Michael K. Ruberg

Michael K. Ruberg

Managing Attorney
Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Mike's practice focuses on estate planning and probate administration, including complex matters involving multiple heirs, contested estates, asset protection, corporations and real estate. Mike has experience as corporate counsel for several corporations and LLCs in Northern Kentucky. He has defended various individuals regarding criminal matters as well as represented plaintiffs regarding personal injuries.

As a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky, Mike is very active with the community and routinely volunteers for organizations such as St. Agnes Church, Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky, Inc., St. Charles Care Center and PrimeWise through St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Mike frequently speaks regarding estate planning and probate to various community organizations.

PROBATE: Michael K. Ruberg is experienced in representing executors, administrators and various family members in Probate matters in Kentucky and Ohio for the past 34 years. Michael has handled intricate and complex estates involving numerous assets, real estate and business holdings, as well as smaller estates before the probate courts in Ohio and Kentucky.

ESTATE PLANNING: Whether complex or simple, Michael specializes in tailoring a complete estate plan for his clients, with careful consideration of their individual needs, assets, family dynamics, Medicaid issues, family members with special needs, Veteran's benefits and charitable contributions.

CORPORATE COUNSEL: Michael acts as corporate counsel for various corporations and LLCs in Kentucky and Ohio, offering legal services, advice and assisting in corporate documents, employment situations, real estate matters and various other needs of his corporate clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Corporate/Business Succession

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1983
  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Business Administration, Associates in Economics and Computer Science

Published Works

  • Building the Kentucky Paralegal from the Ground Up, Bench & Bar, 2012


  • Layman’s Guide to Estate Planning, St. Barbara Church, 2017 - Present
  • Layman’s Guide to Estate Planning, Northern Kentucky Association of Paralegals, 2016 - Present
  • Wills for First Responders, Cincinnati Paralegal Association / Northern Kentucky Association of Paralegals, 2014 - Present
  • Living Wills and M.O.S.T., Primewise at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 2012 - Present
  • Estate Planning Documents in Kentucky, Kentucky Paralegal Association / Northern Kentucky Association of Paralegals, 2013 - Present
  • Planning for Incapacity, Madonna Manor, 2012 - 2013
  • Advanced Directives, Full Circle with St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice, 2012 - Present
  • Living Wills and Healthcare Documents, St. Charles Care Center, 2010 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Probate Section, 2010 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky, 2010 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, 1985 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • O'Hara Ruberg Taylor Sloan & Sergent, Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky, Inc. (HONK) - Corporate Counsel, 2000 - Present
  • St. Vincent DePaul - Member, 2015 - Present
  • Primewise – St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Guest Speaker, 2010 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Association of Paralegals - Corporate Counsel/Guest Speaker, 2016 - Present


  • Phi Delta Alpha