App. 3d 460 (Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County, decided August 22, 1994, No. 66051), 1994

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • CLE National Planning CommitteeAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 2018
    • Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Since 2003 | Courses Taught: Family Law; Selected Topics in Family Law; Advanced Family Law; International Family Law, 2018
    • Adjunct Professor of International Law, Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2017 – present), 2018
    • Governor, United States Delegate – International Academy of Family Lawyers Annual Meeting, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2017


    Educational Background:

    • Case Western University School of Law, J.D., 1993
    • Brown University, A.B., History, 1990
    Office Location for Andrew A. Zashin

    Ernst & Young Tower
    950 Main Avenue, 4th Floor
    Cleveland, OH 44113

    Phone: 216-696-4441


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