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Ruth I. Rounding
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Ruth I. Rounding
201 East Fifth Street · PNC Center, Suite 800 · Cincinnati, OH 45202-4190 · 513/381-0656

Ms. Rounding is a partner in the firm, concentrating her practice in estate planning, trust and probate administration.

Ms. Rounding was raised in Ottawa, Canada, graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London, and then moved to the United States when she was 20 years old to attend Harvard Law School. She first practiced law in Chicago but moved to Cincinnati in 1979 to join a large law firm. In 2006, after 30 years practicing estate planning and probate with several law firms in Cincinnati, Ms. Rounding established her own firm specializing in that field.

Ms. Rounding’s clients include individuals needing estate planning, corporate and individual fiduciaries with estate and trust administration issues, and families settling affairs after the death of a loved one. Ms. Rounding likes to establish an ongoing working relationship with her clients, rather than work with a client on a one-time basis.

 Practice Areas

Professional Memberships:
American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Cincinnati Estate Planning Council


Admitted to Practice:
State of Ohio (1979)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1979)

U.S. Tax Court (2012)


J.D., Harvard University (1976) (cum laude)
B.A., University of Western Ontario (1973)


Certifications and Professional Affiliations:
Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law Ohio State Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Committee

Awards and Honors:

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White
Recognized as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers by Law and Politics in conjunction with
Cincinnati Magazine
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated


Professional Publications:
If an Ohioan Owns an Ontario Cottage…She’s Darn Lucky, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, August 2004
The Ohio Statutory Form Power of Attorney: Not Yet Ubiquitous?, Probate Law Journal of Ohio,

October 2007


Community Activities:
Past Board – 4th Street Boutique (supports Dress for Success)
Past Board – Harvard Club of Cincinnati
Past Board - Cincinnati Nature Center
Past Board – Pro Seniors
Past Board – Junior League of Cincinnati