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Parker L. Clifton

Elder law Attorney at Crestview Hills, KY

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Parker Lee Clifton, Parker Clifton

  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 10 years
    Ohio - OH 17 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

About Parker

Learn Parker’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    35%
    Elder law is an area of law which focuses on the needs of the elderly and their loved ones. Legal matters include long-term care planning, issues related to health care, retirement, Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, and more.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Many of us never consider the importance of having a complete estate plan. However, when one dies unexpectedly, not having a will and estate plan can place an additional burden on your loved ones.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Trusts
    25%
    Trusts are often parts of a well-crafted estate plan used to minimize estate taxes. These fiduciary arrangements allow a named trustee to hold assets on behalf of the beneficiaries.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Probate
    10%
    Probate is the legal process that occurs after a person dies. It includes proving the will is valid, identifying the deceased person’s property, having property appraised, paying debts and distributing the remaining assets as the will directs.

    16 years, 250 cases

As an Elder Law Attorney, I have focused my legal practice in Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate Administration, Veteran's Benefits, Nursing Home and Long Term Care Planning and Asset Protection Planning since 2007.  I have a true passion for the Senior Community and those whom serve them.

Outside of work, I am blessed with two beautiful children, great coworkers/friends, two amazing mentors, and a wife who is truely the love of my life. 

 

 

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Location

Law Office of Parker L. Clifton
503 Centre View Blvd.
Crestview Hills, KY, 41017

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Reviews

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Posted by Deanna | September 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs
Parker was wonderful !!!! He was so professional and kind, we could not have gotten through this difficult time and process without him and his staff.
Posted by Randy | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied and Grateful Client
I initially contacted Parker to discuss how best to protect my aging parents’ financial assets. He not only skillfully established our family Preservation Trust, but also reworked and strengthened their wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, etc. With the help of Parker’s referrals, my father now receives VA disability benefits and has a guaranteed income through various annuities. And as mother’s health deteriorated, he worked very closely (and patiently, I might add) with me to move her on to Medicaid. That process was extremely complicated and stressful, and without his knowledge and expert guidance, I’m not sure we ultimately would have been successful. Today he continues to assist my father with other eldercare related needs. Parker is an excellent principled attorney. I trust him implicitly. He is also a truly kind and caring person. I am extremely grateful for everything he has done for my family. I highly recommend him without reservation to anyone needing an eldercare attorney.
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Posted by Thomas | January 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I live in AZ and my elderly father lived in KY. I was hopelessly lost navigating the legal issues. Parker provided me with advise on what I asked for and went beyond in assisting me with advise on everything I didn't know to ask. Money well spent and service beyond the fee.
Posted by PeggyB | December 30, 2014
Highly Recommend Parker Clifton
In the summer of 2014, I was looking for an attorney specializing in elder law as my parents are advancing in years and both had severe health issues. Parker's name came up twice in my search as I talked to other elderly care services and I knew I had to contact him based on that alone. I have never looked back nor regretted that decision (nor have my parents). I should say that I have worked in law offices, I know MANY attorneys - BUT have never crossed one quite like Parker. He is different. Not only is he knowledgeable and helpful - you get a keen sense that he TRULY cares about his client (and that is not true of all attorneys - for some it is business only). We initially contacted Parker for help in filing for VA benefits for my father but also to look over all of the existing paperwork dad had already done (as he is a retired attorney). Parker immediately told us what he felt was needed and asked if he could rework some of the documents (Wills, Power of Attorneys, etc.) to make them stronger and up to date. He also suggested a Trust which we did not have and he did that for my parents. When the paperwork was done, the copies were given to us in a well-organized binder where you could view everything easily at a glance. He did anything he could to make the work that needed to be done as easy on my parents as he could. He took a great amount of time to really EXPLAIN to my parents and me everything he did and why. I am so grateful that I found him and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney. He is one of a kind and I think you will be completely satisfied with his work.
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Posted by PeggyB | December 30, 2014
Highly Recommend Parker Clifton
In the summer of 2014, I was looking for an attorney specializing in elder law as my parents are advancing in years and both had severe health issues. Parker's name came up twice in my search as I talked to other elderly care services and I knew I had to contact him based on that alone. I have never looked back nor regretted that decision (nor have my parents). I should say that I have worked in law offices, I know MANY attorneys - BUT have never crossed one quite like Parker. He is different. Not only is he knowledgeable and helpful - you get a keen sense that he TRULY cares about his client (and that is not true of all attorneys - for some it is business only). We initially contacted Parker for help in filing for VA benefits for my father but also to look over all of the existing paperwork dad had already done (as he is a retired attorney). Parker immediately told us what he felt was needed and asked if he could rework some of the documents (Wills, Power of Attorneys, etc.) to make them stronger and up to date. He also suggested a Trust which we did not have and he did that for my parents. When the paperwork was done, the copies were given to us in a well organized binder where you could view everything easily at a glance. He did anything he could to make the work that needed to be done as easy on my parents as he could. He took a great amount of time to really EXPLAIN to my parents and me everything he did and why. I am so grateful that I found him and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney. He is one of a kind and I think you will be completely satisfied with his work.
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Posted by Leslie | December 23, 2014
Grateful Client
I am grateful to have found Parker Clifton to help our family with my elderly mother's asset protection at very difficult time. He provided a plan, options, clear explanations, maximum support through every step and was always responsive. Parker is very knowledgeable, cares about his clients and I trust him. He has integrity. I am now having him make plans for my estate. He is outstanding! I highly recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Diane | September 11, 2014
Parker Clifton, an intelligent, trustworthy and kind lawyer!
Parker is the 2nd lawyer I have ever needed to have in my life. He made the process that I had to follow as easy as he possibly could. He took his time and explained things to me and if I didn't quite understand, went over again until it was clear. If he didn't answer the phone when I called, he called me back in a timely fashion, or had someone else get back to me with the answers I needed. He keeps on top of what is happening with the law. He kept me informed of some very important information that would help to make my life a little easier. He is a very knowledgeable and kind person and I was fortunate enough to have him as my lawyer. I would recommend Parker Clifton to anyone I know that needed a lawyer!
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Posted by Anita | September 5, 2014
Client Review of Parker Lee Clifton
Parker set up our family's Preservation Trust with great skill. He was very openly communicative with my parents, my brothers and me, and always prepared to answer all of our questions and concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend Parker to anyone needing Elder Care services. He is very knowledgeable, respectful and concerned with his clients' needs.
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Posted by Monique | September 1, 2014
I have already referred him to my friends
I worked with two other lawyers on separate issues regarding my father last summer. Both misrepresented the law and used scare tactics in order to convince me to pay them for more services than I needed. One of them had even previously been on staff at the Council of Aging of Southwest Ohio. I feel very fortunate that I was referred to Parker and I have already referred him to friends.
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Posted by Susan | August 14, 2010
Guiding Us Through the Eldercare Process
After my father passed away there were many questions my brother and I had pertaining to the finances for our mothers continued care as well as how to protect her estate. His sincere compassion and understanding with our mother at a difficult time was so appreciated, and through his knowledge and recommendations of what to do, he took the confusion and worry out of all those uncomfortable conversations dealing with wills, probate, power of attorney and necessary eldercare situations. He has continued to guide us through ways to protect her assets for our future inheritance, as well as providing protection and security for her remaining years. Mr. Clifton was a pleasure to work with and will definitely continue as our lawyer of choice for our mother, as well as our family, and our childrens families.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Publicly Reprimanded issued in OH, 2016
updated on 09/27/2016

