David Drechsler helps clients navigate inheritance controversies, commercial and real estate disputes, and intellectual property disputes. As a probate litigation attorney, he handles inheritance controversy disputes relating to wills, trusts and other forms of after-death designations. David often guides clients through the emotional and difficult conflicts that arise when handling complex trust  and estate disputes.

He also represents individuals and companies regarding all different types of business, and real estate controversies such as shareholder/partner disputes, uniform commercial code disputes, breach of agreements including non-competition agreements and tenant/landlord disputes as well as intellectual property involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has 30 years of experience handling these types of matters.

David handles cases before the federal and state courts, and has vast experience in the following matters:

  • Business/commercial disputes including all different types of business disputes such as shareholder/partner disputes, uniform commercial code disputes, breach of agreements including non-competition agreements and otherwise.
  • Real estate disputes including business owners and tenants regarding disputes amongst each other at the location where they are renting or owning.
  • Inheritance controversy including complex probate matters pertaining to wills, trusts and even breach of fiduciary cases.

David earned a J.D., cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He received a B.S. in Business Marketing from The Ohio State University. 

Honors & Recognition

Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2012-2024)

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers (2007, 2009-2020)

Selected for inclusion in Cleveland's top 50 Super Lawyers (2009)

Recognized in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010)

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition for Business Litigation (2011)

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent, which is the highest possible rating in both legal and ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar

Banks Baldwin Advocacy Award Recipient



Case Western Reserve University School of Law

The Ohio State University

Admissions – Court

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Professional Activities

American Bar Association 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

The William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, President (2019-present), Executive Committee (2017-present)

Community Involvement

American Cancer Society, Ohio/West Virginia/Northern Kentucky Area Board Member

Open Doors Academy, Board Member

Case Western Reserve Alumni Association, Board Member

Akron Zoological Park, Executive Committee, Member; Former Secretary and Member, Board of Trustees

Cleveland Treatment Center, General Counsel; Former Board Member

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