Brian J. Jereb


Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Brian advises clients in all areas of estate planning and probate including estate and gift tax planning, avoidance or minimization of probate, and succession planning for closely held business owners. Brian helps clients implement plans involving trusts and other vehicles to meet clients’ tax and non-tax objectives. Brian also focuses on the income taxation of trusts and other entities such as qualified settlement funds and disputed ownership funds. Clients benefit from Brian’s experience in advising non-profit organizations and their donors concerning tax and non-tax issues.

Brian has been a frequent speaker and guest lecturer for many different groups, including the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Brian is accredited as Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.  Brian was Chair of the 2009 Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Estate Planning Institute.


  • The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif (1983)
  • John Carroll University, B.A., magna cum laude, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society (1980)

State Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio 
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section



Awards and Honors

  • Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2007-2016)
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers (2005-2016)

Community Activities

  • Cudell Improvement, Inc., Board Member
  • Edgewater Homeowners Association, Board Member
  • 600 Superior Avenue, East
    Suite 2100
    Cleveland, OH 44114