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Russell Clark Golowin

Elder law Attorney at Dublin, OH

5.0   20 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    40%
    Medicaid Planning: Helping seniors protect their life savings if they have to reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility. VA Aid and Attendance: Helping wartime veterans (or their surviving spouse) qualify for up to $2,000 per month in tax-free benefits to help pay for in-home, assisted living, or nursing care.

    18 years

  2. Estate planning
    40%
    Creating Wills, Trusts, Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney, HIPAA Medical Authorization documents, and more.

    19 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    Guiding families through the probate and trust administration processes.

    19 years

At Golowin Legal, our estate planning practice specializes in helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow.  We excel at guiding parents and grandparents through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals.

Our considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning for couples, planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals, Medicaid planning and elder law, business succession planning, as well as all aspects of estate administration.  

Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well lived, Golowin Legal will help you craft a plan to achieve your goals for your loved ones for today and years to come.

After graduation from law school, Russell worked for a boutique estate planning firm until he opened his own practice not far from downtown Columbus in the Upper Arlington/Grandview area.  He has been hired to present seminars on Medicaid Planning for other attorneys and financial professionals as well as to speak to the members and retirees of the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System on retirement planning, elder law, and estate planning issues.

Russell resides in Upper Arlington with his wife Jennifer and their two children, Avery and Drew.

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Elder & medicaid planning lawyer Russell Golowin presents Estate Planning Seminar, showing the differences between wills and trusts, important medical documents, as well as a primer on Medicaid and nursing home planning and asset protection.
Licensed for 19 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Anna | November 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"Organizing Vital Documents" presentation
I attended a presentation at my place of employment. It focused on what documents need to be organized in an easy to access way for survivors as well as the differences between survivorship and probate. I found it very informative and has motivated me to begin organizing my important documents better as well as how to help make it easier for surviving families when theme should come. Mr Golowin is very easy to discuss things with, his explanations are clear and questions answered were easy to understand.
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Posted by Charles | September 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Elder Law Expert
I consulted Russell Golowin with concerns about my sister’s hospitalization and Medicaid application for long term care. He was very patient, kind, and considerate. His counsel prevented me from taking precipitous and uninformed action. He explained how my sister could revoke power of attorney documents she had signed. Should she need a voluntary guardian or conservator, Mr. Golowin will be doing the work.
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Posted by Brent | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the Best
Russ has been invaluable for me as I do my estate planning. His patience and willingness to share all options with each decision are fantastic. Highly recommended!
Posted by Richard Foster | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I was recently very pleased and satisfied working with Elder Lawyer Russell Golowin. Mr Golowin set up a Estate Planning Portfolio for me and finished the final distribution process of a Irrevocable Gifting Trust. He was recommended to me by a friend and I felt very comfortable with his service. I will highly recommend Mr Golowin to friends.
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Posted by Kris | December 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended estate planner
We contacted Russ to update our wills and other documents related to financial and healthcare needs. During the initial consultation, he was able to discern our needs and to make suggestions appropriate to our circumstances. He completed our paperwork and then spent a considerable amount of time verifying that we understood and were in agreement with everything before it was finalized. It is a huge relief to know that we now have our affairs in order. We found Russ to be a dedicated professional who is highly knowledgeable about elder law and we will continue to work with him as our needs evolve.
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Posted by Jodelle | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Estate Planning
We are completely satisfied with the excellent job entrusted to Russ Golowin. He was highly recommended by financial professionals we trust. We were reassured having an attorney who was patient and helpful in addressing our personal estate concerns and plans. We recommend Russ to help plan your estate, living will, power of attorney, etc.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Estate Lawyer
I attended a seminar Russ conducted for my company. He did an excellent job of explaining what to consider for an estate plan. Although I am not able to hire Russ because he is not licensed in my state, I highly recommend Russ to anyone that wants to create an estate plan. As indicated in the other reviews, Russ really is helpful and works well with people requesting his assistance.
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Posted by Suzanne | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy firm
Russ gave a seminar at State Teachers Retirement last fall, and I hired him to do my will, living will, power of attorney, HIPAA --- all the necessary paperwork one needs. Very reasonably priced, as I have interviewed others who try to talk you into expensive plans. I'm also using his firm for other needs. Such a relief to have it finished!
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Posted by Susan | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Recommendation
I first met Russell through his estate planning seminar offered by State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio. His presentation was informative and engaging. I followed up with him for my personal estate planning needs. Russell was patient and thorough, personable and professional, explained options well, and kept me informed throughout the process. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Walter | May 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A man of integrity.
Russ gave a seminar to the State Teachers' Retirement System of Ohio, during which he offered an initial consultation by phone or in person. We spent an hour on the phone a few weeks later, during which we reviewed our current estate plan. Russ concluded that our plan had all the bases covered, and we really were not in need of his services. There's nothing better than a counselor that is so client-oriented that he does not try to sell you something if you don't need it. We highly recommend him, and will definitely retain him should the need arise.
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Posted by Sherri | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
As a recent retiree, Russell helped me put a detailed Trust together so that I can be sure my estate is handled per my wishes. He was very thorough and patient as I thought through each step. I ended up with a nice booklet detailing my wishes. I look forward to continuing a relationship with Russell as my needs change.
Posted by Georgeta | January 27, 2015
Russell Clark Golowin
I was impressed by Russ's expertise the first time I attended one of his sessions for the future school retirees. His demeanor and easiness with which he navigated through the murky territory of pension laws impressed me to such a degree that I decide, right then and there, to ask him to help us with the will/trust. The fact that he lived and practiced in Columbus and we were located in the Cleveland area did not phase us in the least. He exceeded my expectations! Great lawyer and guy, very personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him ( I have already done it). georgeta
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2014
Sharing thoughts about Mr. Golowin
Mr. Golowin has been extremely helpful to me and my husband. Our initial meeting was to set up a will and trust. Russ was very knowledgeable and informative regarding elder care. After my husband died, Russ took care of all my legal issues, including working with the Veterans Administration. He not only is a great Attorney, but he is also a trustworthy gentleman. I am very fortunate to have found him.
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Posted by Geri | October 21, 2014
Excellent Estate Planning
I attended a seminar conducted by Russ that was sponsored through STRS of Ohio where he provided valuable information about estate planning. I approached him afterward for help with my own estate planning. Although his office is located in Columbus and I live in Greater Cleveland, he facilitated the process through phone, e-mail, and U. S. mail. He offered advice and suggestions, and answered my numerous questions. I was very pleased with his work, and he subsequently prepared estate planning documents for my adult daughter as well. I found Russ to be thorough, patient, and helpful.
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Posted by Rosie | January 15, 2014
Works Well With Retirees
Russ helped me with finalizing my estate planning. I thought I had everything in order but learned there were adaptations I had to make and changes in law that necessitated new documents. We accomplished everything in one office visit, telephone conference and email exchanges. The cost for services was reasonable and the work of high quality. Russ was thorough, listened to my concerns and got the job done.
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Posted by Matthew | August 30, 2013
Very positive review regarding Russell Golowin's service
Russell provided excellent service while helping me apply for Medicare benefits for my grandmother. Due to his expertise in Veterans Administration law, he enabled my grandmother to apply for and receive a monthly stipend from the VA because of her spouse's service in WW2. He was very thorough with the application process and I was amazed how quickly he navigated her application through the system. Russell's insight was vital in helping my grandmother receive the aid she certainly was entitled to. I would recommend Russell to any of my family or friends for help with an elder law situation. I am happy to write this review. Thanks for your consideration.
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Posted by Dan | August 18, 2013
Professional, personable and knowledgeable
I was referred to the Law Office of Richard Taps by a trusted lawyer friend for their expertise in Elder/Senior Law. After initial sessions with the team, Mr Russell Golowin became my personal contact for guidance with regard to procedures and the process for qualifying a family member for Medicaid eligibility. Russ provided accurate, timely and understandable direction throughout with a successful qualification within the promised time frame. I could not have accomplished this goal by myself. I recommend Russ to all who are attempting this challenge for their loved ones.
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Posted by elizabeth | March 27, 2013
Excellent experience with Russell Golowin!
My husband and I received so much good information and advice from Russell as we reviewed our wills, updated our POA's and added planning for Medicaid possibilities. We were extremely impressed with Russell and feel totally confident that we are prepared for any eventuality. Russell was very knowledgeable, professional, and caring. We would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Karen | May 15, 2012
Russell Golowin did an oustanding job!
As we approach our elder years, it is critically important to find a trusted, responsible legal resource to help navigate through the process of getting all of your affairs in order. We retained Russell after a not so positive experience with another law firm. I was extremely impressed with Russell's experience and guidance. I would absolutely recommend him for your legal needs. Thumbs up!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2011
Quick and Easy Estate Planning Process
Russ helped my wife and me create a will with powers of attorney and health care documents with living will and HIPAA paperwork. Russ is thoughtful and knowledgeable in his approach to issues of estate planning documents and made the process very simple. Russ also helped my father deal with complex Medicaid and nursing home questions. He has the ability to take a complicated set of issues and explain them in a way that is approachable and easy to assimilate. We are very satisfied with Russ's process and with his professionalism.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Golowin Legal, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard T. Taps
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Ohio State University
  • B.S.
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Ohio Medicaid Application
  • Medicaid Approved

