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Attorney Elena A. Lidrbauch focuses her practice on issues affecting persons with disabilities and elderly individuals. Her practice areas include guardianship, estate planning, Medicaid planning and probate. In addition, Elena advises individuals and attorneys on issues related to Medicare Secondary Payer compliance requirements, such as, Medicare Set Asides, Qualified Settlement Funds and resolution of Medicare/Medicaid liens.

Elena received her M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University. She spent 12 years working in community mental health service agencies providing residential, employment and partial hospitalization services. Eventually Elena returned to school to earn her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. Upon graduation, she joined Hickman & Lowder as an associate and, in 2005, she became a shareholder. She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Medina County, and Ohio State Bar Associations, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP).


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%
  4. Probate: 10%


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Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.

1300 East 9th Street Suite 1020
Cleveland, OH, 44114

Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.

5062 Waterford Drive
Sheffield Village, OH, 44035



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law FoundationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderHickman & Lowder Co., LPA2005 - Present
AssociateHickman & Lowder Co., LPA1999 - 2005
Program ManagerWest Side Community Mental Health Center1989 - 1996
Director of Transitioal Housing ServicesHill House Mental Health Rehabilitation and Research Inc.1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Legal Rights Service CommissionMember2012 - Present
Lorain County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside ProfessionalsMember2007 - Present
Ridgecliff FoundationBoard of Trustees2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Medina County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
ConnectionsReluctant Talk2011
ConnectionsAid & Attendance Benefit Available to Veterans and Their Surviving Spouses2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Kent State UniversityRehabilitation CounselingM.Ed1983
Cleveland State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Work CEThe ABC's of Capacity, Competence, and Informed Consent2012
Professional CEOhio Mental Health & the Law2012
NAMSAP Annual Meeting & ConferenceLegal Panel Update2011
Lorain County Bar AssociationSettlement Services2011
Geriatric SymposiumElder Law2011
Education SessionManaging Your Affairs2011
Education SessionVeterans Benefits2011
Education SessionElder Law & How It's Changing2011
Education SessionLegal Issues for Older Adults2011
Education SessionWills, Trusts, Probate & More: Making Sense of it All2011
Education SessionLegalizing Your Wishes2011
Education SessionSurrogate Decisionmaking2011
Alzheimer's Support GroupEstate & Medicaid Planning2011
2011 Special Needs Trusts: The National ConferencePooled Trusts: Conflicts & Potential Conflicts2011
Trust Officers MeetingElder Law & Settlement Services Update2010
Education SessionUnderstanding the Importance of Medicare Set-Asides2010
Education SessionPowers of Attorney2010
Education SessionSurrogate Decision Making2010
Education SessionCash Benefits for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities2010
Education SessionLegal Issues for Caregivers2010