Overview

Allison focuses her practice on elder and special needs law, including estate and long term care planning, estate and trust administration, probate and guardianships. She serves as the Chair of both Reminger's Elder Law and Special Needs Planning practice group and Estate and Trust Administration Practice Group.

Allison has published articles and is a frequent speaker in the areas of probate, estate planning, government benefits, and special needs trusts. Her audiences include individuals, bar associations, non-profit organizations, and other professional organizations.

Allison is an Accredited Attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation (CELA) and a Certified Elder Law Specialist through the Ohio State Bar Association. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National and Ohio Chapters and the Ohio State Bar Association's Estate, Trust & Probate Law Section, and Elder & Special Needs Law Committee. Allison is currently serving as Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section. In addition, Allison serves as a member of Julie Billiart Schools’ Advancement Committee, the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sponsorship Committee, Hospice of the Western Reserve's Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors of Milestones Autism Resources. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Ohio Living Breckenridge Village.

Allison received her B.A. degree with a major in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Dayton in 1999 and her J.D. degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2004. Allison was Executive Editor of Cleveland Marshall’s Journal of Law and Health and her "Note, Do Not Resuscitate Decision Making: Ohio’s Do Not Resuscitate Law Should be Amended to Include a Mature Minor’s Right to Initiate a DNR Order," was published in 2005, Volume 17, Issue 2 of the Journal.

Honors & Recognitions

Selected to the Crain's Cleveland Business 2016 "Forty Under Forty" Class

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine




Community & Professional

Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation

Certified Elder Law Specialist through the Ohio State Bar Association

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
-National and Ohio Chapters

Ohio State Bar Association
-Estate, Trust & Probate Law Section and Elder & Special Needs Law Committee

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
-Chair, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section

Milestones Autism Resources
-Board of Directors 

Hospice of the Western Reserve
-Advisory Committee Member

Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter Walk to End Alzheimer’s
-Sponsorship Committee

Julie Billiart Schools' Advancement Committee
-Member

Consortium Against Adult Abuse
-Board Member and Former Chair of Education Committee

Ohio Living Breckenridge Village
- Former Member of Board of Directors

News

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning, Medicaid, Medicare, and VA benefits
    Mentor, OH, Sep 16, 2019
  • Estate Planning, Medicaid, Medicare, and VA benefits
    Westlake, OH, Sep 9, 2019
  • Qualifying for Medicaid: Eligibility Criteria
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 13, 2019
  • Special Needs Trusts: Protecting Benefits While Providing for Beneficiary Expenses
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 13, 2019
  • Medicaid Asset Planning: Special Needs Trusts
    Akron, OH, Jun 11, 2019
  • Benefit Programs for Individuals with ASD
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 11, 2019
  • Special Needs Trust Administration: Beyond the Basics
    Columbus, OH, Mar 14, 2019
  • Recent Rule Changes to the VA Pension
    Westlake, OH, Feb 21, 2019
  • Planning for the Future: Legal and Financial Issues for Individuals with Dementia
    Cleveland, OH, Jan 24, 2019
  • Medicaid Planning - Excluded vs. Countable Assets
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 9, 2018
  • Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 26, 2018
  • Cleveland, OH, Jun 15, 2018
  • Legal and Financial Issues Planning for the Future for the Disabled Relative
    Solon, OH, May 24, 2018
  • Legal and Financial Issues – Planning for the Future
    Cleveland, OH, Nov 7, 2017
  • Medicare, Medicaid and VA Benefits
    Toledo, OH, Oct 26, 2017
  • Medicaid and VA Benefits: What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 17, 2017
  • The Probate Process Explained, and Distinguishing Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets
    Akron, OH, Sep 25, 2017
  • Trusts: The Ultimate Guide
    Cleveland, OH, Aug 30, 2017
  • Assisting Clients with Special Needs: A Look at Stable Accounts
    Cleveland, OH, Aug 24, 2017
  • The Ins and Outs of Veterans Benefits
    Copley, OH, Jul 23, 2017
  • Estate Planning and Guardianship Administration
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 22, 2017
  • Planning for Individuals With Disabilities with Their Families:  Special Needs Trusts and STABLE Accounts
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 15, 2017
  • Diminished Capacity: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, and What to Do Next
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 14, 2017
  • Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
    Bay Village, OH, May 18, 2017
  • Beyond the Basics: Estate and Long-Term Care Planning
    Richfield, OH, May 11, 2017
  • Estate Planning: Starting with the Basics
    Eastlake, OH, Mar 23, 2017
  • Estate Planning for All Generations
    Chagrin Falls, OH, Mar 16, 2017
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled and Ethical Considerations
    Akron, OH, Dec 16, 2016
  • Special Needs Trusts in Settlements
    Cleveland, OH, Dec 14, 2016
  • Are your Power of Attorney Forms Out of Date?
    Geauga County, OH, Oct 7, 2016
  • Medicaid Update
    Independence, OH, Sep 21, 2016
  • Medicaid Update in Ohio, ABLE Accounts, and VA Benefits
    Independence, OH, Jun 29, 2016
  • Medicaid Regulation Update, ABLE Accounts and VA Benefits
    Berson-Sokol Insurance Agency Financial Planners Seminar, Beachwood, OH, Jun 15, 2016
  • Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment
    National Business Institute CLE, Cleveland, OH, Apr 26, 2016
  • “Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment”
    National Business Institute CLE re Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts Seminar, Cleveland, OH, Apr 18, 2016
  • Special Needs, Disability and Long Term Care Planning
    Toledo, OH, Feb 18, 2016
  • Special Needs Disability and Long Term Care Planning
    Toledo/Sandusky Chapter of Financial Service Professionals, Toledo, OH, Feb 18, 2016
  • Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney and Planning for Long Term Care
    Charles Schwab Private Client Group, Westlake, OH, Oct 15, 2015
  • Celebrating Women…Health, Wealth, Wellness
    The McGregor Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Sep 19, 2015
  • Celebrating Women…Health, Wealth, Wellness
    The McGregor Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Sep 19, 2015
  • Executive Caterers at Landerhaven-6111 Landerhaven Drive - Mayfield Hts., OH, Sep 19, 2015
  • Hot Topics in Elder and Special Needs Law
    Charles Schwab Advisors, Westlake, OH, Aug 18, 2015
  • Special Needs Trusts
    National Business Institute CLE, Cleveland, OH, Jun 24, 2015
  • Ask our Experts: The White House Conference on Aging Forum
    Cleveland, OH, Jun 4, 2015
  • Estate Planning for the Healthcare Professional
    Northeast Ohio Case Management Network Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, Apr 23, 2015
  • The Ins and Outs of Veterans Benefits
    McGregor Facility, Cleveland, OH, Mar 26, 2015
  • Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs Children
    Café O’Plays Special Needs Family Night, Stow, OH, Mar 22, 2015
  • Estate Planning – Starting with the Basics
    Women’s Networking Event – Johnnycake Financial Services, Mentor, OH, Mar 12, 2015

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Publications

Blog Posts

Education

J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 2004
-Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Health

B.A., University of Dayton, 1999

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 2004
  • Accredited Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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