Associations

  • Upper Arlington Baseball Boosters
  • Class Representative
  • 2021 - Present
  • Upper Arlington Junior Baseball Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Veterans Administration Benefits and Claims
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Future Possibilities, Inc.
  • Kid Coach
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Upper Arlington Civic Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Upper Arlington Civic Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Upper Arlington Civic Association
  • Director
  • 2011 - 2012
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus CEO
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus CEO
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • President
  • Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2013
  • President
  • Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2012
  • President
  • Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2011
  • President
  • Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Vice-President
  • Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2009
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Publications

  • What You Must Know About Veterans Benefits
  • VA Aid and Attendance Pension
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Motorists Group: Retirement Planning, Health Care, and Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2017
  • Grange Insurance: Lunch & Learn Series
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning, Professionalism and Ethics Seminar
  • Veterans' Aid and Attendance Benefits
  • 2014
  • Monthly Program
  • A Primer on VA Benefits
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • VA Aid and Attendance: The Unknown Benefit
  • 2012
  • Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Seminar
  • VA Improved Pension
  • 2012
  • Ohio Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Seminar
  • VA Aid and Attendance Pension
  • 2011
  • Ohio Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Seminar
  • VA Aid and Attendance Pension
  • 2009
  • Medicaid Planning in Light of the DRA of 2005
  • Look-back and Penalty Periods Explained
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Russ is a tremendously compassionate and knowledgeable attorney. I refer many VA cases to Russ because of his extensive knowledge in this area. Russ is always willing to help, and is cutting edge on the new law in the area."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an estate planning and probate lawyer in the community, Russ has proven to be a trusted resource for me and my clients and their Medicaid planning needs. His knowledge in the field is second-to-none, but more importantly, his caring and compassionate personality eases clients feelings at a stressful time."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently attended a Columbus Bar Association meeting where Russ spoke on the topic of VA benefits. He is very knowledgable about elder law issues and has been an excellent resource for me in this area."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is a pleasure and honor to endorse Mr. Russell Golowin. We are co-members of several national organizations and professional service groups that seek to go above and beyond in terms of education, innovation and collaboration to serve our clients and their families in the best way possible."