Hickman & Lowder Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists

We are pleased to announce that four attorneys have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, and one has been included in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Hickman & Lowder would like to congratulate the following named to 2022 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  • David S. Banas – Elder Law and Trusts and Estates
  • Blaine P. Brockman – Elder Law
  • Franklin J. Hickman – Education Law
  • Janet L. Lowder – Elder Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates

Hickman & Lowder would like to congratulate the following named to the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

  • Ethan A. Welch – Trusts and Estates
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Cleveland is a Desirable City for Attorneys to Live, Work and Play

Attorney David Banas was quoted in the Cleveland Jewish News Article Cleveland desirable city for attorneys to live, work, play stating that from a professional standpoint there are a lot of opportunities in Cleveland. “There’s a lot of people to meet, a lot of people to talk to and everybody’s really helpful. There’s a real sense of a community, professionally, in Cleveland.”

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Attorney Ethan Welch’s Estate Planning Article is Featured in The Morning Journal’s Senior Living Edition

Attorney Ethan Welch had his blog Should I Share My Estate Planning Information with My Family featured in the Senior Living tab for The Morning Journal’s July Edition. Ethan states “there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to sharing estate plan information, and some approaches may work better than others”.



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Advocating for your Child in the School System

Special Education Advocate Mary Jo O’Neill wrote a feature article in the April issue of Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine: Advocating for your Child in the School System, where she provides advice on how to create an effective Individualized Education Program (IEP), how to form positive working relationships with your child’s educators and how to advocate for a successful school year for your child.  “You know your children best.  You know their strengths, their weaknesses and their capabilities. Although the school system can be difficult to navigate, it’s imperative for parents to advocate for their children, because they deserve a program that can give them the opportunity to thrive in education.”

Link to the full article: Advocating for your child in the School System 


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It’s About You – Handling a Crisis

If you are caring for an older family member, you can’t always predict what’s going to happen, and sometimes the unexpected does happen and you find yourself in a crisis, what do you do?

Joe Cronauer from WKYC talks with Attorney David Banas and Care Coordinator Janelle Leonard, about the stress caregivers can experience and where they can find professional help.

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