Attorney Profile

James G. Keys, Jr., born October 12, 1949, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Married, Paulette A. Keys;  Two Sons, James III & Joseph William Keys;
Education:  University of Cincinnati, College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1976);  The Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio (B.S. Bus Admin/Marketing, with honors, 1971);
Experience:  Admitted to the Bar in 1976 (Ohio and Federal);  37 years in private practice, plus 2 year internship;  Former Magistrate/Referee, Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, Hamilton County, Ohio;  Former Assistant Ohio Attorney General;  Former Special Counsel, State of Ohio;  Ford Marketing Corp., Dealer Representative (1971-1974);
Professional:   Board of Trustees, Cincinnati Bar Association; Chair Membership Services Committee, 1998-2002;
Ohio State Bar Association – Member, Council of Delegates, 2001-2003
Board of Visitors, Univ of Cint. College of Law (1998 – 2009);
American Bar Association;
Ohio State Bar Association;
West Chester Chamber Alliance Leadership 21 Class of 2003-2004;
Publications:  “Estate Planning Saves Your Family Money & Stress” – Atrium Medical Center Foundation Spring/Summer 2011 Publication;  “Estate Planning Tools You Should Know About” – The Voice published by the West Chester Chamber Alliance, August 2005;  “Estate Planning: The Revocable Living Trust vs. The Testamentary Will”- The N.E. Chamber Navigator, June 2005; “Selecting the Right Legal Structure For Your Business” – SEBC Chamber Voice, June, 2003;  “CEO’s Launch Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program” – CBA Reports, April, 1999;  “Online Law – Jurisdiction” – Small Business News Journal, November, 1997;