Julia E. Tarvin

Partner Cincinnati
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Julie serves as chair of Taft’s Cincinnati Private Client practice. She focuses her practice on estate planning and probate and trust administration, advising clients on lifetime gifts and transfers at death and resulting tax issues. Prior to attending law school, Julie worked with adults with chronic mental illness in Hamilton County, Ohio, and continues to help meet the needs of those with special needs through estate planning for families with children with disabilities.

Julie is past president of the Cincinnati Estate Planning Council and a former chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association. She is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar. In addition, Julie is on the board of Pro Seniors, serving on their Executive Committee and Client Services Committee, and is a member of Leadership Northern Kentucky class of 2018. She was also named a 2012 Rising Star by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. She is honored in Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates Law.

Julie received her undergraduate degree from Northern Kentucky University, graduating magna cum laude, and her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, graduating summa cum laude and Order of the Curia. While in law school, she served as executive editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Julie is admitted to practice in Florida, Kentucky, and Ohio. She is also certified by the Ohio State Bar Association Specialty Board as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.


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  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University (2002)
  • Northern Kentucky University


  • Federal - U.S. Tax Court
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Florida
  • State - Kentucky

Speeches and Publications

“Update on Recent Ohio Statures and Case Law,” The Marvin R. Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, Sept. 11, 2020

Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

    Former Chair, Estate Planning and Probate Committee

  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

    Past President

  • Leadership Northern Kentucky

    Member, Class of 2018

Community Involvement

  • Pro Seniors, Inc.

    Board Member, Client Services Committee