R. Scott Blackburn

Attorney in Dayton, OH

Professional Associations

American, Ohio and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Dayton Bar Association (Probate Committee); Dayton Trust & Estate Planning Group; Miami Valley Estate Planning Group

R. Scott Blackburn currently serves as chairman of the Estate Planning & Probate department at Coolidge Wall. He counsels clients in planning for the management and disposition of property during lifetime, at death and after death. His experience planning and managing the estates of business owners and executives has afforded him the opportunity to understand and evaluate some of the most sophisticated estate planning tools available to achieve client objectives. Scott also assists the owners of closely held business with succession planning and ownership transfers. He is a member of the Dayton Planned Giving Group as well as the Dayton & the Miami Valley Trust & Estate Planning Groups.

Scott was once again selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Trusts and Estates. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1995. Also, he was named an Ohio Super Lawyer (2004-2008) by Law & Politics magazine.

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Areas of Law

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1977, Pennsylvania
1979, Ohio

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Law School Attended

University of Toledo
Class of 1977

University Attended

Ohio University

Ohio University
Class of 1972

University of Cincinnati
Class of 1974

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Office Information
R. Scott Blackburn
 33 West First Street, Suite 600,
Dayton, OH 45402-1289


Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. (Dayton, Ohio)

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