Jacintha Balch

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Balch Law
Jacintha Balch
Balch Law

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate

Licensed in Ohio since: 1979

Education: The University of Michigan Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

Balch Law

1335 Dublin Road
Suite 203A
Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-224-2329 Email: Jacintha Balch Visit website


Jacintha Kraft Balch is an Ohio Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust. She has more than thirty-five years experience working in estate planning. As part of that estate planning, Jacintha has helped clients in all aspects of estate planning and probate.  She created Balch Law in 1991 to serve as a boutique law firm offering high quality estate planning, probate and trust services to her clients. She holds the highest rating (AV5) with Martindale Hubbell.  Born in Findlay, Ohio, Jacintha graduated from Wittenberg University (summa cum laude), and from The University of Michigan Law School (cum laude). She started her career at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, working in the areas of estate planning, probate and health care law. She served as head of Huntington National Bank’s trust estate-planning department for six years, before forming her own law firm, Balch Law.   She served from 2012 through 2017 as Co-Chair of The Columbus Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board, and has just completed ten years on the Franklin Park Conservatory Board of Trustees,  and served for six years as a Board Member of Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. She is an active member of the Columbus Bar Association, having served as Chairperson of the Estate Planning Committee, and of the Ohio Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education events and for community groups.

First Admitted: 1979, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://balchlaw.com/attorneys/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of Ohio State Bar Association 1979 to Present
  • Columbus Bar Association from 1979 to present; Former Chair of Estate and Gift Tax Committee 
Educational Background:
  • Wittenberg University, BA (summa cum laude), 1975
  • The University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1979, cum laude, 1979
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • named one of 10 top women entrepreneurs in Columbus, Ohio: CEO Magazine 2012, 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presentation on all aspects of estate planning and probate that trust officers, commerical bankers and real estate officers should know., Speaker, Oil and Gas Estate Planning, Huntington National Bank, Trust Officers, Commercial Bankers, And Real Estate Officers, 2014
  • Speaker on how to draft discretionary trusts as part of the annual Probate Institute program, Speaker, Discretionary Trusts, Columbus Bar Association Probate Institute, Attorneys, 2012
  • Use of Qualified Disclaimers as a tool for flexible estate planning in light of federal estate tax law changes., Speaker, Use of Qualified Disclaimers, Columbus Bar Association, Attorneys, 2003
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • 2011-2017 Co-Chair: Professional Advisors Council: Columbus Foundation, Columbus, OH. The Columbus Foundation is the 8th largest community foundation in the United States., 2017
  • Board member: Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio 1999-2008, 2008
Industry Groups:
  • and Probate & Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Office location for Jacintha Balch

1335 Dublin Road
Suite 203A
Columbus, OH 43215


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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