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Duydan Hoang Vu

Estate planning Attorney at Monroe, OH

4.9   9 reviews

also known as Daniel H. Vu, Dan H. Vu

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Duydan

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Medicaid, Asset Protection, Estate Recovery, VA Benefits

  2. Estate planning
    Probate Avoidance, Estate Tax Savings, Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorneys

Attorney Daniel H. Vu graduated from Miami University, in Oxford Ohio, majoring in Political Science, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. After working for a Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General, he joined Cooper, Adel & Associates in 2009 and was promoted to Partner in 2015. Dan manages the firm's Monroe Ohio office.

Dan is among a select group of attorneys who are certified as specialists in Elder Law through both the Ohio State Bar Association and the National Elder Law Foundation. He enjoys sharing his knowledge by regularly speaking to groups around Ohio about the proper way to set up an estate plan. 

Dan and his wife were born and raised near Cincinnati. They currently live in Fairfield Twp, Ohio and raise one son and one "furry daughter" together. They enjoy frequent visits to local museums and parks. In particular, they are proud members of the historical Cincinnati Museum Center. When not researching the latest estate planning techniques, Dan enjoys taking time to learn more about our country's history. As they say, you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been. 

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Cooper, Adel & Associates L.P.A. - Monroe Office
30 Overbrook Dr
Suite D
Monroe, OH, 45050
Sidney Ohio Office
2190 Wapakoneta Ave.
Sidney, OH, 45365
Chillicothe Ohio Office
2530 Western Avenue, Suite A
Chillicothe, OH, 45601
Centerburg Ohio Office
36 West Main Street
Centerburg, OH, 43011
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Posted by Etta | January 3, 2014
Family Trust
I have already recommended Mr. Vu to my parents, my brother and my sister. And also will recommend to anyone else looking for someone to help them in any way. We set up a Family Trust and I had been checking on line, getting information by mail, but everything is so confusing, and Mr. Vu helped us through this maze and we are exceptionally satisfied.
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Posted by Sally | September 13, 2013
Thankful for Mr. Vu and his professional work
I called the office of Cooper and Adel for help in a stressful problem faced I am sure by many senior widows and widowers. In 2001, my husband had to go to a nursing home as his illness had caused him to become dangerous and violent. Both of us had worked for 30 years..he had retired at age 55 to enjoy fishing and traveling...he was diagnosed with his illness 4 years after retirement. As a teacher, I continued to work until I had to take a medical leave to care for him. As he became more and more was impossible for me to continue his care. We paid all of his retirement and social security except 40 dollars to the nursing homes (he was in 3 different ones)...all of his annuity and half of mine went to the facilities until we finally were forced to go to medicaid. I desparately held on to our home and all the bills on just my retirement. He spent 6 plus years in the facilities until his death in 2007. A month or so after his death I received a letter saying that there would be lien placed on the only thing I had home. The amount was unbelievable. I contacted my lawyer that I had used for wills, etc....but they did not understand the elder law and made me think there was no hope that my home could be saved for my children...especially for my daughter and family....because she has been diagnosed with the same illness that was inherited. Last winter I felt totally defeated that I couldn't do anything to help myself. I decided to call Cooper and Adel to talk to someone about this problem. Mr Vu was assigned to talk to me. Very quickly he assured me that something could be done. He worked diligently on helping me solve this stressful problem. He was able to prove my situation and give me the advice I needed. I cannot thank him enough for his knowledge and expertise in Elder Law..and for all his help in this matter. Thank you Mr. Vu....You are a fantastic lawyer....
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2013
Meeting with Dan
I feel that Dan is very knowledgeable in the field of trust attorney. He is very thorough in his presentation at the meeting and review of a trust. I feel very confident having him.
Posted by Heather | April 9, 2013
Trust updates * attentive and proactive
I met with Dan recently to update a trust we had previously set up. He was very thorough in reviewing what the current set-up was and some newer options that have come available since the initial set-up. He took the time to review updates we needed to make, took on updating car titles to meet the needs of the trust designation and beneficiary updates to financial accounts then set up a second meeting to review final updates and signing of the trust amendments. We really felt comfortable that this was handled thoroughly and competently by Dan and his staffers. I plan to use Dan for future legal issues as necessary.
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Posted by John | October 29, 2012
D. Vu Endorsement
My wife & I have worked pretty much exclusively with Mr. Vu, while he has been with the law firm of Cooper, Adel & Associates. He has worked with us on setting up and adjusting our family trusts. We find him knowledgeable, friendly, patient and current on all legal aspects regarding our trusts. He returns all e-mails and phone calls promptly. We value his input and ask for him, personally, whenever we have a question or concern. We have recommended him to friends.
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Posted by Bekki | October 22, 2012
retired insurance underwriter
I have been very happy with services received. He is very professional and has a great amount of knowledge. If he doesn't have a answer to my questions, he does the research and gets back to me in a timely manner. I am a very satisfied client. I would and have recommended him to other people.
Posted by Angie | October 2, 2012
Dan Vu review and recommendation
I first met Dan Vu, back in February 2012 along with my parents. Dan shared with us options for my aging parents, e.g., trusts, VA benefits, and protecting assests, and got things rolling right away. He first set up a trust for them. My dad is a Veteran, so Dan immediately put us in touch with Steve, their VA expert. Dan and all his staff have been extremely helpful. They have a wonderful team where each person has their own specialized field so all your questions are answered quickly. Dan takes the time and I feel he sincerely cares about his clients. I went into this situation not knowing anything and I have quickly learned a lot. I would recommend Dan and his team to anyone needing help and direction for elderly parents. There is a lot of help out there that the average person probably is not aware of. Dan and his team will find it for you, if it is available, and save you money in the process.
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Posted by Russ | September 27, 2012
Duydan (Dan) Vu review and recommendation
My sister and I engaged Dan and his group about 2 years ago when we were faced with preparing for our parents' move from their personal residence to an independent living environment. Over the last couple of years Dan assisted us with Veterans benefits for my father and Medicaid for both my parents. During this time my parents developed dementia and had to move to an extended care facility. We met with Dan and explained our parents' situation and our concerns in making sure they received the best possible care. Dan listened closely, gathered all the facts, and then prepared specific alternatives for us within a couple of weeks. Dan handled all the financial issues facing us. He managed to get our parents qualified for Medicaid, and my father for Veterans' pension, while preserving nearly all of their assets. My sister and I were freed to focus on providing the best possible care for our parents, confident that we could afford it. I don't know how we would have been able to navigate all the government forms and red tape without Dan's help. Whenever we had to deal with Veterans or Medicaid we just told Dan and he provided complete directions and documents to handle the situation. In fact, Dan's group took on the task of personally meeting with the Department of Job and Family Services throughout the entire process. I would certainly recommend Dan to anyone faced with providing for the care for aging parents.
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Posted by Sylvia | August 2, 2013
Satisfied client
Dan setup our original trust and we were well satisfied with his knowledge and expeertise. We recently contaced the office with some questions and it was immediately suggested we come in for a review at no cost
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cooper, Adel, & Associates LPA
  • 2010 - Present


