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Neil H. Spike

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship, Trusts, Business

About Me

Licensed to practice in Ohio, Florida, US District Court, and US Tax Court.  Born and raised in Lorain County Ohio. Our firm has been serving the community for over 45 years.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Probate: 35%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    18 years, 700 cases
  4. Guardianship: 8%
    18 years, 400 cases
  5. Other: 12%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Marve Ann M Alaimo

    I am a Florida lawyer and sought out Neil Spike's help to transfer my client's Ohio property. His firm was efficient and thorough. Service was excellent. We would use his firm again.

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    Marve Alaimo Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    Attorney Spike is a hard working and knowledgeable attorney.

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    Jay Marcie Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

1551 W River Rd N
Elyria, OH, 440352729

1551 W. River Road N.
Elyria, OH, 44035

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199805/07/2015
OHActive199707/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardLorain County Boys & Girls Club2012
Inns of CourtUniversity of Toledo Chapter1997
Governors AwardAmerican Bar Association, Law Student Division1997
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of Toledo College of Law1996
Charles W. Fornoff Best TeamUniversity of Toledo Moot Court1996
Charles W. Fornoff Best OralistUniversity of Toledo Moot Court1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Spike & Meckler Law Firm, LLP.1998 - Present
Law ClerkStockwell & Cooperman1994 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lorain County Bar AssociationChairman, Probate & Trust Section2015 - Present
Lorain County Boys & Girls ClubPresident, Board of Directors2005 - 2009
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law SectionN/A1999 - Present
Lorain County Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionN/A1998 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law SectionN/A1997 - Present
Lorain County Boys & Girls ClubPresidentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Collins v. CollinsJUDGMENT ENTERED IN FAVOR OF PLAINTIFF AND AGAINST DEFENDANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $739,276.99, PLUS $50,000.00 IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES, FOR A TOTAL JUDGMENT OF $789,276.99.
Borer v. CordovaJUDGMENT ENTERED IN FAVOR OF PLAINTIFF AND AGAINST DEFENDANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $116,279.00

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteProbate Procedure & Litigation Forms2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The University of Miami College of Law Coral Gables, FLEstate PlanningLL.M - Master of Laws1998
The University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Cleveland State UniversityEconomicsMaster of Arts1994
The Ohio State UniversityEconomicsMaster of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Association of Retired VeteransEstate Planning for Veterans2014
Elder Legal ClinicBasic Wills and Estate Planning2013
Bankers Life & CasualtyFundamentals of Estate Planning2013
Resolving Will & Trust ContestsProbate Rules of Procedure2012
Oddities and Challenges in ProbateContested Claims and Contingent Liabilities2011
LCBA Annual Probate SeminarCommon Issues to be Prepared for in Litigation and Probate2011
Probate Process from A to ZEstate Administration Procedure2009
Annual Probate SeminarAntenuptial Agreements2009
Fundamental Probate Procedures and PracticeEthics and Probate2008
Elyria Rotary ClubEstate Planning Basics2003
Family Law UpdateTax Aspects of Divorce2000