Laurie G. Steiner

Laurie G. Steiner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Mayfield Heights, OH

Solomon, Steiner & Peck, Ltd.
 | 6105 Parkland Boulevard, Suite 140
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 216-765-0123
Fax: 216-595-2787
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

I have spent my entire legal career trying to help people navigate the legal maze of estate and disablity planning, especially planning for asset protection and use of governmental benefits.   I am a AV ratedCertified Elder Law Attorney and VA accredited attorney concentrating in Elder Law, Veteran’s Benefits, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, and Disability Planning in the NE Ohio area. 

My legal career really started many years before law school. After obtaining my BA degree from the College of Wooster in 1979, which was a great education, I ended up as a Paralegal in a law firm in Canton, Ohio. I worked in various areas of the law over my five years there, ending up in the Probate and Estate Planning area. I loved being able to help people through a very upsetting time. Eventually, I decided that I should probably go back to school and obtain my law degree. 

I enrolled in Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and took every course I could in the Estate Planning and Taxation areas so that I could practice law in Estate and Trust Planning. I even was voted the Editor-in-Chief of the Cleveland State Law Review, Volume 37 (a plum job in Law School). After graduation in 1989, Magna Cum Laude, I began my life as a lawyer at a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio--Hahn Loeser Parks. It was a great experience to learn from and practice with many distinguished estate planners. I was there from graduation until August of 1993. 

When the opportunity presented itself to leave that firm to help form a small boutique law firm, I jumped at the chance. On September 1, 1993, Budish & Solomon was born, concentrating in Estate and Trust Planning and Corporate law. I became a partner in 1997 and in 2006, the name of the firm became Budish, Solomon, Steiner & Peck.  Effective Jaunuary 1, 2015, the firm is known as Solomon, Steiner & Peck.

My practice evolved so that I spend the majority of my time in Elder and Disability Law. I became a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation in 2012 and an Elder Law Specialist through the Ohio State Bar Association in 2014.  I am committed to assisting clients navigate their way through the maze of planning options for payment of long term health care. I also love to help average, middle class people plan to avoid probate and protect assets for their families. 

 My legal background has helped in my personal life as well when I needed to care for my infirm, elderly parents. It was an emotional time in my life, and helps me to really understand and assist the families of my clients. I have been there so I can really give first hand advice. 

More recently, my youngest son has been diagnosed with various mental disorders. I have become much more involved in disability and special needs planning as a result. I love helping families that have a special needs child plan for the future care of the child. It is very satisfying to help put the family at ease when we solve their planning burdens. 

In my free time, I am busy with my husband, three children and first grandchild. We enjoy watching movies and just relaxing as a family.

 

About Laurie Steiner

Admitted: 1989, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.ssandplaw.com/Attorneys/Laurie-G-Steiner.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Chosen as a panel member to speak at a public seminar on Navigating the Aging Process.  Attendance 200., Speaker, University Schools, 2020
  • VIP Woman of the Year, NAPW

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Specialist in Elder Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, 2014
  • Accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 2011
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation approved by the Commission on Specialization of the Supreme Court of Ohio,  Renewable every five years, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Speaker at OSBA "Elder Law institute" on Medicare Current issues, 2020
  • Speaker at NBI seminar on Medicaid Eligibility and Planning, 2020
  • Speaker at OSBA seminar "Elder Law Basics" on Medicare Basics and Veteran Benefits , 2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association year-long Mentor for recent law school graduate, 2019
  • Speaker at Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.  Topic:  Current Topics in Medicare., 2019
  • Speaker at Ohio Bar Association Medicare and Medicaid Seminar.   Topic Current Topics in Medicare., 2019
  • Speaker at Ohio Bar Association Elder Law Institute. Topic LLCs vs. Irrevocable Trusts in Medicaid Planning.  Member of planning committee., 2019
  • Member of the Akron Bar Association.  Speaker at Medicaid CLE Seminar in 2011, 2011
  • Charter Member of the Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.  Speaker and co-chair of Elder Law CLE seminar in 2008, 1989
  • Member of Cleveland Estate Planning Counsel. Speaker on Special Needs Trusts in 2011
  • Member of the American Bar Association, 1989
  • Charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member of the Ohio Bar Association. Speaker at Guardianship CLE seminar in 2012 and Speaker at Elder Law Institute CLE 2015, 1989
  • Member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), 1993

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteered at an event for Legal Aid giving short advice on legal topics, 2019
  • Member of the Endowment Board of New Avenues to Independence, a non-profit organization helping Disabled individuals, 2010
  • Board member for the Professional Networking Group (Affiliated with Cleveland Clinic) and Legislative Update Committee Chairperson, 2012
  • Member of the Professional Advisory Board at Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • Member of Allied Partners in Philanthropy at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Past Secretary of the board of One Health Organization, a start-up Non-profit organization focusing on health care for seniors and their pets. Co-chair of Marketing and Promotion Committee, 2014
  • Member of the Professional Advisory Board for Hospice of the Western Reserve, 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Successfully argued at two (2) Health Department hearings reversing nursing home discharges for clients, 2020
  • Successfully argued and won numerous State Hearing regarding Medicaid eligibility, 2020
  • Successfully argued and won numerous State Hearing decisions regarding Medicaid eligibility, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • I was a contributing author for two local senior's magazines:  "The Times of Your Life" and "50 Something Magazine"  from approximately 2008 through 2012.  Articles were on all the various elder law topics.  My name was mentioned on the Today Show on April 12, 2010 with Kathy Lee and Hoda in Jean Chatzky's Mini Money Makeover portion for assisting an Ohio couple with special needs planning for their downs syndrome son.  Here is a link to the Today Show video:  http://www.today.com/id/26184891/vp/18424824#36422274.  Jean also interviewed me for an article on Special Needs planning shortly thereafter.  Here is a link to the article:  http://www.more.com/reinvention-money/careers/protect-your-special-needs-child-financial-emergencies, 2014
  • Past Host of locally produced television show, Golden Opportunites aring Sundays at 11:30 am on WKYC-TV Channel 3, the Cleveland NBC affiliate.  Target audience are those 50 and better with useful information on a variety of topics including legal, medical, insurance, financial, dental, AARP topics, Cleveland Department on Aging issues, community events and more.  The show is the longest running locally produced show in Cleveland, starting in September, 1998.   I have hosted the following years- 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 to present. We celebrated our 20th anniversary this year.  Show ended effective 7/1/18, due to lack of sponsorship., 2016
  • Editorial Advisory Board of startup local Boomer & Beyond magazine.  Contributing author to Boomer & Beyond and affiliated Aging Answers, a supplement to North East Ohio Parent magazine, 2015

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Educational Background:

  • BA degree in Business Economics from the College of Wooster, 1979

Industry Groups

  • Elder Law
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Office Location for Laurie G. Steiner

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Suite 140
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

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Last Updated: 3/31/2020

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