Mary P. Burns, Esq.

Mary P. Burns, Esq.

Vice President of Estate Planning, Senior Trust Counsel, Principal
Management Team, Trust Company, Cincinnati - West

Mary returned to Johnson Trust Company as Trust Counsel in 2017, having served in the same role from 2007-2014. She currently serves as Vice President of Estate Planning and Senior Trust Counsel. Mary is also a shareholder of the firm. In the interim, she was a shareholder at the law firm of Barron, Peck, Bennie & Schlemmer Co., LPA. 

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Team Members

Tina A. Carpenter
Client Support Assistant

Relevant Work Experience

Barron, Peck, Bennie & Schlemmer Co., LPA, Shareholder
Johnson Trust Company, Trust Counsel
Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC


Chicago Theological Seminary,
M.A. Religious Studies
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, NKU,
Juris Doctor (cum laude)
Bowling Green State University,
B.A. English Literature

Community Involvement

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Board Member
Mercantile Library
Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
President (former)
Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky
President (former)
Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky
Chair of Board of Directors (former)
The Carnegie
Executive Committee (former)
Vice President (former)
Crossroads Community Church
Undivided (former)


Cincinnati Bar Association
Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

Highlights & Recognition

Cincinnati Leadership Award,
National MS Society (Class of 2013)
Cincinnati Business Courier,
Forty Under 40 Award (Class of 2012)
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber,
WE Lead Class III (Class of 2009)