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Rachel Anne Kabb-Effron

Elder law Attorney at Beachwood, OH

4.9   8 reviews

also known as Rachel Kabb, Rachel Kabb-Effron


Licensed for 24 years

About Rachel

Learn Rachel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    55%
    Our compassionate and caring office employs three full time LSWs to help clients with care and public benefits advocacy. Your loved one's dignity and peace of mind are our top priority. We help with all aspects of Medicaid, Veterans Aid and Attendance and Care Advocacy.

    23 years

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    25%
    Dealing with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services can be frustrating beyond belief. We help you get back to caregiving while we handle the legal advocacy. With all the changes to the Medicaid system, getting through the long term care maze can be challenging.

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    Regardless of your age, having a plan in place to handle your assets or health care decision-making in the event of your disability is critical. Having a will or trust can make after -death management of assets seamless.

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    When an elder is no longer safe or making good decisions, the guardianship court can provide the necessary decision-making authority. We represent guardians, wards and even act as guardian when there is no other appropriate person to act for the elder or other vulnerable person.

NELF and Ohio Bar Certified Elder Law Attorney with over 18 years experience in law practice. The Kabb Law Firm provides assistance with all manner of public benefits available for long term care including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans Benefits, Long term care insurance and family resources. We also provide comprehensive care coordination with three LSW 's on staff. Our innovative life care planning approach provides comprehensive, holistic and compassionate care for our clients and their families!

Past President of Ohio NAELA, Past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association.

Specialties: Certified as a Specialist in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation since 2006. Nominated as a Rising Star(2011-2013) and a Superlawyer (2015-2016) by Superlawyers.com.

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Licensed for 24 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/07/2022

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

Contact Rachel

Kabb Law Firm
21825 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 310
Beachwood, OH, 44122-5335

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jordan | August 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Elder Care Consultation
I was in need of consultation on legalities and obligations regarding an elder care issue involving my 85-year old mother. After failing to get assistance from several other firms in the Cleveland area Rachel graciously consented to consult with me and was extremely helpful in providing answers to questions on hospitalization, Do-not-Resuscitate protocol, Power-of-Attorney documents, and various other questions concerning the rights and obligations of a child to a parent. I also discussed with her the liability issues that might arise when an elder person does not have the finances to cover medical bills. Rachel provided me with some much-needed direction in all of these areas. Thank you very much!
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Posted by Perez | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Rachel for your impeccable service!
Do you want to be there for your loved one and to provide care and have energy? Well then you absolutely must have the Kabb law firm on your side. Rachel and her staff will treat you like family and will be a true advocate for you. The burden of the legal process of not knowing what to do, or “how to do” can be very exhausting and can drain you as a caregiver and you will not have the strength to take care of your loved one. I have used the kabb law firm for the second time and I am extremely pleased with their services that Rachel’s firm has provided. My advice from a caregiver for over 15 years is to go with the best in this industry and that’s the Kabb law firm they do a great job and they do it right! They are a law firm that really cares about their clients.
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Posted by Matt | December 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable, Compassionate, and Caring
We have consulted Rachel on two different family matters and she was excellent in helping us navigate in a safe direction. Making suggestions and providing paths that we simply could not have gotten on our own. We would refer her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elder Law
I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of Rachel Kabb-Effron and her staff. We consulted Rachel following a medical diagnosis for my father, which would ultimately result in him needing long term care. She was able to provide my family with a comprehensive plan to ensure that his long term care needs would be met while protecting the estate. Both Rachel and the staff were very knowledgeable about the public benefits available, especially the VA benefits. The firm truly focused on the care of the clients and what is in their best interest.
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Posted by Eric | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for your outstanding service!
As your loved one ages, you want the Kabb Law Firm on your side. It is difficult to quantify how much they can reduce your stress by acting as your advocate and gathering all the resources you need to care for an aging loved one. Our needs were simple. We wanted to estate plan and complete the important legal work that will enable my sister and I to make decisions if our mom is no longer able to. While completing this process, we also learned how engaging the Kabb Law Firm can give us peace of mind should we have to make life care planning decisions in the future. I highly recommend Rachel and her entire staff to assist with such an important endeavor. Eric
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Posted by Ann | August 19, 2014
Highly recommended lawyer!
Rachel has been instrumental in helping my husband and I with his parents' elder care needs. She provided us with a comprehensive plan to create a Trust to protect their assets as well as a plan to utilize Medicaid and VA benefits. Her team of social workers have provided support for various issues including helping to secure a hospice provider for my father-in-law. We are very pleased with the services her firm has provided. I have recommended Rachel to others and plan to continue to do so.
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Posted by Vic | May 26, 2011
Kabb Law - made it all work out
I was referred to Kabb Law by a friend at a time when I was at my wits end trying to find care and coverage for my mother who suffers from dementia. I cannot speak highly enough about the service that we received from Rachel and her exquisite staff. Within three weeks, they had addressed our financial planning, Medicaid application, physical and mental evaluations and nursing home location for my mother. They listened to my concerns about having my mom nearby so my brother and I could visit regularly. My mother is in a safe and lovely location near my home and I have Rachel to thank for that. I am able to sleep again. I simply don’t know what I would have done without Rachel and her team. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Ann | August 4, 2010
Rachel Kabb-Effron is a wonderful Elder Law Attorney
Rachel Kabb-Effron was a wonderful help to my father and me during my mother's dimentia. Rachel was instrumental in getting my mother on Medicaid, so we could place her in a wonderful facility. Rachel was very patient with my father, who was not always pleasant. She was great at keeping both my father and me informed every step of the process. Rachel also helped prepare a living will for my father, a power of attorney for my father, and she updated my parents' will. Rachel is a kind, sensitive person, and is very knowledgeable about the ever-changing elderlaw issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Kabb Law Firm
  • 1998 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Cleveland Marshall College Of Law
  • 2014 - 2017

