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Bart Leonardi established the practice of James Bart Leonardi, LLC in 2011 in order to offer his clients an opportunity to obtain excellent legal services at a reasonable fee. Prior to establishing his own practice in Ohio, Mr. Leonardi practiced in Alabama and Kentucky.


A native of Cleveland, Mr. Leonardi obtained his B.S.B.A. in Finance from John Carroll University and his J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all state courts of Ohio and Kentucky and in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 65%
  2. Estate Planning: 35%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

James Bart Leonardi, LLC

24700 Center Ridge Rd
Suite 250
Westlake, OH, 44145


KYAuthorized to practice law200807/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Featured AuthorTarget Law2012
Highlighted AttorneyHG.org2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberJames Bart Leonardi, LLC2011 - Present
AssociateWhonsetler and Johnson, PLLC2008 - 2010
AttorneyRegions Morgan Keegan Trust2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of ClevelandExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Alabama State BarMember2006 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Target LawHow Can You Avoid Probate?2012
Target LawEstate Tax: When and How to Be Prepared2012
bartleonardi.comWhen and Why to Revisit a Will2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ave Maria School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
John Carroll UniversityFinanceB.S.B.AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBI Probate Boot CampProbate Litigation2014
NBI Probate CLEAsset Based Guide to Probate2013
EMH Medical Staff MeetingPreserving, Protecting and Transferring Assets: An Introduction for Physicians2013