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George Michael Wolfe

Probate Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.9   25 reviews

also known as Wolfe Legal Services


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About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    35%
    Don't call Creditors! Call Me for full Service Estates and Probate Guardianships and all other Probate. Same-Sex adoptions. Only $250 to open most Estates.

    29 years, 350 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Free Consultation 614-263-5297 now. Felony, Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, DV, Judicial Release, Expungement. Treatment in lieu / heroin / drugs attorney. Gun lawyer.

    29 years, 1,100 cases

  3. Family
    23%
    Divorce, Dissolution, and Custody. High Net Worth Asset Protection. Contempt, CPOs, Protection orders, etc.

    29 years, 400 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    17%
    DUI? Call 614-263-5297 to get your license back and avoid jail. Reasonable fees. Call OVI Attorney George Wolfe now.

    29 years, 1,521 cases

A lifelong resident of Ohio, I have connections and legal experience which is unmatched anywhere else.  Call George at   before hiring a lawyer.

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Licensed for 28 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/13/2022

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

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George Michael Wolfe
3212 North High Street
Columbus, OH, 43202-1114

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Reba Jeffries | September 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
I was amazed how fast this case was resolve for me and my brother, that the money that my dad left us after his death it was not a long drawn out case.
Posted by Anthony | October 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
I retained George, on behalf of a relative, for a high profile DUI case. His advice and representation were invaluable and turned, what likely would have been a prison term that would have broken up a family, into something much more conventional.
Posted by Andrew | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I utilized his services on two different occasions. Very knowledgeable and I highly recommended him.
Posted by Elizabeth | October 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful in my time of need
I had a situation where, due to surgery, felt unable to properly address a relentless detective. George Wolfe was prompt to meet with me and very quickly and professionally resolved the issue. I was unable to drive during this time and he was unbelievably accommodating. I strongly recommend George Wolfe for your legal needs!
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
Mr. Wolfe is an outstanding attorney. He is efficient, highly intelligent, and has a solid understanding in many aspects of the law. He listened carefully to my needs and guided me through a potentially difficult case with ease. I highly recommend him and will continue to use him in the future.
Posted by Pamela | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
I hired Mr. Wolfe for assistance with a divorce case. Rate was very fair and he and his staff communicated with me throughout the whole process. Very satisfied and definitely recommend!
Posted by David | April 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor Landlord Situation
Mr. Wolfe was excellent in helping me out of a bad landlord situation. The landlord and similar parties threaten to take me to debt collections on damages which were not my responsibility. With clear communication from Mr. Wolfe on Ohio law and following consequences of breaking such laws to the landlord, a possible nightmare was quickly avoided.
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Posted by Anna | December 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very qualified lawyer!
by stupidity I was in one not very good situation. And since I'm not strong in legal matters and state laws, I asked George to help. He advised me by e-mail and politely answered all my questions. He said what I need to do to solve this situation. He also took the lead in the court completely and my case was dismissed. I am very grateful to George for his help, and I can safely advise his acquaintances as a qualified lawyer.
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Posted by Debbie | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend George for any legal need
George helped my son during a very difficult time and a serious charge. He gave us great advice at each hearing and when we were ready to take a reduced charge just to end the bad dream, he recommended we stick it out for one more hearing since he thought the charges would be dropped. It was great advice and the charges were dismissed at the next hearing. No court charges and my sons record will remain clean as it should! Thanks George!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I hired to George to represent me on 2 OVI cases - He was extremely responsive and was able to greatly reduce my consequences. Marcie was also available when I needed to get questions answered immediately - I highly recommend Wolfe Legal.
Posted by Teah | June 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I had a consult with George Wolfe over the phone. He was extremely polite and helpful. I have had horrible experiences with attorneys in my area. But George explained to me everything that I could do to help my case. And what legal rights I had. I would hire George without hesitation if he was in my area. He seems to really know the law and cares about what's rights. I really appreciate the advice he gave me. And I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Ransom | May 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When in need - Atty Wolfe!
While not a specifically legal matter, Atty. George Wolfe's prompt assistance saved the day. I am located in Ecuador, South America and desperately in need of a document to be notarized and apostilled at the Ohio Sec. of State's office. Said document then had to be sent to me by courier. As of 9:10 AM this morning, the papers left Miami on a flight to Ecuador. We are very pleased with George's professional efforts in solving our problem. Thanks George!
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Posted by Tom | September 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Abutting condo neighbors new balcony offending fence
Thanks to Mr. Wolfe's effort, research and diligence dealing with an abutting condo unit's new offending balcony fence that eliminated our common area view from what it had been previously, the offensive fence was restored/modified to its original height. Consequently, the fence problem was resolved. Mr. Wolfe's apparent experience in dealing with condominium associations, condominium law and their inherent complexities is evident. We were pleased with Mr. Wolfe's services in this matter and would call upon him again for his services for any legal matter should a need arise in the future.
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Response from George Wolfe October 1, 2015
Thank you for the review. We are always pleased to achieve the client's desired outcome. Please contact me if I can assist you in the future
Posted by Hamish | July 20, 2015
Best Case Scenario Thanks to George!
I live out of state and I needed someone to represent me to contest a speeding ticket charge I picked up while in Ohio. I always hope for a best case scenario but in life you don't always achieve this. I was prepared to take a lesser charge but George worked his magic and pulled off a total dismissal of charges. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend George to a friend, family or colleague. Thank you George for pulling off the best case scenario!
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Response from George Wolfe October 1, 2015
Police wrote the wrong time for court on the ticket !
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Exceptional Service
My experience with Wolfe Legal Services has been exceptional. I called Mr. Wolfe for advice based on a recommendation regarding a dispute with my landlord. He was able to answer all of my questions over the phone and give me the advice I needed to move forward without charging me for his services. His knowledge and expertise was extremely helpful and exceeded my expectations. I have since hired him and would definitely recommend his services to anyone.
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Response from George Wolfe October 1, 2015
Thank You for the excellent review!
Posted by GERALD | June 21, 2014
George Wolfe...higly recommended.
I was Mr. Wolfe's client from early 2005 until the summer of 2010. During this time, he represented me and my mother in regard to a nasty probate guardianship case in Columbus. Though he was not able to get the guardianship terminated prior to my mom's death in 2010, Mr. Wolfe, tried diligently to get this done. While working the probate case, attorney Wolfe also represented me as primary defense counsel in a bizarre criminal case out-of-state (South Carolina) involving false accusations against me pertaining to my 10-year-old 2nd cousin. Sure that I was innocent...and realizing that I could go to prison for life if convicted...Mr. Wolfe worked the case hard with another lawyer. After a 3-day trial, I was acquitted of all charges.
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Response from George Wolfe October 1, 2015
Gerald's case was very rewarding to work on. Interestingly in the trial, the police detective testified the some of the witness' allegations were "fantasy." It makes me wonder why they filed charges in the first place.
Posted by Tom | June 4, 2014
Highly Recommended
I known George Wolfe for many years. During that time he has handled a wide variety of different cases for me. Attorney Wolfe's ability to apply his experience and expertise handling my cases had me feeling confident and set me at ease knowing that my best interests were at the forefront. He is well educated, extremely knowledgeable and his high standards sets the bar for others to follow. Attorney Wolfe devoted the time needed and worked hard on all of my cases with passion and courage. He makes excellent recommendations as well as being an attentive listener. Simply put, he is in it to win it.
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Posted by Jacqueline | June 3, 2014
The best attorney
George and Chris handled my probate Case in 2012 after I lost my sister. They Did an awesome job everything was done In a professional and efficient manner. I Will be forever grateful to them for their Services.
Posted by catherine | May 27, 2014
why i like george wolfe ~
mr wolfe did an outstanding job for me, and literally went the extra mile, as he drove quite a way to represent me. his cost was more than reasonable, and he is a personable and knowledgeable man/attorney. mine wasn't a pleasant legal proceeding, but mr wolfe went all out for me and got the charge reduced from petty theft to attempted petty theft ~
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Posted by JANICE | May 27, 2014
THE GEORGE MICHAEL WOLFE RECOMMENDATION
MR. WOLFE IS AN GOOD, HONEST, PLEASANT, UPSTANDING PERSON PLUS VERY PROFESSIONAL IN HIS FIELD OF PRACTICING LAWS......HE HAS WORKED WITH ME ON 4 DIFFEENT OCCASSIONS AND DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB FOR ME AND MY BEST INTERESTS WERE HIGH PRIORITY...... MY APPOINTMENTS WERE MADE AND KEPT ON TIME.....THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO ME..... ON COURT DATES HE WOULD EXPLAIN WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND INSTRUCTIONS TO WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF ME.....THEY ALL WENT WELL..... I WOULD AND HAVE RECOMMENDED HIM TO ANYONE NEEDING A GOOD ATTORNEY
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 25 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-250 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Lawyer / Counselor
  • Wolfe Legal Services
  • 1994 - Present
  • Property Manager
  • T & J Rentals
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Law Clerk / Paralegal
  • Bradley, Topper & Farris
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Property Manager
  • Wolfe Real Estate Management
  • 1992 - 2016
  • Property Manager
  • Kingland Company
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Fundamentals of Adult Guardianship 2015
  • 2015
  • Northwestern Mutual Seminar
  • CLE on Advanced Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
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Legal Cases

