John R. Ball is based in Reminger’s Sandusky office, John focuses his practice in the areas of Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administrations and Guardianships.
John has extensive experience in Medicaid, elder law and special needs planning; the preparation and administration of estate plans, including trusts, wills, financial powers of attorney and health care directives; the management and administration of guardianships and decedent’s estates and the management and administration of trust estates.
Additionally, he is a frequent speaker on Medicaid, elder law planning and estate planning for the Ohio Bar Association, the Professional Systems Education Institute (PESI), as well as county probate and estate planning councils and civic groups throughout Northwest and Northeast Ohio.
Michael R. Brumbaugh’s estate and elder care planning law firm is focused on helping clients through the complex and confusing maze of balancing the desire to live independently as long as possible while preserving the family assets from the costs of probate and long term care.
Upon receiving a Mechanical Engineering degree, Michael went to law school where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and became a member of the Order of the Coif which is an honor society for law school graduates who graduate in the top 10% of their class. He then worked as a staff attorney for a United States Federal Judge.
After opening his own office, Michael discovered his passion was helping people with their estate planning. As time went on, he discovered that while helping people with traditional estate planning focused on what happens upon death was very important, it failed to address the problems that occur when a family faces long term care issues. As a result, Michael now also assists clients in developing plans that answer the following crucial question: What happens, if prior to passing, you need long term care that may last for months and even years?
Michael’s law firm focuses exclusively in the areas of estate planning and elder care. He is a member of Elder Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Ohio Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law attorneys where he served as the organization’s President from 2011 to 2013. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and a graduate of the Veteran’s Benefit Institute and is an accredited attorney with the Veteran’s Administration