James J. Chalfie

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Professional Experience

James (“Jim”) J. Chalfie specializes in the areas of estate and tax planning for individual clients, succession planning for small businesses, estate and trust administration, and litigation involving trusts, estates, fiduciaries, and guardianships.

Mr. Chalfie is admitted to practice in Ohio, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Brandeis University and received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review.

Mr. Chalfie served as Chairperson of the Probate Court, Estate Planning Probate, and Trust Law Committees of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and is an active member of several professional groups and organizations. He is on the Board of Governors of the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. He co-authored an article, “How to Avoid Probate Litigation”, in a national professional publication. He has participated a number of times as a presenter at the Annual Advanced Estate Planning Institute of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and chaired its planning committee in 2009. He has also spoken frequently to various other professional and public groups on estate planning and probate related topics.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Private Client Services
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate, Estate & Trust Administration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(513) 333-5218  Phone
University Attended:
Brandeis University, B.A., 1963
Law School Attended:
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1966
Year of First Admission:
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1966, Ohio; US Supreme Court

Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association

Birth Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 24, 1941
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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