Patricia J. Schraff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Willoughby Hills, OH

Schraff Thomas Law LLC
 | 2802 SOM Center Road, Suite 200
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Phone: 440-499-6980
Fax: 440-569-1509
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (60%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Patricia J. Schraff is the principal of Schraff Thomas Law in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 39 years of legal experience, Ms. Schraff represents the needs and interests of clients throughout Lake County and the surrounding areas of the greater Cleveland metro region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·        Estate and trust planning

    ·        Estate and trust administration

    ·        Guardianships

    ·        Long-term care planning

    ·        Special needs planning

    ·        Probate litigation

    Among her impressive list of legal credentials, Ms. Schraff holds her certification from the National Elder Law Foundation as an Elder Law Attorney, and she is a Certified Elder Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association Commission on Specialization for the Supreme Court of Ohio. Moreover, Ms. Schraff serves as an attorney with Geauga County's Department on Aging legal services program, and she has served as a licensed independent social worker for many years.

    Drawing upon her extensive legal training and experience, Ms. Schraff delivers unmatched counsel and support to clients across her region who seek to establish their final wishes and create a lasting legacy for their heirs and loved ones. She has also achieved considerable success helping her clients protect their rights and interests in disputed estate cases.

    Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal service, Ms. Schraff received the Ruth A. Densmore Senior Advocate Award from the Lake County Council on Aging in 2017. She was also the recipient of the Katz Advocacy for the Elderly Award, the Ford Award for Commitment to Quality of Life of Older Adults and the Jennifer B. Langston Community Service Award.

    A 1973 graduate of John Carroll University, Ms. Schraff earned her Master of Science in social administration from Case Western Reserve University in 1977. She then attended Cleveland State University's Marshall College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1980.

    Ms. Schraff is the former chair of the Lake County Bar Association, and she is a member of the Geauga County Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section, the Ohio State Bar Association's Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, among her other professional affiliations.

     

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Elder Law
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About Patricia Schraff

    Admitted: 1980, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: https://schraffthomaslaw.com/patriciaschraff/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Ruth A. Densmore Senior Advocate Award, The Lake County Council on Aging, 2017
    • Benjamin Rose Institute’s Katz Advocacy for the Elderly Award, 2009
    • The Long Term Care Ombudsman Dr. Amasa B. Ford Award, Commitment to the Quality of Life of Older Adults, 2008
    • Jennifer B. Langston Community Service Award, The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cleveland, 1998 
    • Super Lawyer, 2017, 2018 and 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, 2016
    • State of Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), 2016
    • Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association Commission on Specialization for the Supreme Court of Ohio as an elder law specialist, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2016
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Estate Planning Section, 2016
    • Ohio State Bar Association Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and Elder and Special Needs Sections, 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Geauga County Department on Aging’s legal services program, Attorney
    • Hospice of the Western Reserve's Planned Giving Advisory Council, Member
    • Lake County Council on Aging, Board Member
    • Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cleveland, Board Member
    • Long Term Care Ombudsman, Board Member

    Educational Background:

    • John Carroll University, B.A.
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    Office Location for Patricia J. Schraff

    2802 SOM Center Road
    Suite 200
    Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

    Phone: 440-499-6980

    Fax: 440-569-1509

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    Last Updated: 6/25/2020

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