Amy L. Papesh

Amy Papesh

Phone: 440-442-6677

Location: Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Fax: 440-229-3568

Email: Email Me

Amy is an associate with the law firm of Elk & Elk. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and guardianships. As the head of the firm’s Probate Division, she is able to provide vast services to the firm’s clients by tending to all of their probate or estate needs in-house. Before joining the firm in 2005, she practiced at a boutique firm in Chagrin Falls where she focused primarily on estate planning, estate administration and domestic relations law.

Amy has been recognized as an “Ohio Rising Star” by Super Lawyer’s magazine for 2010, 2012 and 2013 and she was selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, Amy earned a spot on the Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers and the Top 25 Women Cleveland Super Lawyers lists.

In 2017, she presented at the national Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference in Las Vegas. Amy has also lectured on a national level for National Business Institute on various estate administration matters. She often lectures locally for the Ohio State Bar Association, the National Business Institute and various local professional groups and organizations on estate planning and administration issues.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family and watching her two boys participate in various sports.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2000
  • Florida, 2005


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • John Carroll University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” – 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyers – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers – 2019
  • Top 25 Women Cleveland Super Lawyers – 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Portage County Bar Association