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Ted Gudorf

Ted Gudorf

Welcome to Gudorf Law Group. We are an AV-Preeminent Peer Rated boutique law firm focused on estate planning, tax advisory and elder care. We help our clients protect their assets and preserve their independence as they get older. Because of our sharp focus, we are experts in what we do.
Gudorf Law Group, LLC
(3 Attorneys)

Probate, Estate and Elder Law
Social Security and Veterans Benefits

8153 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45415

31 years



Certified Specialist

Why did you become an attorney?

My primary motivation in becoming an attorney was to help people. Oftentimes, the average person has no voice or access to justice. These days I get excited every day helping families qualify for basic government benefits by cutting through all of the bureaucracy and red tape.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

My mother died in my arms and my father at the time had alzheimers. My family struggled with this crisis. Yet it was this experience which motivated me to help other families overcome these types of obstacles.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I was the first lawyer in Ohio to obtain a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in estate planning and elder law. In addition, I am board certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in estate planning, trust and probate law. This specialty area enables me to help seniors protect their assets and their independence as they grow older. It is a privilege to serve the greatest generation.

What makes your law firm unique?

Our law firm is unique because everything we do is client centered. For instance, we are the only law firm which gives a 100% money back guarantee on all of our work. We also give everyone a free no obligation consultation. Lastly, we quote all of our legal fees in advance of doing any legal work.

Describe your ideal client.

An ideal client is 55 or older and highly motivated to put together an estate plan that incorporates long term care planning. Whether single or married, our ideal client has someone they love who they want to pass their assets free of probate, nursing homes and taxes.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I have always had a very strong interest in local and state government. That is why I served over 20 years as village councilman, township trustee and mayor. One of my few hobbies involves collecting antique radios and Kennedy campaign memorabilia. Lastly, I have a deep and abiding faith in God. Prayer in my daily life is extremely important.

Describe your charitable activities.

I am proud to be a Founding Trustee of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project. This organization provides free legal services to the indigent. For the last 20 years I have provided free legal services to Suicide Prevention, Inc. This organization operates a crisis hotline.

Probate, Estate and Elder Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Contested Guardianships
  • Contractual Beneficiary Issues
  • Elder Law
  • Fiduciary Removal
  • Guardianships
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Joint Survivorship
  • Life Insurance
  • Living Wills
  • Medicare
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Disputes
  • Trusts
  • Will Contests
  • Wills
Certified Specialties
  • Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist
Social Security and Veterans Benefits
  • Veteran's Disability Benefits

Western New England College School of Law
LL.M. (Master of Laws), 2010

University of Dayton School of Law
J.D., 1986

Wright State University
B.A. (Honors), 1983

Bar Association Membership

Dayton Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
american Bar association


Ted is the first lawyer in Ohio to obtain his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in estate planning and elder law. He is also one of the first attorneys in Ohio to be board certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in the area of estate planning, trust and probate law. Ted is the Co-author of Estate Planning Strategies published in 2009 and is Co-author of For Ohio Doctors published in 2010.

Ted has over 27 years experience as a practicing attorney in estate planning and elder law including estate planning, tax advisory and elder law. He was named an Ohio Superlawyer in 2010 and 2011 and received the distinguished Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review in 2012.

Court Admissions

State of Ohio
U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio
U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio
State of Wyoming


OSBA Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Board/Committee Membership

Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Committee

Bar Admission Date


Licensed In

Ohio (1969), #
Wyoming (1969), #

Significant Cases

Specialties: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Administration, Tax Planning, Long Term Care, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits Planning, Farm Succession Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and Asset Protection.

Summary of Firm

Ted is the owner of Gudorf Law Group. Founded in 1992, GLG is a boutique estate planning, tax advisory and elder care law firm focused on helping families and businesses plan for the future. As an AV-Rated law firm, our team of professionals provide creative solutions to ensure our clients’ assets remain protected and secured for the next generation, regardless of the unique individual or family situation. Equally important, clients can expect trusted guidance and peace of mind knowing their legal issues are being proactively addressed today so they don’t become problems tomorrow. The firm has offices in Clayton, Troy and Centerville. Learn more about Gudorf Law Group at

Free Initial Consultation?

Our law firm offers a free one hour consultation on all matters.  We also have handicapped accessible free front door free parking.

Typical Retainer Fees

We ask for a $1000.00 retainer on all probate and guardianship cases.  The retainer is $5000.00 for all probate litigation matters.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

We perform almost all of our estate planning and eldercare work for a fixed flat fee. Typically 1/2 is paid up front and the other 1/2 at the time of delivery of the estate plan or the filing of the benefits application.

Fees by Hourly Rate

While most of our work is done on a flat fee basis, our partner hourly rate is $350.00 per hour while our associate attorney rate is $175.00 per hour and our paralegal rate is $150.00 per hour.


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