jane flaherty experienced estate planning lawyer

Meet Jane

Licensed over 30 years, Jane is an experienced probate & estate planning lawyer providing individuals and families a compassionate, practical, and strategic ear regarding estate planning concerns.

After losing her parents and administering their estates, she opened her own law firm to help families take control, plan ahead, and ease the burden on loved ones. Guided by her motto, Life is Uncertain. Control What You Can.™, she works with clients to create estate plans to avoid probate court. Her tools: powers of attorney for health care and finance, wills, trusts, and critical – education on the power in titling assets. When needed, Jane can guide families through the probate court process.

From her personal experience and working with hundreds of clients, Jane knows the importance of planning ahead to ensure individuals and their families will be taken care of in the event of illness, incapacity or death. This is an incredible gift to loved ones – which takes a great deal of forethought.

A graduate of Cleveland State University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Jane clerked for the Judges of the Cuyahoga County Probate Court, helped hundreds of families as a Trust Officer with National City Bank and Key Corp., and since 2015 runs a thriving private practice focused on the tools to help people take control. She has sat on many boards and volunteered her time in numerous places. Currently, Jane is active with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, WINCleveland, and BNI International.

Testimonials

“Jane Flaherty is a person of action; she consistently identifies the correct steps to move projects forward and maintains a clear focus on achieving the project goals.”

John BarberSenior Vice President, KeyBank

” Jane is extremely intelligent, has excellent communications skills, can both see the big picture and be detail-oriented, enjoys meeting and working with people, and has a great sense of humor.”

Mary GrothCo-Interim Director, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

“Jane was the smartest, most personable and efficient trust administrator I’ve ever worked with. My clients loved her attention to detail, her sense of humor and her ability to get things done. Jane has it all together.”

Ronald WayneBuckingham, Doolittle, Attorney at Law

“Jane is a delight to work with. Encouraging, helpful and organized, she made me feel instantly welcome and always valued as a volunteer.”

Carrie BuchananAssistant Professor, Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, John Carroll University

“Jane Flaherty is one of those rare combinations of professional expertise, personal integrity, and civic commitment.”

Michael E. BennettVice President of External Affairs, Cleveland Leadership Center