Elder Law, Estate Planning
Kevin Purcell is an Attorney at law licensed to practice in the state of Ohio. An Attorney since 1981 and life-long Greater Clevelander, Kevin graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
After law school he served for five years as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney and thereafter as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General for two years.
As of 2011, Kevin is certified as one of 163 Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law in the State of Ohio by the Ohio State Bar Association, and his certification has been accepted by the Ohio State Supreme Court's Commission on Certification.
He has achieved the title in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2103, AND 2014: "Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards" ("AV" rating*) through a Peer Review rating process of the confidential opinions of lawyers and judges by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading peer review rating service of attorneys since 1887.
He is certified as an Accredited Veterans' Administration attorney.
He counsels clients extensively in the area of Veterans' benefits, Medicaid eligibility planning, and other areas of asset protection.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This status means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred, the most serious penalty for a lawyer.
Felony suspension means an attorney was convicted of a crime and lost his or her license to practice law.
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Special Counsel||Ohio Attorney General's Office||1987 - 1989|
|Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney||Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office||1982 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Certified Specialist||N/A|
|Ohio State Supreme Court's Commission on Certification||Certified Specialist||N/A|
|Accredited Veterans' Administration||Certified Attorney||N/A|
|Ohio Medicaid Academy||Founding Member||N/A|
|Ohio Medicaid Research Council||Founding Member||N/A|
|Accountancy Board of Ohio||Provides Accredited Courses for CPAs||N/A|
|Cleveland State Law Review||Ghosts from the Grave—Inheriting through the Predeceased under Ohio Law||2002|
|National Estate Planning Handbook for Attorneys||Advanced Planning Solutions||N/A|
|Ohio Lawyer, the Ohio State Bar Association's magazine for its attorney members||How to Put the Counseling Back into the Estate Planning Counselor||N/A|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|WCLV’s Financial Opportunities||Benefits for Veterans||N/A|
|Real Law Ohio Radio Show||Legal and Political Issues||N/A|
|New York Times columnist Michael Sullivan||Estate Planning||N/A|
|Cleveland National Public Radio affiliate WCPN's Sound of Ideas||Estate Planning||N/A|