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About Us

Really Smart Lawyers

At Keller, Barrett & Higgins LLC, we are more than just legal professionals – we are your trusted advocates, dedicated to guiding you through life's most challenging legal matters with compassion, integrity, and expertise. With decades of experience, our team of attorneys brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every case we handle. We understand that legal issues can be overwhelming, which is why we prioritize clear communication, personalized attention, and strategic solutions tailored to your unique needs.

Whether you're facing a divorce, navigating the complexities of estate planning, or starting a new business venture, you can count on us to provide the guidance, support, and advocacy you deserve. Our commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to our clients have earned us a reputation for delivering results and achieving positive outcomes. When you choose Keller, Barrett & Higgins, you can trust that your legal matters are in capable hands.

Expertise for Optimal Results

Each attorney in our firm focuses exclusively on their area of practice, allowing them to hone their skills, stay up-to-date with the latest legal developments, and provide you with the highest level of expertise. Whether you're dealing with a divorce, estate planning matters, probate issues, or business law concerns, you can trust that your case will be handled by an attorney who possesses in-depth knowledge and experience in that specific area of law. By prioritizing focus on a particular area of the law, we ensure that you receive the best possible representation and achieve optimal results for your legal needs.

Our Story

Tina Barrett and Ellen Keller met at University of Cincinnati's College of Law. They graduated in the same year and started working at the same law firm together. They started their own law firm in 2007 and continue to feel incredibly lucky to be practicing law in Cincinnati. Whitney joined us in 2021 to manage and expand our probate process. She is a great asset to the firm!

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Our Team Members

We approach each case with a strategic mindset and a focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Our Happy Clients

Read what our happy clients have to say.

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Eric Hoffman
Estate Planning Service

J. Ellen Keller was wonderful to work with on our Estate Planning.  Thoughtful discussions, meaningful guidance on all of the various considerations and appropriate documents.  Professional, courteous and caring; everything you would want from someone helping you with this process.  My wife and I are very pleased to have been given Ellen's name as a reference.


"Tina Barrett was highly recommended by a friend that was aware of my desire to divorce my husband. Tina was able to put me at ease and help me through this difficult time. She helped me when I was scared and She always seem to be one step ahead. She was fair and never second guessed herself to help me see both sides and do what it is right. I would have never been able to go through this time if it wasn’t for her."

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Kyle Garner
Estate Planning Services

Great service.  Worked with us to update our original documents when we had to move out of state!

Aaron Maas
Family Law Services

Couldn't be more pleased with the professionalism and thoroughness.

Meg Bruck
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Ann Hamilton
Family Law Services

Ellen  and Tina handled our needs with compassion and understanding. They both  demonstrate  professionalism and knowledge of legal issues. We trust their expertise.

Jacqueline Partridge
Estate Planning Services

Ellen executed my family's Estate plan. She was prompt in her communication and receptive to our needs. She was professional, organized, and thorough. We were able to complete our Estate plan within two weeks. Highly recommend.

Keller, Barrett & Higgins, in my opinion, is the best law firm in Cincinnati. They provide a tremendous amount of expertise and service. Their attention to detail and their personal engagement during the process is much appreciated. The partners at KBH have helped me so much with both family law and business contracts, I'm thankful to work with them.