Richard F. Meyer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Columbus, OH

R.F. Meyer & Associates LLC
 | 450 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 380
Columbus, OH 43085
Phone: 614-362-4058
Fax: 614-407-7905
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008, 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Elder Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard F. Meyer is a founding partner of R. F. Meyer & Associates LLC in Worthington, Ohio. Certified as a specialist in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association and possessing more than 38 years of legal experience, Mr. Meyer devotes his practice to assisting individuals and families across his region with their legal matters involving Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Special Needs Trusts, and Asset Protection.

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Mr. Meyer has achieved notable success helping his clients protect themselves and their assets for the future while assisting them with creating lasting legacies for their heirs and loved ones. In all cases, Mr. Meyer provides personalized, compassionate counsel and support to those he serves, and he has earned a reputation as one of the leading attorneys in the state for his practice areas.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Meyer holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as Superb ratings and top reviews on Avvo. He has also written extensively and conducted lectures and seminars throughout his area on a variety of legal topics involving estate planning, elder law, probate and other related subjects.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Meyer is past chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Elder Law and Special Needs Certification Committee. He is also past president and current treasurer of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' Ohio Chapter. In addition, he is a member of the Columbus Bar Association Probate Committee and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, among his other professional affiliations.

A 1977 cum laude graduate of Marietta College, Mr. Meyer obtained his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 1980. The Ohio State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (50%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008, 2010 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

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About Richard Meyer

Admitted: 1980, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.elderlaw.us/richard-meyer/

Honors/Awards:

  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Supreme Star District Award, Knights of Columbus
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Supreme Council Top Proposer Award, Ohio Knights of Columbus, 1991-1992
  • Supreme Star Council Award, Knights of Columbus
  • Supreme Council New Council Development Award, Ohio Knights of Columbus, 1993-1994

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Treasurer, Ohio Chapter – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Sustaining Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Ohio State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Certification Committee
  • Past Chair, Elder Law and Special Needs Committee, Ohio State Bar Association
  • General Counsel, Knights of Columbus State Council, 1990-present
  • Member, Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Elder Law Committee, Ohio State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1980
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1980
  • Member, Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association
  • President, Ohio Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Trust & Estate Section, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Lawyers (NAELA)
  • Ohio Bar, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980
  • Sustaining Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair, Elder Law and Special Needs Certification Committee, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Probate Committee, Columbus Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former District Deputy, Columbus Diocese, Knights of Columbus (Supreme Star District Award)
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Franklin County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Former Chapter President, Columbus Diocese, Knights of Columbus
  • Former State Membership Director, Knights of Columbus
  • General Counsel, Knights of Columbus State Charity Foundation, 1990-present
  • Attorney, Ohio State Council Knights of Columbus
  • Past Grand Knight, Assumption Council 3727, Knights of Columbus
  • Former Financial Secretary, Assumption Council 3727, Knights of Columbus
  • Attorney, Ohio Charity Foundation
  • Member: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
  • Former Home Association President, Assumption Council 3727, Knights of Columbus

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Change is Coming: Preparing for Ohio’s 1634 Transition
  • “H.B. 66 and Medicaid Recovery”, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, Nov-Dec, 2005
  • Rules of Superintendence Applicable to Guardianships
  • Frequent Speaker, Elder law, Estate planning and Probate, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • “Divorce Elder Law Style”, NAELA News, Volume 18, Issue 1, 2006
  • “What is a Trust Protector and How Might You Use One?”, Columbus Lawyers Quarterly, Winter, 2010
  • Frequent Speaker, Elder law, Estate planning and Probate, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Frequent Speaker, Elder law, Estate planning and Probate, National Business Institute
  • “Death Comes to the Attorney”, NAELA Journal, Volume 3, Number 2, 2007
  • Principal Author, “Andersons’ Ohio Elder Law Practice Manual”, 2014 Edition
  • Former District Deputy, Columbus Diocese, Knights of Columbus

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Educational Background:

  • Marietta College, B.A., Cum Laude, 1977
Office Location for Richard F. Meyer

450 W. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Suite 380
Columbus, OH 43085

Phone: 614-362-4058

Fax: 614-407-7905

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Last Updated: 2/20/2019

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