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At Golowin Legal, our estate planning practice specializes in helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow.  We excel at guiding parents and grandparents through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals.

Our considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning for couples, planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals, Medicaid planning and elder law, business succession planning, as well as all aspects of estate administration.  

Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well lived, Golowin Legal will help you craft a plan to achieve your goals for your loved ones for today and years to come.

After graduation from law school, Russell worked for a boutique estate planning firm until he opened his own practice not far from downtown Columbus in the Upper Arlington/Grandview area.  He has been hired to present seminars on Medicaid Planning for other attorneys and financial professionals as well as to speak to the members and retirees of the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System on retirement planning, elder law, and estate planning issues.

Russell resides in Upper Arlington with his wife Jennifer and their two children, Avery and Drew.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 55%
    12 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    13 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    13 years



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Attorney endorsements

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    As an estate planning and probate lawyer in the community, Russ has proven to be a trusted resource for me and my clients and their Medicaid planning needs. His knowledge in the field is second-to-none, but more importantly, his caring and compassionate personality eases clients feelings at a stressful time.


    Brendan King Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Richard McLoughlin

    I recently attended a Columbus Bar Association meeting where Russ spoke on the topic of VA benefits. He is very knowledgable about elder law issues and has been an excellent resource for me in this area.


    Eric McLoughlin Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Golowin Legal, LLC

5000 Arlington Centre Blvd.
Bldg. 2
Upper Arlington, OH, 43220


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersColumbus CEO2015
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
PresidentOhio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys2013
PresidentOhio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys2012
PresidentOhio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys2011
PresidentOhio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys2010
Vice-PresidentOhio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawGolowin Legal, LLC2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Richard T. Taps2012 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Upper Arlington Civic AssociationPresident2014 - 2014
Upper Arlington Civic AssociationVice President2013 - 2013
Upper Arlington Civic AssociationDirector2011 - 2012
Accredited Attorney - VA Benefits and ClaimsN/A2009 - Present
WealthCounselN/A2006 - 2012
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - 2009
Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law SectionN/A2003 - 2010
Columbus Bar AssociationN/A2003 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
What You Must Know About Veterans BenefitsVA Aid and Attendance Pension2011
The Ohio Medicaid ManualVA Aid and Attendance Pension2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityTaxLL.M. in Taxation2004
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Ohio State UniversityPsychologyB.S.2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Food for Thought LectureAn Estate, Probate, and Elder Law Issues Update2015
Estate Planning and Elder Law SymposiumVA Improved Pension With Aid and Attendance2015
Conversations That Light The WayOhio Advance Directives and End -Of-Life Wishes2015
Ohio Elder Law Institute HighlightsVA Aid and Attendance2014
Ohio Elder Law InstituteVeterans Benefits2014
Monthly ProgramA Primer on VA Benefits2014
Estate Planning, Professionalism and Ethics SeminarVeterans' Aid and Attendance Benefits2014
STRS Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Legal Affairs2013
STRS Retiree SeriesEstate Planning Essentials2013
Monthly MeetingVA Aid and Attendance: The Unknown Benefit2012
Medicaid and Veterans Benefits SeminarVA Improved Pension2012
Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Legal Affairs2011
Ohio Medicaid Manual Seminar & WorkshopVA Aid and Attendance Pension2011
Ohio Medicaid and Veterans Benefits SeminarVA Aid and Attendance Pension2011
Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Legal Affairs2010
Estate Planning for STRS RetireesEstate Planning Essentials2010
Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Legal Affiars2009
Ohio Medicaid and Veterans Benefits SeminarVA Aid and Attendance Pension2009
Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Legal Affairs2008
Retiree SeriesEstate Planning for STRS Retirees2008
Retirement Planning SeminarEstate Planning and Legal Affairs2007
Medicaid Planning in Light of the DRA of 2005Look-back and Penalty Periods Explained2007