Medicaid Eligibility

Individual planning to assist people in becoming eligible for Medicaid.

Estate Planning

Estate planning and trusts, including living, family, special needs, and Medicaid.

Probate and Estates

Administering estates and providing representation at guardianship hearings.

We Wrote the Book!

We literally wrote the book on Ohio Medicaid planning and eligibility. We are authors of the Ohio Medicaid Manual, which is considered the leading resource for
attorneys across the state of Ohio.

Each year, we publish an updated version of the book, and we host a seminar to educate attorneys on the Medicaid regulations and how they can help their clients qualify for Medicaid. Since 2008, we have trained hundreds of attorneys practicing in this area.

We have over 30 years of experience serving the elderly and disabled communities, so we know how the rules have changed and how the Ohio Department of Medicaid looks at cases.

If you are an individual in need of an elder law attorney, please use the contact us form and one of our attorneys will get back with you. If you are an attorney and want to discuss a client referral, please call or email us with the facts of the case.


713 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio  43206
Telephone:  (614) 443-8000
Facsimile:    (614) 443-8106


Richard T. Taps, Esq.
[email protected]

Maggie L. Sutton, Esq.
[email protected]

Jessica N. Roshon, Esq.
[email protected]

Robert C. Rafferty, Esq.
[email protected]


December 26, 2019

Updating Your Estate and Retirement Plans After the SECURE Act

This week, the SECURE Act passed and will bring changes to how you plan for your heirs and for your retirement. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020. This article provides a good summary of the changes included in the SECURE Act. Here is a quick outline of those changes: The required minimum distribution […]
December 19, 2019

Seniors May Want to Add Apple AirPods to their Christmas Wishlist

Though it may seem an unlikely gift for seniors, Apple AirPods offer a little-known feature to amplify sound.  The function – called Live Listen – can serve as a low-grade hearing aid.  Taps & Sutton recently became aware of this feature when one of our clients used this feature during a meeting at our office. […]
December 2, 2019
Richard Taps selected to Super Lawyers list and Maggie Sutton selected to Rising Stars list

Richard Taps selected to Super Lawyers list and Maggie Sutton selected to Rising Stars list

Richard Taps has been selected to the 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Maggie Sutton has been selected to the 2020 Ohio Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than […]