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Jennifer Marie Allen

Estate planning Attorney at Seven Hills, OH

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2013
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About Jennifer

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Jennifer is an attorney and counselor at law.  She received her B.A. in Social Work in 2005 from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Summa Cum Laude.  She earned her M.A. in Social Work in 2006 from the University of Akron and her J.D. in 2012 from the University of Akron School of Law. 

She joined Scott A. Williams & Associates in 2017 after working of counsel with a local law firm.  Jennifer has significant experience with estate settlements, both in the probate of wills and settlement of living trusts.

Jennifer started her professional career in social work due to her passion for helping people.  After several years in this field, Jennifer opted to attend law school so she could be better positioned to make a significant difference in the lives of her clients. 

Jennifer works with clients creating revocable living trusts and simple wills and is primarily responsible for assisting families wind down affairs after the passing of a loved one.

Jennifer finds personal and professional fulfillment in making sure that clients feel heard and valued in the midst of whatever season of life they may find themselves.   Working with clients through some of the most difficult times in their life is very important to her.

Jennifer is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys.

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Scott A. Williams & Associates, LPA
5700 Lombardo Center Drive
Suite 290
Seven Hills, OH, 44131


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Posted by Paula | February 5, 2021
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Best Legal Buddy by Far
Jenn is an absolute wonder. She and her staff helped me through my mother's estate and setting up my own families trust. It's hard to find someone to trust with your assets, but after extensive research and reading reviews (plus - gut instinct) - it was a homerun. Jen returns calls and messages that same day or in some cases within minutes. Don't know how many people actually know about the work that goes into estate planning and setting up a family trust - It's a lot... 'trust' me. Jen went over every aspect of what the whole process encompasses. Sometimes it gets confusing, but she understands that it's a lot to take in and doesn't have any problem going over things with you again. Thank You Jenn for your time and patience ;)
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Posted by Ken | November 20, 2020
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Review for excellent trust and estate planning work
Wow. Awesome. Caring. Compassionate. Responsive. Innovative. Proactive. Involved. These are words that do not begin to describe my experience with the organization and with all I have interacted. Upon the recommendation of trusted financial and legal professionals, my wife embarked on the journey to create a trust encompassing complicated personal and business components, which has turned out to be one of her best moves. Faced with a multitude of complexities, the firm has been able to put my daughter, our business interests, and myself in a comfortable, protected, and secure position upon her passing. Thanks to their efforts, we are all able to proceed and enjoy the fruits of my wife’s innovative and creative spirit.
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Posted by Margaret | November 18, 2020
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Peace of Mind
We conferred with Jen about drawing up our wills. We had definite ideas about how we wanted our affairs handled, but we didn't think we needed a Trust. Just a simple will. Jen was very patient and explained that what we wanted to do was exactly what a Trust was designed to do. Still, we just wanted a simple will. Jen did not press us and continued to try and make our wishes work with just a simple will. As we worked together, we began to see that she was right and eventually established a Living Trust. We have so much peace of mind now knowing that when the time comes, our affairs will be handled according to our wishes. I really appreciate Jen's patience and ability to explain things.
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Posted by Joe Levanduski | November 17, 2020
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Above and Beyond
Having been a client of Williams, Allen & Casey for over a decade I always knew they were special. It wasn't until I lost a brother in an auto accident and a sister quickly to cancer in less than six months that I learned how compassionate and helpful Jenn Allen is to her clients. While my bother and sister were not clients of the firm, when I asked Jenn to help my brother's teenage children and to help to get my sister's affairs in order so she could pass away without concern about her children - Jenn didn't ask how she could help - she just did. I will never forget what Jenn did for my family, and I have utmost confidence that my wife and kids will be taken care when I pass thanks to the scrutiny, discipline and hard work put in by the entire team at WA&C. What I know for sure is that I will never leave this team - ever - Jenn has earned my loyalty as a client and a friend. If you want someone who takes your personal interest at heart, who doesn't judge but will support you when times are difficult - Call Jenn.
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Posted by Tim | November 17, 2020
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Best of the best!
Jen has walked me thru a year and a half of hell when my brother passed away unexpectedly. Jen is awesome! She cares, is very up to date on changing laws and is the best of what she does! Jen, we sincerely appreciate all you do! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Posted by David | June 26, 2018
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Estate Planning
I have had the opportunity to have Jen and her team assist my clients on multiple occasions. Her approach and process is compassionate and educational and it was a delight having her put my clients plan in place.
Posted by Maureen | June 26, 2018
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Jennifer Allen
Jennifer was helpful and compassionate while I was going through a challenging period. Her understanding and patience were extremely supportive.
Posted by Robert & Susan | June 25, 2018
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New Partner - Scott Williams Legal Team
Jen has joined the Scott Williams Legal Team, and our first impressions are very good. Her background adds strength to an already solid Legal Team. My wife and I have seen Jen present material at Client Update sessions and a genuine care for clients is clearly present. Welcome to the Scott Williams Team.
Posted by Vernon | June 24, 2018
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Thank you for your kind, thoughtful and professional advice
Jen has been helpful in our estate planning by always looking out for our best interests. In keeping our estate planning up to date and working with Scott Williams (principal attorney) to update our plan.
Posted by Cathy | June 23, 2018
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Great lawyer
Jennifer has helped us keep up to date on our trust making sure all the correct papers are signed and in order. She made us feel content that all is taken care of.
Posted by DrRoxanne | June 23, 2018
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Lucky to have had Jen's Kindness & Expertise
