Ned has engaged in the practice of trust and estate law since his graduation from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984 and is co-chair of the firm’s Trust, Estate Planning & Personal Wealth Practice Group. He handles a wide variety of matters, including complex estate administration and business succession matters. Ned is particularly versed in the areas of planned charitable giving and in matters related to tax-exempt organizations.

Ned was named as one of "Five Estate Planners to Know" by Columbus Business First, is honored as Best Lawyers’ ® 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts and Estates in Columbus, Ohio, and is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers®. Ned formerly taught a class on Wills, Trusts and Estates as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law.


  • University of Michigan Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1984)
  • Wabash College  (A.B., summa cum laude, 1981)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year,” Trusts and Estates, Columbus, Ohio, 2024
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow


  • Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation
  • Central Ohio Planned Giving Council
  • Mifflin Presbyterian Church, Clerk of Session