Compassion and advocacy now and into the future.

Leslie E. Wargo

Leslie E. Wargo
  • Of Counsel


Practice Areas

  • Probate and Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Non-Compete/Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Claims


Leslie E. Wargo has over 23 years of litigation experience and in a variety of different practice areas. In her Of Counsel role with the Schraff Thomas Team, Leslie focuses on probate litigation. Leslie has been the recipient of several prestigious accolades including Best Law Firms, The Best Lawyers in America, and Ohio Super Lawyers, which only the top 5% of attorneys in Ohio receive. She also holds the AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell™, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards as established by opinions from members of the Bar. In addition to being Of Counsel to Schraff Thomas Law, Leslie is the founder and owner of her own law firm located in Cleveland.


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Life Member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference
  • One of Ten Women Lawyers Selected to the Ohio Women’s Leadership Institute, OWBF - 2012-2013
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation, Vice-President/Co-Chair of Leadership Institute (2017-2018)
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation, Treasurer (2016-2017)
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation, Secretary (2015-2016)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Trustee (2016-2022)


  • AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell™
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Law Firms in America

Published Works

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Update, OSBA Debt Collection 2000 Reference Manual
  • How and When to Use Focus Groups, Cleveland Bar Journal, October, 2003