Ted Gudorf, J.D., LL.M. is the founder and managing attorney of Gudorf Law Group, LLC, which was established in 1992. With over 30 years of legal experience, he concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, and related matters.
Throughout his career, Ted has demonstrated a commitment to professional development so that he can offer his clients the most knowledgeable guidance. He was the first attorney in the state of Ohio to obtain a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in estate planning and elder law. He was also one the first attorneys to be board certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in estate planning, trust, and probate law. Fewer than two hundred attorneys in Ohio have achieved this status.
Ted's accomplishments have been recognized by the legal community. In 2012, Ted received a Martindale Hubbell® AV Preeminent rating. Only the top 5% of attorneys nationwide receive this honor, which is based on ratings from other attorneys who have knowledge of a recipient's abilities, experience, and ethics. He has also been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers since 2010. Colleagues describe Ted as "an exceptionally skilled lawyer" with "superior analytical, communication, and advocacy skills."
Because of his experience and reputation, Ted is a sought-after speaker on estate planning and related topics. He has made hundreds of presentations throughout Ohio and the United States, and has co-authored two publications and numerous articles on estate planning and asset protection.
When not practicing law, Ted is active in the Dayton community, where he has been a longtime resident. He serves as President of the Board of Directors of Life Essentials, Inc., a nonprofit agency focused on providing guardianships for mentally ill adults with limited financial resources. He is also a founding trustee of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project and previously served as the first mayor of the city of Clayton, Ohio.