Lee M. Stautberg


Lee directs her primary attention to the needs of privately held businesses and their owners, where she serves as attorney and trusted adviser on business issues and succession, tax and estate planning.

She cares about her clients like family, personally guiding them through the legal aspects of their unique challenges. Her creativity, centered on the individual client, has produced positive results measured by the impact of her proactive legal advice and in tax savings to her clients.

As a practicing lawyer for more than 20 years, Lee has built a unique arsenal of experiences and contacts that make her an invaluable partner to her clients. She serves on Dinsmore's Diversity Council, Opinion Committee, and is a former member of this firm's Board of Directors.  


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law  (J.D.)
  • The Ohio State University  (B.S., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Goering Center, board of advisors

  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, past president

  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class 41
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Class X
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow, Business Planning Committee and Rules and Regulations Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section council, Vice-Chairperson
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Finance and Tax Committee past chairperson
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Taxation Committee past chairperson
  • French American Business Alliance (Cincinnati), past board member
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, past board member
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Planned Giving Committee past chairperson 
  • YWCA of Cincinnati
    • Finance Committee member
    • Past board member
  • Saint Ursula Academy Parent’s Board, treasurer (2011 - 2016)
  • Cincinnati Works, board member, lead director


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers HNW Guide for Private Wealth Planning, ranked Band 1
  • Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in the practice of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • Best Lawyers®
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati for Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2015)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati for Litigation and Controversy - Tax (2016, 2020, 2022, 2024)
    • Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates (2021-2024)
  • Ohio Super Lawyer ®
    • Estate Planning & Probate (2024)
  • Rising Star by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati (2002 - 2003)
  • Ohio Rising Star®
  • Former Ohio Certified Public Accountant
  • Mentor of the Year, Dinsmore (2020)