JM Megail Gaumer
Recently an article was posted on Discoveryfitandhealth.com. The article is titled “10 Questions for an Elder Law Attorney” http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/aging/elder-care/10-questions-for-elder-law-attorney1.htm. I thought the article had some great points and wanted to take the opportunity to answer them on behalf of our firm. I have listed the questions asked in the article below:
How Familiar Are You With the Medicare and Medicaid?
Are You One of the Few “Super Lawyers”?
Do You Educate Others About Elder Law Issues?
Are You a Member of Any Relevant Organizations?
How Familiar Are You With the State Laws?
Do You Have Experience With Similar Cases?
Does the Practice Focus on a Particular Niche?
Are You a Certified Elder Law Attorney?
Do I Really Need an Elder Law Attorney?
Web Sites Will Teach Me About Elder Law? There are many sites where you can find relevant Elder Law information, ours happens to be one of them. Visit www.CooperandAdel.com and search for past blogs by the topics that interest you.
How Familiar Are You With the Medicare and Medicaid? Our attorneys spend approximately 100 hours each year attending continuing education courses to stay on top of the ever-changing laws, rules and requirements affecting seniors.
Are You One of the Few “Super Lawyers”? While we feel peer recognition in an attorneys practice field is important, “Super Lawyers” happens to be only one site to offer such recognition. Our attorneys obtain not only peer recognition, but something we value more, client recognition and feedback through www.AVVO.com.
Do You Educate Others About Elder Law Issues? Our attorneys conduct 4-5 public workshops each week to educate the community regarding Elder Law issues. In addition, our attorneys conduct television and radio interviews as requested. Managing Partner Mitch Adel has been featured in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer and writes a monthly column in “Our Generations magazine” as well.
Are You a Member of Any Relevant Organizations? Founding Partner, Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner, Mitchell J. Adel, have both undergone the rigorous process of becoming Certified Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. They are two of only 22 in Ohio. In addition both are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. As well as, VA accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Mitch Adel and Thom Cooper are current members of the invitation only AATEELA (American Association of Estate and Elder Law Attorneys), for which Thom served as a past president.
How Familiar Are You With the State Laws? Our practice covers thousands of Medicaid cases across Ohio and while Medicaid is a federal program, it is administered by the states through their county agencies.
Do You Have Experience With Similar Cases? The founder, Thom L. Cooper, has been exclusively in the practice of elder law for over 30 years. Managing Partner Mitch Adel has been exclusively in the practice of elder law for over 8 years.
Does the Practice Focus on a Particular Niche? Yes our focus is on public benefits, Veteran’s benefits, estate planning, estate administration and asset protection. We have a team of 7 attorneys and 25 staff members to help you and your family along the process.
Are You a Certified Elder Law Attorney? YES! Cooper, Adel & Associates is one of three firms in Ohio with more than one Certified Elder Law Attorney. That is 11% of all Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the entire state.
Do I Really Need an Elder Law Attorney? Would you go to a podiatrist for open-heart surgery? Of course not, that is how we feel about developing a life plan for you and your family. An eler law attorney can find benefits for you that you may not have known existed. We believe you should not have to lose everything you’ve spent a lifetime to earn just because you have suffered a catastrophic illness and that life should be easier for those you leave behind, not harder.
The above answers are just a sampling of what Cooper, Adel & Associates has to offer you. Please visit our website to learn more about our firm.