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Richard Davis CELA

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty

Richard Davis CELA

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty

Richard Davis CELA

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty

Rick joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 1998.  He chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Elder Law practice groups. His focus is primarily in estate planning, elder law, special needs trusts, probate, and trust administration.

A North Canton native, Rick graduated from the College of Wooster and received his Juris Doctorate and Masters degrees from The University of Southern California. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and Florida.

For each of the last ten years, Rick has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (and for 2012 was selected as its “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates in the Akron area) and in Who’s Who in American Law.  He has been designated as an “Ohio Super Lawyer,” and has been placed in its Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers and Top 50 Cleveland Ohio Super Lawyers lists.  Rick maintains an AV rating (very high to preeminent) in Martindale Hubbell.   He has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and as a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Rick is one of just 20 attorneys in Ohio to have earned the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as accredited by the American Bar Association.  He is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a member of The Special Needs Alliance, and he co-chairs the Medicaid, Long Term Care, and Special Needs Trust Committee of the American Bar Association.

Rick is an active speaker on continuing education programs throughout the country, and his articles have appeared in various national publications, including Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates, Probate and Property, and The  NAELA Journal.  He is a member of the editorial board of The Probate Law Journal of Ohio, and he is a member of the advisory board for Wealth Transfer Planning, a leading estate planning document assembly program.

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Our practice consists of elder law, special needs trusts, estate planning, and Medicaid planning. Our mission is to lighten our clients' load, to give them peace of mind, and to shelter as much of our clients' assets as possible.


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4775 Munson Street NW
P.O. Box 36963
Canton, OH 44735

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Alliance, OH 44601

158 North Broadway Street
New Phila, OH 44663

233 Factory Street
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

50 South Main Street
Suite 501
Akron, OH 44308

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