Christina (Chris) D'Eramo Evans


Christina D’Eramo Evans is a partner and Chair of the firm’s Cleveland office Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer & Preservation Section.

Christina is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Her practice is focused on assisting individuals and families with the transmission of their wealth in a tax advantaged manner that at the same time accomplishes desired intent and preserves and encourages client values.  

Christina’s expertise encompasses all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration, including sophisticated estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer, business succession and charitable tax planning for wealthy families and individuals; advising executors and trustees in the administration of complex estates and trusts; advising and assisting fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the resolution of trust and estate disputes; post-mortem tax planning and the preparation of complex estate and gift tax returns and representation of clients on the audit of these returns.

Christina is listed in the 2008-19 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers® and the 2008-19 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2004-present; Associate, 1997-2003
  • Associate, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, 1991-97
  • Deputy Clerk, Cuyahoga County Probate Court, 1990



Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991

Honors & Activities: Merit Scholar


Miami University, B.A., Political Science, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, cum laude, 1988

Honors & Activities: Atlee Pomerene Senior Prize for Excellence in Political Science Recipient

Community Involvement

Case Western Reserve University, Estate Planning Advisory Council, Member


University Hospitals of Cleveland: Diamond Advisory Group, Member


Carmelite Guild of Cleveland, Member


Catholic Charities Services of Lake and Geauga Counties Advisory Council, Member, 1999-present


Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, Member


Helen’s Catholic Church, Parish Council, Co-Chair

Awards & Distinctions

OSBA Board Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law


American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow


Chambers and Partners HNW Guide, Private Wealth Law, 2018


The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2008-19


Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2008-19

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1991-present; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council Member, 1999-present; Annual CLE Program, Chair, 2009


Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Member


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 1998-2011; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Chair, 2007; Vice Chair, 2006; Secretary, 2005; Treasurer, 2004; Speakers Chair, 2003