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Andrea Christine Kryszak

Estate planning Attorney at Westlake, OH

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Andrea

Learn Andrea’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    45%
    Attorney, Andrea C. Kryszak, will consult with you individually to determine the type of estate plan you need, taking into account your financial situation, family issues and the current estate tax situation. She will then customize an estate plan to fit these needs, based upon your individual circumstances, goals and wishes.

    20 years

  2. Probate
    45%
    Attorney, Andrea C. Kryszak, understands personally how hard it is to lose someone you love. When this happens, she will guide you through the process in your capacity as executor, administrator or beneficiary, as quickly as possible. Attorney Kryszak’s many years of probate law experience, in both estate administration and litigation, will help to relieve your stress.

    20 years

  3. Real estate
    10%
    Attorney, Andrea C. Kryszak, is experienced in transactional real estate law and can help you with many of your real estate needs, including: drafting and executing deeds (quit-claim, warranty, fiduciary etc.); affidavits (transfer on death, survivorship etc.); leases and purchase agreements.

    20 years

Attorney Andrea C. Kryszak has been practicing law for more than eighteen years. She joined Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash, Co., LPA in October, 2022. Previously, she owned her own practice at the Kryszak Law Firm, formerly known as Kryszak & Associates. Previous to that, she worked for Lessing & Kryszak; the Law Offices of Robert E. Lessing, Jr.; and Lessing & White & Roig. She focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate (Probate) and Trust Administration and Real Estate Law. 

Ms. Kryszak's commitment to the community is manifested by her current involvement with the Lorain County Bar Association as chairman of the Probate Committee. 

Previously, Attorney Kryszak served as a board member for Kendal of Oberlin; the Lorain County Office on Aging; Common Ground: The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal, in Oberlin, Ohio and New Riverbend Homes, in Elyria, Ohio, where she served as president of all three boards. She also served on the Lorain County Bar Association's Executive Committee as a member, officer and chairman. She was also on the Women's Fund with the Community Foundation of Lorain County. And, she is an alumni of Leadership Lorain County's Class of 2005; BNI; the Working Women Connection and she formed her own networking group with other professional women in the community. 

In addition to the Lorain County Bar Association, Ms. Kryszak is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. 

In her spare time, Ms. Kryszak enjoys writing and is now a published children's author, under the name Andi C. Kryszak. Her latest book, "My Name is Curly," is about her rescue dog, Curly, and how she envisions his life before they rescued him. 

Ms. Kryszak is also a member of the Erie County Conservation League. She lives in Henrietta Township with her husband and their rescued Dobermans, Curly and Darrick. 

Please call to make an appointment with Attorney Andrea Kryszak. She looks forward to working with you and helping you with your legal needs.

 

