Dennis Aaron Rathburn Esq

Dennis Aaron Rathburn Esq

Rathburn & Associates
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • Ohio
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Summary

My practice has transitioned over the last few years. The largest area of practice is Estate Planning (helping families prepare for a death and minimize legal work needed following a death in their family) and helping families with legal work necessary after a death in their family. It's referred to as "Probate" work. However, with proper planning, it should be referred to as Probate/non-Probate legal work. I have helped families in hundreds of cases from large, complex matters to small non-complex matters. The people that you plan for will likely be your family. We can help you make a plan to greatly help your family minimize necessary legal work or leave it to the Ohio statute of descent and distribution. We still represent clients in Domestic Relations matters (divorce, dissolution, legal separation, custody, shared parenting, contempt, spousal support), Real Estate matters (buy/sell real estate, lease - residential/commercial, land installment contracts both preparation and enforcement by forfeiture, mortgages, foreclosure), Probate, Probate avoidance, Estate Planning (Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Survivorship, Transfer on Death), Probate Court litigation, Will Contest, Elder Law, Medicaid planning, Guardianships, Business matters (business formation, LLC, Partnership, incorporation, operating agreements, collection, collection defense), Notary Public, Insurance, some criminal defense, traffic OVI / DUI defense, Social Security appeal, SSI appeal.

Education
Franklin University
A.S. / Business Administration
Franklin University
B.S. / Accounting/Finance
Capital University Law School
J.D. / Law - Attorney
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Professional Experience
Member
Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio
- Current
A+ Rating
Member
Columbus Bar Association (www.cbalaw.org)
- Current
Member
Ohio State Bar Association (www.ohiobar.org)
- Current
Member
Credit Bureau of Central Ohio
- Current
Member
Ohio School Board Association
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School Board
Teays Valley Local Schools
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Elected to the School Board. Vice President of School Board 2007-2009
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
Columbus Bar Association
Member
Current
Better Business Bureau
Member
Current
Credit Bureau of Central Ohio
Member
Current
NRA - National Rifle Association
Life Member
- Current
Activities: I love the outdoors. I believe in the right to bear arms. This is a good organization. As a life member I don't have to pay dues, I get a magazine subscription and other benefits. You probably won't go into many law offices and find American Rifleman, North American Hunter, Outdoor Life magazines in the lobby. I proudly display my life member certificate in my lobby.
North American Hunting Club
Life Member
- Current
Activities: I love the outdoors and being outside. I love being in the woods. I love to go hunting. Now that I'm getting more mature (as opposed to getting older) I now enjoy the Hunt far more than bagging the game. I love the companionship I have with other guys on hunting trips. I don't have to pay dues and I get their magazine once per month and there are other benefits. I proudly display my Life Member certificate in my lobby.
Ohio School Board Association
Member
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Village Chapel United Methodist Church
Vice Chair on the Board
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Activities: Praise be to God. I was on the board when the church underwent it's biggest building project and growth ever. The church has existed since the early 1900's. During my tenure, our church merged with another church in Ashville, Ohio. We built a great building and now it provides a great place to worship our lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. We've been truely blessed. Every day take time to give thanks. Look around you, see what's going on and how the Lord has provided for you in your time of need and your times of excess. Share what you have. The only way to get a smile is to give one away. The best way to get love is to give it away. The best way to help someone learn, is to give them your knowledge. Give !! Give and it shall be given unto you. Praise God. I've been blessed with a great family, great kids, a great wife, a great business, a great place to live and call home. God is good. God Bless. Dennis
Moot Court Team - Teays Valley Local Schools
Attorney - teacher
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Activities: I worked with great kids !! The material was good and this is a great learning experience for young men and women. It's not just about the law either. It helps the kids in so many ways. For example - public speaking, memorization, problem solving, team work, discipline, writing, project management, and many others. The kids are given a complex legal problem. On it's face it doesn't seem to be much of a situation. Once they get into it, they quickly learn attention to detail and see that there is more to it than meets the eye. The kids pair up into teams. Each team has kids that roll play attorneys and some are witnesses, the victim, the perpetrator, the judge, Jury, the prosecutor and others as needed. They play out the situation and when you see them in action, you'd think the situation had really taken place. They become so good in their character. Everything improves throughout the semester or quarter. The teams compete with other schools and the bar associations help with sponsors like me.
Teays Valley Youth Soccer League
Coach
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Activities: I was a coach and sometimes the sponsor of a team. I have three children and I coached for each of them over the years. It's great to spend time with the kids. The program is a success because the kids and adults always have fun and that's key. Kids are amazing with the things they can do. It was a great opportunity to have a positive impact and the children. I really enjoyed it. I had to have open heart surgery in 2006 and have not been able to coach since. Maybe some day.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Debit Cards
  • Contingent Fees
    Social Security, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death, Accidents, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Some Collections, Some Civil Litigation cases, Inquire please.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable rates and retainers. Payment Plans available.
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
  • DUI & DWI
  • Collections
  • Traffic Tickets
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Rathburn & Associates
3163 S High St
Columbus, OH 43207-3671
USA
Telephone: (614) 497-9918
Fax: (614) 497-9923