A partner of the firm since 1992, Mr. Campbell works primarily in estate planning and probate administration. He advises clients worldwide in matters relating to United States transfer taxes and the use of trusts, partnerships and limited liability companies to accomplish personal, financial and charitable objectives.

Mr. Campbell practiced international law in Auckland, New Zealand as a barrister and solicitor with Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young from 1989 to 1992.

He enjoys singing in his church choir, and as a singer/songwriter, performing and publishing under the name of Ledyard Campbell. He and his wife, Janet, enjoy spending time with their daughter in Cincinnati and their sons in New York and Los Angeles.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White
  • Recognized as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated


  • United States Estate and Gift Tax - 2015

    John L. Campbell has updated his guidebook "United States Estate and Gift Taxes : An Overview for the International Executive" for 2015.

  • Confronting the New Expatriation Tax: Advice for the Green Card Holder

    Journal of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Volume 35, No. 3, Winter, 2009 by John L. Campbell and Michael J. Stegman.

  • Drafting Revocable Trusts which Have Non-Citizen Beneficiaries

    Probate Law Journal of Ohio, August, 2006

  • Trust and Estate Planning Considerations When Advising Canadians Living in the United States

    CCH Financial and Estate Planning, May 2004

  • Certifications

    • Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law - The Supreme Court of Kentucky requires us to advise that Kentucky does not certify specialties in legal fields.

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