Julia E. Tarvin

Partner Cincinnati
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Julie serves as chair of Taft’s Cincinnati Private Client practice. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Julie represents high-net worth clients in complex, long-term planning for their families, businesses, and charitable giving. She provides comprehensive counsel in all aspects of multi-generational wealth planning, including estate planning, probate and trust administration, gift and transfer tax planning, and business succession planning. Recognized nationally among her peers for her unique expertise, Julie thrives on being clients’ trusted strategic advisor for some of their most sophisticated and sensitive matters. Her clients include professionals, executives, and business owners, along with fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

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 Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialty Board of the Ohio Bar, as well as 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

Presenter, “The Impact of Marriage and Divorce on Estate Planning,” Park National Bank Estate Planning and Business Ethics Seminar (October 2023)

Author, “Religious Perspectives on Ohio Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care,” Probate Law Journal of Ohio, Issue 3 of Volume 30 (Jan.-Feb. 2023)

Presenter, “Update on Recent Ohio Statures and Case Law,” The Marvin R. Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning Seminar (September 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

  • Ohio State Bar Association

    Member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialty Board

  • Kentucky Bar Association


  • Florida Bar Association

    Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Pro Seniors, Inc.

    Board Member, Executive Committee and Client Services Committee