More Than 40 Years Of

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Michael W. Federle

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Business Issues
  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Law


I was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. My dad and grandfather were from Newport, Kentucky operating a popular hardware, sundry and toy store called Federles for several generations on Monmouth Street in Newport.  I learned many life lessons from my dad and others working at the family store through grade school and high school.  I graduated from Highlands High School in 1974.  I graduated from the University of Kentucky, Phi Beta Kappa in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity where I met many lifelong friends.  After college I attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Law in 1981.  After law school I obtained a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in taxation from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio the same Jesuit institution where my father attended and graduated from many years prior.

I married Gail Helton, a graduate of Bellevue High School and Morehead University in 1981.  We were married for 30 years and raised three lovely daughters in Ft. Thomas prior to her passing in 2011.  We were active at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish for many years and I served on numerous voluntary boards over the years.

I enjoy staying active.  I proudly qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon in 2016.  I enjoy traveling and practicing law, concentrating in estate planning, probate/post death matters, real estate related matters, limited liability company and corporate matters.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D - 1981
  • Xavier University in Cincinnati
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978
    • Honors: With Departmental Honors
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • Highlands High School, Fort Thomas - 1974
    • 1974

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 1981

Professional Associations

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Kentucky Bar Associations, Member, Present
  • American Land Title Association
  • Kentucky Land Title Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney at Law