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As a Senior Associate Attorney, my main duties involve working with clients to develop estate and trust plans to protect themselves and their assets for the future.  I also conduct workshops throughout the Greater-Columbus Area to educate the public about the changing trends in trust planning, health care planning and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on seniors and those planning to retire in the near future.

My focus is in advanced trust and estate planning, utilizing specialized trusts and strategies to minimize taxes, avoid probate, reduce the impact of a long-term heath care crisis and protect inheritance for generations to come. I also lead the Estate Administration Department and work with heirs to access their inheritance, file Estate Tax returns and navigate the rigorous challenges of probate.

Effective estate planning is not a cookie-cutter business. I am always working to develop improved strategies and tailoring a customized plan for each family and each client.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 35%
    6 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 25%
    6 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    6 years, 250 cases
  4. Wills: 10%
    6 years, 500 cases
  5. Power Of Attorney: 10%
    6 years, 500 cases



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Seth David Preisler

    Mr. Brown is the consummate professional. I have no hesitation recommending him because I know that he does excellent work, will always look out for your best interest, and is extremely welcoming and friendly. You are in good hands with Mr. Brown.


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    Relationship: Friend

  • Mitchell Jordan Adel

    I endorse Edward (Ted). I have been lucky enough to supervise Ted's work with clients and their families over the past few years. One of the focuses of Ted's work has been dealing with Trust and Estate Administration. This is a traditionally difficult time for a client and their family and Ted's passion and empathy for the people he is assisting is incredible. He truly is making a difference in their lives and making the process easier for everyone involved.


    Mitchell Adel Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Cooper, Adel & Associates

36 West Main Street
Centerburg, OH, 43011

Cooper, Adel & Associates

2530 Western Avenue
Suite A
Chillicothe, OH, 45601

Cooper, Adel & Associates

2190 Wapakoneta Avenue
Sidney, OH, 45365

Cooper, Adel & Associates

30 Overbrook Drive
Suite D
Cincinnati, OH, 45050



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Accredited AttorneyU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs2011
License to PracticeU.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims2011
Pro Bono Commitment to CommunityUniversity of Dayton School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Associate AttorneyCooper, Adel & Associates2011 - Present
Traffic Operations ConsultantMariemont Police Department2008 - Present
Law ClerkUniversity of Dayton Office of General Counsel2009 - 2010
Law ClerkFederal Election Commission2009 - 2010
Alcohol Compliance OfficerCincinnati Reds2005 - 2009
DirectorTraffic Operations Division1999 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mariemont Civic AssociationMember2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The Estate of Linda Jayne KelleyClosed
Estate of Marcella Atkinson v. Ohio Dept of Job and Family ServicesClosed
Engel v. Fairfield County Board of RevisionsClosed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Association PublishersOver the Hill & Under Obamacare2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DaytonLawJurisdoctorate2010
Xavier UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Staff Training SeminarThe Ohio Probate Process2015
Scams that Affect SeniorsTop 10 Senior Planning Scams & Pitfalls2014
Elder Law WorkshopDon' Go Broke in a Nursing Home2014
Staff Training SeminarLegal Ethics in Estate Planning2013
Staff Training SeminarAdvanced Trust Planning Strategies2013
Informational WorkshopUpdates to Trust and Estate Tax Law2013
Elder Law WorkshopEstate & Tax Planning in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act2013
Staff Training SeminarProbate, Estate Taxes & Trust Administration: An Overview2012