Laurie E. Ohall

Laurie E. Ohall

Partner, Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, P.A., since Oct. 1, 2000

Associate, R.F. Meyer & Associates LLC., since Jan. 1, 2018

Of Counsel, Browning & Meyer Co., LPA, Sept. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2017

Laurie Ohall is a board certified elder law attorney who has been practicing law since 1994. Her mission in the practice of law is to honor, educate, and protect her client’s rights. She does this through the practice of estate planning which includes the related fields of asset protection planning, elder law, probate, guardianship, and trust administration.

Laurie owns her practice in Brandon, Florida, Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, P.A. and she is an associate of the law firm of R.F. Meyer & Associates LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. R.F. Meyer & Associates concentrates its areas of practice in estate planning, elder law, estate administration, probate administration, trust administration, asset preservation, tax planning, guardianship, special needs planning, and Medicaid eligibility planning and litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Guardianship
  • Medicaid Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1996
  • Ohio, 2010

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, 1994, J.D.
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1991, B.A., Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Elder Law), Member
  • The Florida Bar: Elder Law Section, Co-Chair, Resident’s Rights Committee, 2011-2012
  • The Florida Bar: Certified Elder Law Attorney, 2012–present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2003–present, Member
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, 2003–present, Member
  • Brandon Bar Association, 2007–present, Member; Past President and Past Treasurer
  • Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, 2011, Member
  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2015 & 2016
  • Co-Chair, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys December UnProgram, 2016-2017

Representative Cases

  • Foster v. Cianci, 773 So.2d 1181 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Unraveling the Mystery of Asset Protection Vehicles in Florida” National Business Institute, 2005
  • “Estate Planning and Probate for the Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Florida” 2005
  • “Estate Planning and Probate for the Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Florida” 2007
  • “2007 Small Business/Individual Income Estate & Tax Planning Seminar” Wrobel, Pulkowski & Dickens, PA Dec. 6, 2007
  • “Business Succession Planning Workshop” NY Life Agents April 3, 2008
  • “Elder Exploitation in Florida” Plant City Bankers Coalition Sept. 10, 2009
  • “Medicaid Update 2010, National Business Institute” Aug. 5, 2010
  • “What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Medicaid, Medicare and Long Term Care” NBI Jan. 25, 2012
  • “Advanced Care Directives” Ask the Expert at Savannah Court June 27, 2013
  • “Medicaid Update” NBI Aug. 26, 2013
  • “A Path Through The Woods: Navigating The Complex World of Government Benefits” National Guardianship Association Oct. 12, 2013
  • “Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid” NBI Oct. 6, 2014
  • “Retirement Planning Series” (Estate Planning Basics) Skyway Financial Oct. 23, 2014 and Oct. 29, 2014
  • “Digital Estate Planning” Senior Network User Group (SNUG) Jan. 9, 2015
  • “The Unlicensed Practice of Law and Medicaid Planning” Savannah Court March 26, 2015
  • “Retirement Planning Series” (Estate Planning Basics) Skyway Financial April 18, 2015 and April 23, 2015
  • “What is EP and Why Do I Need It?” Brandon Bar Library Series, May 13, 2015
  • “Special Needs = Special Answers” The Heart-Centered Webinar Series, June 30, 2015
  • “Elder Exploitation Presentation” Belvedere Commons, Sun City Center July 13, 2015
  • “F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Families Raising, Inspiring, Educating and Nurturing for Down Syndrome)” A group of special needs parents., Aug. 1, 2015
  • “Long Term Care & Elderly Scams” Valencia Lakes, Sept. 28, 2015
  • “Estate Planning Basics” Rosecastle at Delaney Creek, Oct. 21, 2015
  • “Preparing for the Future for Special Needs Students” Plant City High School, Nov. 19, 2015
  • “Advance Directives” Hawthorne Independent Living in Brandon, FL, Feb. 16, 2016
  • “Advance Directives” Ask the expert at Savannah Court of Brandon Brandon, FL April 21, 2016
  • Guest Speaker for Tampa Autism Support Group at Early Autism Project Clinic in Tampa, FL, May 9, 2016
  • “Elder Exploitation Issues” Kings Point in Sun City Center at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Community Awareness Forum, July 12, 2016
  • Parent Support Group at St. Joseph Hospital, July 16, 2016
  • “ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Planning” 4th Annual Creating a Plan for the Future: Workshop for post secondary planning for disabled students hosted by Hillsborough County Schools, Oct. 29, 2016
  • “Planning Tips and Traps and the Medicaid Application and Appeals Process.” CLE Medicaid Update 2016-National Business Institute, Nov. 7, 2016

TV & Radio Appearances

  • “Up Close with Cathy Unruh WEDU PBS Caregiving TV Special“, Jan. 8, 2015
  • “Arch Deal Hour” Co-Host of this radio talk show which addresses elder issues in America. Show broadcasts every Sunday evening on the Tan Talk Radio Network/1340AM WTAN. February 2015–April 2015
  • “Same-Sex Marriage & Estate Planning” on the FoXXXy Forum Talk Show during the topic of Pride. June 26, 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Brandon Bar Association Community Outreach, June 1, 2010–present
  • Momentum Festival, Board Member, Jan. 1, 2009–present

 

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta