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Jeannette Marie Weaver

Estate planning Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jeannette

Learn Jeannette’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    With proper planning, most families can avoid Probate and Guardianship proceedings entirely. Wills, Trusts, Living Will, Powers of Attorney and Transfer on Death Affidavits are common tools. We provide Basic Plans, Probate Avoidance Plans and more.

    32 years

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    If you are 65 years or older and need long term care, you may be entitled to Medicaid benefits to pay for your care and save your own assets. With the average cost of care being $10,000 per month, it is critical to plan now.

    29 years

  3. Trusts
    There are many types of trusts that can be utilized to help families: revocable, irrevocable, dynasty, medicaid, special needs, and qualified income trusts are some of the trusts used when evaluating the best option for each family.

    32 years

  4. Elder law
    We work together with families to find the right combination of services and protect family asset. It is important to understand Admission Agreements at facilities and who is responsible for payment and your rights as a patient or family member.

    29 years

  5. Probate
    When someone passes away, their family should meet with an attorney to determine if it is necessary to file the case with Probate Court. If the decedent had $35,000 of probate assets in his name, an Estate must be opened.

    32 years

My goal is to help individuals and families understand their options when planning for their future and to implement a plan for them that will enable them to qualify for benefits that are available to them while preserving their hard earned nest-eggs. I provide people with a road map to follow as life changes and walk them through the maze of rules and regulations if they are applying for Medicaid Benefits, Veteran's Aid and Attendance and other government benefits. This may include Powers of Attorneys, Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Qualified Income Trusts and SNTs.


Jeannette concentrates her practice in the areas of Medicaid Planning, Estate Tax Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Estate Planning, including Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate Law, Non-Profit Organizations. Mrs. Weaver received her Juris Doctor degree in 1987 from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Kent State University in 1984. She currently serves as a Magistrate for the City of Broadview Heights. Mrs. Weaver was also an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio in its Environmental Enforcement Section and designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney General’s Office. Mrs. Weaver also served as Chief Trial Counsel, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland.

Mrs. Weaver is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio; the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. She is also a member of the Ohio State bar Association and the Parma Bar Association. She has served on the City of Broadview Heights Planning Commission and as volunteer Magistrate for the Juvenile Community Diversion Program in Broadview Heights. She is actively involved in her community, including previously serving as President of Chippewa Elementary School PTA and currently volunteering and chairing various school committees and athletic booster organizations as well as being an active member of St. Basil's Catholic Church.


Jeannette M. Weaver, Attorney at Law
8748 Brecksville Road.
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44141

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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great communication
Jeannette did a great job helping me with my parent's assets and getting them help with Medicaid. She always answers calls and questions promptly. I never waited more than a day for a response on a question. They kept me informed and explained the process front to back. Great service!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2014
Excellent Experienece
Had medicaid planning done by Jeannette, and the experience from beginning to end was great. She did a great job helping me understand what was going on and I really liked her.


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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jeannette M. Weaver, Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Magistrate Mayor's Court
  • City of Broadview Heights
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Boyko & Dobeck
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Boyko, Dobeck & Weaver
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney General's Office
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City Of Cleveland
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Clerk
  • Summers, Fox, Davidson & McGinty
  • 1987 - 1989
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  • Case Western Reserve University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Kent State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Cleveland Photography Society
  • 2017 - Present
  • Chippewa Garden Club
  • 2016 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • 2012 - Present
  • City of Broadview Heights
  • Magistrate
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Parma Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Post-Mortem Planning, Trust Administration and Tax Hurdles
  • 2016
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Ethical Considerations in Probate and Estate Administration
  • 2016
  • Medicaid: Beyond the Basics
  • A Look to the Future: Adapt Your Practice to the Ever Changing Environment
  • 2016
  • Medicaid: Beyond the Basics
  • Protecting Assets
  • 2016
  • Medicaid: Beyond the Basics
  • Asset Transfer Strategies
  • 2016
  • Top Estate Planning Techniques
  • Top Post-Mortem Planning Techniques
  • 2015
  • Top Estate Planning Techniques
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Pension and IRA Assets
  • 2015
  • Medicaid Planning and Recovery Under the ACA
  • Trust-Based Medicaid Planning
  • 2015
  • Medicaid Planning and Recovery Under the ACA
  • Correcting Improper Transfer Mistakes and Working Within the Penalty Period
  • 2015
  • Medicaid Planning and Recovery Under the ACA
  • Early Transfer Tools
  • 2015
  • Protecting Assets While Qualiyfing for Medicaid
  • Crisis Planning and Assistance
  • 2014
  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • Using Special Needs Trusts
  • 2014
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Spouse's Elective Share vs. Second Probate
  • 2014
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Post-Mortem Planning, Trust Administration and Tax Hurdles
  • 2014
  • Probate from Start to FInish
  • Laws of Intestate Succession
  • 2013
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Cleveland Estate planning Lawyer Jeannette Marie Weaver
Jeannette Marie Weaver
Estate planning Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 35 years
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