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Jesse Alexander Atkins

Probate Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   26 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 13 years
    Tennessee - TN 8 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Surrendered No misconduct found

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

About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Probate
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    Domestic Relations

    12 years, 30 cases

My practice focus is primarily encompasses Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate law.

I am licensed in the State of Ohio and State of Tennessee, the U.S. Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Our firm's focus on Probate practice includes but is not limited to assisting clients in administering probate estates, applying for name changes, adoptions, wrongful death claims and assisting clients in becoming guardians of persons and estates.

Our firm's focus on Estate Planning includes but is not limited to drafting, modifying and administering (or helping others administer) powers of attorney and other advance directives, wills, trusts, and assisting in business succession planning.

Our firm's focus on Real Estate law includes real estate business planning, representing residential and commercial landlords in evictions, preparation and review of cognovit notes, deed preparation and review, drafting and reviewing real estate purchase agreements and leases, easement and boundary disputes and real estate litigation. We also assist in foreclosure defense.

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Location

Atkins And Atkins, Attorneys at Law, LLC
490 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43215

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Reviews

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Posted by Martin | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for an attorney, look no further!
Jessee is honest, reliable and most of all in this to help people. I have hired him and had him give me (sound) advice. He will steer you in the right direction if he cannot help or if you are contacting him and it is not within his area of practice. If you are looking you owe it to yourself to give him a call! You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by John Mayer | June 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney who is well-prepared, consistent, and provide reasonable price for legal counseling
I HIGHLY recommend this law firm. I approached Mr. Jesse Atkins for legal adivce regarding real-estate property rights. I was concerned about the high prices most attorneys charge to help answer a brief and specific question without the prospective client having any gurantee the question is within the attorney's area of expertise. However, Mr Jesse Atkins met - and in some instances - exceeded my expecations because (1) he quote me for an reasonable & affordable fee for legal advice, (2) He's staff were very responsive and maintain continuous communication (Mrs. Betty Schuller) (3) Mr. Jesse Atkins walked into the conference meeting prepared with my notes previously emailed and brought in another attorney who could provide additional legal support (Mr. Brian) My first conference call and experience with this law firm compelled me to share my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and resourceful
I am not sure if I can adequately write a review that Jesse truly deserves. My husband and I found ourselves in an unfamiliar probate situation and was overwhelmed by the process and an unjust allegation. Not only was he able to defend us from an unwarranted accusation, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to me and my husband. While the outcome was favorable, it was Jesse’s ability to be an active listener and educate us through the process that was more appreciated. I would recommend Mr. Atkins without reservation.
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Posted by Michael | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
Dealing with a lawyer we never met from out of state and through email only I was honestly a little skeptical about the service we would receive. My three brothers and I hired Jesse to handle our oldest brother's estate throughout the probate process which included the selling of his condominium. Jesse put any of my doubts aside as he was outstanding from the start. He continuously provided us information pertaining to the case throughout the entire process. His response time to questions we would submit through email was almost automatic. It seemed we always had a reply within a few hours and some cases immediately. His work was exceptional at what I believe was a very fair cost to us. I would highly recommend Jesse's services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brothers 4
Jesse Adkins – attorney extraordinaire! Finding an attorney to handle the death of a brother when out of state was nerve-racking. While speaking with Jesse by phone my fears subsided. He assured me he was well-versed in handling this type of case. And he was correct. I felt comfortable and confident we had made the right decision. Jesse kept all of us aware of what was going on in a timely manner, emailing us promptly about any decision that had to be made. He made himself available by phone and by email and was very patient with us for all the questions we had for him. He had quoted us a price upfront with the stipulation “as long as everybody got along and played nice”. Sometimes that’s hard to do when you have four family members, but we did play nice and the fee he charged was less than the amount he quoted. Very honest attorney. That is not an oxymoron, that’s Jesse!
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ESTATE RESOLUTION
