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Wade Ellis Harrison

Probate Attorney at Columbus, OH

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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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.

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Wade E. Harrison
4041 N High St Ste 200
Columbus, OH, 43214-3248
Wade Ellis Harrison
50 North Sandusky
Delaware, OH, 43015
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Posted by Michael | March 2, 2020
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Fantastic Lawyer
Wade Harrison was recommended by a co-worker of my wife. I contacted Mr. Harrison regarding a power of attorney issue I was having with a stock holding company. Not only did he handle the situation in very short order, but gave advice regarding other matters relating to power of attorney. Was very pleased to find that Mr. Harrison was not only professional but actually cares about his clients and their issues.
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Posted by Susan | April 30, 2018
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Wonderful Service - Helped us through a series of property deed transfers.
Extremely satisfied with service from Mr Harrison. We had a confusing series of deed changes for land that had not been probated for several transfers. Mr Harrison's experience in Real Estate law allowed him to guide our local Probate officials through a lesser used section of the Ohio Real Estate law to make this property end up with the proper owner with no problems. Would definitely use Mr Harrison again, no reservations, and I gladly recommend this attorney to anyone who needs Real Estate guidance in Ohio.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
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Compassionate attorney
Wade helped me file a Medicaid application for my husband who is in a nursing home and file for Guardianship. He guided me every step of the way. He was patient, answered my questions and diligently made sure everything was done well. Would ask him to help me again, if needed.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2014
Great attorney to hire!
This was the first time I ever hired an attorney to prepare my Last Will and Testament. Wade was courteous, trustworthy, and helpful throughout the whole process. The attorney's fees were reasonable and appropriate. Highly recommended for anyone who is looking for a good attorney.
Posted by Jenny F. | March 27, 2014
Excellent compassionate representation
Wade is an excellent lawyer. He guided me through a really tough probate matter and I came out most positively. Now I am pursuing a law degree at Capital Law School. I would recommend him very highly as he is compassionate and knows his probate law to a "T."


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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Martin, Pergram, Browning and Parker
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Franklin County Probate Court
  • 1989 - 1994


  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993


  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 1993 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Estate Planning and Trust Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 1993 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Attorney and Counsellor
  • 1996


Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Law of Intestate Succession
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute
  • CLE-Probate Process Initial Filing in Probate Court & Estate Timeline
  • 2017
  • Advanced Estate and Trust Administration
  • Advanced Estate and Trust Administration
  • 2014
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • 2010
  • End of Life Decisions
  • End of Life Decisions
  • 2010
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Elder law Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wade is a conscientious, effective and highly skilled attorney."
Probate Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have practiced probate law with and against Wade Harrison many, many times. He is as good as it gets. He is very experienced, expert in the probate area, very diligent and completely professional."
Probate Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Wade for about 25 years. He enjoys an excellent reputation and has a boutique practice specializing in probate issues with extra knowledge of the Medicaid process. His suburban office is an excellent choice for clients wanting a reputable "downtown" lawyer, who is not downtown!"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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Columbus Probate Lawyer Wade Ellis Harrison
Wade Ellis Harrison
Probate Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 30 years