James A. Singler

James A. Singler

8041 Hosbrook Road, Suite 320, Cincinnati, OH 45236

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Jim Singler is a highly-experienced estate planning attorney who has been advising individuals and couples in Ohio and Kentucky for well over a decade. He founded Singler Law LLC after serving as Partner at two large Cincinnati-based law firms, where he also focused his practice in the areas of estate planning and estate administration.

Jim works with his clients to help them thoughtfully consider all of the myriad issues involved in preparing a comprehensive and custom-tailored estate plan, from distributing their assets to appointing guardians and planning for the succession of family-owned businesses. He also has particular experience in the area of establishing and funding private foundations and incorporating philanthropic giving into the estate planning process. For all of his estate planning clients, Jim offers personalized, one-on-one guidance and representation, and he emphasizes ensuring that his clients are able to make informed and strategic decisions.

In addition to helping clients build their estate plans, Jim also represents clients in all aspects of probate and trust administration. This includes representing trustees, personal representatives, executors and guardians in the performance of their duties, as well as representing heirs, beneficiaries and other interested parties during the administration process. Jim appreciates that an amicable resolution will often be in the best interests of everyone involved; and, when disputes arise, Jim works closely with his clients to determine the best path forward.


  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
  • Estate Planning Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association

Honors & Accolades

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars, Estate Planning and Probate, 2011-2021
  • Ohio Bar Association’s Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under, 2012
  • Cincy Magazine, "Cincy Leading Lawyer," Trusts, 2018-2020
  • Cincinnati Business Courier’s "Forty Under 40," 2012
  • Cincinnati Magazine, "Five Star Wealth Manager," 2013-2020

Community Involvement

  • Chairperson of the Estate Planning Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, 2021
  • Catawba House Condominium Association, Past General Counsel and President, 2007-2014
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, Past Board Member
  • Family Service of Cincinnati, Past Board Member
  • Indian Hill Club, Past General Counsel and Treasurer, 2005-2008
  • Mariemont High School Alumni Association, Past President, 2007-2012
  • Mariemont School Foundation, Past Board Member
  • Mt. Adams Hillside House Condominium Association, General Counsel and Secretary
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Past Trustee and Chairman of the MS150
  • Patients of The Heartland Homecare Hospice, General Counsel
  • Portrait of a Soul, Past Board Member
  • Symmes Township Zoning Board, Board Member
  • The University Club of Cincinnati, Past President and Past Member of Board of Governors
  • University of Cincinnati School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Estate Planning
  • Forty Under 40
  • Rated by Super Lawyers 2019
  • Cincy Leading Lawyers
  • Five Star Wealth Manager