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William Browning CELA
PRACTICE AREA AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
William J. Browning is a partner of Browning & Meyer Co., LPA, in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Past-President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as well as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Mr. Browning focuses his practice on elder law, Medicaid, probate, and customized estate planning, including special needs trusts and asset protection planning. He has served on the boards of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio, and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. He is a frequent speaker in the estate planning and probate related fields for the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations, NAELA, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), and numerous civic groups. Mr Browning has also been a guest lecturer for The Ohio State University College of Law and the Capital University Law School. He has made presentations at several national conventions of NAELA, presented a program on Medicaid reform at the 1992 Joint Conference on Law and Aging in Washington, D.C., participated in a debate in 2002 at the LTC, Inc. Conference in St. Louis, participated in presentations at the 2003 Conference on Law and Aging in Washington D.C. and numerous state level legal conferences throughout the U.S. He has a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV, which indicates very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. He has also been named in Business First, Whos Who in Law (Probate) as well as an Ohio Super Lawyer for the past several years.
Amicus Brief for US Supreme Court on behalf of Ohio State Bar Assoc. & NAELA for the Wisconsin Dept. of Health & Family Services v. Irene Blumer Ohio Lawyer, Nov. 97; Trusts and the Young Case, Planning for Disabled Beneficiaries NAELA Quarterly, Spring 95; Medicaid Treatment of Retirement Plans Revisited Estate Planning Magazine, Nov. 92; The Impact of Retirement Plans on Medicaid Eligibility Ohio Bar Briefs, Winter 2003, "Estate Planning for the Elderly-Consider Divorce?" Quoted in publications including: USA Today, LA Times, AP articles, Columbus Monthly, Columbus CEO & Columbus Dispatch
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio (J.D., 1983)
Capital University, Columbus, Ohio (BA, Political Science, 1979)
COURTS & BAR ASSOCIATIONS
U.S. Supreme Court (2001)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1996)
U.S. Tax Court (1985)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1984)
Ohio Bar (1983)
Supreme Court of Ohio (1983)
Member: Columbus & Ohio State Bar Association
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
Past-President: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2003-2004
Former Chair, Ohio State Bar Association Disability Law Committee & Elder Law Committees
Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Neoacacia Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite & Aladdin Shrine
Browning & Meyer Co., LPA is well known for their commitment to the community. Mr. Browning and Mr. Meyer are natives of Ohio, having been born and raised in Columbus and Springfield respectively. They continued their education in their home state attending and graduating college in Ohio, with each earning a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in Columbus.
Through the years, they have continued to support their community and its citizens through active participation in a number of organizations including Knights of Columbus State Council, Knights of Columbus Charity Foundation, Neoacacia Masonic Lodge, Ancient and Accepted Order of Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine Temple, the Bellevue Hospital Foundation, and the Endowment Fund of the Immaculate Conception Church, Bellevue, Ohio.
The attorneys are involved on both a local and national level in efforts to bring forth reforms to Medicaid and estate planning policies. Richard F. Meyer, Esq. is a frequent speaker in the estate planning and probate related fields for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and National Business Institute. William J. Browning, CELA has authored numerous articles on Elder Law topics, including Medicaid planning, long-term care, and planning for the disabled. Mr. Browning is also a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.