  • Over $1,000,000 distributed to client's beneficiaries
  • Estate Plan helped client avoid probate for the majority of his assets
  • State of Ohio v. Klinger
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Ohio v. Client
  • No DUI / OVI Conviction, evidence suppressed
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1999 - Present
  • Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1994 - Present
  • Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • President
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Ohio Junior Classical League
  • President
  • 1984 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Superb - Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 DUI Attorney in Ohio
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Recognized as a top DUI Attorney
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor 2015
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Battelle Scholar
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • 1986
  • National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • 1984
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Worthington Estate Planning Council
  • Brief Introduction to Wolfe Legal Services
  • 2016
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Internet Marketing for Lawyers
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (21)
Endorse George
Elder law Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate in referring my clients to Attorney Wolfe. He is knowledgeable, proficient, and a credit to the profession. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolfe is the sort of lawyer who puts others first. He's detail oriented, he gives accurate analysis, and he’s a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"George is a well-versed attorney who tackles every problem that comes his way with ease and knowledge. He is easy to work with and values what his clients have to say. The high number of referrals he gets from previous clients speaks for itself."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely talented attorney that is well versed in the law."
General practice Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer highly. I have worked on cases with George for many years, and shared office space with him for a few years about 12 years ago. George is one of those rare lawyers who excels in many areas of practice, domestic, criminal, and business litigation. He is a problem-solver and easy to work with. I am very comfortable referring clients to George."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolfe is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. George and I were opposing counsel on a property rights/stalking case. George was thoroughly prepared to present evidence and testimony on behalf of his clients. He was professional and courteous throughout the pendency of the case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Wolfe to be a very capable, professional, and knowledgeable attorney in the areas of criminal defense and OVI law."
General practice Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known George Wolfe for many years and do not hesitate to refer my clients to him as necessary."
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