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Name: Angela G. Carlin
E-Mail: ACarlin@westonhurd.com
Location:
  • Cleveland
Practice Areas:
Education:
  • Bowling Green State University, A.B., cum laude, 1952
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1955

Professional Associations:
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Grievance Committee and Probate & Estate Planning Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Justinian Forum

Honors/Awards:
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Leading Lawyer, Trusts and Estates - Inside Business Magazine
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, Estate Planning and Trusts (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Law & Politics Media, Inc. Also recognized as one of the Top 50 Female Ohio Super Lawyers (2005).
  • Society of Benchers, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1991 to present)
  • Nettie Cronise Lutes Award - Outstanding Woman Lawyer, Ohio State Bar Association (1996)
  • Accomplished Graduate, Bowling Green State University (1989 and 2005)
  • Recipient, Ursuline College's Cornerstone Award (2008)

Published Articles:
  • Merrick-Rippner Ohio Probate Law, First Through Seventh Editions, Banks-Baldwin Law Publishing Co., (1960-1996); West Publishing, (1997-2002); Thomson-West, (2003-2011); Annual Pocket Parts (1960-2012); Seventh Edition (October 2008).
  • Probate Law Journal of Ohio - Numerous articles relative to Probate, Trust, Case, and Statutory Law (1991-2012)
  • Articles & Presentations for Bar Associations and Community Groups on Probate, Trusts, Estate Administration, Guardianships, Adoption, Antenuptial Agreements and other related subjects.
  • Firestone v. Galbreath; The Tort of Intentional Interference with an Expectancy (August 1994)
  • A Revisit to Firestone v. Galbreath Case (December 1995)
  • In re Davis, Pitfalls re Trust Modifications by a Will (October 1997)
  • When Silence of an Executor is not Golden (October 1998)
  • Acknowledgment of Paternity - Changes in Statutes and Forms (October 1999)
  • The Vaughan Case - Inheritance Rights of Legitimated Children in Ohio (August 2001)
  • Cox v. Saadeh: A Warning to the Wary in Will Contests (September 2002)
  • New Inheritance Limitation for Persons Adopted as Adults (September 2003)
  • Intentional Interference with an Expectancy of Inheritance - Revisited (July 2004)
  • Allen v. McBride: From a Twilight Zone to Frenzy in Will Contests (July 2005)
  • Harrold v. Collier - Grandparent Visitation (February 2006)
  • Vitantonio v. Baxter - Twilight Zone Two (July 2006)
  • Tomasik v. Tomasik - Second Warning to the Wary, RC 2107.76 (February 2007)
  • Hembree v. Mendenhall - RC 2117.12 and 2305.19 (July 2007)
  • Probate Litigation and the Savings Statute - "Patch or a Cure" (March 2008)
  • Shriners Hospital for Children v. Bauman - Interplay between a Will Contest and Tort of Intentional Interference with Inheritance(September 2009)
  • Shriners Hospital for Children v. Bauman - Illinois Supreme Court distinguishes interplay between a Will Contest and Tort of Intentional Interference with Inheritance (October 2010)
  • "Win Some - Lose Some" - The Belardo Case and the New Anit-Lapse Statutes (March 2011)
  • "Firestone v. Galbreath Revisited: The Swank v. Swank Saga (September 2012)
Presentations:
  • "Legislative and Case Law Updates," Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (2003)
  • Various Probate Law and Case Law updates, Ohio Legal Center Institute
  • Estate Planning Institute and Annual Surviving Spouse and Caretaker Rights Seminar, Cleveland Bar Association
  • Probate Case Law Update, Cleveland State University
  • "Grandparent Rights in Ohio," Cleveland Bar Association (2005)

Civic/Community Activities:
  • Founding Member, Estate Planning Advisory Council at Case Western Reserve University (2002)
  • Board of Directors and Officer, Catholic Charities Corporation
  • President's Club, Bowling Green State University and Ursuline College
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Probate Law Journal of Ohio
  • Member of the Diocesan Finance Council of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland (2002-present)
  • Estate Planning Council, Cleveland Art Museum
  • Diamond Advisory Group, University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Diamond Legacy Society, University Hospitals of Cleveland

Published Cases:
  • Hook v. Hook (1982), 69 Ohio St.2d 234, 431 N.E.2d 667
  • Stevens v. National City Bank (1989), 45 Ohio St.3d 276, 544 N.E.2d 612
  • Society National Bank v. Jacobson (1990), 54 Ohio St.3d 15, 560 N.E.2d 217
  • Firestone v. Galbreath, 895 F. Supp. 917 (S.D. Ohio 1995)
  • In re Soeder (1996), 7 Ohio App. 2d 271, 220 N.E.2d 547
  • Stevens v. Radey (2008), 117 Ohio St.3d 65
  • Belardo v. Belardo, 187 Ohio App. 3d 9, 2010-Ohio-1758
  • Deming v. Smith, 2010-Ohio-4134
  • Swank v. Swank, 2011-Ohio-6920

Bar Admissions:
  • State of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

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