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Paul J. Stano

About me

Today's seniors step into a healthcare and financial system that is infinately more complex than any other generation of Americans has ever experienced.  I see it as my calling to help them get all the information that they need to set and adjust their financial and healthcare goals. 

I concentrated in elder law nearly twenty years ago when I saw so many of my clients losing their life savings to nursing home care - all because they weren't aware of the benefits that were available to them such as Veterans Benefits for those who served during times of war.

As a second generation advocate for seniors,  I have helped older Americans and their families design Estate and Life Care Plans that assure that loved ones are taken care of while saving as much of their hard-earned money as possible. I have taken a great deal of time and effort to pull together a team of people who share his passion for helping seniors. Each member of my team has a special talent or expertise that helps clients accomplish their goals.

Every family deserves the right to control what happens to them and to their estate.  I see it as my duty and obligation to provide my community with information and education so that they can take advantage of every option that is available to them.



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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 70%
    22 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    32 years, 5 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • John J. Peck

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a true professional and is among the top estate planning and elder law attorneys in the stat of Ohio. He is am an among men and one of the first sources I would go to for advice on matters in his fields.


    John Peck Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for almost 10 years. He is an excellent elder law attorney who has helped many families in the community. If you need help protecting your families assets and creating a legacy Paul is the Attorney in Cleveland area that I would go too.


    Michelle Beneski Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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NYCurrently registered 199307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sustaining MemberBar Association of Ohio2011
Accredited Attorney/Veterans Benefit InstituteDepartment of Veterans Affairs2008
Marcom Gold Winner for Best BookMarcom2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalStano Law Firm1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Catholic Lawyers GuildN/A2010 - Present
WealthCounselMember2008 - Present
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesN/A2007 - Present
Veterans Benefit InstituteN/A2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A1995 - Present
Cleveland Bar Associationmember1984 - Present
Parma Bar Associationmember1984 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
BookProtect Your Family! What You Really Need To Know for the Second Half of Life2015
BookDon’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home!2015
BookAsset Protection for Senior Wealth Builders2015
BookProtect Your Family!:We've Cracked the Code on Long-Term Care2012
BookProtect Your Family! Don’t Write a Blank Check to the Nursing Home (second edition)2012
ArticleHow to Communicate With Your Loved One Suffering From Alzheimer's2010
eCourseWhat if You Don't Die2010
GuideStretch Your Dollars When Paying for Nursing Home Care2009
GuideNuts and Bolts Guide to VA Benefits2009
BookAlzheimer's Survival Guide: 7 Steps to Peace of Mind2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Bowling Green State UniversityPolitical ScienceB.A1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stano Senior Resource Center Seminar SeriesHow to Protect Your Assets Under VA Benefit Programs and the New Medicaid Changes...and What to Do Now2011
Social Workers CE ClassGovernment Benefits for Senior Americans2010
Social Workers CE ClassStumbling Blocks Facing Social Workers and Administrators2010
Parma Bar Association CLE Luncheon10 Stumbling Blocks to Avoid in Elder Law2010
Parma Bar AssociationHow the OBAMA Health Care Plan will affect the seniors2010
Medina County Senior LuncheonMedicaid and Veterans Benefits2010