Attorney Elena A. Lidrbauch focuses her practice on issues affecting persons with disabilities and elderly individuals. Her practice areas include guardianship, estate planning, Medicaid planning, probate, and planning for families with special needs. In addition, Elena advises individuals and attorneys on issues related to Medicare Secondary Payer compliance requirements, such as, Medicare Set Asides, Qualified Settlement Funds and resolution of Medicare/Medicaid liens.
Elena is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Medina County, Lorain County, and Ohio State Bar Associations, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Special Needs Alliance, and the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP).
After Elena received her M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University, she spent 12 years working in community mental health service agencies providing residential, employment and partial hospitalization services. Eventually, Elena returned to school to earn her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. Upon graduation, she joined Hickman & Lowder as an associate and, in 2005, she became a shareholder.
Elena works at both the Cleveland and Sheffield Village offices. She often speaks on topics relating to elder law, planning for families with special needs, and settlement services. Please see our Events Calendar for upcoming speaking engagements.
*Certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation