Attorney David Banas was featured in the CJN article Lawyers are Useful Resource Following a Death, where he provides guidance on what to do when you lose a loved one. “A good lawyer understands that the days, especially immediately after a death, are emotionally wrenching, the first advice we give is to lean on your friends, family and attorney so you aren’t overwhelmed by everything.”Keep reading ...
Attorney David Banas and Care Coordinator Janelle Leonard talk about checking in on older family members.Keep reading ...
We are pleased to have been included once again among the the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2021. This year, the firm was recognized in the following areas: Cleveland Tier 1: Education Law, Elder Law, Cleveland Tier 2: Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Law.Keep reading ...
Attorney Linda Gorczynski wrote an article featured on the Special Needs Alliance blog, Special Education During COVID – What You Need to Know.Keep reading ...
Attorney David Banas and Care Coordinator Janelle Leonard talk with Joe about caring for loved ones during COVID.Keep reading ...
Linda concentrates her practice on special education law, where she works with families and school administrators, to see that each child’s needs are properly identified and then met, in their least restrictive environment. Linda has been at the IEP team table as a parent, as counsel for the school district and as counsel for the student, so she has a diverse understanding of the concerns, needs and barriers from each perspective.
📜 Graduate of Akron School of Law
👦🏻👧🏻👦🏼 Proud Mom of three
🏖 Beach Lover
🎥 Netflix Binge Watcher
David is a shareholder and director at Hickman & Lowder. He concentrates his practice on elder law, particularly planning for long-term care issues, assisting with the Medicaid process, trust and estate administration, as well as general estate planning. David also focuses on special needs planning, by establishing guardianships, trusts, and other legal mechanisms-to help families care for their loved ones. Working together with his clients, he can help protect a child with special needs or ensure that a spouse or parent obtains the dignified long-term care they need.
🎓 Capital University Law School Graduate
🎶 Loves listening to the Avett Brothers
👦🏻👦🏻 Proud Dad to two boys
🚲 Enjoys biking
We are excited to introduce Getting Up to SPeED, with Attorney Linda Gorczynski and Special Education Advocate Mary Jo O’Neill. Working together they listen to your concerns, assess your child’s educational needs and act as your support and guide when interacting with your school district. You may not know whether you need a lawyer; you may have just one question that needs to be answered, or you may want someone to represent your family every step of the way. Wherever you are in your journey, we are here for you. Working together as partners, we can make great strides towards accomplishing your goals for your child at school and beyond.
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Attorney David Banas was featured in the CJN article Planning for Disabled Dependents Key in Estate Plan where he discusses how the planning process becomes even more vital to those who have a beneficiary with special needs. “If something were to happen and mom and dad, who are the caregivers, there would be someone able to make decisions on their behalf with the ability to also go out and organize care for the disabled loved one,”Keep reading ...
As a Certified Intervention Specialist Mary Jo works together with the attorneys to listen to your concerns, assess your child’s educational and personal needs, and act as your support and guide when interacting with the school district. Working to make a seamless experience for you and advocating on your child’s behalf.
🎓 Cleveland State University Graduate
📜 Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
📚 Lifetime learner
🍝 Enjoys cooking
👦🏻👧🏻 Proud mom
A Licensed Independent Social Worker, Janelle works closely with the attorneys to connect you with an extensive network of resources, recommend services, monitor your loved one’s progress, and advocate on their behalf.
🎓 Ohio University Graduate
📜 Masters in Social Work
🚲 Loves to bike
👧👦 Proud Auntie
Attorney David Banas and Care Coordinator Janelle Leonard discuss care advocacy and elder law services, and how they can help you and your loved ones.Keep reading ...