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
Fax: 216-696-1618
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Cleveland Office

    Ernst & Young Tower
    950 Main Avenue, 4th Floor
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113
    p: 216-696-4441 | f: 216-696-1618

    Columbus Office

    The Huntington Bank Building
    17 South High Street, Suite 900
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    p: 614-224-4411 | f: 614-224-4433

    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, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, as well as The Supreme Court of the United States.

    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
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

    Ohio State Bar Association Certified SpecialistAmerican Academy of Matrimonial LawyersInternational Academy of Family Lawyers

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    White Papers

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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:


    • 2019, 2015, multiple years, Super Lawyers Top 50 List in Cleveland, Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
    • The Chambers HNW 2020 Guide has recognized Andrew Zashin with a Band 1 ranking in the Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth category., Top Ranked Band 1, Family / Matrimonial: High Net Worth, Chambers and Partners | Chambers HNW 2020 Guide, 2020
    • “Top 50 Cleveland Area Lawyers”, Northeast Ohio Live Magazine, 2007
    • Life Member of The 8th Judicial Conference
    • Distinguished Recent Graduate (10 years post-graduation, 2003), Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2004 - Present
    • Inside Business Leading Lawyers, Inside Business Magazine
    • Member, Department of State's Hague Convention Attorney Network
    • 15 years, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2004 – 2019 (15 years), 2019
    • 40 Under 40, Crain's Cleveland Business, 2006
    • Elected Member, Society of Benchers (Career achievement, 2010 - Present), Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002 - Present
    • Listed in Best Lawyers 15 years, Best Lawyer 2020, Best Lawyers, 2006 – Present, 2019
    • Recognition of Service for Outstanding Dedication of Service as Adjunct Faculty Member for 15 Years, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2018
    • 2018, 2015, multiple years, Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers 2018, Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
    • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2013 (Family Law - Cleveland)
    • “Top 100” Attorneys in the Nation, Worth Magazine, 2007

    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:

    • Ohio, 1993
    • The Supreme Court of the United States, 2019
    • Washington, D.C., 1995
    • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
    • Center for Principled Family Advocacy, Board of Trustees
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • New York, 2007
    • Columbus Bar Association, Member
    • Center for International Child Custody and Relocation (“CICCAR”), Executive Director
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • Florida, 1994
    • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, Member
    • Florida State Bar Association, Member
    • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Family Law section, Chairman
    • American Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Endowed, Zashin & Rich Employment Law Prize, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 2018
    • Trustee, Lake View Cemetery Foundation, (Site of the James A. Garfield Presidential Memorial)
    • Case Western Reserve Law Alumni Association, Second Vice President  |  Alumni Board Officer: Vice President, 2006-2009  |  Second Vice President, 2005–2006  |  Secretary, 2004–2005  |  Treasurer, 2003–2004  |  Alumni Board Member, 2001–2003
    • 25th Reunion Advisory Committee, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2018
    • Endowed, Zashin & Rich Family Law Prize, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 2005 – Present, 2018
    • “A Run Through History” Fundraiser, Lake View Cemetery Foundation, Organizing and Planning Committee Member and Sponsor, 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Monasky v. Taglieri 589 US____2020, 2020
    • Monasky v. Taglieri, U.S., No. 18-935, certiorari granted June 10, 2019., 2019
    • Taglieri v. Monasky, 907 F.3d 404 (6th Cir. 2018) (en banc), cert. pending, No. 18-935 (U.S. Jan. 18, 2019)., 2019
    • France v. France, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 95629, 2011-Ohio-2402, 2011
    • Shutway v. Shutway, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 76737, 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 461 (Feb. 10, 2000), 2000
    • Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16-4128, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 5408 (6th Cir. Mar. 2, 2018) (en banc). The first Habitual Residence Case under The Hague Convention to be heard en banc by a US Court of Appeals in history and only the second Hague Case ever to be heard by an en banc court of appeals panel because of its exceptional public importance., 2018
    • 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
    • Rosen v. Celebrezze, 117 Ohio St.3d 241, 2008-Ohio-853 (Ohio Supreme Court), 2008
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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:

    • Adjunct Professor of International Law, Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2017 – present), 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
    • Governor, United States Delegate – International Academy of Family Lawyers Annual Meeting, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2017
    • CLE National Planning CommitteeAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 2018



    Educational Background:

    • Case Western University School of Law, J.D., 1993
    • Brown University, A.B., History, 1990
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    Ernst & Young Tower
    950 Main Avenue, 4th Floor
    Cleveland, OH 44113

    Phone: 216-696-4441

    Fax: 216-696-1618

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