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Laurie Elizabeth Ohall

Elder law Attorney at Brandon, FL

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 14 years
    Florida - FL 29 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2005

About Laurie

Learn Laurie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    45%
    Issues related to Elder law include estate planning, asset protection planning, filing for nursing home Medicaid, and handling guardianship issues.

    21 years

  2. Estate planning
    45%
    Estate planning includes the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wells and Health Care Surrogate designations, as well as asset protection planning.

    24 years

  3. Guardianship
    5%

    24 years

  4. Probate
    5%

    24 years

Laurie Ohall is a solo practitioner who has been practicing law since 1994.  She became a Florida Board Certified Elder Law attorney in 2012.  Her mission in the practice of law is to honor, educate and protect her client’s rights.  She does this through the practice of estate planning which includes the related fields of asset protection planning, elder law, probate, guardianship and trust administration.

Location

Laurie Elizabeth Ohall
1464 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL, 33511

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Posted by Sophia | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She sets the standard of what you should always receive in legal advice
You simply can't realize how RIGHT everything that Laurie does until you've been to a lawyer who's done it all wrong. I came to Laurie to assemble a new estate plan after a change in my life. By leaps and bounds, I was so impressed by her passion for what she does, and more especially, her command of the subject matter in which she clearly demonstrates her expertise. I found out that the previous general practice lawyer who put together my older estate plan was a bona fide idiot, who gave me reams of incorrect advice. The detail in which Laurie delves in order to make sure you clearly understand what you're signing, as well as checking your grasp of the documents shows that she truly wants to make sure she's also educating her clients. She's an empowering person to have in my corner to guide me through important life decisions. I can't recommend her enough.
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Posted by Tom | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A trusted partner for out-of-state probate assistance
I am a New Yorker who was appointed executor in my sister's will... she was a Tampa resident. Needless to say, this responsibility was made even more difficult due to the distance involved. Knowing nothing about the Tampa area, I selected Ms. Ohall to assist with probate based upon a friend's recommendation... and I couldn't be more pleased. Ms. Ohall and her paralegal staff provided clear, timely communications, worked side-by-side with me throughout the entire process, and generally provided outstanding service at a very reasonable fee. This firm gets my highest personal recommendation.
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Posted by Robert | May 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Elder Law and Estate Planning
We worked with Laurie Ohall on our living trust and she did an outstanding job - from start to finish. She was very professional and thorough. We would highly recommend Laurie to anyone needing assistance with elder law or estate planning.
Posted by Paul M. | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Elder Law Attorney
I first had contact with Laurie Ohall in July 2015. My Mom was ill and in need of legal representation. Laurie understood the nature of her problem and mapped out a course to preserve her assets and to also obtain Medicaid to help with the expense of rehab and then Assisted Living. Her plan proved to be flawless. Not only were her assets preserved but obtaining Medicaid for my Mom was successful. I personally had numerous questions and concerns that I expressed to Laurie. She always was ready to answer my questions and also to walk me through any concern I had for my Mom. Laurie is personable, professional and genuinely cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone looking to obtain peace of mind in dealing with Elder Care planning. Thank you Laurie Ohall for being there for our family.
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Posted by Angela Marie | May 27, 2015
Top-Notch Special Needs Attorney
Attorney Laurie Ohall works with families with special needs children. A relative of mine was in need of legal advice relating to his autistic daughter. I referred him to Attorney Ohall and she took the time to properly guide this family with their special needs trust and planning. She is truly a blessing to our family. Highly recommend this intelligent and caring attorney.
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Posted by Kim | March 20, 2011
Great attorney
Laurie worked very hard to get my father approved for medicaid. We had a difficult situation and she guided us through every step. We could not have done it without her.
Posted by Dana | March 18, 2011
A Fantastic Elder Care Attorney
I have used Laurie Ohall on a couple of occasions to assist me in taking care of my elderly mother who is in the end stages of Alzheimer's. Setting up a Qualified Income Trust for her was confusing for me, but Laurie took the burden off of me and handled it quickly.
Posted by Gerry | March 10, 2011
Highly Recommended
Ms. Ohall is very passionate about her clients and will ensure that they recieve the best legal representation possible. My experience with Ms. Ohall was refreshing. Ms. Ohall explained everything in great detail and answered all questions in way that I could understand. I found her fees to be very reasonable.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2005
updated on 03/10/2011

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Laurie's comment: “I have never had a client complain about me to the Florida or Ohio Bar. This admonishment was due to brochure I sent to potential clients prior to 2005 that was inadvertently not submitted to the FL Bar for approval and which was missing the word "advertisement" on the inside of the brochure. I paid a fine for the failure to submit. The Florida Bar also felt that the brochure had language creating "unjustified expectations" for which I strongly disagreed.”

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Browning, Meyer & Ball, Co., LPA
  • 2010 - Present
  • President
  • Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, P.A.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate
  • Various law firms - Insurance Defense
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • private law firm
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Stetson College of Law
  • 1994
  • Stetson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Foster v. Cianci, 773 So.2d 1181 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001)

Associations

  • The Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
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Honors and Awards

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • Florida Bar
  • 2012
  • Vivian Cohn Smith Scholarship
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Assoc. of Florida, Inc., Annual meeting
  • Medicare and Medicaid Appeals
  • 2012
  • NBI - What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Medicaid, Medicare and Long Term Care
  • Medicaid
  • 2012
  • Medicaid Update 2010
  • Federal and State updates in Medicaid
  • 2010
  • Unraveling the Mystery of Asset Protection
  • Asset Protection
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Elder law Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laurie is a gifted attorney with significant subject matter experience in elder law matters. She has a ton of experience and is an expert in this practice area. She is a hard worker and puts clients first. She is able to guide them through this entire process. Without hesitation I endorse Laurie."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without knowing me, Laurie took my call and answered a specific question regarding a particular issue that I was researching for one of my clients. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and pleasant. I have already introduced her to a fellow colleague in her area, and will recommend her to anyone in need of estate planning advice."
Elder law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Laurie for almost 20 years and I know her to be a person of high integrity and extraordinary dedication. I am amazed at the amount of energy she puts into her practice, especially in terms of education for herself as well as for others (such as a frequent newsletters). Over the course of the years, I have done work for some of her clients as well and found that she was knowledgeable and had prepared her clients very well."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Laurie Ohall for over seven years and have consulted with her law office when my own Family Law clients needed assistance in Estate Planning/Elder Law matters or just needed a simple will prepared. Attorney Ohall has always been professional, courteous, and is very knowledgeable. I feel very confident referring my own clients to Attorney Ohall for Estate Planning/Elder Law matters. She has always provided exceptional service and truly cares about her clients!"
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