Independence Estate Planning Lawyers

Robert G. Stiefvater
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Robert G. Stiefvater
Independence, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years of experience
(440) 457-8272 6100 Oak Tree Blvd.
Suite 200
Independence, OH 44131
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Probate
Cleveland State University
Limited Clients. Proven Results.

I limit the number of clients that I represent because I understand that when you need a lawyer you need someone who is available and can dedicate their time to your legal issue.

I represent individuals and fight to defend their rights and reputation. Call for a free consultation. Even if I am not currently accepting new clients I will make sure that you understand the process in which you are involved.
Christine Tobin Esq
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Christine Tobin Esq
Seven Hills, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years of experience
(216) 369-0100 4141 Rockside Road
Seven Hills, OH 44131-2537
Estate Planning
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Daniel Seink Esq
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Daniel Seink Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(800) 393-2324 8180 Brecksville Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44141
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Administrative, Elder and Probate
Cleveland State University
I am dual certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, and as a Specialist in Elder Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. I am one of twenty-three attorneys with this dual certification. I devote my practice to those issues uniquely affecting the elderly, the disabled and their families. Having been raised by a parent with early onset Parkinson's Disease, and having witnessed a grandparent spend over sixteen years in a nursing facility suffering from Alzheimer's, I gravitated early in my career towards the practice of elder and disability law. I established my Law...
Allison Mantz McMeechan
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Allison Mantz McMeechan
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
(216) 574-2053 600 East Granger Road
Second Floor
Cleveland, OH 44139
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Social Security Disability
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Allison M. McMeechan received her Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Dayton. Allison's practice areas focus on elder law, life care planning, long term care planning, and special needs planning. Allison has published articles and has spoken in the areas of probate, estate planning, government benefits, and special needs trusts. Her audiences include bar associations, non-profit organizations, and other professional organizations. Allison is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National and Ohio Chapters, as well as the Ohio State Bar...
Alan Boyd Forrest Esq
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Alan Boyd Forrest Esq
Brecksville, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(440) 792-4647 8221 Brecksville Road
Suite 201
Brecksville, OH 44141
Estate Planning, DUI & DWI, Family and Tax
Seton Hall University School of Law
Laurie Ann Malone Esq
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Laurie Ann Malone Esq
Brecksville, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(440) 526-6411 8748 Brecksville Road
Suite 130
Brecksville, OH 44141
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Cleveland State University
Nicholas P. Weiss
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Nicholas P. Weiss
Cleveland Heights, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(216) 417-5111 2460 Fairmount Blvd
#301 B
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Nick Weiss opened his practice after years of practicing civil litigation and representing a retailer as in-house counsel. A transplant from Maine, he happily calls Cleveland Heights his home, where he represents individuals, businesses, and non-profits throughout northeast Ohio. He has an emphasis in hemp and cbd law in Ohio.
Mark Martin Turner
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Mark Martin Turner
Cleveland Heights, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years of experience
(216) 331-0007 2460 Fairmount Blvd
Suite 301 B
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Consumer and Probate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I began practicing law in 2002. I spent over 13 years with the Cleveland firm of Gallagher Sharp, primarily as a litigator, before venturing on my own and then landing at The Gertsburg Law Firm in 2017 before choosing to restart my own practice in 2020. Before becoming an attorney, I worked as a financial manager for a small business after earning his MBA. My experience allows me to understands the challenges facing small business owners, allowing me to advise, as well as provide valuable legal information. With over 20 years’ experience in the business and legal worlds, I strive...
Eric Valente
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Eric Valente
Brecksville, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years of experience
(440) 792-6777 7650 Chippewa Road
Suite 214
Brecksville, OH 44141
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Family
University of Toledo
Eric Valente, JD, MBA, is an attorney and founding member of Valente Law, LLC. He studied business administrations and earned his MBA while attending law school at the University of Toledo. Eric began his career doing business litigation at J.W. Krueger & Associates, LLC, where he still maintains an office. Eric has always had a creative, entrepreneurial spirit, and estate planning and business counseling provides him with the opportunity to engage these interests while helping clients achieve their goals. Eric's focus areas are estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Planning), Probate Administration and Business Law. Eric is a...
Maria Shinn Esq
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Maria Shinn Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(216) 228-4791 12511 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107-5004
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Maria strongly believes that every couple and family, both traditional and non-traditional, deserve the same quality legal services and the same legal protections for themselves and their loved ones. Maria specializes in estate planning, probate administration, elder law and legal services for non-traditional families.
Denise Rini Esq
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Denise Rini Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(440) 668-9209 600 Detroit
Cleveland, OH 44145
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
I was elected in November 2012 and was seated on January 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Cuyahoga County area, growing up in Maple Heights until the age of 12, and moving to Lyndhurst where I reside today. I attended public school, graduating from Brush High School in 1975.
I have a daughter, Michelle, and understands how difficult raising a child can be as a single parent.
After Michelle graduated from college, I pursued a degree at Baldwin Wallace University and earned a degree in Human Services while working as a private investigator and a freelance designer in advertising.
I worked as...
Lindsay K. Nickolls
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Lindsay K. Nickolls
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(440) 710-0988 4785 Memphis Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44144
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Cleveland State University
The Nickolls Law Firm, LLC is a Northeast Ohio Family Law Firm dedicated to advocating for families and resolving complicated and unique family issues, including divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, child support, prenuptial agreements, guardian ad litem services, mediation services, and post decree litigation.
Erin C. Eurenius
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Erin C. Eurenius
Middleburg Heights, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(440) 253-8800 7017 Pearl Road #3
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
Cleveland State University
Erin C. Eurenius is delighted to help seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families at Butcher Elder Law. Her passion for elder law stems from her personal experiences with her grandmother, Helen. Erin’s grandmother helped to raise her while living with the family. Around the age of 84, Helen was diagnosed with dementia and a few short years later suffered from a stroke. Erin watched the repercussions of not planning ahead for these devastating occurrences in life. Erin went to doctor’s visits and hospital calls at 3:00 A.M. and visited the nursing home. She saw the guardianship and Medicaid process...
Howard Steven Rabb Esq
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Howard Steven Rabb Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years of experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Cleveland State University
Howard Rabb concentrates on estate, general business and bankruptcy matters. He regularly advises clients on business, estate and debt strategies. A lifelong Clevelander, he has a “Superb” AVVO rating.

