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R. Douglas Wrightsel

Contact Information

Phone: (614) 255-3388
Fax: (614) 255-3389
Email: rdwrightsel@rrohio.com
Attorney Registration No.: 0013134

Education

Doug Wrightsel is a graduate of Denison University (B.A. 1962), where he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, political science academic honorary. He then attended Vanderbilt University School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and received his J.D. in 1965. Doug was a Staff Member and Associate Editor of Vanderbilt Law Review.

Professional Experience

Doug Wrightsel has experience in Probate/Trust litigation that has included will contests (primarily defending them), actions to construe and challenging validity of trusts (primarily representing trustees), taking action to validate and qualify charitable remainder trusts through use of disclaimers and construction actions, representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries (charitable and individual) in tortious interference actions, and related types of litigations related to the rights of charitable and other estate and trust beneficiaries. Doug has appeared as an expert witness in probate/trust and attorney malpractice matters. He has experience in mediating probate disputes.

Doug is a former Partner/Director at the firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, located in Columbus, Ohio.

Doug is a frequent lecturer in the area of trusts and estates for the Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and other organizations.

Recognitions

Doug has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Trusts and Estates for fourteen (14) consecutive years.

2008 recipient of the Columbus Bar Association Bar Medal Service award. 

Professional Memberships:

- Former Member & Chairman-Supreme Court Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
- Former Fellow, American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel (ACTEC)
- Member-Ohio State Bar Association - Former Member, Council of Delegates
- Member Emeritus-Board of Governors Probate & Trust Law Section of Ohio State Bar Association
- Former Chairman-Columbus Bar Association Law School Liaison Committee
- Former Chairman-Columbus Bar Association Court of Appeals Committee
- Former Chairman-Columbus Bar Association Probate & Trust Law Committee
- Past President of the Columbus Bar Association
- Former Member-Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors (1991-1999)
- Former Member-Columbus Bar Foundation Board of Trustees(1998-2008)
- Former Treasurer of Columbus Bar Foundation
- Past President of Columbus Bar Foundation

Bradley B. Wrightsel

Contact Information

Phone: (614) 255-3388
Fax: (614) 255-3389
Email: bbwrightsel@rrohio.com
Attorney Registration No.: 0061770

Education

Brad is a graduate of Denison University (B.A. 1988). He then went on to study at Ohio Northern University, where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review, and in 1993, received his J.D.

Professional Experience

Brad's practice focuses in all areas of estate planning and charitable planning. His practice includes probate administration and litigation, with experience in trustee representation and will contests. His practice includes setting up legal entities. He has been involved in a number of real estate transactions. He has experience in representing taxpayers in filing complaints against the value of real property before the Board of Revisions and the Board of Tax Appeals. He is a former Magistrate for Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division. Brad has also been an occasional lecturer for the Central Ohio Alzheimer's Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Notary Association, Grandview Civic Association, and Grant/Riverside Hospitals Speaker's Bureau.
 

Recognitions

Brad was selected as one of the Top Attorneys in Ohio, which appeared in Cincinnati Magazine in January 2010. Brad was an Ohio Super Lawyer in the areas of estate planning and probate in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
 

Specialty Certification

Since 2006, Brad has been certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.
 

Professional Memberships:

- Member of American Bar Association
  - Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
- Member of Ohio State Bar Association
  - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section
- Member of Columbus Bar Association
  - Course Planner for Probate Law Institute (2001 to 2008)
  - Planning Board Member for Probate Law Institute (2008 to 2009)
  - Course Planner for The Ohio Uniform Trust Code (2006)
  - Past Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee
  - Past Chair of Probate Law Committee
  - Past Chair of Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Committee
  - Member of Probate Law Committee
  - Member of Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee
  - Past Member of Admissions Committee
  - Member of Real Property Committee
  - Member of Estate & Gift Tax Committee
  - Past Member of Member Services Committee
- Fellow of Columbus Bar Foundation
- Member of the Central Ohio Planned Giving Council
- Member of the Columbus Estate Planning Council
- Member of the Lawyers Club of Columbus (President 2012 - 2013)

Board Service and Council Service

Brad has served on the Board of Governors of the Columbus Bar Association since June of 2006 and is currently acting as Immediate Past President of the Board.

Brad has been a member of the Ohio State Bar Association's Council of Delegates since July 1, 2006 and served on the Screening Committee of the Council in 2009. Since 2010, Brad has been serving on the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Section Council. Brad is currently serving on the OSBA Elder law Specialty Certification Board.

Brad is serving on the Advisory Board to the Columbus Law Library Association. 

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Holly Miller

Holly MillerContact Information:

Phone: (614) 255-3388
Fax: (614) 255-3389
Email: holly@wrightsellaw.com
Attorney Registration No.: 0064078

Education:

Holly is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A. 1990). She then went on to study at Ohio Northern University, and received her J.D. in 1994, and received her law license from the State of Ohio, November, 1994.

Professional Experience:

Holly was the Assistant Legal Counsel for the Ohio Department of Education in Columbus, Ohio from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, Holly worked in private practice in Wooster, Ohio.

Professional Memberships:

Member of the Ohio State Bar Association.