Stephen J. Hood

Stephen J. Hood

Dublin, Ohio
937-223-6400 (Dayton Phone Number)

“The thing I find most rewarding about the practice of law is that I get the chance to help our clients plan ahead for a secure future, and I also get to help clients solve their immediate problems in a practical and cost-effective way. I have a strong tax background and can use that perspective when advising clients how to proceed in estate planning and business matters.”

Professional Information

  • represents clients in federal, state and local tax litigation
  • assists clients with the establishment and operation of business entities, choice of entity, and the purchase and sale of businesses
  • prepares estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, and healthcare advance directives, as well as more complex documents such as irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), and charitable remainder trusts (CRTs)
  • represents Executors, Trustees, Guardians and beneficiaries in probate court proceedings
  • Named as one of Ohio's Super Lawyer's Rising Stars * (2018-2023)

*The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Probate and Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Miami University - B.A., Political Science
  • The Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law - J.D.
  • The University of Florida - Levin College of Law - LL.M in Taxation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
  • Dayton Bar Association (DBA)
  • Columbus Bar Association (CBA), Member, CBA Probate Law Committee; Member, CBA Estate Planning and Trust Committee; Member, CBA Business Tas Committee
  • Worthington Estate Planning Council
  • Graduate of Dublin Leadership Academy