Dana DeCapite

Dana Marie DeCapite


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

As Chair of Hahn Loeser’s Cleveland Trusts and Estates Practice Group, Dana Marie DeCapite dedicates her practice to estate planning, business succession planning, asset protection planning, prenuptial/postnuptial planning, estate and trust administration and estate planning techniques in the context of high net worth divorces. Dana represents local, national, and internationally based individuals, families and businesses to recommend and draft custom-tailored estate plans. Dana also counsels fiduciaries on the duties and obligations of trustees, executors and attorneys-in-fact, and assists in the process of entity creation, restructure and transition for high net worth families. Dana has also developed unique expertise consulting in ultra-high net worth divorces across the country – including pre-divorce estate planning, creative and complex estate planning vehicles to facilitate settlement and post-decree planning.

Dana is frequently called upon by various publications and organizations to share her insight into the importance of estate planning. She regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars and local civic groups to educate other attorneys and the community regarding her areas of expertise.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present
  • Associate Attorney, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, 2014-18
  • Associate Attorney, Maria E. Quinn, Co., LPA, 2010-14; Legal Intern, 2010
  • Law Clerk, Salvato & O’Toole (f/k/a Navigato & Salvato), 2008-10


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2010
    • Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Tort Law Teaching Assistant; Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Member
  • Miami University, B.S., Business, 2006
    • Honors & Activities: Study Abroad– London, England; Study Abroad – Lorenzo de’Medici Institute of Art, Language, and Culture – Florence, Italy
Community Involvement

Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise


Rotary District 6630, Youth Protection Committee


Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Advancement Committee Member

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2020-24


Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate & Probate, 2020-24

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2010; State of Florida, 2012


U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, 2011; Southern District of Ohio, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association, Member


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member


Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, President


Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Planned Giving Advisory Committee


Case Western Reserve University, Estate Planning Advisory Council