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Elliott Lee Stapleton

also known as Elliott L. Stapleton, Elliott Stapleton

About me

To better serve clients, I focus on Estate Planning, Business Law, and Probate Administration.


Estate Planning includes evaluation, drafting, and executing of your Will (also referred to as the Last Will and Testament), Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Trust Agreements (Revocable or Irrevocable). 

The goal of Estate Planning is to limit protect assets from creditors, reduce the time of administration, avoid Probate, and give special attention to each client’s individual goals.

I advise owners, directors, employees and officers of businesses ranging from start-up ventures to large privately held companies.


Representation includes support on entity selection (Limited Liability Company, S-Corporation, or C-Corporation); Preparation of contracts and liability protection measures (operating agreements/membership agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, buy/sell agreements, licensing agreements, internal administrative documents, and registration of trademarks and copyrights); and Enforcement of contracts when necessary.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
  3. Probate: 30%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • John Bjork Cornetet

    I endorse this lawyer. Elliott is one of the hardest working and dedicated attorneys I know.


    John Cornetet Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Olivia Kathleen Smith

    Mr. Stapleton is a trustworthy attorney and I am confident sending my estate and business planning work to him.


    Olivia Smith Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


KYAuthorized to practice law201307/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Lawyer of the Weekwww.cincybar.org2012
Dean's ScholarUniversity of Louisville2007
Distinguished Graduate ScholarshipGamma Xi Scholarship Fund2006
Distinguished Graduate ScholarshipGamma Xi Scholarship Fund2005
Distinguished Graduate ScholarshipGamma Xi Scholarship Fund2004
Harold Garrison’s Honorary ScholarshipGamma Xi Scholarship Fund2002
Special Scholarship AwardGamma Xi Scholarship Fund2001
Special Scholarship AwardGamma Xi Scholarship Fund2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal ExternOffice of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service2007 - 2007
Law ClerkFormica2006 - 2007
Summer Law ClerkLegal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentucky BarMember2013 - Present
LinkinnatiAdvisor2012 - Present
Gamma Xi 21, IncMember2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of OhioMember2008 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Pro SeniorsMember2007 - Present
The Supreme Court of OhioMember2007 - Present
ARAG® Network AttorneyMember2007 - Present
Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for LawyersMember2014 - 2014
C-Change Leadership - Cincinnati Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Cincinnati College of LawPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
YourEncoreEstate Planning for P&G retirees2015
University of CincinnatiProvide and Protect2015
Probate process start to finishProbate Education for Attorneys2015
Estate Planning for Children's EmployeesEstate Planning2015
Estate Planning for Kroger EmployeesEstate Planning2014
Star One Continuting EducationEstate Planning and Estate Administration for Realtors2012
Phi Alpha Delta at the University of CincinnatiThe four most important habits of a successful Law Student and Attorney2011
Newtown Business Owners AssociationThe four most common legal mistakes of a Small Business2011
LNLHow to Start and Maintain a Legally Sound Business2011
Estate PlanningEstate Planning for P&G employees and Estate Tax Law Update2011
Business Networking InternationalPlanning for the Ohio Estate Tax2011
Southwestern Ohio Chiropractic Association MeetingEstate and Succession Planning for Chiropractors2010
Business Network International MeetingEstate Planning for Second Marriages2010
Business Network International MeetingEstate Planning for Business Owners2009