Marilyn facilitates the decision-making processes of individuals and families who are working on estate planning, trust and probate law issues.

Her practice includes estate and charitable planning, elder law, probate litigation/problem resolution, succession planning for family business owners, planning for family members with special needs, and estate/trust administration. 

Marilyn has lectured in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio on estate planning, trust and probate law topics.


  • University of Cincinnati  (J.D., 1986)
  • University of Cincinnati  (B.S., magna cum laude, 1979)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow; State Laws Committee; Subcommittee on End-of-Life Law, Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Council
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Trust and Estates, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2018
  • Best Lawyers®, Trusts and Estates
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, “Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers”
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, “Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers”
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, “Top 25 Women Cincinnati Super Lawyers”
  • Cincy Business Magazine, “Leading Lawyer”


  • Chamber Music Cincinnati, Board of Trustees
  • Hospice of Cincinnati, Board of Trustees