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Amy Friedmann's practice is focused in the areas of estate planning and trust administration. She designs comprehensive estate plans for a wide range of clients, integrating complex tax-minimizing strategies where appropriate while achieving a client’s non-tax goals for leaving a legacy.

Amy counsels clients on the administration of trusts and estates and is experienced with employing a variety of techniques for modifying, reforming and terminating irrevocable trusts.

Amy is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section and the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland.

Her civic activities include The University of Akron Gift and Estate Planning Committee and the Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council of Summa Foundation. She was a member of the Inaugural Class of the Women’s Network/Leadership Akron Community Leadership Institute, and the Akron Torchbearers Class of 2011. As a volunteer, Amy previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Greenleaf Family Center in Akron and was a Council Member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kent.

Prior to entering the law profession Amy worked in Information Technology, specifically as a Network Analyst for the Lucas County Auditor, the Technical Platform Manager for Smart Data Strategies, Inc. and as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer consultant.

While in law school at The University of Akron, Amy served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Deborah L. Cook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Before joining Calfee in 2017, Amy was a Partner in a regional Ohio law firm. LLP

Location

  • The Calfee Building
    1405 East Sixth Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114-1607

Education

  • The University of Akron , J.D., graduated 2006
  • The University of Toledo, M.P.A., graduated 1996
  • University of Mount Union, B.A., graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Ohio
  • United States, Ohio

Affiliations

  • Akron Bar Association’s Probate Law Section - Member
  • Akron Torchbearers Class of 2011 - Member
  • Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council of Summa Foundation - Advisor
  • Greenleaf Family Center in Akron - Board Member
  • Inaugural Class of the Women’s Network/Leadership Akron Community Leadership Institute - Member
  • Ohio Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Law Section - Member
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association - Member
  • The University of Akron Gift and Estate Planning Committee - Member
  • Trinity Lutheran Church in Kent - Council Member
  • Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Trusts and Estates

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Trusts and Estates (2021-2023)
  • Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law – Ohio, Band 3 (2022)

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