Patricia D. Laub

T 513.651.6725
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Patty is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where she serves as a member of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable gift planning, probate and trust litigation, business succession planning, and individual and fiduciary income taxation.

Patty counsels individual clients in all areas of wealth transfer planning, including federal gift and estate tax planning, charitable planning, planning for retirement benefit distributions, generation-skipping design and analysis, asset protection planning, and family business succession planning.

She represents corporate and individual fiduciaries in all aspects of trust and estate administration.  Patty also advises trust and estate beneficiaries in connection with their rights and interests in the administration, distribution and termination of significant estates and multi-generational trust arrangements.  Patty counsels fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with trust disputes and modifications, including the negotiation of private settlement agreements and other non-judicial remedies, participation in declaratory judgment and trust construction court actions, and matters involving trust reformations and early trust terminations.

Patty is the Vice Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council.  The Council reviews trust and probate law in Ohio and drafts proposed trust and probate law legislation which is sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist
  • AV® Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 1995-2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyer®, 2005-2016
  • Recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Bridge Builder Award, 2015
  • Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cincinnati, Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio
  • Named 2011 Cincinnati Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year
  • Five-Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager®, 2008-2015
  • Cincinnati Leading Woman, 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Estate and Gift Tax Committee; Ohio Membership Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council, Vice Chair; Executive Committee Member
  • Member, Probate Law Journal of Ohio Editorial Advisory Board
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Estate Planning Probate Committee, Former Chairperson; Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Institute Committee, Former Chairperson
  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Cincinnati Association for the Blind, Member, Development Committee
  • The Southwest Ohio Charitable Capital Design Center, Advisory Board Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events


“Planning For Married Couples With Less Than $10.5 Million: Should We Shelter In Place or Search For (A) Port(Ability) In The Storm,” Probate Law Journal of Ohio (November/December 2013)

“Modification and Termination of Trusts Under the Ohio Trust Code: A Drafter’s Guide,” Probate Law Journal of Ohio (January/February 2008)

“Ask the Legal Professional,” Cincinnati Business Courier (June 2004)

“Uniform Trust Code Article 5 Creditor’s Claims; Spendthrift and Discretionary Trusts,” Probate Law Journal of Ohio (March/April 2001)


“Credit Shelter and Marital Trust Planning in the Age of Portability”, Ohio State Bar Association Marvin Pliskin Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Seminar, September 2014

"Planning with Powers of Appointment," Cincinnati Children's Hospital Professional Series Seminar, November 2012

“Estate Planning Ideas and Information,” Merrill Lynch Financial Planners and Advisors, May 2010

"Estate Tax Law Changes and Planning Opportunities," UBS Forum, December 2009

Cincinnati Business Courier Wealth Preservation Roundtable, January 2009

Ohio Trust Code Seminar, Ohio State Bar Association, June 2008

Cincinnati Business Courier Roundtable – Money Managers, November 2007

Wealth Transfer Planning - Corporate Counsel Seminar, November 2007

“The New Ohio Trust Code,” American College of Trust & Estate Counsel Ohio Regional Meeting, April 2007

“Ohio’s New Trust Code,” Cincinnati Bar Association, March 2007

“New Ways to Save Taxes,” Business Buzz Presentation, October 2006

“Modification and Termination of Trusts Under the Ohio Trust Code,” Ohio State Bar Association Seminar, August 2006

“Financed Life Insurance,” Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, January 2006

Leadership Roles:

Chair, American College of Trust and Estate Council 2011 Ohio Meeting

Chair, Ohio State Bar Association Marvin R. Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, 2008

Chair, Cincinnati Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Committee

Chair, Cincinnati Bar Association Advanced Estate Planning Seminar

Chair, Frost Brown Todd Personal Planning and Family Business Department, 1998-2004

Member, Frost Brown Todd Executive Committee, 2004-2012

Member, Frost Brown Todd Compensation Committee, 2006-2008

Chair, Frost Brown Todd Legal Personnel Committee, 1994-1998

Other Contact Info


Jenn McComas
T 513.852.6516