Rachel A. Kabb-Effron

Top rated Elder Law attorney in Beachwood, Ohio

The Kabb Law Firm
Rachel A. Kabb-Effron
The Kabb Law Firm

Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Health Care; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1998

Education: Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

The Kabb Law Firm

21825 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 310
Beachwood, OH 44122 Visit website


Attorney Rachel A. Kabb-Effron is the owner of Kabb Law in Beachwood, Ohio. Ms. Kabb-Effron devotes her practice to elder law and probate and serves disabled and elderly individuals throughout Ohio. She handles a variety of elder law matters, including those involving care advocacy, life care planning, Medicaid, public benefits eligibility and veterans’ administration matters.

Ms. Kabb-Effron earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and received her law degree from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. A licensed attorney since 1998, she has more than 20 years of experience and is certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation and is designated a specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association Specialty Board.

Ms. Kabb-Effron has received recognition for her achievements, including being named the “Top Female Entrepreneur in Cleveland” by the National Association of Women Business Owners. She previously received an outstanding achievement award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a pro bono award from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s young lawyers section.

Outside of her practice, Ms. Kabb-Effron regularly lectures for various groups and at continuing legal education seminars. She is also an adjunct faculty member of Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Active in her community, Ms. Kabb-Effron sits on the board of Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and is a member of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jewish community housing committee. She is active with the National Elder Law Foundation.  She has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) since 2000.  She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, Business Network International and Park Synagogue.

Practice areas

Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Health Care

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 70% Elder Law
  • 20% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Health Care

First Admitted: 1998, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://kabblaw.com/about/rachel-a-kabb-effron-esq-certified...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member, Long Term Care Ombudsman, 2008-2009
  • Member of National Elder Law Foundation.  2006-present. , 2006
  • Member, National Organization of Social Security Representatives, 2002-2006
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Court
  • Member, Cleveland Bar Association, 1998-Present
  • President, LCPFA, 2008-2009
  • Member, National Organization of Veteran's Advocates, 2006-2007
  • Chairman, Ohio Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • President, Ohio Chapter NAELA, 2010
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1998-Present
  • President-Elect, LCPLFA, 2007-2008
  • Member, Cuyahoga County Bar Association,1998-2004
  • Ohio, 1998
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 1998-Present
  • Board Member, Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA), 2006-2010,
Educational Background:
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A. in Political Science, with Departmental Honors
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Specialist, State of Ohio Supreme Court, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Jewish Community Federation's Task Force of Agency Professionals
  • Medical Advisory Board, Community Care At Home section of JFSA
  • Member, Northeast Ohio Case Manager Network
  • Ethics Committee of the Kethley House, Benjamin Rose Institute
  • Jewish Family Service Association's Maturing Family Services Advisory Committee
  • President, Premier Chapter of BNI
  • Member, University Hospitals Bedford Senior Network
  • Older Adult Subcommittee
  • American Field Service, Business Networking International (BNI)
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, 2006-Present
  • Ohio NAELA Chapter Member of the Year, Ohio National Academy of Elder Law, 2006
  • Community Service Award, Cleveland Bar Association's Young Lawyers, 2000
  • Pro Bono Award, Young Lawyers Section, Cleveland Bar Association
  • Help profesionals understand the pitfalls and pointers when dealing with disabled people and not losing public benefits., Special Needs Trusts, Financial Planners, Attorneys, 2018
  • Elder law is more than just Medicaid and Veterans benefits, it's about an holistic view of elder law and life care planning. This video describes the Kabb Law Firm's culture and philosophy as a premier North East Ohio Cleveland area elder care law firm., Elder Care Continuum, Public, 2015
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppe0TNyVxwk
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, Rachel Kabb-Effron, Esq., discusses Elder Law and the importance of talking to aging parents about the legal, financial and care needs of long-term care on WKYC's Good Company., WKYC Good Company, Public, 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Facilitated part of Continuing Legal Education for attorneys and allied professionals., Speaker, Elder law 101, NBI, CPA, Attorneys, 2018
  • Spoke on various topics related to Elder law over the years to Case Managers., Speaker, Various Elder Law Topics, ACMA - Ohio
  • Anderson's Ohio Elder Law Practice Manual offers up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the many financial and health care planning issues affecting Ohio seniors., Editor, Ohio Elder Law Practice Manual, Lexis Nexis, Attorneys
  • Educated lawyers and allied professionals on Medicaid law and strategies., Speaker, Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid, NBI, CPA, Attorneys, 2018
  • Travelled to Cincinnati, Ohio to present on cutting edge Medicaid strategies., Speaker, Medicaid Planning: Stay on the Cutting Edge of Medicaid Practice, NBI, CPA, Attorneys, 2018
  • Collaborated with panel to address questions regarding Medicaid planning and asset protection from a multi state perspective.  Webinar was produced in Eau Claire, Wisconsin., Webinar Panelist, Medicaid: Asset planning while Ensuring Eligibility, NBI, Attorneys, 2019
  • Spoke on all areas of Veterans benefits for allied professionals so they could identify healthcare, compensation and pension benefits potentially available to their clients., Speaker, Veterans Benefits, C3A Consortium, Social Workers, Attorneys, Government Employees, 2019
  • Updated probate and estate planning practitioners on recent elder law developments., Speaker, Lorain County Probate Seminar, LCBA, Attorneys
  • Speaker, Estate Planning and Probate Annual Seminar, Cleveland Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker, Estate Planning and Probate Annual Seminar, Toledo Bar Association, 2007
  • Frequent Speaker, Fairhill Center
  • Elder Care Coordinator Certificate Program, University of Florida
  • Frequent Speaker, Lorman Educational Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • Frequent Speaker, Jewish Family Service Association
  • Frequent Lecturer, Professional and Community Groups
  • Elder Law Adjunct Faculty for Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Adjunct Faculty, 2013

Office location for Rachel A. Kabb-Effron

21825 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 310
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: 216-991-5222


8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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