Based in Reminger's Sandusky office, John focuses his practice in the areas of Medicaid, elder law and special needs planning, estate planning and estate administration, charitable planning, and guardianships.

John has extensive experience in Medicaid and elder law planning and the preparation and administration of special needs trusts; the preparation and administration of estate plans, including wills, powers of attorney and health care directives; the administration of guardianships and decedent's estates; the administration of trusts; and, planning for estate, gift and income tax issues in both pre-death and post-death contexts.

John is a frequent speaker on Medicaid, elder law planning and estate planning for the Ohio Bar Association, the Professional Systems Education Institute (PESI), and county probate and estate planning councils and civic groups throughout Northwest and Northeast Ohio.

Honors & Recognitions

Rated BV Distinguished® by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Community & Professional

Erie County Bar Association

Sandusky County Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association
-Elder Law and Probate and Trust Law Sections

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Stein Hospice
-Board of Trustees and Planning Council

Firelands Habitat for Humanity
-Board of Trustees

Serving Our Seniors
-Member, Ad Hoc Committee



J.D., Capital University Law School, 1987

B.A., University of Toledo, 1984


  • State of Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1990
  • United States Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1999
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