Esther Norton handles a wide variety of clients. She works with individuals and families to advise and draft estate plans to meet their needs including planning for long-term care and family members with special needs. Esther has successfully handled several contested adoptions and has assisted families with the adoption of step-children and other family members. She also enjoys helping clients who are starting their own business or are adding to their existing business.
Esther is an associate in the firm and focuses her practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration, adoption, and general business matters.
In her estate practice Esther focuses on helping clients put together all of the documents necessary not only to manage their assets after death but to transition individuals and families through the aging process. She has a wide range of experience in drafting Wills, Trusts, Financial Powers of Attorney and health care documents, including Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney.
In Esther’s adoption practice she welcomes all prospective adoptive couples. She has recently represented multiple step-parents in Warren, Butler and Hamilton Counties through the process of adopting their stepchildren.
In her business practice she has counseled numerous small to mid-sized companies from their initial start-up through the succession planning. She advises and prepares operating agreements for different business entities and member/shareholder agreements where there are multiple business owners.
Outside of the office Esther is busy with her family. She and her husband are active in their children’s sporting and school activities. Esther volunteers regularly at her children’s schools and serves as a Co-Chair of the Everybody Counts Program.
- University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.
- University of Notre Dame, B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Cincinnati Bar Association (Estate Planning and Probate Committee, Women Lawyers Committee)
- Ohio State Bar Association (Estate Planning & Probate Committee)