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Heather Welbaum

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


Email: Heather Welbaum


Heather is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. She is a shareholder with Sebaly Shillito + Dyer and she serves as the Chair of the Estate, Probate, and Business Succession Planning Department. Heather has over a decade of experience in the areas of estate planning and estate administration.

Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning, trusts, probate administration, asset protection planning, business succession planning, and corporate and business law. Heather represents individuals, individual fiduciaries, and corporate fiduciaries. She also devotes a significant portion of her practice on family legacy planning over multiple generations, with emphasis on flexible trust arrangements, asset protection, and family business succession.

Before joining the firm, Heather served as a Staff Attorney for The Honorable William H. Wolff, Jr. of the Second Appellate District of the Court of Appeals of Ohio. Heather graduated summa cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law where she served as Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton, with a B.A. in history and psychology.


B.A., summa cum laude, History and Psychology, University of Dayton
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Dayton School of Law


Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law
Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

Courses Taught

Estate and Tax Planning Capstone
Wills & Trusts
Elements of Legal Analysis
Legal Professions I
Legal Professions II
Legal Professions III
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate Practice and Procedure