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Erika Flynn Apelis

Estate planning Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   2 reviews

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About Erika

Learn Erika’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Providing estate planning counsel to individuals and families.

  2. Medicaid and medicare

  3. Probate
    Assisting individuals and families with estate administration proceedings.

  4. Elder law

  5. Trusts

  6. Real estate

I focus my practice on the areas of Estate Planning, Long term care planning, Probate administration, Elder Law, and Medicaid Planning.

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Licensed for 13 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 02/01/2023
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 03/17/2023

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

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Posted by Bob | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have had, on two separate occasions, hired Mrs. Apelis to do estate planning and incorporation work. She is professional, accessible, prompt and thorough. She answered all of our questions in detail and made us feel confident that we were being well represented. I would highly recommend her to those in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Kris | March 12, 2015
A Great Lawyer
I have had the pleasure of working with Erika for the past year. As a new business owner, she made sure all of my documents went through the transition of ownership smoothly. She has always provided my business with the best service! Erika is very quick and knowledgeable with her answers to my questions. Since being a business owner has been a new adventure in my life, she has made sure everything was in the right place, at the right time and always correct!
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Jones Day
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Turk & Associates
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Suffolk County District Attorney
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Fidelity Investments
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit, Mi
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Hon. Judge Joseph J. Farah
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • OVI 1st in 6 - Marijuana
  • Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence M1
  • DV Dismissed
  • OVI 1st in 6 - Alcohol
  • OVI Dismissed
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Accredited Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Latvian American Youth Association
  • Director of Information Technology & Social Media
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Latvian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Book Award in Trial Skills
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • NBI Probate Boot Camp
  • Probate
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Erika
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erika is a diligent and considerate lawyer who cares about her clients. I would not hesitate to refer a matter to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erika is a hard working and dedicated lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Apelis is a strong advocate for her clients, in and out of the courtroom. She is extremely well-versed in her areas of practice and is an excellent attorney."
General practice Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working directly with Erika previously in a business litigation firm and have relied upon her advice in my own practice to find assistance for clients who need legal advice outside of my area of practice. Erika is one of the best probate/social security lawyers in the area and also has a flourishing criminal defense practice. Erika has a detailed understanding of the social security system and has extensive experience representing defendants in criminal matters across the state of Ohio. Erika has always handled herself with the utmost professionalism and confidence. She always strives to achieve the best results for her clients. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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