Estate Planning: Howard’s practice involves an analysis of the goals of the client, an understanding of all relevant family relationships, and a comprehensive list of all of the clients assets. After obtaining this information, he will advise his clients as to whether a living trust or testamentary trust makes sense in order to address probate, distribution, or tax concerns. Typically, the estate planning will include wills, health-care power of attorney, living...
Jeffrey W. Krueger
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Jeffrey W. Krueger
Beachwood, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years of experience
(216) 586-2721 25201 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 350 C
Beachwood, OH 44122
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Bowling Green State University
Jeff has represented individuals and business entities ranging from sole proprietorships to multi-national corporations.

Jeff held a number of positions as an attorney in both the public and the private sector including positions with small, mid-sized, and large law firms. Jeff’s practice areas cover a wide-ranging spectrum, but he primarily focuses on real estate law, commercial law, business and civil litigation matters.

Jeff was raised in Summit County, Ohio and he and his wife have resided in Strongsville, Ohio since 1992. They have four children and three grandchildren. He is an avid football fan and a...
Erika Flynn Apelis
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Erika Flynn Apelis
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years of experience
(216) 716-5637 1375 East Ninth Street
29th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Erika provides estate planning counsel to families and assists families in various aspects of elder law, including long term care planning and Medicaid planning. Erika has now translated that global experience into advocating for and counseling individuals and families in Northeast Ohio. Erika received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005 and her J.D. from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2009. She is an active member of the Latvian community, participating in various local and national Latvian social and cultural organizations. She resides locally with her family in Chagrin Falls,...
Denise Marie Cook Esq
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Denise Marie Cook Esq
Macedonia , OH Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years of experience
(216) 236-3605 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd #68-190
Macedonia , OH 44056
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Cleveland State University
Denise M. Cook is committed to helping her clients navigate the difficult process of domestic relations and family law issues. As such, she strives to provide professional, competent and personal representation of her clients during what, for most people, is the most stressful time in their lives. Her goal is to obtain the best possible result in a timely and cost effective manner. Attorney Cook has been practicing law for over 10 years exclusively in the area of domestic relations and family law matters. She has practiced in various courts throughout Northeast Ohio, including the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, Geauga,...
Melvyn Resnick Esq
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Melvyn Resnick Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years of experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44077
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Melvyn E. Resnick earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Accounting with honors from Ohio University. He was awarded his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law and admitted to the Bar in 1966. Mr. Resnick is a member of the Lake County Bar Association. He is a past president of Tau Epsilon Rho Law Fraternity. He is licensed to practice in all Ohio courts as well as U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, since 1968 and the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. Mr. Resnick's practice emphasizes real estate, commercial litigation, general business, corporate banking, estate...
Martin Bielat
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Martin Bielat
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years of experience
(216) 308-1906 2121 Euclid Ave.
A092
Cleveland, OH 44115
Estate Planning, Collections, Environmental and Real Estate
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Martin Bielat LLC was founded on the idea of providing valuable legal solutions for environmental and real estate issues. The firm, started in 2019 by Martin Bielat, Esq., focuses on two key areas of law – environmental and real estate – but also takes clients in a wide variety of other practice areas like collections, business management, and estate planning.

