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About me

In practice continuously since 1980, I have provided quality estate planning advice and assistance attuned to my clients' priorities and goals in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Practice includes the creation and implementation of living trust-based estate plans; trust and probate estate administration services.


I serve clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including the counties of Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Ottawa, Portage & Summit.  In fact, in special cases I have been known to make house calls in the Greater Cleveland area.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 84%
    21 years
  2. Estate Planning: 10%
    21 years
  3. Probate: 5%
    34 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 1%
    34 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • William Joseph Reynolds

    I have become acquainted with Attorney Watling through his many well thought-out responses about some very difficult questions. He is thoughtful, intelligent, and really seems to care about the quality of the information and advice he gives. I recommend him!


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

5171 Wallings Road, #130
N. Royalton, OH, 44133-3198

815 Superior Aveue
Suite 1915
Cleveland, OH, 44114



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJustin J Watling Company2004 - Present
AssociateDennis C Jackson Co1994 - 2004
PartnerMotta, McCormack Wolgamuth & Watling1987 - 1994
AssociateChattman Garfield Friedlander & Paul1980 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law SectionMember1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland-Marshall College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1980
Ohio State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning for the Sandwich GenerationEstate Planning2010
Emerald Village, North Olmsted, OhioImportant Lifetime Estate Planning Documents2010
Ford Retirees Spouse GroupLiving TrustsN/A
AARP - Strongsville ChapterEstate Planning Q&AN/A