BHMK Law’s physical office is now open and operating on a modified basis. Most of our attorneys and staff have returned to the office and are on site to serve your needs, while those who are not continue to work remotely and take advantage of the technology investments we have made over the last few years. We are limiting the number of persons in the office at one time and have created special protocols around client visits to the office. Please discuss your needs and our protocols with your attorney or staff member. We are proud to continue to serve you at this time and continue to prioritize the health and safety of our clients, staff, and attorneys.

Your Solutions Law Firm

David W. Burleigh
  • Shareholder






David helps clients take ownership of their situations.  He helps family members and their trusts get organized and plan for what they own.  He guides them to deepen their sense of ownership, especially of assets they own together with other family members.  In this way, he helps clients beat the odds of successful transition from one generation to the next. 

David’s work in the areas of ownership, decision-making, and succession for families and private business owners spans a number of practice areas – estate planning, trusts, corporate, dispute resolution, real estate, charitable giving – and involves a number of other attorneys in the firm.


Areas Of Practice

  • Privately-Owned Businesses
  • Family Enterprise Ownership, Decision Making, and Succession
  • Trustee - Beneficiary Relationship
  • Dispute Resolution – Families, Business Owners
  • Private Foundations and Charitable Trusts
  • Trust Design

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1995
  • Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • M.A. - 1992
    • Honors: Earhart Fellow
  • DePauw University Greencastle, IN
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: Honor Scholar
  • St. Xavier High School

    Published Works

    • Co-Author, Kentucky Practice, Volumes 6 & 7 (Civil Procedure) (6th ed.) (West Publishing, 2005)


    • Student, University of Chicago Booth School of Business – Private Wealth Management course
    • Holder, Advanced Certificate in Family Enterprise Advising, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (only person in Midwest to hold this)
    • Speaker and Panelist, various family enterprise topics, Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises national conferences
    • Speaker and Panelist, Association of Trust Organizations national conference
    • Panelist, South Dakota Trust Association national conference
    • Student, Cincinnati Bar Association Advanced Estate Planning Institute

    Honors and Awards

    • Participant, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2002
    • Peer-Rated “Leading Lawyer,” Cincy Business Magazine
    • Peer-Rated “Ohio Super Lawyer – Rising Star,” Cincinnati Magazine, 2005

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises
    • Family Firm Institute
    • Vistage
    • Queen City Club
    • Mercantile Library
    • Philanthropy Roundtable
    • Cincinnati, Ohio State and Kentucky Bar Associations

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Trustee, Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises
    • Former Trustee, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Cincinnati
    • Former Chair, Village of Indian Hill Green Areas Advisory Committee
    • Director, The Dominican Foundation, New York City
    • Non-Trustee Committee Member, St. Xavier High School

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