|KY||Authorized to practice law||1984||02/27/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2016|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2015|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2014|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2013|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2012|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2011|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2010|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2009|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2008|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2007|
|Leading Lawyer - Elder Law||Cincy Business Magazine||2006|
|Owner||Darpel Elder Law Services||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|CareNet of Northern KY||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|Kentucky Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky||N/A||N/A|
|Northern Kentucky Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Kenton County Ethics Commission||Past Chairman||N/A|
|St. Charles Care Center||Planned Gifts Committee||N/A|
|NKADD Caring Matters||Legal Issues - The Importance of a Living Will||N/A|
|NKADD Caring Matters||Legal Issues - The Importance of a Power of Attorney||N/A|
|Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Northern Kentucky University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|What Families Need to Know||Considerations in Estate Planning||2014|
|What Families Need to Know||Kentucky Medicaid||2014|
|Alzheimer's Symposium||Proactive Planning: Legal and Financial Peace of Mind||2014|
|What Families Need to Know||Considerations in Estate Planning||2013|
|What Families Need to Know||Kentucky Medicaid||2013|
|What Families Need to Know||Considerations in Estate Planning||2012|
|What Families Need to Know||Kentucky Medicaid||2012|
|Kentucky Law Update||Dealing with Aging Clients||2012|
|Alzheimer's Symposium||Kentucky Medicaid||2012|
Posted by Laura
I met Matt when both of my parents were going downhill physically and mentally. My mom had been sick for years and my dad had just suffered a massive stroke. Both of my parents were under age 70. I have 3 siblings and we all agreed we needed guidance. I don't know how we could have done it without him. With his guidance and knowledge we were able to actually retain some of my parents assets that otherwise would have gone straight to the nursing home. Matt's knowledge of the Medicaid system can only be described as PRICELESS!
Many people cringe when you tell them you had to hire an attorney and the first thing they ask is "Is he expensive?" Our experience with Matt left us with more than we would have had if we had not hired him. I feel like he took so much stress out of the Medicaid nightmare and let us focus on being there for our parents.
I have referred many friends to Matt and have received many thanks from them. I have actually referred to him as " my guardian angel"!! He is easy to work with and his assistant, Lisa is always available for questions and has become a true friend.
Posted by Brenda
I have been working with Matt Darpel since 2010 on my parents’ Estate and Medicaid planning. His knowledge and guidance allowed the family to focus on the most important part of the process which was taking care of my parents. With his experience, and unparalleled knowledge of Medicaid, Matt was able to maneuver through the obstacles to secure the Medicaid benefits. His patience and expertise was truly demonstrated throughout the entire process. The staff was extremely kind and attended to the family in a personal manner. The stress placed upon families making the difficult placement decision, the burden of financial decisions, and emotional support for the remaining parent and/or family members can be overwhelming, but the assurance and trust of Matt and his team allowed us to have peace and no regrets with our decisions. Our family has been truly blessed working with this professional team!
Posted by Terry
Matt's services were recommended to me by a friend when I realized I would have to file for Medicaid for my Mom. Having never done this, I reached out to Matt and hired him to handle my case. Matt met with me several times and explained the entire process, handled all the paperwork, and handled all meetings with case workers to successfully get my Mom approved for Medicaid. I truly could not have gotten through this event without his expertise and guidance. He and his team continue to help me when anything arises involving Medicaid for my Mom. I have been asked by two others for a lawyer recommendation regarding the Medicaid process and have given them Matt's name. I truly trust him, his knowledge and expertise to handle these types of life changing events for yourself or a loved one.
Susanne Cetrulo, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Matt since we went to law school 30+ years ago. He is THE attorney that all attorneys in Kentucky turn to in the field of elder law, medicaid and guardianship questions and estate planning. He teaches the lawyers! If you have any legal issue in these areas, you will want to call Matt. He and his staff will take excellent care of your family and legal questions, and provide compassion and knowledge during difficult times.