Edward D. Diller - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Edward D. Diller

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 513-357-9313

EDWARD D. DILLER has been an attorney in the Business and Finance Department at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP since 1976, and a partner since 1984. He is the Partner-in-Charge of the Cincinnati office. Ed practices primarily in the areas of real estate, health care and general corporate law. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Bluffton University, Ed attended the University of Oregon and later received his law degree from Harvard Law School. He is currently a Director of Messer, Inc., Messer Construction Company and Saturday Knight Ltd. From 2009 until 2011 he served as Moderator of the Mennonite Church USA. In addition, Ed is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Cincinnati Museum Center (as well as secretary and chair of its Governance Committee), Mennonite Central Committee - US (as well as Treasurer), Downtown Cincinnati Inc., Ten Thousand Villages Cincinnati, Inc. (and Chair), The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Inc. and the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America (previously serving as chair of the Board). For many years, he served on the Board Bluffton University (and Chair), Family Service of the Cincinnati Area (and Chair), Family Service Foundation (and Sec.) and Mennonite Education Agency (and Vice Chair).  In 2002, Ed received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from his alma mater, Bluffton University, after completing twenty-two years on the university’s Board of Trustees, eleven of those years as chair. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over 25 years and in 2009 edition was named Southwest Ohio region's Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law.  Ed has also been included in Chambers USA since 2006 and has been listed among the 100 Ohio Super Lawyers listings jointly developed by the publishers of Cincinnati Magazine and Law & Politics magazine. In 2006, Ed was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Dan Beard Council/Boy Scouts of America. He has been inducted a member of the Working in Neighbors Hall of Fame and the Christian Benevolent Assocation Hall of Faith.

Bluffton UniversityBA 1969Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1976
Mennonite Central Committee U.S.Cincinnati Museum CenterTen Thousand Villages of CincinnatiDan Beard Council/BSAMesser Construction Co.Saturday Knight (FK Holdings)Cincinnati Mennonite FellowshipAustin E. Knowlton FoundationBluffton University

Office Location

425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3957
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2009 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Cincinnati Metro Area
Edward D. Diller has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law (Business, Commercial, Construction, Development, Finance, Land Use, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Property Law, Tax Certiorari, TIFF, Transactions, Zoning)