Andrew A. Zashin
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (International Board of Governors)
OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law
AV Preeminent Rated through Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers (2004 – 2014)
Top 100 Super Lawyers in Ohio (multiple)
Top 50 Super Lawyers in Cleveland (multiple)
Best Lawyers (2007 – 2015)
2013 Lawyer of the Year (Family Law – Cleveland)
40 Under 40 Crain's Cleveland Business (2006)
- Cuyahoga County Bar Association
(Former Family Law Section Chairman)
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Andrew A. Zashin
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 has appeared as a legal commentator and analyst on various national and regional media outlets including the New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, and The Today Show.
“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
- Federal: Washington D.C.
- Federal: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- Adjunct Professor,
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- "Here and Now" on NPR (National Public Radio)
Audio Interview with Andrew Zashin
In A Divorce, Who Gets To Keep The Dog?
- Associated Press
US Claims Father Illegally Moved Kids to Gaza
- Huff Post
Divorce's Impact On Small Businesses Can Be 'Immense'
- The Today Show | Video
Accused Facebook bigamist heads to court
Facebook Busts Accused Bigamist Woman Finds Her Prince Charming Has Married Another
- WKYC.com | Article and Video
Cleveland woman discovers husband's 'other' wife via Facebook
- Worth Magazine | "Top 100 Attorneys" 2007
Andrew Zashin named by Worth Magazine a Top 100 Attorney
- Inside Business Magazine
Profile on Andrew Zashin
Connecting Through Separation
- Cleveland Jewish News
Business Legal Matters – Valuing and dividing assets at the time of divorce
- Case School of Law: In Brief
Alumni Spotlight on Andrew Zashin
"Plugged into Family, the Law, and Cleveland"
- Cleveland Magazine
Feature Article Profiling Andrew Zashin
"The Divorcing Woman's Best Friend"
- Roche v. Hartz, No. 1:10 CV 1819, 2011 U.S. Dist LEXIS 22477 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 7, 2011) (Determination of Habitual Residence)
- France v. France, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 95629, 2011-Ohio-2402
- Dobos v. Dobos, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 127474 (S.D. Ohio W.D.)(Interpretation of Grave Risk of Harm in 1980 Hague Convention)
- Rosen v. Celebrezze, 117 Ohio St.3d 241, 2008-Ohio-853 (Ohio Supreme Court)
- Shutway v. Shutway, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 76737, 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 461 (Feb. 10, 2000)
- Filling the Gaps with Public Policy: The Application of the Hague Convention Protocol in US Courts in the Absence of a Co-Signing State, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW, POLICY AND THE FAMILY 2014 (Oxford University)
- Child Custody Litigation and Settlements, 2013 Thomson Reuters/Aspatore (Contributing Author)
- Bus Bombings and a Baby's Custody: Insidious Victories for Terrorism in the Context of International Custody Disputes, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS Vol. 21, 2008 No. 1 (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law)