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William D. (Bill) Sherman

Bill Sherman is a partner at Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker. Bill has been with the firm his entire career, starting as a law clerk in 1992. He is currently the President of the firm. Bill practices from the firm's downtown Cincinnati office, but is also available in the Blue Ash office.

Bill's practice focuses on estate planning and business planning as well as estate and trust administration. Bill works with many of our firm’s clients on estate tax planning and business succession planning. He has been intricately involved in the successful business transition planning for clients transferring ownership in privately held operating businesses. This planning involves a thorough review of both tax and non-tax issues, including asset protection, to ensure the success of the transition.

Bill has been active in working with many charitable organizations, including previously serving on the planned giving committees of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the University of Cincinnati Foundation, as well as serving on the Project Paradise Committee at McNicholas High School. He is currently the co-chair of the Planned Giving Committee for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Foundation Board.


  • Top Estate Planning Attorneys Under the Age of 40, 2005

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
    Estate Planning and Probate Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1994
  • S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1994


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Government