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Wayne A. Jenkins

Phone: (614)-233-4753

For more than 35 years I have worked with individual and small business clients on estate and business planning, probate matters and general corporate work. This usually results in preparing or revising things like Living Wills, Powers of Attorney (both health and financial), Wills and various kinds of Trusts. I also help clients figure out how best to avoid probate and pass down their property in the most tax advantageous way. With businesses, I advise on things like choosing the best entity (corporation, partnership, LLC) and succession planning, using Buy-Sell Agreements and similar tools. I also believe in community involvement. I currently serve on the Board of the Delaware County Foundation. In the past, I have served on the Olentangy Board of Education, Central Ohio Planned Giving Counsel and the Powell Planning and Zoning Commission.


  • AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell Attorney
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Named to "Ohio Super Lawyers" in field of Estate Planning and Probate from 2005-2020


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Denison University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1978
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1980
  • United States Tax Court, 1984

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
    – Probate Court Committee
    – Estate and Gift Tax Committees
  • Delaware County Foundation
    – Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    – Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Central Ohio Planned Giving Counsel
    – Past Member
    – Trustee
    – Past President
  • Olentangy Local School District Board of Education
    – Past Member
  • Olentangy Rotary Club
    – Member
    – Past President
  • City of Powell Planning and Zoning Commission
    – Past Chairman and Member
  • Columbus Foundation
    – Legal Advisory Committee Member
  • Greater Powell Area Chamber of Commerce
    – 1992 Citizen of the Year
  • Easter Seals of Central and Southwestern Ohio
    – Past Member
    – Development Board


  • Jenkins, W.A. "Living Will Legislation: Am. Sub. S.B. 1 Finally Enacts the Right to Die.” Health L J of Ohio 3 (July-August 1991): 1.
  • Jenkins, W.A. "Ohio’s Living Will Legislation: Are We Finally Getting the Right to Die?” Prob L J of Ohio 1 (July-August 1991): 125.
  • Jenkins, W.A. "Ohio’s New Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care: Is it Helping or Hurting the Right to Die?” Ohio Lawyer (May-June 1990): 26-34.
  • Jenkins, W.A. "Ohio’s Living Will Act”, Banks Baldwin Law Publishing Co., 1991

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