Charles D. Rittenhouse


Phone: 419-246-5757

Practice Areas

Wealth Preservation
Estate Planning
Trust and Probate Administration
Real Estate


University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
University of Dayton (B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 2008)


United States Tax Court
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio


Toledo and Ohio State Bar Associations

Professional Associations

American, Ohio State, and Toledo Bar Associations; ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; OSBA Section of Probate and Trust Law; Wealth Management Society of NW Ohio; and Catholic Business Network

Community Activities

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo – Board Member/Secretary


Michael & Elissa D. Cohen Award for Best Written Student Comment (University of Dayton School of Law)
CALI Award (highest grade): Legal Profession I (Legal Writing), Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Civil Trial/Evidence Lab (University of Dayton School of Law) 
Dr. E.B. O’Leary Award of Excellence for an Outstanding Senior majoring in Economics (University of Dayton)


The True Costs of Not Paying Your Property Taxes in Ohio,
36 DAYTON L. REV. 221 (2011).


Charles focuses his practice in the areas of estate and wealth preservation planning, taxation, estate and trust administration, and residential real estate transactions.  He works with individuals and families to address both simple and complex estate planning, business succession planning, and tax objectives.  He also has significant experience in the preparation of personal income tax, personal gift tax, fiduciary income tax, and Federal estate tax returns.