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I grew up around my grandparents who lived through the depression.  I was taught the value of a dollar and how important it was to save because you did not know what was going to happen tomorrow.  My grandmother would take me to downtown Columbus when I was a child for an outing.  The treat was eating at McDonald's where we ordered hamburgers to go.  I can remember sitting on the State House lawn and my grandmother pulling cheese out of her purse to put on our sandwiches because the cheese was cheaper than ordering a cheeseburger.  Another time we were cleaning out a condo my grandparents rented and my grandmother saved the ice cubes because water costs money.  I'm here to help those who saved their entire lives pass on their legacy.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 75%
    9 years
  2. Trusts: 10%
    9 years
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 10%
    9 years
  4. Estate Planning: 3%
    9 years
  5. Probate: 2%
    9 years



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Law Office Of J.M.Shade, LLC

2020 Front St Ste 202
Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221-3200

Law Office Of J.M.Shade, LLC

1098-C East State Street
Salem, OH, 44460



PAAdministrative Suspension201204/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of J.M.Shade, LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyBrunsdon & Shade, LLC2007 - 2009
Director of OperationsOption Care of Columbus1993 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Akron Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
ElderCounselN/A2009 - Present
WealthCounselN/A2009 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Franklin UniversityN/AMBA - Master of Business Administration1998
Otterbein CollegeAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1993