Upon our oldest brother's passing my [3] brothers and I had the task ahead of us resolving his issues and closing his estate. We had no idea what to do. Three of us are out of state with one in Ohio. Somewhere along the line we were referred to Mr. Atkins. What a life-saver!! It wasn't an easy road to travel working our brother's issues but Jesse made it all painless doing everything we had no idea how to go about. He kept us well informed and constantly up to date. He was always very professional in his communication and prompt with his responses. He made the probate and closure of the estate as painless as possible. I guess the best compliment I could pay him is to Say that if we (I) were ever in the same situation again we (I) would not hesitate to hire him again. Thank you Jesse...
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Posted by Shirley | August 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great probate attorney and easily reachable!
It was very difficult to find an attorney to call me back when my sister passed away with no will and a pending fire sale on her property in one weeks time. My sisters and I were out of state and needed an attorney to become executor and start work immediately. Once I found Jesse Atkins on avvo.com, he immediately took my call and my worries were over. Jesse was trustworthy, efficient and cost effective. He was easy to reach by phone and e-mail and made the long probate process painless. I highly recommend Jesse Atkins.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Jesse was unbelievable in representing me. He followed through with all his promises and came through with the best possible outcome. I highly recommend his services to anybody needing a loyal confident lawyer.
Posted by Fred Coons | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Jesse helped me with all the details to resolve my brother's estate. He was really helpful and easy to work with. If I'm ever in a similar situation, I will be contacting Jesse.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Jesse helped my husband and I with the adoption of my son. He was very straightforward and helped us understand all we needed to know about the adoption process. He truly cared about our case and I would recommend him to anyone who needed legal help for similar situations. Thanks, Jesse!
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate case
Mr. Atkins did everything in his power to help with my estate case.
Posted by Janet | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client relative
Mr. Adkins went above and beyond what was expected and explained whatever we didn't understand through the process of settling a family member's estate. He always returned calls in a timely fashion. If he didn't know an answer, he sought counsel before he came to us with solutions. I will refer family and friends to Mr. Adkins. We began as strangers and ended up as friends.
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Posted by Brian | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
Jesse was thorough in discerning what we needed and wanted specific to updating our wills and helping us navigate through probate court. He was a phone call or email away when a question came up that needed quick resolution and patient and clear in his explanations of what to expect and why to expect it.
Posted by Alethia | July 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Attorney
I had an estate case from hell. Long story short, my mother passed and then a year later her ex husband did. At that moment it became a war of the Estates. My first lawyer died, my second changed professions in the middle of my case and no one wanted to touch this mess of a case because it was just horrible in every way possible and open 5 years later than it should have been. Insert Jesse. He worked vigorously to ensure I could keep my mother's house in the family and kept in constant contact with me regarding the case. He was very knowledgeable and if he didn't know something, he would find out the info and get it back to me as soon as possible. He made a very trying time for me and my family a little bit easier to bear. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone and will probably hire him in the future to get my estate affairs in order so my family doesn't have to go through what I did when my mother passed.
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Posted by REZA | January 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Atkins has done an excellent job in my probate case
I have Mr. Atkins as an attorney to represent me in probate court after my mother passed away in April 2015. He has done an excellent job and I recommend him to anyone needing a probate lawyer. He is honest, organized, very helpful in explaining the procedures, highly professional. He is what I was looking in a lawyer to do the proceeds in my probate court case.
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Posted by Tamara | December 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Atkins and Atkins Attorneys at Law, LLC
Mr. Jesse Atkins is a prompt and courteous attorney. Mr. Atkins was always available to answer my questions and he took the time to listen to my concerns, never rushing me. Mr. Atkins is very knowledgeable about laws and/or policies; I never felt as if I needed to second guess any information I received. Mr. Atkins does not keep typical attorney office hours, he accommodates his clients. Mr. Atkins did exactly what I asked him to do for me and if he felt that I needed something more he would suggest it, never pushing it upon me. When a person is attempting to figure out their future after their time on earth it takes time to make sure that they have everything in order; Mr. Atkins was so compassionate and understanding during this process. Mr. Atkins realizes that choosing the correct guardian for your children can be a stressful situation and he genuinely cared about making sure I was not rushed in the decision process. In the future should I need to make any modifications to my will I will be contacting Atkins and Atkins Attorneys at Law, LLC; I highly recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
We hired Jesse to set up a Power of Attorney for my mother who is in a nursing home. He made the process simple for us and he was quick to answer any questions that we had. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
