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Cleveland: 216-696-4441

Columbus: 614-224-4411

Andrew A. Zashin OSBA Certified Specialist

AttorneysAndrew A. Zashin
AttorneysAndrew A. Zashin
Andrew A. Zashin


Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers

International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • USA Chapter Delegate, USA
  • Member, The Hague Committee
  • Member, Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) Committee

OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law

OSBA Certified Specialist

AV Preeminent Rated
through Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers (2004 – 2016)

Top 100 Super Lawyers in Ohio (2015, multiple)

Top 50 Super Lawyers in Cleveland (2015, multiple)

Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers (2007 – 2017)

Best Lawyers

2013 Lawyer of the Year (Family Law – Cleveland)

Best Lawyers

Elected Member, Society of Benchers
(Career achievement, 2010)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

40 Under 40 Crain's Cleveland Business (2006)

Distinguished Recent Graduate
(10 years post-graduation, 2003)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law


  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
    (Former Family Law Section Chairman)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Andrew A. Zashin

About Andrew

Andrew Zashin works extensively in all facets of domestic relations law including divorce, dissolution, child custody, support issues, marital settlement agreements, and equitable property divisions. In his distinguished career, Andrew has received numerous accolades for his capabilities and effective representation of his clients. Andrew has been named a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2007 and 2008, Worth Magazine (Robb Report) named Andrew to its list of the "Top 100" attorneys in the nation. For the past 10 years, Andrew has also been named in the elite lawyers rating guide, "Best Lawyers in America," and was designated Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Cleveland for 2013. Martindale-Hubbell, a well-known national lawyer rating guide, has awarded Andrew its highest rating. This rating is reserved for lawyers who have "reached the heights of professional excellence" and "the highest levels of skill and integrity."

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 Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Parental Kidnapping Prevention 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.

Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he teaches an advanced family law course. Andrew has published numerous articles regarding family law topics and regularly presents and lectures on family law related topics. He is regularly sought as a legal commentator and analyst for regional and national media. He has been quoted in or made appearances on the New York Times, Associated Press, The Today Show, CNN, The Anderson Cooper Show, MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR "The Here and Now") and many others.

Contact Andrew ( at 216.696.4441 | Print Profile

“To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”

– Sun Tzu, The Art of War


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    J.D., Case Western Reserve Law Review Editor, 1993
  • Brown University
    A.B., History, 1990


  • State: Ohio
  • State: Florida
  • State: New York
  • State: Washington D.C.
  • Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


  • Adjunct Professor,
    Case Western Reserve University School of Law


Representative Cases

  • Roche v. Hartz, No. 1:10 CV 1819, 2011 U.S. Dist LEXIS 22477 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 7, 2011) (Determination of Habitual Residence under 1980 Hague Convention)
  • France v. France, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 95629, 2011-Ohio-2402 (The famous “Facebook Bigamist” Case / appeal involving interstate child custody and UCCJEA questions)
  • Dobos v. Dobos, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 127474 (S.D. Ohio W.D.)(Interpretation of Grave Risk of Harm under 1980 Hague Convention)
  • Rosen v. Celebrezze, 117 Ohio St.3d 241, 2008-Ohio-853 (Ohio Supreme Court matter involving child custody jurisdiction between states)
  • Shutway v. Shutway, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 76737, 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 461 (Feb. 10, 2000) Burden of evidence necessary for domestic violence civil protection order “CPO”)
  • Lachowyn v. Lachowyn, 6th Dist. Erie No. E-94-36, 1995 Ohio App. LEXIS 1539 (April 14, 1995) (Property division in high net worth, significant spousal support, divorce case)
  • Solon Family Physicians, Inc. v. Jean Buckles, et al., 96 Ohio App. 3d 460 (8th Dist. 1994) (Prevailed on behalf of medical practice in contract dispute against law firm)


Representative Lectures / Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, Abducted Children Caught in the Ohio Judicial System: New Precedent and New Ways of Thinking about Child Custody Jurisdiction Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District of Ohio May 8, 2015
  • Presenter, Should I Stay or Should I Go?  Assessing Relocation Issues, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 2014
  • Filling the Gaps with Public Policy: The Application of the Hague Convention Protocol in US Courts in the Absence of a Co-Signing State, article abstract presentation, International Society of Family Law, Regional Conference in Israel, Hod HaSharon, Israel, January 2014
  • New Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States, Israel Bar Association, Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Eilat, Israel, April 2013
  • The Enforcement of Religious Agreements in the Family Law Setting, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, 34th Annual Family Law Symposium, Orlando, Florida, May 2012
  • Co-Presenter, Culture, Religion and Divorce, American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers, Ohio Chapter, 23rd Annual Family Law Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, October 2011
  • Moderator, Improving Public Trust Forum. Ohio Judicial Conference. 10 W. Broad Street, Suite 1360, Columbus, Ohio 43215. January 16, 2002
  • Lecturer, New Lawyer Training Seminar: “The 10 Commandments of Domestic Relations Law.” Cuyahoga County Bar Association. Cleveland, Ohio 44113. January 6, 2004
  • Lecturer, Advanced Family Law Symposium: “Estate Planning for Tax Purposes and its Impact on a Subsequent Divorce.” Cleveland Bar Association. Cleveland, Ohio November 3, 2004