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I am a Certified Specialist in Elder Law Attorney as well as certified by the VA to handle VA benefits applications.  I have spent my entire legal career trying to help people navigate the legal maze of estate planning, especially planning for asset protection and use of governmental benefits.  I practice in the areas of Elder Law, Life Care Planning, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Disability, and Probate. 


My legal career really started many years before law school. After obtaining my BA degree, which was a great education, but didn't qualify me for anything specific, I ended up as a Paralegal in a law firm in Canton, Ohio. I worked in various areas of the law over my five years there, ending up in the Probate and Estate Planning area. I loved being able to help people through a very upsetting time. Eventually, I decided that I should probably go back to school and get my law degree. I did this even though I vowed never to set foot back in school after completing my undergraduate degree at the College of Wooster in 1979.


I enrolled in Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and took every course I could in the Estate Planning and Taxation areas so that I could practice law in Estate and Trust Planning. I even was voted the Editor-in-Chief of the Cleveland State Law Review (a plum job in Law School). After graduation in 1986, I began my life as a lawyer at a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio--Hahn Loeser Parks. It was a great experience to learn from and practice with many distinguished estate planners. I was there from graduation until August of 1993.

When the opportunity presented itself to leave that firm to help form a small boutique law firm, I jumped at the chance. On September 1, 1993, Budish & Solomon was born, concentrating in Estate and Trust Planning and Corporate law. I became a partner in 1997 and in 2006, the name of the firm became Budish, Solomon, Steiner & Peck, Ltd.  Effective January 1, 2015, the name of the firm is Solomon, Steiner & Peck, Ltd.


My practice evolved so that I spend the majority of my time in Elder and Disability Law. I am a Certified Specialist in Elder Law, and an Accreditied Attorney for VA claims.  I am committed to assisting clients navigate their way through the maze of planning options for payment of long term health care. I also love to help average, middle class people plan to avoid probate and protect assets for their families.

My legal background has helped in my personal life as well when I needed to care for my infirm, elderly parents. It was an emotional time in my life, and helps me to really understand and assist the families of my clients. I have been there so I can really give first hand advice.


More recently, my son has been diagnosed with various mental disorders. I have become much more involved in disability and special needs planning as a result. I love helping families that have a special needs child plan for the future care of the child. it is very satisfying to help put the family at ease when we solve their planning burdens.


In my free time, I am busy with my husband and three children. We enjoy watching movies and just relaxing as a family


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    27 years
  2. Medicaid & Medicare: 35%
    27 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    27 years



Hourly ($175-350/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Joseph O'Brien

    Laurie is an outstanding professional and advocate for her clients. I am so confident in Laurie's ability that I personally refer my own clients to her when it comes to complex Medicaid and Medicare issues. She is a true pleasure to work with!


    Michael O'Brien Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Douglas Milburn Toot

    Laurie Steiner is one of the experts in Elder Law in Ohio. I have consulted with her on several matters and have always found her knowledgeable, ethical and approachable. I strongly endorse her.


    Douglas Toot Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Solomon, Steiner & Peck, Ltd.

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Ste 140
Mayfield Heights, OH, 44124


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Specialist in Elder LawOhio State Bar Association2014
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2012
Accredited Attorney for VA claimsVeterans Administration2011
Torch Award for Integrity in BusinessBetter Business Bureau2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSolomon, Steiner & Peck, Ltd.1993 - Present
AssociateHahn Loeser & Parks LLP1989 - 1993
ParalegalKrugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. LPA1981 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Veterans AdministrationAccredited Attorney2011 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Ohio ChapterMember2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1992 - Present
Cleveland Estate Planning CouncilMember1991 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Estate Planning Probate and Trust SectionMember1989 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1989 - Present
American Bar Association ,Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medicaid EligibilityWe saved a family a lot of money!
Medicaid Estate Recovery ThwartedWe saved a client's home from Estate Recovery
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Publication nameTitleDate
50 Something MagazineNumerous on various legal topics2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
College of WoosterBusiness EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
various in-person and web based seminarMedicaid Planning2011
Planning to protect Assets from Catastrophic Nursing Home CostsMedicaid Planning2011
Health Care Reform 101Federal Health Care Reform2011