Counsel of Good Value: Ziegler Metzger's Motto Since 1952

Richard T. Spotz

  • Partner, 1989


Cleveland, OH





Richard has three children, Lila and Lisa (twins) and Bob. He was Trustee for the National Hospice Foundation, Past President of the Fine Arts Association and a past Chair of Hospice of the Western Reserve, now on the Board of Directors of The Private Trust Company, N.A.

Richard worked for bank trust departments for 13 years before joining the firm. His practice is concentrated in planning and administering trusts and estates for high net worth clients, their businesses and real estate. Richard has been appointed by probate judges as a successor fiduciary and Master Commissioner to correct the actions and misdoings of guardians, executors and trustees.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Probate, Trusts and Taxes
  • Asset Planning
  • Elder Care
  • Guardianships
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Will Contests

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Miami University
    • B.S. - 1970

Honors And Awards

  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Lake County Bar Association, Past President
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Chairman, Probate and Trust Committee
  • Metropolitan Bar Association of Cleveland
  • Northern Ohio Fine Arts Fund, Trustee
  • Cleveland Clinic, Pyramid Society
  • Cleveland Art Museum, Donor Advisor
  • University Hospitals, Diamond Advisory