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 1998
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - with high departmental honors
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • In Re: Estate of Josephine Centorbi
  • Pending Ohio Supreme court

Associations

  • Ohio Chapter NAELA
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Ohio National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Chapter
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • LCPLFA
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2007 - 2008
  • National Organization of Veteran's Advocates
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • LCPLFA
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • National Organization of Social Security Representatives
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney Renewal
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Ohio NAELA Chapter Member of the Year
  • Ohio National Academy of Elder Law
  • 2006
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2006
  • Community Service award
  • Cleveland Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section
  • 2000
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Publications

  • NEOCMN bulletin
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2009
  • Cleveland Jewish News
  • Medicaid Planning
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Kemper House - Olmsted Falls
  • Veteran's Law
  • 2011
  • Cleveland- Marshall Law - Guest Lecture
  • Elder Law 101
  • 2011
  • Medicaid: Beyond the Basics
  • Medicaid: Beyond the Basics
  • 2010
  • Monthly meeting
  • Medicaid Planning after the DRA
  • 2008
  • Life Care Planning Fundamentals
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2008
  • 10 Tips to Successful Aging
  • 10 Tips to Successful Aging
  • 2008
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association 2nd Annual Convention
  • Marketing the LCP Law Firm
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
Elder law Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Ms. Kabb-Effron for many years. Ms. Kabb-Effron consistently demonstrates herself as a leader in elder law and life care planning. Ms. Kabb-Effron also takes the extraordinary steps necessary to set her apart from her peers; including seeking the Certified Elder Law Attorney designation from the National Elder Law Foundation."
Elder law Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel did a great job helping me with my own parents."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Many of our client families face out-of-state issues when dealing with long-distance family matters. I never hesitate to refer clients or prospective clients to Rachel Kabb. Her straight-forward approach and compassion for aging adults is a valuable attribute to me when I am looking for help for my client families."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rachel for many years and she consistently impresses me with her legal skills and her compassion for the clients she works with. Rachel is an outstanding attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rachel's passion for this area is second to none. I proudly endorse her."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rachel is an outstanding attorney. She is one of the few lawyers who knows how to navigate the complicated field of elder law. I refer all my elder law matters to Rachel and consult with her often on my nursing home neglect cases."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is truly an expert in her field. She and her staff offer their clients comprehensive elder law services, maximizing benefits and helping them manage the maze of estate plans, nursing home expenses, medicare, etc. This is a complicated area of law, and Rachel is an asset to her clients and their families."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Rachel is simply amazing. She is caring, direct and unflappable. Her intellectual credentials as a board certified elder law attorney are impeccable."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well-known in the community for her advocacy for the rights and care of seniors. The law is constantly changing in this area and Rachel is the prevailing expert when it comes to Medicare as well as other senior issues. I highly recommend her."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly endorse Rachel and encourage you to contact her if you need an experienced, motivated elder law attorney in her geographic area. Rachel has demonstrated her commitment to serving seniors in many ways. She is a board certified elder law attorney, chairperson of her local chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and past-President and Board Member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. She keeps up in the ever changing field of elder law and is very passionate about her law practice."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is an outstanding attorney, leader and educator. I know Rachel through my membership in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. She is a respected leader in both organizations. Rachel has taught seminars I have attended. Rachel and her talented staff work zealously to protect and serve their elder clients and their families."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with Rachel on several projects through NAELA and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and have always found her work to be excellent. Without reservation I give her two thumbs up."
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