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CL Huddleston III

also known as Charles Lawrence Huddleston, Larry

About me

Larry Huddleston ("C L" to his golf and fishing buddies) was admitted to the Bar in 1977, and has been an estate planning attorney for 20 years. He was in the first class of Certified Ohio Specialists in Trust, Probate and Estate Planning. He has taught estate planning in almost half the states in America to attorneys, accountants, physicians, and many others in groups from 10 to 1,000. He participates in several professional organizations from trade associations to "think tanks." He is enthusiastic about his work, and intends to keep at it for many years. He carries a single digit golf handicap at Scioto Country Club, is a pretty fair fly fisherman, an almost-passable trap and skeet shooter, a pilot, a still often-successful ski racer, and a bass in the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church choir.

He is a graduate of Portsmouth (Ohio) High School, Muskingum College and Capital University School of Law.  Prior to starting his estate planning career, he was a general practice attorney, litigator, financial regulator, expert witness in "banker misbehavior" cases, and a financial institutions merger and acquisitions consultant.  He lives in Upper Arlington with Debbie, his patient wife of 33 years.  They have two grown daughters of whom he is very proud.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    25 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Business: 20%
    25 years, 100 cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    25 years, 1.8 thousand cases
  4. Probate: 15%
    25 years, 200 cases
  5. Wills: 10%
    25 years, 2 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven Thomas Welch

    CL is that rare professional who both knows the substance and procedure and has the unique skill to communicate it effectively to both clients and other lawyers. I have been favored with learning from him, collaborating with him, and enjoying a fine glass of Tennessee whisky next to him. I heartily endorse him. He has the unusual ability to distill the complex and communicate it with the expertise that makes it memorable. You will know why you are doing what he is advising you to do, and you can be confident that his advice is of the highest caliber, has been tested and proven in the crucible of experience, and will serve you and your family beyond your expectations both now and for many generations into the future. You will not find a more qualified attorney to guide you through the estate planning process, and I strongly urge you to atop procrastinating and contact him today.


    Steven Welch Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Michael Ferraro

    Larry is one of the most well-respected attorneys in the legal community and is always willing to share his knowledge and wisdom with others. I highly recommend him as an attorney who practices with compassion and integrity.


    Joseph Ferraro Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

3650 Olentangy River Rd
Suite 210
Columbus, OH, 43214-3464

Huddleston Law Group LP

Suite 210 Commerce Bank Building
3650 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH, 43214-3464

Huddleston Law Group LPA

7925 Paragon Road
Dayton, OH, 45459-4019



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Leave-A-Legacy AwardCentral Ohio Planned Giving Council2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PrincipalHuddleston Law Group LPA2007 - Present
PartnerDundon & Huddleston LLP2004 - 2007
PrincipalHuddleston Law Offices, PC1995 - 2004
AttorneyMiller Dye Huddleston & Knapp1991 - 1995
Chief Operating OfficerOhio Financial Services Corporation1988 - 1990
Merger ConsultantMeuse Rinker Chapman & Brooks1985 - 1987
SuperintendentOhio Division of Savings & Loans1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationEstate Planning Committee2005 - Present
Esperti Peterson Institute for Advanced Wealth PlanningFellow2003 - Present
WealthCounselFounding Member1999 - Present
Ohio Forum of Estate Planning AttorneysPast Chairman1999 - Present
The Columbus FoundationProfessional Advisory Committee1998 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationEstate Planning Committee1977 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State ex rel Carver v. Hull 70 OH St 3d 570Created new law in Ohio - Happy Client
McCullough v. Bill Swad Chrysler Plymouth, Inc. 5 OH St. 3d 181Created new Ohio law - Happy Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Guardian PublishingFor Ohio Doctors: Shedding Light on Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Muskingum CollegeCommunications/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WealthCounsel Annual ConventionMom, Pop & the Hardware Shop: Strategies for Working with Small Business Owners and their Successors2011
Community Foundation of Lorain CountyMaximizing the Prospects for Success of Family & Private Business2011
WealthCounsel Annual ConventionHow to Engage Clients in 20102010
From national conventions to small groupsVirtually every estate planning topic2010
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysThe Alphabet Soup of Qualified Retirement Plans2001