Biography

Joe Rouse serves as Co-Practice Group Leader of the firm's Private Client Services Group. He has lectured on several topics in seminars sponsored by various organizations in Greater Cincinnati; serves on the Board of Trustees of several local private foundations; and is active with other civic and charitable organizations.

The major areas of his legal practice include estate and succession planning, general corporate representation (including mergers and acquisitions), probate and trust administration and tax related services. 

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association, Estate Planning Committee

Ohio State Bar Association

The James E. Evans Foundation, Trustee

The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation, Trustee

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America , 2010-2019

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2016

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Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1970, Order of the Coif, Law Review, Phi Delta Phi

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1966, cum laude

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