Estate Planning

Aljoe, George O.

George O. Aljoe joined the northeast Ohio law firm Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA in December 2020.  His practice concentrates on elder law, particularly Medicaid planning, as well as general estate planning, asset protection, guardianships and probate.

Aljoe joined Hickman & Lowder with several years of elder law experience, where he successfully helped clients navigate the Medicaid application process and ensured they received the dignified long-term care they needed. George graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a degree in History and earned his law degree in 2015 from the University of Akron School of Law.

George is a member of the Stark County Bar Association Elder Law Committee, and he lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with his wife Ellyn and daughter Rose.



Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA
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1300 E 9th Street, Suite 1020
(216) 861-0360
Cameron, James

James Cameron Law, LLC, is a small boutique law firm that helps clients with elder law planning, special needs planning, general estate planning and probate matters.

You will work personally with Attorney, James Cameron, to get the attention and help you deserve as you move forward through life.

James Cameron Law, LLC, can work with you to develop an effective plan no matter what your circumstances happen to be. Whether you are interested in planning for your own future, planning for your family's future, or planning for a loved one with declining health, we can help you accomplish your goals.

Let us work with you to do all we can to help you and your family. Please contact us today to learn more about the legal services we provide throughout Central Ohio including Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union Counties.

James Cameron Law, LLC
40 Grace Drive, Suite 340
(614) 369-4866
(614) 369-4867
Durnell-Maier, Elizabeth A.

Elizabeth Durnell-Maier, founder and owner of Durnell Maier Law, LLC, is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation and the Ohio Bar Association.

Over the past decade of working in elder law, Elizabeth has assisted hundreds of families qualifying for government benefits they didn’t realize were available to them, along with preserving a portion of their assets at the same time. She has also helped hundreds in setting up the proper documentation to ensure that their loved ones didn’t have the hassle, publicity, or expense of probate before opening Durnell Maier Law.

After seeing so many worst-case scenarios over the years of clients facing probate and losing their assets, Elizabeth has led countless seminars educating Ohioans on the importance of having a proper plan in place. She is passionate about teaching clients how to avoid all of them, creating the best-case scenarios for their future instead.

Elizabeth belongs to the Ohio NAELA chapter, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Shelby County Bar Association, the Sidney Kiwanis Club and sits on the New Choices Board of Directors, where she is currently the President. She is also a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Newport, where she also lectors.

804 West Russell Road
(937) 507-9004
(800) 507-0386
Elgin, Jonathon C.

Attorney Jonathon “JC” Elgin opened his law practice in 2017 in downtown Shelby, Ohio.

In 2018, he joined the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office, assigned to the civil division. In this prosecutor’s office, he represented Richland County’s 16 townships as well as various county offices in all variety of civil matters. He also represented the Richland County Treasurer in hundreds of tax foreclosures and as creditor in bankruptcy cases.

In 2021, Attorney Elgin returned to private practice full time, establishing the current practice in Ontario, Ohio. Since that time, we’ve helped clients in and around Richland County in probate, estate planning, tax, real estate and bankruptcy matters.​

Attorney Elgin is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio and the State of Florida, Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts in Ohio, and the United States Tax Court.

The mission of JC Elgin Co, LPA is to provide hope to our clients navigating their legal challenges by providing superior client service and excellent legal work product.


JC Elgin Co., LPA
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2291 Village Park Ct.
Estess, Kim

Kim Estess, Esq., is dually certified as a specialist in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Association and certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the OSBA.

Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, elder law, asset protection, Medicaid, special needs planning and guardianships.

"I firmly believe that providing outstanding service requires more than just excellent legal work — it also involves taking the time to establish a strong relationship with each client in order to truly understand their unique family situation and goals," she says.


O'Diam & Estess Law Group, Inc.
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8039 Washington Village Drive, Suite 110
(937) 458-0574