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Thom Cooper Certified Elder Law Specialist
Over thirty years ago, Attorney Cooper created the law firm that would become Cooper, Adel and Associates with the goal of representing seniors in a way that maximized their independence and minimized the stress and burden placed on loved ones. Since then, Attorney Cooper has provided educational seminars throughout Ohio to spread the word about estate planning and elder law. He has helped thousands of seniors and their families find public benefits to protect and preserve their assets.
Attorney Cooper is one of only 22 attorneys in Ohio certified as Elder Law Specialists by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) and Attorney Cooper was among the charter members to become certified in 1995. NELF is approved by the Ohio Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists and by the American Bar Association.
Attorney Cooper is rated “10 Superb” by AVVO which is a professional organization that rates 95% of the attorneys in the US and considers years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.
Attorney Cooper has devoted a portion of his practice to veterans and their surviving spouses. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Attorney Cooper is a past president of the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA), an invitation-only, nationwide professional association and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
Attorney Cooper graduated from Allegheny College, obtained a PhD from The Ohio State University and a law degree from Capital University. Attorney Cooper and his wife, Kathy, who works at the firm, have two daughters, one is completing her residency in surgery at Johns Hopkins and the other is completing her law degree at the University of Dayton.
Attorney Cooper is a certified Elder Law Specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation focusing his practice on Veterans Benefits, Estate Planning, Estate Recovery, Medicaid/ Nursing Home & Assisted Living Planning. Assisting seniors in Medicaid, Nursing Home & Asset Protection throughout Columbus, Cincinnati & Sidney Ohio.