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About me

I was born and raised in Columbus. Upon graduation from Worthington Christian High School in 1984, I was fortunate enough to earn partial athletic and academic scholarships at Judson University (Elgin, Illinois) where I studied communications and played four years of varsity soccer. 

After college, I returned to Columbus to study law at Capital University Law School during the evening while during the day, I worked at the Franklin County Probate Court where I served as a law clerk to former probate judges Dick Metcalf and Larry Belskis. Since my graduation from law school and admission to the Ohio Bar in 1993, I have practiced exclusively in the areas of probate, estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), guardianships and long term planning for seniors, including planning and applying for Medicaid eligibility. I also have significant experience as court-appointed counsel for individuals who are allegedly mentally ill and subject to possible court-ordered psychiatric commitment. 

In addition to having my own office in Clintonville, I also enjoy an “of counsel” relationship with the law firm of Manos Martin & Pergram in Delaware, Ohio.

Hope, my wife, who I met at college, does her best to keep me and our three teen-age sons in line. Although I continued playing soccer for about fifteen years after college, I’ve since retired my cleats. However, I’ve enjoyed coaching through the Northwest Kiwanis youth soccer program for the past ten years. Occasionally, I play guitar or bass with the praise and worship team at church.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 34%
    23 years
  2. Estate Planning: 33%
    23 years
  3. Elder Law: 33%
    23 years


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    Wade is always willing to share his wisdom and expertise with others. I endorse him as he is a highly respected attorney in the estate planning profession.


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Contact info

Wade E. Harrison

4041 N High St Ste 200
Columbus, OH, 43214-3248


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Supreme Court of the United StatesAttorney and Counsellor1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMartin, Pergram, Browning and Parker1994 - 1996
Law ClerkFranklin County Probate Court1989 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate LawMember2014 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court CommitteeMember1993 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Estate Planning & Trust CommitteeMember1993 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Estate and Trust AdministrationAdvanced Estate and Trust Administration2014
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantEstate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important2010
End of Life DecisionsEnd of Life Decisions2010