My firm is in the German Village area of Columbus, Ohio. My legal practice focuses on issues relating to older adults.
I am currently on the Board for the Pauline Home Association (a personal expense management services provider to senior residents of Franklin County). I was a past president of the Board of Trustees of LifeCare Alliance, which provides Meals-on-Wheels and home health care to the homebound elderly of Franklin County. In addition, I was a past chairman of the OSBA Elder Law Committee and past chairman of the Elder Law Committee of the Columbus Bar Association.
I have authored the Ohio Medicaid Manual, revised 2009, which is now used as a training manual for his annual seminars to train Ohio attorneys in the pracitce of Medicaid and am co-author of Financial and Health Care-Planning for the Elderly in Ohio (1999).
Recognitions by his peers:
Best Lawyer in Elder Law, 2008 - 2010, The Best Lawyers of America.
2009 and 2010, the only central Ohio Elder Law attorney that received this recognition
Ohio Super Lawyer for 2005 - 2010, Cincinnati Magazine.
I was born in Cleveland in 1947 and taught algebra and geometry at Lakewood St. Edward High School. I am married, am a Life Master in Bridge, plays golf, and have one daughter, who lives in California with her fiance, Alex, and their dog, Zoe.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Ohio Super Lawer||Cincinnati Magazine||2011|
|Best Lawyer in Elder Law only one in Central Ohio||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Best Lawyer in Elder Law - only central OH atty named||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Ohio Super Lawyer in Elder Law||Cincinnati Magazine||2010|
|Ohio Super Lawyer in Elder Law||Cincinnati Magazine||2009|
|Best Lawyer in Elder Law - only central OH atty named||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Best Lawyer in America in Elder Law||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Ohio Super Lawyer in Elder Law||Cincinnati Magazine||2008|
|Ohio Super Lawyer in Elder Law||Cincinnati Magazine||2007|
|Ohio Super Lawyer in Elder Law||Cincinnati Magazine||2006|
|Ohio Super Lawyer in Elder Law||Cincinnati Magazine||2005|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Office of Richard Taps||1997 - Present|
|Attorney||Martin, Pergram & Browning Co., LPA||1994 - 1997|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Office of Richard Taps||1992 - 1994|
|Attorney||Bricker & Eckler||1978 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pauline Home Association||Member of the Board / Finance Chairman||2008 - 2010|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Elder Law Committee||Member||N/A|
|a Columbus Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Certified Member||N/A|
|National Elder Law Foundation||Certified Elder Law Attorney||N/A|
|Department of Veteran Affairs||Accredited Attorney - VA Benefits and Claims||N/A|
|The Ohio Medicaid Manual||*||2010|
|Ohio State University Moritz College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Denison University||Mathematics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|The Ohio Medicaid Manual - October 21 & 22, 2010||Seminar and Workshop for Attorneys on Medicaid Regulations||2010|