John W. Eilers

John W. Eilers

For over forty years, John Eilers has focused his practice of law on estate planning, estate and trust administration (including probate litigation) and non-profit law.  He has been recognized by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in the practice of estate planning, trust and probate law.

John is a graduate of Marietta College and Chase College of Law.  He served on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association Probate Section and is a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  He is a published author and renowned lecturer.  He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Trusts and Estates and Litigation - Trusts and Estates every year from 1991 to 2014. He has also been included on the Ohio Super Lawyers® list every year from 2004 to 2014.  John was included on the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers list in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

John was founding general counsel for the Ault Park Advisory Counsel and recently reorganized the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting.  Recognizing his work with the Legal Aid-Volunteer Lawyers Project, he received the Cincinnati Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Award for 2007.  John has worked to enrich the practice of law and improve the practice of law in Cincinnati as a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association Ethics Committee, and has been chairman of the Estate Planning Committee.  He has been a speaker at least annually at  seminars for forty years, beginning in 1972.

John lives in Mt. Lookout with his wife, Judy.  He has been racing sailboats since 1960 and has competed in five Flying Scott  North American Championship Regattas.  He has been Fleet Captain and Commodore of the Cowan Lake Sailing Association and is currently teaching the oldest three of his fourteen grandchildren to sail.  He is a U.S. Sailing Certified Club Race Officer, and recipient of the Marcotte award for extraordinary services to the said club.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Counsel