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Michael K. Ruberg

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Michael Ruberg is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky. He has been practicing law for 41 years and focuses his practice on estate planning. Michael's considerable experience encompasses estate planning, probate, trusts, guardianships, and elder law planning. 

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, as well as an associate degree in computer science and economics, from Thomas Moore University. Michael graduated from Chase College of Law in 1982 and was admitted to practice law in both Kentucky and Ohio. 

Early in his career, Michael practiced with the firm of Ohara, Ruberg & Taylor. In 2017, Michael founded his own law firm, Ruberg Law PLLC, and continues to focus on all aspects of estate planning and probate administration. 

Michael’s unique perspective as both an attorney and small business owner, allows him to provide high-quality and tailored services to his clients. Michael values building strong relationships with his clients and takes pride in delivering professional, thoughtful, and authentic work for them. He has a tradition and reputation for quality legal services in which he develops a comprehensive plan to ensure his client’s needs and preferences are honored now and in the future. 

Michael's goal is to provide proper estate planning which brings a host of benefits and peace of mind to his clients and their families.

Practice Areas:

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

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

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

Past Positions

  • O'Hara Ruberg Taylor Sloan & Sergent, Partner


  • 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

Classes & Seminars

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

Published Works

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

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Alpha

Professional Associations and Memberships

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