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.