Andrew A. Zashin joined Zashin & Rich Co., L.P.A. in 1993 and his primary practice area is domestic relations law. Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he teaches an advanced Family Law course. Andrew has published articles in Ohio and nationally regarding family law topics and has also contributed and lectured for various associations. Andrew has been recognized within Ohio and nationally for his ability with regard to Domestic Relations Law.
In 2007, Worth Magazine (Robb Report) named Andrew to its list of the "Top 100" attorneys in the nation. Out of the "Top 100" attorneys named, only a handful practice family law and no other family law attorney from Ohio was similarly named. Andrew is also named in the elite lawyers rating guide “Best Lawyers in America.” Martindale-Hubbell, a well known national lawyer rating guide, has awarded Andrew its highest rating, "AV". This rating is reserved for lawyers who have "reached the heights of professional excellence" and “the highest levels of skill and integrity.”
Andrew has been selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” since that magazine was first published in Ohio. In 2007, Super Lawyer Magazine recognized Andrew as one of the 100 most outstanding Super Lawyers in Ohio, out of a field of approximately 50,000. Only four family law attorneys were similarly recognized. Also, Andrew was one of only two family law attorneys selected in Northern Ohio Live’s list of the Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers. Since 2003, Andrew has been named a “Leading Lawyer” by Inside Business Magazine. In the 2007 Leading Lawyers edition, Inside Business profiled Andrew. Andrew was also profiled as a feature story in the November, 2004 edition of Cleveland Magazine.
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has named Andrew as a Fellow. Andrew is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and routinely represents individuals with interests outside of the United States. In addition, the Ohio State Bar Association has certified him as a board Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, one of only eighty-eight (88) in Ohio as of February, 2005.
Andrew works extensively in all facets of domestic relations law, including: divorce, dissolution, child custody, support issues, marital settlement agreements, and equitable property divisions. He has handled cases at both the trial and appellate levels throughout Ohio. Andrew is licensed to practice in Ohio, Florida, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia), New York and is licensed in the Federal District Court (8th District of Ohio).
With respect to financial issues of divorce litigation, Andrew practices in the following areas:
- evaluating and dividing business and partnerships interests;
- crafting complex property settlements;
- drafting long and short term spousal support arrangements;
- accounting for the misappropriation and hiding of marital assets;
- enforcing and challenging pre-nuptial contracts; and
- vacating divorce entries on the basis of fraud and non-disclosure of assets.
In connection with child custody matters, Andrew is experienced with the following:
- allocating parental rights and responsibilities;
- representing parents in custody disputes between states and countries;
- drafting shared parenting plans and visitation schedules;
- advising and litigating issues covering parental relocation;
- computing complex child support calculations;
- litigating domestic violence and sexual abuse issues; and
- analyzing and utilizing psychological expert testimony concerning the "best interests of the child"
Besides representing parents with custody matters inside of Ohio, Andrew has a wealth of experience working beyond the boundaries of Ohio. Child custody cases are complicated by an alphabet soup of laws and treaties that make already difficult situations more difficult. Andrew and the team of domestic relations lawyers at Zashin & Rich have experience dealing with national laws like the UCCJA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act), PKPA (Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act), UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act) and others related to child custody matters between the states. Also, Andrew is experienced in handling international child custody matters. Andrew and the domestic relations lawyers at Zashin & Rich have represented parents in the United States and overseas in relation to the implementation and enforcement of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Hague Convention”).
Andrew is a member of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, the Cleveland Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He has served as Chairman of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association’s Family Law section. Andrew appeared as a legal analyst on FOX TV Channel 8; WKYC TV Channel 3; WOIO TV Channel 19; WUAB TV Channel 43; and WEWS TV Channel 5.
Andrew is a graduate of University School. He earned his A.B. from Brown University. He received his law degree (Juris Doctor) from Case Western Reserve University's School of Law where he was an editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.