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Assistance With Estate Planning in Chillicothe, OH

At Rutherford Law Office, you will find the legal help you need. Ms. Rutherford and Ms. Charles have combined their expertise to provide the comprehensive consultation and representation for their clients inside and outside a court of law. With years of combined experience litigating a wide variety of cases and disputes, our attorneys will help you reach a favorable settlement with confidence.

Sherri Rutherford

Sherri Rutherford
Ms. Rutherford is an expert in all legal matters pertaining to end-of-life planning and estate. You can rely on her vast knowledge of the law to help resolve complicated issues that can otherwise cause a lot of strain for you and your loved ones. 
Her areas of practice include:
  • Planning and Settling Affairs of Estate
  • Drafting, Interpreting and Executing Trusts and Wills
  • Navigating the Complexities of Probate Law
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
In times of transition, Sherri Rutherford will provide the expert guidance you need to settle affairs and restore your peace of mind.

More About Sherri

Rutherford Law  Office has been locally owned and operated for two decades. Attorney Sherri Rutherford practices extensively in the area of Elder Law and Estate Planning for seniors. She believes in using a comprehensive approach for her clients to devise a complete estate plan.

Her areas of practice involve the use of Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Health Care documents, Deeds and Nursing Home/ Long Term Care planning, to insure her clients’ needs and wishes are met. She practices frequently in matters of Probate Administration, Guardianship, and Trust Administration.

Attorney Rutherford is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association committees on Elder Law and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. She frequently speaks about issues of Elder Law to such groups as the AARP, Teachers Retirement, Public Employees Retirement System, Senior Citizens Center, Alzheimer’s Group and Kiwanis. She was the host of the radio show “Rutherford’s Elder Law Workshop” on station WCHI. Attorney Rutherford served on the Board of Trustees for the Area Agency on Aging District 7.

Attorney Rutherford served on Ross County’s Senior Abuse Task Force and worked on the planning committee that brought a spring conference to Chillicothe. Attorney Rutherford assisted the Ross County Senior Advisory Council in obtaining a 501(c)(3), non-profit tax status. She was responsible for obtaining the same tax status for the local SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council.

In addition, she has served the citizens of Ross County as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney as well as Assistant Law Director for the City of Chillicothe. She is currently serving her second term as the City of Chillicothe’s Law Director. She is a former adjunct professor for Ohio University, teaching in the areas of law and police technology. 

Attorney Rutherford completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio University and Juris Doctor from Capital University. She lives with her husband, Ronnie. They raised three sons in Chillicothe and are enjoying being grandparents.  

Carrie Charles

Carrie Charles
Ms. Charles leverages her extensive legal expertise to reach a favorable outcome for her clients in civil disputes. She understands that such cases can cause significant stress and anxiety, and will work hard so that you can rest assured knowing your interests are being protected.She specializes in:
  • Mediating Family Disputes and Custody cases
  • Civil Litigation
  • Representation in Divorce and Dissolution Proceedings
  • Real Estate and Property Law
During a dispute, you'll want the skills of an experienced attorney on your side to guarantee your rights. 

More About Carrie

Carrie grew up in Bucyrus, Ohio, and moved to Chillicothe in 2008.  Prior to practicing in Chillicothe, she worked for the City of Mansfield Law Director’s Office, and interned with the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office in Dayton, Ohio.

Carrie received her undergraduate education at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, and her juris doctorate at University of Dayton School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, the United States Southern District Federal Court, and the United States Supreme Court. 

She currently practices in Ross, Pickaway, Vinton and Pike Counties. She is able to serve your legal needs in divorce or dissolution actions, custody actions, estate planning and estate administration, civil ligation, and landlord tenant actions. Carrie currently serves as an Assistant Law Director for the City of Chillicothe, and currently prosecutes cases in Municipal Court. 

She is also an adjunct professor at Ohio University- Chillicothe, instructing in their law enforcement technology program and the Southern Ohio Police Training Institute. She lives locally with her husband, Ricky, a corrections officer. They have a daughter, Bexley and a rescue dog, Bella.
In her spare time, Carrie serves the community through various facets, including serving on the Board of Directors for First Capital Enterprises, training current and perspective law enforcement officers, and volunteering through various other organizations.

Carrie completed her undergraduate education at Ohio Northern University and her juris doctorate at University of Dayton. 
For experienced legal representation, call (740) 775-7434 today!