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Parker's comment: “In 2015, I self reported an ethics violation to the Warren County Bar Association that resulted in this Public Reprimand. The violation was related to my correcting a client's document after finding a scrivener's error but after the client signed the document. The discipline was fair and just and should you have further questions regarding this matter, do not hesitate to contact me.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Parker L. Clifton
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Lavin Law Group, LLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Thom L. Cooper Company, L.P.A.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Senior Legal Research Attorney
  • LexisNexis Group
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Georgetown College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Veteran's Pension Appeal
  • Denial overturned, benefits granted
  • In re Estate of Shelby Paul Sexton
  • Court found in favor of my client

Associations

  • Butler County Fall Prevention Task Force
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Safe Aging Coalition of Northern Kentucky
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • ElderLawAnswers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Court of Veteran's Claims
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Certified Attorney
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2009
  • Family Law
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Print Management
  • Your Survival Guide to Asset Preservation
  • 2010
  • Print Management
  • The Impact of Spousal Death Transfers on an Institutionalized Spouses Medicaid Eligibility
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • 5 Questions Every Estate Planning Attorney need to answer for their clients challenged with a long term care crisis
  • Medicaid
  • 2020
  • St. Charles Senior Living
  • Asset Protection in Long Term Care Planning
  • 2014
  • Artis Senior Living
  • Tips in Probate Avoidance
  • 2014
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Current Concerns in Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Elder Law Issues
  • Long Term Care Planning for Veterans and their Widows
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning for the Middle Class
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Clifton continually strives to provide the highest-quality level of representation for his clients. I am constantly amazed by his dedication to assisting his clients and their families in their time on need. There is no question he will do a great job with the plan and the documents, but more importantly he listens to you and understands the practical impact of the plan on you and your family. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr.Clifton is friendly and helpful. He is an experienced elder law attorney who has particular knowledge and expertise in asset protection, Veteran's benefits, and Nursing Home crisis planning."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work without any hesitation. Parker is one of the few attorneys that is technically sound but still has the ability to develop a personal relationship with his clients. He understands that the majority of the familys he assists are in some sort of crisis situation and is able to carefully guide them through the tough legal issues. The best thing about Parker is that he listens to the clients and speaks English to them. He is one of the few attorneys that understands knowledge of the law is the easy part, but understanding your clients goals is more difficult. I would be proud to have him assist my family with any necessary legal issue."
Crestview Hills Elder law Lawyer Parker L. Clifton
Parker L. Clifton
Elder law Attorney
Crestview Hills, KY
Licensed for 17 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details