Partnership for the Good of Your Business

Irwin J. Dinn

  • Partner






Professional Experience

Irwin J. Dinn has over 40 years of practice experience in assisting individuals and families with sensitive, as well as sophisticated, issues related to estate planning and planning for family business succession.

Irwin also deals with intra-family issues associated with long term illness, disability and aging. More than half of his practice is now devoted to these areas and the probate and taxation of estates and trusts.

Historically, Irwin has been heavily involved with real estate leasing, development, financing, general business planning, risk management and self-insured litigation defense. Irwin is a founding member of Dinn, Hochman & Potter.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Entrepreneurial Law
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Succession
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate
  • Charitable Gifts
  • Tax Consequences

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1964


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • LL.B. - 1964
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • A.B. - 1961
    • Honors: Delta Theta Phi

Published Works

  • Chapter Author: "I Think I Need A Lawyer, Now What?!", Silver Lining Books, 2002
  • Author: "Avoiding Probate Doesn't Always Avoid Probate!", Cleveland Bar Journal, December, 2005
  • You Don't Do Estate Planning? Practical Advice for Your Clients

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • National Council of Trustees of National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, Member
  • Savin Children's Home, Inc., President
  • Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Member, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Lester L. Cecil, Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1964 to 1965