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Edward Albert Brown

Trusts Attorney at Centerburg, OH

4.9   14 reviews

also known as Ted Brown

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trusts

    13 years, 4,500 cases

  2. Elder law
    Estate planning, VA benefits, wills, trusts, nursing home planning, estate tax planning, gifting, probate protection

    13 years, 4,500 cases

  3. Probate
    estate and trust administration, probate administation, estate tax preparation

    13 years, 500 cases

  4. Power of attorney

    13 years, 5,500 cases

  5. Wills and living wills

    13 years, 5,500 cases

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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Cooper, Adel, Vu & Associates
36 West Main Street
Centerburg, OH, 43011
Edward Albert Brown
2530 Western Avenue
Suite A
Chillicothe, OH, 45601
Edward Albert Brown
5123 Norwich St
Suite 200
Hilliard, OH, 43026
Edward Albert Brown
2190 Wapakoneta Avenue
Sidney, OH, 45365
Edward Albert Brown
5164 Normandy Park Drive
Suite 100
Medina, OH, 44256
Edward Albert Brown
30 Overbrook Drive
Suite D
Cincinnati, OH, 45050
Edward Albert Brown
7440 Jager Court
Cincinnati, OH, 45230
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4.9 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Vicki | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service
Ted Brown is compassionate, pleasant, thorough and has provided our family with expert advice and service. Every trip to the office is a pleasant experience. My mother is 90, and he has been patient with our questions and concerns. His attention to detail and gentle manner make handling difficult financial situations so much easier. In addition to giving us great legal advice, he is gracious and accessible. We could not be happier with the service we have received from Ted and his whole staff.
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Posted by David | November 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific Family Estate Service - First Rate
Ted provided legal assistance for my mother's estate in 2013 and 14. His advice was always well thought out and appropriate. As executor and dealing with death of my last parent there were family dynamics in play - and not always easily handled. Ted took them on in straight forward professional manner and always came to a satisfactory conclusion. I would highly recommend his legal services.
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Posted by John | March 5, 2014
Review of Edward A Brown
I am glad we picked this particular Attorney for our Estate Planning. We had a lot of questions and he made us feel relaxed and part of the family. The followup on forms needing to be updated with insurance companies and futher post questions have been handled very fast and we have not had one bad experience.
Posted by Peter | March 3, 2014
Outstanding experience
I found Mr. Brown knowledgeable, articulate, and patient. He answered my questions and explained information as much as needed. I am comfortable with calling him with any questions that arise.
Posted by Diana | August 22, 2013
Review for Edward Albert Brown (Ted)
Due to changes in my family, it was necessary to have the majority of my documents updated. Ted did a wonderful job of explaining everything it terms that I was able to understand. He was very pleasant and understanding throughout the entire procedure. I would not hesitate to recommend Ted to anyone. It was certainly a pleasure working with him.
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Posted by Susie | August 21, 2013
The best of the best, especially for newbies in the estate, probate, and planning stages
Ted Brown is excellent in every way. He is so patient and explanatory with me (I need it). He makes sure I understand before we go on to another area. He is very responsive and always answers my questions. He set up my family trust and another irrevokable trust-to-be. I trust him unconditionally.
Posted by John | January 28, 2013
Wonderful help from Ted Brown
Ted did a wonderful job handling a will and power of attorney for my wife and myself. He was very responsive and has offered to meet with us to update our documents.
Posted by Dawn | November 3, 2012
Capable, Competent, and Compassionate
Ted, as he is known by, has been an expert in guiding us through our own financial/legal documents for our family trust. Our family has been with his firm since 2005 and three family members have used their excellent services to get their affairs in order.
Posted by Gail Wolfe | October 22, 2012
Setting up 3 Trusts, Family, Keystone (Home) & Investment Property Trust (Rentals)
Ted helped us through the setup of our trusts. He is very professional and has an excellent way of presenting the differences in the trusts, and how they had to be managed. He is an excellent speaker and responds to all the questions with the answers needed. We were very impressed.
Posted by Janet | October 16, 2012
Satisfied Client
We were looking for assistance in the VA field and they were able to help us that and more. They were very knowledgable and made Dad (age 93) feel comfortable with their services. They spoke our language not using all of the legal terms that can be confusing. We have been very pleased with their services to this point.
Posted by Katie | October 15, 2012
Sincere, Trustworthy, Honest
Ted advised me regarding a legal dispute with my landlord as well as on some estate planning issues. He was very knowledgeable and patient, explaining how the process would work and what steps I needed to take to be prepared. He answered all of my questions in understandable ways but also provided more detail when needed. He counseled me through the entire process, step by step, and I felt extremely confident in his abilities and knowledge, and comfortable working with him. He also accommodated my busy schedule and responded to all of my calls and emails in very reasonable time frames. Ted was great to work with, friendly, punctual, patient and thoughtful, but he was also incredibly knowledgeable, and had spot-on insights. I would recommend him to anyone, and will definitely be using his services again.
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Posted by Lynn | September 17, 2012
Excellent service
Edward helped me with my will and living will. He was thorough, patient and spoke very clearly. He answered all of my questions and was very professional. I have recommended him to family members.
Posted by Sean | July 29, 2011
Ted Brown for US Congress
Ted Brown was very helpfull an provided my wife and I with excellent advise and direction in the prepration of our wills and living wills. Ted was very knowledgeable and took great care in helping us understand the process, and providing us with direction for our future needs. We will surely be calling upon Ted in the furture as our legal needs change!
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Posted by steve | February 25, 2013
elder law attorney
Edward Brown handled the details in setting up our family trust and keystone trust. He was very professional and patient with our questions and made every effort to be sure we understood what we were planning to do.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cooper, Adel & Associates
  • 2011 - Present
  • Traffic Operations Consultant
  • Mariemont Police Department
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • University of Dayton Office of General Counsel
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Election Commission
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Alcohol Compliance Officer
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Director
  • Traffic Operations Division
  • 1999 - 2011
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  • University of Dayton
  • Jurisdoctorate
  • 2010
  • Xavier University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Marcella Atkinson v. Ohio Dept of Job and Family Services
  • Closed
  • Engel v. Fairfield County Board of Revisions
  • Closed
  • Estate of Mary C. Keller
  • Closed
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  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mariemont Civic Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Accredited Attorney
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2011
  • License to Practice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Commitment to Community
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Staff Training Seminar
  • The Ohio Probate Process
  • 2015
  • Elder Law Workshop
  • Don' Go Broke in a Nursing Home
  • 2014
  • Scams that Affect Seniors
  • Top 10 Senior Planning Scams & Pitfalls
  • 2014
  • Staff Training Seminar
  • Advanced Trust Planning Strategies
  • 2013
  • Staff Training Seminar
  • Legal Ethics in Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Informational Workshop
  • Updates to Trust and Estate Tax Law
  • 2013
  • Elder Law Workshop
  • Estate & Tax Planning in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act
  • 2013
  • Staff Training Seminar
  • Probate, Estate Taxes & Trust Administration: An Overview
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
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Probate Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Probate Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Ted on a probate litigation matter. He is a hard working attorney who covers all details for his clients in a timely manner. I would refer more clients to him for estate planning and probate matters."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ted is a very dedicated and hard-working attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable in the areas of estate planning, probate avoidance and government benefits."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ted Brown for many years and I am proud to endorse him as a fellow attorney. He is incredibly hard working and dedicated to his clients. I would certainly trust him with my own estate planning."
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