Jen consulted with me concerning two matters related to dealing with the estates of my mother and my stepmother. Her guidance and direction were invaluable. In each situation, it turned out that I needed an out of state attorney to resolve the issues. Jen helped with that process. I then hired Jen and her amazingly knowledgeable colleague Scott William's to create Trusts for my husband and I because it was clear that they were far more knowledgeable and compassionate than any one else we had considered.
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Posted by Maria | February 3, 2018
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3rd time's a charm!
Over the last several years my husband and I have tried twice before to get a trust. It was overwhelming, difficult, and confusing. So we gave up after the initial consultation. Then we met with Jen Allen and the fog lifted! She educated us and used great examples and visuals. I felt like I could ask a million questions and she would answer each one, no matter how much time it took. I am so impressed with this firm and the "hand-holding" experience from beginning to end. Sure makes this task so much easier. Plus, we could feel how much Jen cared about her job and others. Her office has also thought of everything and the process is simplified yet very thorough. No doubt this is the best attorney for estate planning! It feels so good to have future secure.
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Posted by Adam | January 17, 2018
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Ms. Jennifer Allen Is The Perfect Choice For Estate Planning
TL;DR: Ms. Allen provides accurate, timely service with a focus on compassion and caring. She saved my mom's estate. Our family unexpectedly received the news that my mom had three weeks to live, due to colon cancer. It was a stressful time, as we had to get my mom's finances in order, write her will, deal with creditors, manage the bank account, transfer the house and car, and deal with probate. I was scrambling to try to do all of this, while taking car of my mom, deal with internal family conflict, take time off work, and figure out how to sell her house after her passing as it would be left in my name. Ms. Allen provided perfect technical expertise in each area. My mom had not set up a will prior to getting the news. Ms. Allen made a personal house call to meet with my mom, despite the meeting being a time-consuming inconvenience due to the distance from her office to my mom's house. Ms. Allen wrote the will in a way that would move the house and car to my name, thus avoiding creditors and losing both assets. If Ms. Allen did not write the will, it would have gone to probate, and we would have lost the estate. Many times in the process of selling the house, dealing with the bank, getting the car, and dealing with probate, we relied on the Will's accuracy to make sure there were no loopholes that outside entities could use to take money out of the estate. We specifically wanted to avoid probate, which would take an inordinate amount of time and resources. If the estate would have gone to probate, we would have lost it due to creditors, and would not have been able to afford a decent funeral and cover the cost of selling my mom's house. We were only able to sell the house because Ms. Allen wrote the will correctly. Because of her efforts, we were able to sell the house, and it helped bring closure to our mom's passing. Soon after my mom's passing, creditors began contacting every member of my family looking for the administrator of the estate as designated by the court. I received threatening letters from creditors and did not know what to do. Ms. Allen advised me on what to do and say, and thankfully, the creditors were not able to take from the estate. The bank was a huge project unto itself. We needed to set up the beneficiaries and make sure the money was distributed appropriately. The bank initially told me that my sister and my name were on both accounts, but they were actually only on one account. I had to go back and forth with the bank many times to resolve this. I regularly asked Ms. Allen for advice on how to deal with this, and she kept me from making the mistake of following the bank's advice to set up an estate through the court. This required a lot of expertise on the banking regulations and legalities involved with a will. Ms. Allen's Customer Service was impeccable. She responded politely and professionally, and was always available when I had questions. We exchanged at least 50 emails' worth of questions related to each aspect of the estate. Her responses always provided the correct advice at the right time. She also used her influence as an attorney to make my voice heard on a number of occasions, especially in dealing with the bank, when an organization was ignoring my concerns. Ms. Allen also demonstrated enormous compassion through the entire process. It has been a year since my mom's passing. Ms. Allen remembered to send a note of sympathy, and it made a difference. I would not have had a clue what to do without her advice. I cannot recommend Ms. Allen enough. I will be returning to Ms. Allen to set up my own family's estate when the time comes.
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Posted by Jim | December 8, 2017
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Excellent experience with building our estate plan and trust
We really appreciate all the time and effort that Jennifer put into our estate plan and trust. Each of the discussions were structured in a very easy to comprehend and logical manner with the end result of an entirely customized trust (and supplemental documents). Great examples and things to consider were provided throughout each session so that we could provide our feedback and thought process that would ultimately dictate the structure of our plan. Jennifer is extremely easy to talk with, friendly, and knowledgeable. I look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come!
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Posted by John | September 19, 2017
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Very detailed estate planning
Jennifer took her time to ensure she knew all of the variables and then coached us through a very thorough and detailed estate plan. My wife and I feel confident that our estate is now strongly protected. We were also impressed with the LifeDesign Legal Services Jennifer and her firm use to ensure our estate plan is continuously updated. I recommend Jennifer and Scott A. Williams & Associates.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Scott A. Williams & Associates, LPA
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Scott A. Williams & Associates, LPA
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Of Counsel
  • The Wheelock Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Summit County Prosecutor's Office, Akron Ohio
  • 2013 - 2016
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  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Akron
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2006
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005


  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Scholarship Award
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 61st Semi-Annual Collegium
  • Enhanced Settlement Revisited
  • 2018
  • ProSuites Workshop
  • Settling a Revocable Living Trust
  • 2017
  • ProSuite Workshop
  • Funding a Revocable Living Trust
  • 2017
  • 59th Semi-Annual Collegium
  • Enhanced Settlement & Financial Wealth Reception
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer joined our firm in 2017 and has consistently impressed me with both her skill sets and the compassionate manner she interacts with clients. I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I enthusiastically endorse Jen Allen for her expertise in the area of Estate Planning and Administration. Her compassion for clients and their families is second-to-none."

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Seven Hills Estate planning Lawyer Jennifer Marie Allen
Jennifer Marie Allen
Estate planning Attorney
Seven Hills, OH
Licensed for 10 years
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