extremely helpful
I am so relieved to have Jesse taking care of the business aspect of things so that I can concentrate on getting back to myself. I appreciate his time and compassion for everything I've been through.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
He was very helpful and patient with us and always found an answer for our questions or concerns--great about keeping us informed about every aspect of the case. He full-heartedly fought for our case and it paid off. Thankful to get closure.
Posted by James | April 7, 2015
Probate Case - Very Professional, helpful, informative, and caring during this time
I highly recommend Jesse for any Estate/ Probate case, he was very helpful and got things done quickly and always kept us inform on every step in our case, he would email, call, and meet with us when it was convenient for us, even on weekends to help us avoid missing work. He was sensitive to our needs during this difficult time, and would do everything to help make things easier for us, even as simple as signing documents, he explain everything before he would have me sign it. He is very professional but takes great pride in his cases and is extremely helpful getting answers and very timely on filing everything. I was referred to Jesse from a previous attorney that had our case, but moved and gave her cases to Jesse and it could not have been any better for us to end up with him. There was never a question that I did not feel I could ask, he always reassured me to always ask and made sure I understood what the reason was behind any courts decisions. I would like to say THANK YOU JESSE FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND MAKING THIS PROCESS AS EASY AS POSSIBLE FOR US !!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Atkins And Atkins, Attorneys at Law, LLC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2011
  • University of Toledo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Toledo
  • Master of Public Administration
  • 2010
  • Hiram College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
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Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pickaway County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Pickaway County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Pro Seniors
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Probate
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Public Service Law Fellowship
  • University of Toledo
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation-Mediation
  • Lucas County Court of Common Pleas-Juvenile Division
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Columbus Bar Association Legal Practice Lab Session Three
  • Finances
  • 2018
  • Columbus Bar Association Legal Practice Lab CLE
  • A question and answer CLE for new attorneys seeking to build their legal practice
  • 2017
  • 2015 OCLRE Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (53)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"An attorney that is great at what he does and knows the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Competent, professional, and all around a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Atkins is highly regarded in the legal community with an excellent reputation. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Atkins is highly regarded in the legal community with an excellent reputation as a top criminal defense lawyer. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse Atkins. He is experienced, talented, and always looks out for the best interest of his clients. A respected member in our legal industry."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Atkins is an experienced attorney who I've found to routinely give trustworthy and reliable advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse Atkins. Strong and aggressive advocate for his clients. Dedicated to his profession. A respected member in our field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jesse Atkins is a respected member within the legal community with a track record of success. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse Atkins. He donates his time providing excellent legal answers on Avvo from citizens seeking advice. A respected member in the legal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse Atkins. He fights hard for his clients to obtain the best possible outcome. He is talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated to the legal profession. Respected by colleagues within the legal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse Atkins. Gives back to the community by donating his time answering legal questions on Avvo. He is knowledgeable, talented and dedicated to his profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse Atkins. Provides a valuable service in the Avvo community by posting thorough legal answers for people looking for some help. Respected by colleagues within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jesse Atkins. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the law based on his accurate legal answers in the Avvo community. He is an asset to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Atkins is a knowledgeable attorney who advocates well for all of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Atkins is a competent and compassionate attorney who looks out for the best interests of his clients. If you are in need of an attorney in the Columbus area, look to Mr. Atkins for guidance and support."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jesse Atkins for several years and have observed his career from the beginning. He's aggressive and tireless in the representation of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Atkins maintains frequent contact with his clients, takes a careful assessment of each case, and utilizes every possible opportunity to maximize results for his clients."
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