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Don H. Chapin, Esq. - Elder Law

Don H. Chapin, Esq. has over 19+ years experience in Elder Law. He has been Certified in Elder Law since 2003 by the National Elder Law Foundation. In the first year of certification by the Ohio State Bar, Don has successfully been Certified as a Specialist in Elder Law.

Don attended Cornell University and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He then matriculated at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1973 and graduated from the Windsor Law School in 1976. After a couple of years of successfully practicing criminal defense law, Don was motivated to pursue Elder Law due to his family's complex issues upon his father becoming ill.

Before practicing law, Don gained experience solving problems by designing, building and commissioning food and pharmaceutical manufacturing systems globally.

Don's legal solutions for families range from Medicaid eligibility with protection of the house and the retirement of the well spouse, lawsuit proof trusts for higher net worth families and building legacies for families through private charitable foundations and domestic asset protection trusts.

Don has two adult children, Hugh and Evelyn and his wife Joy shares his hobby of dressage riding and farm management. Economics, history and politics are never ending sources of reading enjoyment.

Don has a bias to serve families and empower them to understand and be in control of their own estate.


Ohio Attorney General (serving as Chief of the Public Protection Division and Chief of the Charitable Law Section), nine years as a prosecuting attorney and municipal attorney, experience in private practice, and five 
 
years as legal counsel to the Ohio Auditor of State and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 
After assisting his family during his father’s ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s, Brian has shifted his career to focus on matters impacting Ohio’s elder citizens.  Working in an “Of Counsel” relationship with Chapin Elder 
 
Law allows Brian to tap into Don’s 18 years of experience in Elder Law while utilizing his own legal experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of government to solve a wide array of issues presented by clients.  
 
These issues include:
 
•Medicaid eligibility
•Charitable trusts and governance
•Elder citizen advocacy and protection
•Probate matters
 
Brian was twice elected to the Grandview Heights Board of Education and has served as a magistrate for the City of Upper Arlington’s Juvenile Diversion Program since 1995.  After co-founding the Tri-Village Mentor 
 
League, he now serves as the charity’s legal advisor.
 
Brian and his wife, Susan, a 6th grade teacher in Hilliard City Schools, have a daughter, Ella, at home and two adult sons, Justin and Alec.  In his spare time, Brian enjoys biking, tennis, kayaking, music and reading.