Alethea Teh Busken is an associate in Kohnen & Patton’s Estate Planning group.  Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning and trust and estate administration. 

Alethea earned degrees in Spanish and Sociology from Brigham Young University and a JD from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  Prior to joining the firm, she was a civilian linguist for the Army and in non-profit development and grant administration at the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati.  Alethea grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and speaks fluent Spanish. 

Alethea serves on the YWCA Racial Justice Breakfast Committee and in her church Relief Society organization. She is devoted to her daughter and determined to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.  Alethea loves her estate planning practice and operates under the philosophy that a good estate plan is the last loving gift a person can give to his or her loved ones.

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Community Involvement

YWCA Racial Justice Breakfast Committee


  • Trust Assets in Divorce: How to Best Protect Against a Beneficiary's Prospective Ex

    Probate Law Journal of Ohio, Vol. 27, No. 5, May/June 2017, co-authors Michael J. Stegman and Alethea Teh Busken

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