Nestled in the innovative Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator near Playhouse Square, Martin Bielat LLC prides itself on working conjunctively with its clients in order to illuminate the best solution. The firm recognizes that all cases are unique and that sometimes arriving...
Sherry Pidala Esq
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Sherry Pidala Esq
Bedford, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years of experience
(440) 232-1900 650 Broadway Ave
Bedford, OH 44146
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Sherry A. Pidala is a sole practitioner and has been an attorney for over 25 years. She serves clients in most all communities of the tri-county area of Cuyahoga, Portage and Summit. Sherry provides a broad range of legal services to individual clients, families and businesses in matters of family law, including divorce, dissolution, restraining orders, custody, visitation, shared parenting plans, child support, alimony, and asset division, post decree divorce issues such as modifications, and contempt proceedings, criminal matters, DUI / DWUI's, driving under suspension, and other traffic matters, personal injury cases including auto accidents and...
E. Yvonne Harris Esq
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E. Yvonne Harris Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years of experience
(216) 696-2211 2000 Lee Road
Suite 220
Cleveland, OH 44118
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Highly experienced in civil litigation including, but not limited to, Employment Discrimination, Personal Injury and Probate.
Todd Welles Bartimole Esq
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Todd Welles Bartimole Esq
Beachwood, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(216) 464-9999 23240 Chagrin Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
James A. Vargo
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James A. Vargo
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years of experience
(440) 842-6717 P.O. Box 30778
Cleveland, OH 44130
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Cleveland State University
Kyle Gee
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Kyle Gee
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(216) 696-4700 925 Euclid Ave.
Suite 2000
Cleveland, OH 44115
Estate Planning and Probate
The University of Toledo College of Law
Kyle Gee is a trusts and estates lawyer licensed to practice law in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. His primary focus includes estate planning, trusts & trust administration, probate & estate administration, representation of fiduciaries, and tax law & planning. Mr. Gee, a Cleveland native, joined Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell after clerking as an attorney advisor for the Judge of a Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court (Probate Court). During his two-year judicial clerkship, he closely assisted the Court in resolving a variety of matters, including: will contests, objections to fiduciary accounts, petitions to modify and terminate trusts, contested incapacity...
Tiaon Michele Lynch
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Tiaon Michele Lynch
Lakewood, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(216) 226-5090 13317 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Probate
Cleveland State University
Karen S Ireland-Phillips Esq
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Karen S Ireland-Phillips Esq
Beachwood, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years of experience
(216) 696-5530 P. O. Box 22604
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Cleveland State University
Tenacious and practical attorney dedicated to working with you to fulfill your legal needs. Free initial consultation; just call to schedule.
Allan Gerrard Churchmack Esq
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Allan Gerrard Churchmack Esq
Bedford, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years of experience
7700 Northfield Rd
Bedford, OH 44146
Estate Planning, Administrative, Business and Employment
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Brian Richard McGraw Esq
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Brian Richard McGraw Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(216) 574-2516 1370 Ontario St. Suite 2000
Cleveland, OH 44113
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal Defense and Elder
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Lori Ann Zocolo Esq
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Lori Ann Zocolo Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years of experience
(216) 621-6138 815 Superior Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Divorce
Abel & Zocolo Co., L.P.A. has over 75 years of family law, probate, and personal injury experience in Northeast Ohio.
Lynn Ann Kriessler
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Lynn Ann Kriessler
Parma Heights, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 884-8881 6674 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Michael Reardon Esq
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Michael Reardon Esq
Middleburg Heights, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(440) 239-1109 7251 Engle Rd Auite 401
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Joseph Laszcz Esq
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Joseph Laszcz Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(216) 787-4183 615 W Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Estate Planning
David Boldt Esq
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David Boldt Esq
North Royalton, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(440) 884-4300 8025 Corporate Cir
North Royalton, OH 44133
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Christian Carson
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Christian Carson
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(888) 403-1259 2618 North Moreland Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44120
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Dennis Siciliano Esq
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Dennis Siciliano Esq
Broadview Heights, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(440) 289-5431 7906 Glengate Drive
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Estate Planning and Business
James Alexander Jr
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James Alexander Jr
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years of experience
(216) 269-9569 2000 Lee Rd, Suite 14
Cleveland, OH 44118
Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Employment and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University
Byron Douglas Van Iden Esq
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Byron Douglas Van Iden Esq
Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(216) 589-5622 1370 Ontario St
Cleveland, OH 44113
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Corinne Hoover Six
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Corinne Hoover Six
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Akron School of Law
Corinne Hoover Six is the lead attorney of Hoover Kacyon, LLC's Family Law Practice Group and focuses her practiceexclusively on family law issues, including divorce, child custody and adoption.

Corinne knew from a very young age that she was destined to be an attorney. The daughter of Judge Kim R. Hoover and the granddaughter of the late Attorney Orval R. Hoover, Corinne grew up in a family that excelled in the legal field and taught her the value of helping others through difficult legal issues. Now, Corinne has carried on that family tradition, along with her brother, Attorney Tad...
Amy Turos
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Amy Turos
Akon, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(330) 221-3104 3009 Smith Rd.
#50
Akon, OH 44333
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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Andrew Popp
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Andrew Popp
Stow, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years of experience
(330) 686-2890 4466 Darrow Road
Suite 13
Stow, OH 44224
Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Elder and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
Ravenna Attorney Andrew Popp focuses on two fields of law: Elder Law and Criminal Defense. He is results-oriented, relying on his exceptional legal knowledge and successful litigation techniques to achieve results.

Andrew obtained his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy with a minor in Political Science from the University of South Florida. He then attended Stetson Law School, where he acquired his Juris Doctor with a concentration in trial advocacy.

While at Stetson, he received numerous awards, including the Doyle Conflict Resolution Inc. Top Grade Award and the Leadership Development certificate.

Upon graduation, Andrew served as an...
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