Dorothea J. Kingsbury

Dorothea J. Kingsbury

Cleveland, Ohio

The law offices of Dorothea J. Kingsbury are located in Lyndhurst, Ohio; a suburb of Cleveland located on the east side of the city. Because they are easily accessible from all major interstate highways, Ms. Kingsbury can readily service clients throughout northern Ohio and as far south as the areas surrounding Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

The offices provide a variety of legal services including estate planning and probate, transactional matters, and civil litigation in state courts and agencies. It is an experienced, small firm that seeks to provide solutions tailored to individual client needs. Ms. Kingsbury's clientele consists of individuals as well as small to medium sized businesses.

Dorothea J. Kingsbury, a native Clevelander, established her practice on Cleveland's east side in 1982. Her experiences include advice to individuals and their families on legal issues that confront them at various stages in life; and advice to businesses on start ups, succession planning, various transactions including acquisitions and divestitures of real and personal property, and other legal issues. Her litigation experiences include civil litigation involving tort liability, contractual liabilities, and probate issues.

Ms. Kingsbury has also been an active supporter of Cleveland's non-profit community, having provided service to various non-profit groups and being a frequent speaker at Baldwin Wallace College on legal issues pertinent to non-profit management. She gives time and service in support of various Scottish cultural groups in Ohio.

From law offices in Pepper Pike, Ohio, the law firm of Dorothea J. Kingsbury, Attorney at Law serves clients in Cleveland, Beachwood, Lyndhurst, Solon, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, University Heights, Cleveland Heights, Highland Hills, Warrensville Heights, Gates Mills, Chesterland, Orange, Shaker Heights, Chagrin Falls, Bentleyville, Bedford, Independence, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga County, Summit County, Geauga County, Lake County, Medina County, Lorain County, and Portage County.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1982

Areas of Practice

  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business and Transactional Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Ursuline College, Cleveland, Ohio
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1974
    • Major: French

Representative Clients

  • Individuals, Service & Professional Businesses, Family-owned Business
  • Insurance Companies

Honors and Awards

  • Merit Award, Cleveland Bar Association, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Chairman, 1990
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Cleveland and the Northern Ohio Planning Giving Council
  • Scottish-American Cultural Society of Ohio, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Scottish Heritage Association of Northern Ohio, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Ulmer, Berne, LaRonge, Glickman and Curtis, Associate, 1981 - 1982
  • Lyndhurst Municipal Court, Acting Judge, 1992 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal services to Support & Promote Cleveland & Ohio Scottish Cultural Groups
  • Lecturer to student & Community Groups on Legal Issues Confronting Non-profit Groups


  • Kappa Gamma Pi