Zashin & Rich
Andrew Zashin is co-managing partner of Zashin & Rich and leads the firm’s Family Law and International Family Law practice groups. He is regarded regionally, nationally and internationally as an expert in these legal disciplines. Andrew represents celebrities, athletes, high-net worth individuals and ordinary people with respect to their Family Law situations. Andrew is sought after as a speaker and commentator and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally.
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 Family Lawyers.
Worth Magazine (Robb Report) named Andrew to its list of the “Top 100” attorneys in the nation for high net worth clients.
Andrew is named in the elite lawyers rating guide, “Best Lawyers in America,” and he has been designated the Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Cleveland.
Chambers and Partners (“Chambers”), the most prestigious global legal ranking guide in the world, ranked Andrew “Band 1,” its highest ranking, in the category of Family/Matrimonial law. The Chambers reviews have said of Andrew:
“[he] has got a fantastic reputation for doing things well and quietly...” (2020)
“He is lightning in a bottle. If you have a challenging case, he is a delight to have on the matter. He is extremely creative and brilliant." Zashin advises wealthy individuals on a full range of family law matters, including marital agreements, property divisions and child custody cases. "He is great, he really is a big-picture thinker. He is very bright and he handles the big picture of the case, how the pieces of the pie come together," explains an interviewee, who adds: "I enjoy having cases against him.” (2021)
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.”
Specific Practice Areas
With respect to financial issues of Family Law, Andrew has experience in the following areas:
In connection with child custody matters, Andrew is experienced with the following:
Family Law Across Borders
Our world is shrinking. People today have financial and parenting issues that reach across county, state and national borders. Andrew and his team have a wealth of experience handling such matters.
Andrew routinely works with clients and their advisors to achieve their best results.
Aside from representing parents with custody matters inside of Ohio, Andrew has a wealth of experience working beyond the boundaries of Ohio and the United States. Child custody cases are complicated by an alphabet soup of laws, acts and treaties that make already difficult situations incomprehensible.
Andrew, and the team of Family Law attorneys at Zashin & Rich, have experience dealing with national laws and acts like the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (“UIFSA”) and others related to child custody matters between the states.
Andrew is also experienced at handling international child custody matters. Andrew and his team have represented parents in the United States and overseas in relation to the implementation and enforcement of The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, at every level of the federal courts. These cases include the most rare, an historic en banc proceeding, one of only two, and twice in seminal cases at the Supreme Court of the United States, the two most important of only five.
“These are basically the two most important cases to be decided by any court in the world regarding this treaty.” (Golan v. Saada and Monasky v. Taglieri, both monumental “Hague Treaty” cases at the Supreme Court that Andrew Zashin and the Family Law team were on.) –Michael Scharf, BakerHostetler Professor of Law, School of Law, Case Western Reserve University, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law, Case Western Reserve University. He continues to teach family law classes, every year, from the most basic, to advanced and international, courses.
Andrew has published numerous academic, trade, and lay articles regarding Family Law topics and lectures in Ohio, nationally and abroad.
Andrew is sought out as a legal commentator and analyst for regional and national media. He has been quoted in, or made appearances on, important media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN, Reuters, Associated Press, The Today Show, The Anderson Cooper Show, MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR “The Here and Now”), Crain’s, Court TV and many others.