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David Hershel Lefton

also known as David H. Lefton

About me

David is an equity partner in the law firm of Barron Peck Bennie and Schlemmer. David strives to provide, both clients and the residents of Cincinnati, and surrounding areas, with quality estate planning, probate and business services and resources. To help people better understand estate planning, he writes a monthly law column in Hyde Park Living Magazine, has a blog and newsletter.

To learn more about David Lefton and how his practice can help you achieve your estate planning goals, visit You will find access to his monthly newsletter archive, a free newsletter subscription and blog updates to help keep you abreast of changes in the law, timely planning topics and educational information as it relates to estate planning, wealth protection, estate tax planning and more.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    29 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    29 years
  3. Business: 20%
    29 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    29 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kathleen C. King

    I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a good lawyer. He can settle cases in a reasonable fashion, but isn't afraid to try a case when it needs to be tried. He doesn't keep a case going just to line his pockets. He gives good advice to his clients.


    Kathleen King Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Mark L. Newman

    David is a childhood friend of mine and for the past few years my law partner. David is an excellent attorney who gives each client his personal attention so he can understand thier needs. He is extremely conscientious, caring, pays attention to every detail, and completes his work in a timely manner. He is very involved in the Ohio State Bar Association where he serves on several committees and addresses issues that are important to all attorneys and the citizens of Ohio. David is a great attorney and a better person who I highly recommend.


    Mark Newman Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer Co. LPA

3074 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH, 45209


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyersThomson Reuters2014
Ohio Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Service to OthersAmerican Bar Association - GP/Solo Division2010
GP/Solo Division Chairs AwardAmerican Bar Association - GP/Solo Division2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawHardin, Lefton, Lazarus & Marks1988 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati (RMHC)Member Development Committee2014 - Present
Ohio State Bar FoundationMembership Committee2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationChair, Director Division 2 GP/Solo Division2011 - Present
Cincinnati Arts AssociationBoard of Trustees2011 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
FreeStore FoodBankChair Planned Giving Council2011 - 2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationChair, Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Section2010 - 2012
Greater Sycamore Soccer AssociationPresident and Board Member2004 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gosink v. Hamm, (1996) 111 Ohio App.3d 495Court of Appeals reversed the Trial Court affirming the Appeal filed by Attorney Lefton
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar AssociationContributing author to the 13th edition of the OSBA's popular book, The Law and You.N/A
Hyde Park LivingColumnist Hyde Park Living MagazineN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professionalism and Practical Pointers for Minding Your Own BusinessLegal Professionalism2011
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantProbate Administration2008
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning2006