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Elder Law Firm Dedicated To Your Success

Schraff Thomas Law provides legal services to estate planning and elder law clients in Northeast Ohio and their families across the country.

Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss solutions to your unique needs.

What Our Elder Law Attorneys Can Do For You

Schraff Thomas Law is a full service elder law firm in Ohio. While we primarily serve residents of Northeast Ohio, we have established attorney-client relationships across the country.  Consulting with an elder care attorney will put your mind at ease as we navigate the legal issues and processes in our numerous practice areas.

Estate & Trust Planning

Our estate planning attorneys will work with you to establish an estate plan. With an estate plan, the assets you have accumulated during your lifetime will be protected and properly managed and dispersed according to your personal and financial goals.

Estate & Trust Administration

Our trust and estate administration attorneys assist and support fiduciaries in the execution of their duties to successfully administer an estate or trust.

Probate Litigation

Our probate litigation attorneys can prosecute and defend will and trust contest actions and other disputes involving estates, trusts, guardianships, and elder exploitation.  If you question the terms of a will or trust, or administration of a will or trust; or if you have been accused of wrongdoing in handling a will or trust, schedule a consultation with one of our top probate litigation attorneys to resolve your trust and/or estate disputes.

Long Term Care & Medicaid Planning

Our long term care and Medicaid planning attorneys provide legal advice and creative planning solutions to help you and your family develop a long term care plan. Our attorneys can assist with Medicaid applications, asset protection, and more.

Special Needs Planning

Our attorneys can assist you to protect the personal and financial future of a disabled individual, which may include establishing one of several types of special needs trusts.


A guardianship for a minor or person unable to manage his or her personal or financial affairs will typically arise when a probate court determines that a person is unable to care for their own person and/or property. Our elder law attorneys can assist you with the guardianship process.

A dedicated elder law firm focused on planning and advocating for life events.

Meet our Principal Attorneys

Patricia J. Schraff

Principal Attorney

Pat is one of only 29 Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in the State of Ohio. She is experienced in crafting solutions for complex estate and trust planning cases, and in long-term care and Medicaid planning. 

John P. Thomas - Principal Attorney at Schraff Thomas Elder Law Firm

John P. Thomas

Principal Attorney

John is an experienced trial attorney, who pursues refined solutions to complex legal problems. He focuses his practice on probate and trust litigation, estate planning and administration.

Connect With An Elder Law Attorney in Ohio

Our elder law firm, based near Cleveland, OH, provides clients and their families with responsive, patient attention. We have three law offices in Northeast Ohio. View our lawyer directory or contact the office nearest you to get started.

Willoughby Hills

2802 SOM Center Rd, Suite 200 Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

Chagrin Falls

175 Park Place

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022


11925 Pearl Rd, Suite 409 Strongsville, OH 44136