Richard Kolb

Richard Kolb: Attorney with Law Office of Richard Kolb, LLC


Attorney Kolb has more than 30 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants litigating estate and trust matters throughout Ohio. As a pioneer in this legal area, he has worked on hundreds of probate litigation cases and tried dozens, mostly before juries. Attorney Kolb is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest ranking possible for ethical standards and legal abilities. If you would like to discuss ways I can help you, please contact my Toledo probate litigation law firm.

Credentials: Authored legislation in Ohio which waives the attorney-client and doctor-patient privilege in will contests and other probate litigation, 2005. Lecturer, Ohio CLE Institute, Pliskin Seminar, Toledo, Columbus and other Bar Associations, and Ohio State Bar Convention on Probate Litigation, 1991—. Committee member updating Ohio Jury Instructions for Will and Trust Contests, 2006. Member, Trust Department, Ohio Citizens Bank, 1968-1970.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Probate Litigation
  • Contested Wills
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Inheritance
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
419-491-4120  Phone
419-244-3006  Phone
419-246-4754  Fax
University Attended:
DePauw University, B.A., 1964
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University, J.D., 1967
Year of First Admission:
1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1967, Ohio
Toledo (Member: Probate Committee, 1981—), Lucas County (President, 1980) and Ohio State (Member: Board of Governors; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section) Bar Associations.
Reported Cases:
Holzmer v. Urbanski, 86 Ohio St. 3d 129 (1999); Redman v. Watch Tower, 69 Ohio St.3d 98 (1994); Corron v. Corron, 40 Ohio St.3d 75 (1988); Studniewski v. Krzyzanowski, 65 Ohio App.3d 628 (1989); Lucitte v. Lucitte, 2012 Ohio 390 (Ohio Ct. App., Lucas County Feb. 3, 2012).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Other - Some cases - contingency fee basis
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Analytical Capability

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  • Legal Experience


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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • 100% (1 recommendation)
  • Communication

  • Responsiveness

  • Quality of Service

  • Value for Money


Toledo, Ohio