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Mitchell Jordan Adel

also known as Mitch Adel

About me

Attorney Adel is one of only 22 attorneys in Ohio certified as an Elder Law Specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF).  NELF is approved by the Ohio Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists and by the American Bar Association.


Attorney Adel has also been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Attorney Adel is a member of the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA), an invitation-only, nationwide professional association as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).


Attorney Adel has provided educational seminars to seniors and their families throughout Ohio. He has also been a guest on 610 WTVN Local News and has written articles for USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer and Columbus Business First. Attorney Adel is a frequent contributor to Our Generations Magazine, Senior Outlook Today and



Attorney Adel graduated from Ithaca College in New York and Capital Law School in Ohio, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2000. In his spare time, Mitch and his wife Kim enjoy spending time with their niece and nephew and play co-rec softball and golf with their friends.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
    11 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    11 years
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Trusts: 10%



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  • Thom Loyal Cooper

    Mitch Adel is an exceptional elder law attorney. I have worked with Mitch for the past eight years and have personally experienced the superior level of professionalism, responsiveness and creativity he is able to bring to his clients. He is smart, articulate and practical. He works hard to find the best solutions to his clients' situations and works with them with deep understanding and compassion. He explains difficult concepts in a straightforward and simple manner so that his clients have a clear grasp of what and why they are developing planning strategies. Mitch has also developed close relationships with other elder law and estate planning attorneys throughout the country to maintain and enhance his expertise in this critical field. Mitch is extremely conscientious and client-focused. I would give Mitch an unqualified recommendation as an Elder Law Attorney.


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Contact info

30 Overbrook Drive, Suite D
Monroe, OH, 45050

2190 Wapakoneta Avenue
Sidney, OH, 45365

2530 Western Avenue, Suite A
Chillicothe, OH, 45601

36 W. Main Street
Centerburg, OH, 43011



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Certified Elder Law AttorneyOhio State Bar Association2014
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Ohio chapter2013
10 Year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2011
In Honor of Defense of the PoorFranklin County Public Defenders Office2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCooper, Adel & Associates, LPA2005 - Present
Public DefenderFranklin County Public Defenders Office2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Special OlympicsMember - Winners Circle2013 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Alzheimer's AssociationMember2012 - Present
Clermont County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law AttorneysAttorney Member2011 - Present
Ohio Department of InsuranceLife & Health Insurance License2009 - Present
Veterans AdministrationAccredited Attorney2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeAttorney Member2005 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysAttorney Member2005 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationBoard MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rorick v. Ohio Department of Job and Family ServicesThe Court ruled that a spouse of a Medicaid recipient can turn a portion of their assets into income without creating a penalty.
Estate of Krueger v. Ohio Department of Job and Family ServicesODJFS decision reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
LearnVestMoney Valentines2014
Consumer ReportsDownsides of Downsizing2014
Forbes14 Money Valentines to Gift Your Sweetheart2014
The WeekWhen to think twice about leaving your home to your kids2014
Yahoo FinanceShould You Leave Your Home to Your Kids?2014
Senior Outlook TodayTaking Control2013
DepositAccounts.comIs It Time To Get That Retirement Home?2013
Our Generations MagazineYour Money- Thinking Long Term2013
610 WTVN Local NewsVeterans Benefits2013
NewsmaxSurvive the Death Tax Trap2013
World Association PublishersOver the Hill and Over Obamacare2013
Our Generation's MagazineYour Money: Thinking Big in the New Year2012
Our Generations MagazineYour Money: Airing out your legal documents, financial plans2012
Our Generations MagazineYour Money: Death and Taxes2012
Austin American StatesmanTop 5 tax documents to have on hand before 20132012
Dayton Daily NewsTop 5 tax documents to have on hand before 20132012
Ohio FarmerMake sure your estate plan is up-to-date2012
USA TodayMany find it hard to plan ahead as tax uncertainty looms2012
Cincinnati EnquirerLawyer Seeks a Different Legacy2012
Columbus Business FirstFocus on farmers, elderly aids Knox County law firm2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Ithaca CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Milofest 2013Collaborating in a Firm of 45 Macs2013
Good Day ColumbusVeterans Benefits2013
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law AttorneysVeterans Benefits Update2013
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law AttorneysPractice Management - Marketing2013
610 WTVN Local NewsVeterans Benefits2013
Yellow Springs, OhioElder Law Essentials2012
Living DaytonVeterans Benefits2012
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law AttorneysPractice Management - Marketing2012
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law AttorneysPractice Management2011
"News on your side"Financial and Estate Planning New Years Resolutions2011
Perry County Retired Teachers MeetingEstate, Retirement and Asset Protection Planning2009
CEU for Social WorkersShadows of Schiavo2009