Joseph L. Wittenberg

Attorney

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Mr. Wittenberg  practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and probate.  He is licensed in Ohio and Michigan.

He is a member of the Ohio, Michigan, Lucas County and Toledo Bar Associations.  He serves on the Probate and Trust Committees of the Ohio and Toledo Bar Associations.  He is a past chairman of the Toledo Bar Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Committee.     

He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America book since 1995 for trust and estates and has been listed in the Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as one of Ohio’s super lawyers in the practice of estate planning and trusts.

Mr. Wittenberg served on the Certified Grievance Committee of the Toledo Bar Association from June of 1988 until June of 1998.  He has served as secretary and chairman of the Grievance Committee.

In 1999 he was appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to a three year term to the Board of Commissioners for Grievances and Discipline of the Ohio Supreme Court.  He was reappointed in December of 2001 to an additional three year term.  In 2006, the Ohio Supreme Court appointed him to an additional three year term which ended in December of 2009.  Mr. Wittenberg is currently a Master Commissioner for the Board of Commissioners for Grievances and Discipline of the Ohio Supreme Court, now known as the Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

 Photo by Peter Covrett

Photo by Peter Covrett

Mr. Wittenberg has taught legal ethics, probate and estate planning at the University of Toledo.

He has spoken for the Lucas County Bar Luncheon series, presented seminars for the Toledo Bar Association, the Ohio CLE Institute, the University of Toledo and Professional Education Systems on the subjects of estate planning and legal ethics.

Joe is married to Susan.  He and his family reside in the Toledo area.