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Theodore Gerard Gudorf

Theodore Gerard Gudorf

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Agriculture, Business

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About Me

Mr. Ted Gudorf, J.D., LL.M. was one of the first attorneys to be board
certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in the areas
of estate planning, trust and probate law. There are only 142 attorneys
in Ohio with this prestigious designation at this writing. Ted has been
a Dayton attorney for 23 years. For the last 12 years, he has limited
his practice to estate planning, estate administration and asset
protection planning. He is most recently the co-author of Estate Planning Strategies: Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    17 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    17 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    9 years
  4. Business: 5%
    29 years
  5. Agriculture: 5%
    9 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • John J. Peck

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ted for years and find him to be one of the most knowledgeable and caring attorneys in his field. He is both knowledgeable, qualified, and sincerely one of Ohio's best.


    John Peck Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Robert Rogers

    As an estate planning attorney and a Certified Public Accountant in Florida with over 35 years of practice helping clients organize their estates to avoid probate and various taxes, I feel most comfortable referring our clients in Ohio, where I grew up, to Ted. Laws can vary from state to state and one needs to be on top of the local law. Ted has a unique way of explaining technical concepts in a manner that makes them understandable not only to other skilled professionals in our field, but also to clients who lack the knowledge about the issues that are involved. I have watched Ted excel in this field of law over the many years that I have known him. His practical experience and bedside manner is exceptional. If you are in need of advice with respect to estate planning, elder law or have any questions about organizing your estate or handling an estate after a loved one’s death, I would highly recommend you seek Ted's counsel.


    Thomas Rogers Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Gudorf Law Group, LLC

8153 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH, 45415



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorneys In OhioCincinnati Magazine2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
25th AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2011
EzineArticlesExpert Author2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Level 2 ContributorAVVO2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Top Lawyers in OhioCincinnati Magazine2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Board Certified in Estate PlanningOhio State Bar Association2002
Friend of Education AwardNorthmont Board of Education1995
Advanced Wealth Panning StrategistEsperti Petersen Institute1992
Up & Comers AwardPrice Waterhouse1989
Regional Champion, National Mock Trial CompetitionAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1986
Complex Litigation AwardAmerican Jurisprudence1986
Individual Income Taxation AwardAmerican Jurisprudence1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MayorCity of Clayton1998 - 2005
AttorneyGudorf Law Group, LLC1992 - Present
Ohio Board of Bar ExaminersOhio Supreme Court1992 - 1996
Associate AttorneySmith & Schnacke1986 - 1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Planned Giving Council of Greater DaytonMember2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Dayton Trust & Estate Planning GroupMember2005 - Present
Miami Valley Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - Present
Society of Financial Service Professionals - Dayton ChapterPresident2005 - Present
Dayton Association of Insurance & Financial AdvisorsMember2003 - Present
Wealth CounselMember2002 - Present
The Clayton Community FoundationFounding Trustee1998 - 2005
Ohio Forum of Estate Planning AttorneysPast President1998 - Present
Miami Valley Hospital FoundationAdvisory Board1995 - Present
Esperti-Peterson InstituteMember1990 - Present
Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers ProjectBoard Member1989 - 1993
Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers ProjectFounding Trustee1989 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
University of Dayton School of Law Student Bar AssociationPast President1983 - 1986

Publication NameTitleDate
EzineArticles.comLiving Wills and Advance Directives2011
The Codicil: An Online CompanionFarm Succession Planning: What We’ve Learned Since San Antonio2011
Guardian Publishing, LLCFor Ohio Doctors: Shedding Light On Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning2010
Wealth Builders PressEstate Planning Strategies: Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques2009
Journal of Practical Estate PlanningFarm and Ranch Succession Planning, The Time Is Now2009
Weath CounselSuccess Requires More Than Hard Work, It Requires Systems2008
Consumer Rights Law BlogAnna Nicole: A Model for Bad Estate Planning2007
BookEstate Planning StrategiesN/A
BookFor Ohio DoctorsN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawEstate planning and elder lawLL.M.2011
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trainup.comPlanning for Unmarried and Remarried Couples2010
Advisor SeminarIncentive Trusts Part 22010
Advisor SeminarIncentive Trusts2010
Advisor SeminarSpecial Needs Trusts2010
Advisor SeminarIRA Planning Part 32010
Advisor SeminarIRA Planning Part 22010
Advisor SeminarIRA Planning2010
Advisor SeminarLong Term Care Planning Part 22010
Advisor SeminarLong Term Care Planning Part 12010
Various Dinner SeminarEstate Planning and Asset Protection2009
Various Dinner SeminarsEstate Planning and Asset Protection2008
Various Dinner SeminarsEstate Planning and Asset Protection2007