Christina D'Eramo Evans - Trusts and Estates Attorney

Christina D'Eramo Evans


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

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 2008-23 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers®, the 2008-24 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, and the 2018-24 editions of the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law in Ohio.

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


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


Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, Member


Cleveland Museum of Art Gift Planning Advisory Committee

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, 2018-23


The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2008-24, Tax Law, 2024


Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2008-24


Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2005-06

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; Co-Chair, Marvin A. Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, 2019; 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