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Dennis Aaron Rathburn

Probate Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1991
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010

About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    All areas of Probate and Non-Probate Law. We have extensive experience in all areas. We provide personal service. Give us a call at 614-654-5328 - we will talk with you right away.

    33 years, 905 cases

  2. Estate planning
    We are highly experienced in all phases of Estate Planning. We help you avoid Probate Court as much as possible. We can help you with an Estate Plan meets your loved ones needs. Call 614-654-5328 - We will talk with you right away.

    33 years, 3,010 cases

  3. Real estate
    We have experience in all areas of Real Estate Law. Give us a call to discuss your situation. We will talk to you on your first call. You will be glad you did. Call 614-654-5328.

    33 years, 1,125 cases

  4. Social Security & Disability
    We are experienced in helping people denied by Social Security. These cases are done on a "contingent fee" basis which means we don't get paid unless we get a favorable award for you. When your claim is DENIED by Social Security call 614-654-5328.

    33 years, 505 cases


I attended Franklin University and earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and then earned my Juris Doctorate of Law from Capital University Law School.  I've been an attorney since 1991.  I have a great number of years in private practice and would like a chance to put my years of experience to work for you.  


I am a believer in helping clients understand the legal matter they need help with, then working with them to achieve their goals so that our experience is a positive one.  We will talk to potential clients with their first phone call.  We will actually listen and provide answers to questions.  If we determine we can help, we will schedule an appointment and see you ASAP.  If we can't help, we will tell you that and most often we can refer potential client's to an attorney they can trust to treat them right.


We will treat you and your loved ones with dignity and respect.  We like to hear client''s say they are glad they made contact with us and allowed us the opprotunity to serve their legal needs at reasonable rates.  We desire that our relationship be one of trust and that our client's receive real solutions they can understand.


We are committed to providing top notch, real service to our clients.  along with real value for their money.


Give us a try, we believe you will be glad you did.

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Dennis A. Rathburn, Esq.

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Aaron | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and thorough advice
As someone who is unfamiliar to law and it's associated jargon, it can be very intimidating when you find yourself in an unexpected legal predicament. In those circumstances, it is so incredibly helpful to have a trustworthy and decent person that you can trust when you need it most. Dennis is a down-to-earth guy who makes legal terms and conditions easy to comprehend. He was extremely thorough and specific when explaining the details of my rental agreement and gave me some really solid advice on how to combat my legal issues. I would definitely recommend Dennis Rathburn to anyone who wants to save themself a legal headache!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 9999-9999 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010.

Suspension Stayed issued in OH, 2010
updated on 03/26/2016

Suspension stayed means the attorney has been suspended, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.

Dennis's comment: “This matter was dismissed in 2012. License had no actual suspension. No clients affected,NO interruption of law practice. ALWAYS full compliance with all License requirements. I believe this to be misleading as it was entirely dismissed, disclipine ENTIRELY STAYED- meaning it was NEVER imposed. Now I have this label- like getting a speeding ticket that's dismissed, but you are forever a "speeder". See:”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rathburn & Associates
  • 1991 - Present
  • Board Member, former Vice-President
  • Teays Valley Local School District
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Havens Willis, LLC
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Assistant Comprtoller
  • Columbus Equipment Company
  • 1985 - 1992
  • Police Officer
  • Ashville Police Department
  • 1981 - 1986
  • Plant Manager/Foreman
  • Cardinal Truss & Components
  • 1979 - 1983
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  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Franklin University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
  • Franklin University
  • AS - Associates of Sciense
  • 1985
  • Reynoldsburg Police Academy
  • Ohio Peace Officer
  • 1981
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • "W" Probate Case
  • Great Success for all involved !!
  • "Greek" Divorce Case
  • Settled by Agreement negotiated by legal Counsel


  • Credit Bureau of Columbus
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Probate, Trust, Estate Planning, Real Estate Committee
  • 1992 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Probate, Real Estate, Estate Planning & Trusts Committees
  • 1992 - Present
  • Ohio School Board Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Charter Member
  • 1985 - 2025
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • 10 year Service as School Board Member
  • Ohio School Board Association
  • 2015
  • Elected to Full Term Teays Valley School Board
  • The State of Ohio, Pickaway County Board of Elections
  • 2011
  • Elected to Full Term, Teays Valley School Board
  • The State of Ohio, Pickaway County Board of Elections
  • 2007
  • Elected to Full Term, Teays Valley School Board
  • The State of Ohio, Pickaway County Board of Elections
  • 2003
  • Attorney and Counsellor of the United States Supreme Court
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • UMC Stewardship Weekend
  • Christian Stewardship
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Dennis
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a great friend of mine who I met in law school at Capital University. Some of my best memories from law school were sitting next to Dennis and listening to him crack jokes underneath his breath. He has a sharp mind and a great sense of humor, and both are important qualities to have in the practice of law. He reminds me to not take myself - or anyone else - too seriously. I might have gotten through law school without Dennis, but it sure would have been a lot less fun!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well respected in the legal community"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Columbus Probate Lawyer Dennis Aaron Rathburn
Dennis Aaron Rathburn
Probate Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 32 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details