Location

Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., L.P.A.
26600 Detroit Road
Suite 300
Westlake, OH, 44145
Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., L.P.A.
943 Main Street
Grafton, OH, 44044
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Posted by Heidi | November 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine & Professional
I must say to be a good attorney you have to be kind and understanding, which is hard to find! Andrea helped us navigate through some very rough waters, she did it with professionalism, compassion and it was handled with dignity (which was needed in our case). She helped us make sure our very delicate situation was well handled, and put us at ease knowing our loved one would be taken care of. She always did her best to take our concerns seriously. We've had a lot of loss and Andrea was so genuine with us. I cannot express how much gratitude we have towards her. Her ethics over the past 4 years of working with her are unsurpassed! I highly recommend Andrea if you need help with estate planning and protecting the ones that you love.
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Posted by Dawn | July 22, 2015
Very helpful in good times and bad!
I found Andrea Kryszak in a list of lawyers that provided free consultations to Ohio Education Association members. Initially she prepared wills and other legal paperwork for my husband, myself and my father-in-law. We were very satisfied with this process and found Andrea to be very professional yet personable. Several months later, my father passed away unexpectedly and it was through that process that we really got to know her. When you go through losing a parent suddenly you really need someone in your corner to help navigate the legal system. Throughout the whole process I felt like Andrea had my family's best interest at heart at all times. Without her help the experience would have been a lot more difficult. I appreciated both her expertise and caring demeanor as she worked with us to settle my father's estate.
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Posted by Farnaz | October 30, 2014
Great legal practice
Attorney Kryszak's office is conveniently located near I-90 on the Westside of Cleveland, her staff is responsive and helpful. I have used her services in the past and she is very knowledgeable especially in the areas of estate planning, trusts, elder law, wills, etc. She is ethical, fair, compassionate, and professional. I have recommended her to friends, family, and my own clients.
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Posted by Cheryl | October 30, 2014
Very highly recommended
My brother Terry went out looking for an estate planner and found Andrea, she is a wonderful person and lawyer. She has help us thru the sale of moms home and it went smooth, anytime you need to speak with her she calls you back right away. To be honest we wouldn't know what to do without her knowledge. so we all thank her deeply..
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 22, 2014
Estate settlement
I found Andrea through another client who was having some family problems. I asked her if she had any cards that I could have just in case I would every need a lawyer. A few years later, my parents passed away and I was at a loss as to what to do. I contacted Andrea for help. My situation was trying to settle my parents estate. I tried to do things on my own at first, but it got to be too complicated and then I started to have problems with my brothers. I decided that it was time to let Andrea handle it. I did not realize the legality of trying to settle a death in the family. What I liked most about Andea Kryszak, was that she is compassionate and easy to talk to. She is not only a lawyer, but a caring friend. When I put everything in her hands, I had a big weight lifted off of my shoulders. Everything was fair and square with the family and any time they had questions, they called her. Andrea got everything settled within a short amount of time and I did everything she asked me to do to complete the process. That was four years ago and my family all gets along great! No squabbling and everyone is happy. I have sent Andrea several people that she is currently working with, and so far, they are happy with her. Thanks Andrea! You made my life a lot easier.
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Posted by Ken | October 21, 2014
Estate/Will matters
Andrea handled my father's trust and final will. This was a sensitive subject with a lot of emotions involved. Andrea was very comforting, understanding and knowledgeable. She made a very difficult process seamless and easy to navigate following my father's recent passing. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Marshall | October 20, 2014
Seriously Consider Andrea for your Eldercare Needs
I am very impressed with the knowledge, sensitivity and care that Andrea has provided our family in the decision-making process regarding the care for my Dad from a legal perspective. Andrea possesses keen insight, considering both the short and long term ramifications and scenarios that could materialize, incorporating all unknown and known factors into legal documents that are lucid and airtight. I would highly consider Andrea for future legal needs. In fact, we are looking into addressing similar matters for my Mom who is experiencing similar medical needs that will most likely, one day result in having similar legal foundations in place sooner rather than later.
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Posted by Jim | October 20, 2014
Professional, Thorough and Friendly Service
Andrea is experienced and knowledgeable in a variety of areas and has provided competent and friendly counseling to our family. She has helped us with elder financial planning, wills and the sale of real estate.
Posted by Ed W. | October 19, 2014
Exceptional Attorney
Upon the unexpected death of my father, I was appointed as the Estate Administrator because he did not have a will. I knew nothing about what to expect, how to navigate the probate legal waters, and how I was going to deal with feuding family members over tangible possessions, until I hired Attorney Kryszak! Attorney Kryszak empathized with my loss & confusion and explained the legal process to me, put me in contact with other professionals to assist with liquidating my father's assets, and took the lead on settling all my father's creditor accounts. I couldn't be more thankful for the exceptional service, superior legal knowledge, and unmatched communication of this Attorney. Attorney Kryszak seamlessly walked our family through this messy legal process from beginning to end. My siblings and I couldn't be more thankful for helping us through the legal process and will recommend Attorney Kryszak to anyone!
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Posted by Libby | October 19, 2014
Settling My Father's Estate 2012
Andrea handled my legal needs in a professional and efficient manner. She responded to my emails and calls on the same business day on which she received them. She kept me abreast of all paperwork and issues. I was always clear on what was being done and why. But those are "business" issues which I'm certain many attorneys can provide. What I found extremely special about working with Andrea was her personable nature, kindness, and patience. I felt that she respected me as a person, not just a client. She took the time and effort to listen and share on personal levels. And over the course of concluding my beloved father's final affairs those exceptional qualities were appreciated far beyond what I can describe here.
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Posted by Ray | October 18, 2014
Happy to know Andrea
While making out my will and taking care of family business, Andrea has always taken time to be genuinely friendly. Never rushed, she is a careful listener. She has responded positively to special requests that, I feel, exceed her professional obligations. I have referred my family members to her for their own needs. I have every confidence in her.
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Posted by Joe | October 14, 2014
Great assistance with MEDICAID & other elder care issues
I lucked out and found Andrea via the web(I live in Portland,OR). She was very knowledgeable in assisting my brothers and I in applying for and getting granted MEDICAID for our mother. She was also very helpful in helping us allocate funds that we received from the sale of mom's home and was very knowledgeable about what we could and could not do with those funds so that we could keep our mom eligible for gov't assistance.
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Posted by Clare | October 14, 2014
End of Life Decisions
Andrea was kind and compassionate while working with me during a most difficult time in my life. She helped me understand specific legal language and gave me sound financial advise. Andrea assisted with completing my husband's and my will soon before my husband passed away. She was respectful of his illness and the urgency at which the will needed to be completed.
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Posted by Michelle | October 14, 2014
Service at it's BEST!
I have used Andrea's services both personally for myself, friends, & family, & also professionally. She is knowledgeable, professional, & courteous. I find her rates to be competitive and she performed everything correctly. If you want an Estate Attorney that puts her personal stamp on her work & goes the extra mile...Andrea is the right person to reach out to.
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Posted by Brad | October 14, 2014
For the best Estate planning attorney in the area!
Andrea is very positive and compassionate. She has the knowledge and experience to be able to work through the various issues and problems that you may encounter while closing your estate. She treats you as one of the family. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Anthony | October 13, 2014
Excellence in person.
Andrea was excellent. She provided me with all my needs and I am totally satisfied. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Dave | October 13, 2014
Results delivered
Ms. Kryszak took the time to meet with me, understand the goals I was trying to achieve, and then provided a few options for attaining those goals. Subsequently, she delivered everything she said she was going to deliver, when she said she would deliver it (if not sooner). She was a pleasure to work with and kept me in the loop throughout the entire process, I would have no problem at all recommending her to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Posted by Joan | October 13, 2014
Professional service with a personal touch!
I met with Andrea several times for both myself and my mother's legal needs. I found Andrea to be very professional yet personal which made for a pleasant experience. Her understanding and guidance was extremely helpful in finalizing our needs. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Thomas | October 11, 2014
My personal trust attorney
Andrea conducted a timely complete review of our estate and trust condition. She recommended the changes and additions we needed to make to get everything up to date. This was all done in a very timely matter and was finished within 2 months - even though we live out of state from her office. She performed everything correct and on-time for our return to her office for all of the final signing and recording of necessary documents., We had been working with some other larger law firms with very slow response and assistance. The charges from Andrea were very competitive and fair for the work performed. We will stay with her for our legal requirements in this area of law for sure.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash, Co., LPA
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kryszak Law Firm, Co., LPA
  • 2004 - Present
  • District Adjudications Officer
  • U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 1990 - 2000

Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • State University of New York, College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Associations

  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lorain County Office on Aging
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Common Ground Center for Renewal
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - 2011
  • New Sunrise Properties
  • President
  • 2004 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Publications

  • Journal of Law and Health
  • Prohibiting Procreation: A Step in the Right Direction to Protect the Children of Deadbeat Dads; an Analysis of the Court Decision in State v. Oakley
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Probate Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrea is an excellent estate planning and probate lawyer. I have worked with her on several matters and she is knowledgeable, hard working and focused on client needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrea is a superb Probate lawyer and is equally accomplished in her other areas of practice. I highly recommend her."
Probate Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrea is extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in her areas of law and demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism. Her commitment to her clients, to serving her community, and to delivering excellent legal services is something that I very much admire."
Probate Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kryszak is honest, fair and knowledgeable. Prior to being employed by her firm, we collaborated on several matters together. I have always found her to be very professional and extremely conscientious. I highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of legal counsel especially in the areas of estate planning, probate, and elder law. She genuinely cares about her clients and always provides them with the highest quality service."
General practice Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrea is highly skilled, knowledgeable, personable, and carries herself with the utmost professionalism."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrea is experienced, knowledgable, caring and ethical--all of the major qualities I would want in my attorney. She maintains a professional attitude, with a staff that is helpful and responsive to client needs in a timely manner."
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