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Kevin Purcell is an Attorney at law licensed to practice in the state of Ohio. An Attorney since 1981 and life-long Greater Clevelander, Kevin graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

After law school he served for five years as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney and thereafter as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General for two years.

As of 2011, Kevin is certified as one of 163 Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law in the State of Ohio by the Ohio State Bar Association, and his certification has been accepted by the Ohio State Supreme Court's Commission on Certification.

He has achieved the title in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2103, AND 2014: "Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards" ("AV" rating*) through a Peer Review rating process of the confidential opinions of lawyers and judges by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading peer review rating service of attorneys since 1887.

He is certified as an Accredited Veterans' Administration attorney.

He counsels clients extensively in the area of Veterans' benefits, Medicaid eligibility planning, and other areas of asset protection.


Practice areas

  1. Elder Law: 75%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%

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Contact info

Kevin Purcell Co., L.P.A.

20220 Center Ridge Road
P.O. Box 16841
Rocky River, OH, 44116-1740


OHResigned-Discipline Pending198107/08/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Resigned-Discipline Pending
    issued in OH, 2015


    This status means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred, the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

  2. Felony Suspension
    issued in OH, 2015


    Felony suspension means an attorney was convicted of a crime and lost his or her license to practice law.

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2014
Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2013
Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2012
Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2011
Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special CounselOhio Attorney General's Office1987 - 1989
Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecuting AttorneyCuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationCertified SpecialistN/A
Ohio State Supreme Court's Commission on CertificationCertified SpecialistN/A
Accredited Veterans' AdministrationCertified AttorneyN/A
Ohio Medicaid AcademyFounding MemberN/A
Ohio Medicaid Research CouncilFounding MemberN/A
Accountancy Board of OhioProvides Accredited Courses for CPAsN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Cleveland State Law ReviewGhosts from the Grave—Inheriting through the Predeceased under Ohio Law2002
National Estate Planning Handbook for AttorneysAdvanced Planning SolutionsN/A
Ohio Lawyer, the Ohio State Bar Association's magazine for its attorney membersHow to Put the Counseling Back into the Estate Planning CounselorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WCLV’s Financial OpportunitiesBenefits for VeteransN/A
Real Law Ohio Radio ShowLegal and Political IssuesN/A
New York Times columnist Michael SullivanEstate PlanningN/A
Cleveland National Public Radio affiliate WCPN's Sound of IdeasEstate PlanningN/A