  • University Of Cincinnati
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • B.S.
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Appeal of Decision from the Fairfield County Board of Revision


  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Practicing Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Elder Law
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2017


Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Various Estate Planning Topics
  • 2019
  • Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home
  • Nursing Home Protection
  • 2014
  • POET Annual Meeting
  • From Basic to Advanced Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Seminar in Coshocton, Ohio
  • The Estate Planning Implications of Fracking Leases
  • 2012
  • Seminar in Cambridge, Ohio
  • Estate Taxes: Making use of the 5 Milion Dollar Exemption
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Elder law Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Dan many times over the years on elder law matters. Dan is a bright attorney, knowledgeable on the intricacies of trust-based planning and taxes. I've reached out to Dan in the past with questions I couldn't answer, and have always been impressed with the breadth of his knowledge, as well as the practicality of his strategies."
Elder law Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"For the past four years I have had the pleasure of working with Dan, he has a superior grasp of trust agreements including Ohio's newest Legacy Trust. He is considered a "go to" for negotiations for clients who have estate recovery issues or veterans benefits claims. He has also shown great leadership with his staff. I would recommend Dan for all Elder Law or Estate Planning issues."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a tremendous attorney and is extremely knowledgable in trusts and tax planning."
Monroe Estate planning Lawyer Duydan Hoang Vu
Duydan Hoang Vu
Estate planning Attorney
Monroe, OH
Licensed for 14 years