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.


400 South Fifth Street
Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio  43215
Telephone:  (614) 443-8000
Facsimile:    (614) 443-8106


(Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Our office is open

Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm

Friday from 8am-noon


Richard T. Taps, Esq.

Maggie L. Sutton, Esq.
[email protected]

Jessica N. Roshon, Esq.
[email protected]

Robert C. Rafferty, Esq.
[email protected]


September 9, 2021

Richard Taps recognized by Best Lawyers® for practice of Elder Law

Richard Taps has again been chosen for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in the practice of Elder Law. Richard has been included in the publication since 2007. Best Lawyers® has been publishing its list of highly-respected attorneys since 1983. The selection process is bases purely on […]
August 5, 2021

Jessica Roshon becomes Certified in Elder Law

We are happy to announce that Jessica N. Roshon, Associate Attorney, is now certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation.  Jessica is one of only 32 Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELAs) in Ohio. To become certified in elder law, an applicant must be an attorney in good standing, be licensed to practice […]
May 7, 2020

Stimulus Check: Does it Affect Medicaid, and What if the Recipient is Deceased?

By now, many people have received the Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) from the IRS.  This has raised two big questions for our clients: 1. Will this payment affect my SSI or Medicaid benefits? 2. What if the payment was received by a deceased person? 1.  Will the stimulus check affect my SSI or Medicaid […]