Larry Huddleston was admitted to the Bar in 1977, and has been an estate planning attorney for more than 20 years. He was in the first class of Certified in Ohio as Specialists in Trust, Probate and Estate Planning. He has taught estate planning in almost half the states in America to attorneys, accountants, physicians, and many others in groups from 10 to 1,000. He participates in several professional organizations from trade associations to "think tanks." He is rated "10.0 Superb" by AVVO.com and "AV Pre-eminent" by Lawyers.Com/Martindale-Hubbell. He is enthusiastic about his work, and intends to keep at it for many years.
Larry (or "C L" to his close friends) carries a single digit golf handicap at Scioto Country Club, is a passable fly fisherman, an active pilot ("Air Gramps" to his grandsons), still enters ski races occasionally, and sings bass in the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church choir.
He is a graduate of Portsmouth (Ohio) High School, Muskingum College and Capital University School of Law. Prior to starting his estate planning career, he was a general practice attorney, litigator, financial regulator, expert witness in "banker misbehavior" cases, and a financial institutions merger and acquisitions consultant. He lives in Upper Arlington with Debbie, his patient wife of 40 years. They have two grown daughters and two grandsons.
Jeffrey A. Griffith, JD Associate Attorney
Jeff Griffith began his estate planning career right out of St. Louis University Law School, and is immediate past Chairman of the Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, an organization comprised of Ohio estate planning lawyers who are also members of WealthCounsel, LLC or the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is also the firm's technology wizard, and can fix or remodel almost anything. He has worked with Mr. Huddleston since 1999.
Jeff lives in London, Ohio, with his wife Angie and two children, where he completed the remodeling of one home and in his spare time is hard at work restoring the 19th century farmhouse in which they now reside.
Jeffrey R. Dundon, JD, LLM USN, Retired
Jeff was a partner in the estate planning firm of Dundon & Huddleston, LLP, and ran the firm's Centerville office. He retired in March, 2007 from the general practice of law to become the Director of Planned Giving for the University of Cincinnati. Most of his client files were transferred to Huddleston Law Group, LPA.
There are no other attorneys directly affiliated with our firm, but there are two other groups on whom we rely as needed.
We co-counsel and collaborate with other "specialist" attorneys as needed, primarily when our clients need specialized counsel for litigation and for real estate issues, especially mineral rights.
Nationally, we have working relationships with attorney colleagues throughout the United States through attorney organizations and "think tanks" to which we belong, especially WealthCounsel and ePlanners Educational Alliance. Should one of our client matters require the services of an attorney licensed to practice in another State (such as our snowbird clients in Florida, or family members of our clients wherever they may be living), we are able to co-counsel with, or refer cases to, out-of-state colleagues when circumstances warrant.
Client Support Team Barbara Trigg, Paralegal
Barbara is one of our Estate Administration Paralegals, a position she has held with other firms prior to ours. She manages probate and trust administration for decedent's estates, as well as guardianship cases.
Christine Capoccia Joseph, Paralegal
Christine holds a paralegal certification. She works in all our areas of practice, especially probate and trust administration. Given her youth, she has better computer and technology skills than most of us, and the world's best handwriting.
Deborah N. Huddleston, Business Manager
Debbie, a banker before children intervened, handles the firm's bookkeeping, personnel and insurance matters. She thinks we spend too much on almost everything.
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