Jim Brun focuses his practice on estate planning as well as probate and trust administration. Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, he was a partner with a large Cincinnati law firm where he practiced for more than 21 years, concentrating his practice in the estate planning and personal tax areas. Jim served as a law clerk to the Honorable George H. Palmer, Judge of the Court of Appeals for the First Appellate District of Ohio from 1976-1978.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

Ohio State Bar Association, Member of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section

Children's House, Board Member

Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Advisor

The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Director, Chair of Development and Marketing Committee, Member of Executive Committe and Investment Committee

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2024

Named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers' Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year," 2024

Named to Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Best Lawyers - JHB 2024
  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

News & Resources


  • Ohio


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1976, Order of the Coif, Law Review

B.A., St. Joseph's College, 1973, summa cum laude

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