We are pleased to once again be included among the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2017. This year, our firm was recognized in the following areas: Cleveland Tier 1: Education Law, Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Cleveland Tier 2: Trusts & Estates Law.
Attorney Janet Lowder is named an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
Attorneys Franklin Hickman and Janet Lowder are once again named among the Best Lawyers in America. This year, Franklin was listed in Cleveland Education Law and Janet was listed in Cleveland Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates.
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Attorney Blaine Brockman is appointed to the Ohio ABLE Account Program Advisory Board.
Attorney Elena Lidrbauch becomes a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Attorney Janet Lowder is the recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for her communications ability, responsiveness, and quality of service.
Attorney John Harrison joins Hickman & Lowder. His areas of practice include litigation, estate planning, guardianship, probate, and planning for families with special needs.
Attorney Janet Lowder has been named 2016 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Elder Law in Cleveland. In addition, she was named in the areas of Elder Law, Litigation-Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates.
Attorney Franklin Hickman was also named among the 2016 Best Lawyers in the area of Education Law.
Attorney David Banas becomes an Affiliate Member of the Special Needs Alliance.
Attorney David Banas joins the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Membership Committee.
Attorney David Banas becomes a member of the ALS Association Care Services Committee.
Attorney David Banas joins Hickman & Lowder. His areas of practice include elder law, Medicaid planning, estate planning, guardianship, probate, and planning for families with special needs.
Attorney Linda Gorczynski joins the Hickman & Lowder team.
Attorney Elena Lidrbauch's Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) credential has been renewed through July 2016.
OSBA Certified Paralegal Christy Zeyer recently received recognition from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for her excellent work on behalf of a client.
Care Coordinator Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, is now a Certified Elder Care Coordinator.
Attorney Janet Lowder has been selected for inclusion in 2014 Super Lawyers.
Attorney Franklin Hickman has been nominated as a Fellow of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Nominations are extended only to those who have contributed significantly to the advancement of Justice in Greater Cleveland and demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
Franklin Hickman and Janet Lowder are selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. Franklin is listed in the area of Education Law. Janet is listed in the areas of Elder Law and Trusts & Estates. She is also listed among the 2013 Lawyers of the Year in Trusts & Estates.
Hickman & Lowder is a proud recipient of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
Janet Lowder was selected for inclusion in 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers.
Hickman & Lowder once again ranked Cleveland Tier 1 in Elder Law and Cleveland Tier 2 in Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2013.
Franklin Hickman is inducted into the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities' Hall of Fame.
Janet Lowder (Family & Elder Law) is listed among Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers by LexisNexis® and Martindale-Hubbell® for having reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.
Janet Lowder is once again named Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Elder Law.
Hickman & Lowder once again ranked Cleveland Tier 1 in Elder Law and Cleveland Tier 2 in Trusts & Estates in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2011-2012.
Janet Lowder becomes Co-Vice Chair of the Long-Term Care, Medicaid and Special Needs Trust Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Janet Lowder is once again named Best Lawyers in America®.
Hickman & Lowder ranked Cleveland Tier 1 for Elder Law and Cleveland Tier 2 for Trusts & Estates Law in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for 2010.
Janet Lowder is selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list.
Janet Lowder is once again named Best Lawyers in America®.
Terry Fries-Maloy was accepted into the National Association of Social Workers' Social Work Expert Database.
Christy Zeyer is elected President of the Cleveland Association of Paralegals (CAP).
Mary-Clarice Kastelic joins Hickman & Lowder as a Medicaid Legal Assistant. Mary has a strong background in Medicaid, as well as experience with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Hickman & Lowder becomes a Certified Green Law Firm by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Hickman & Lowder’s Lorain County office moves to its new location in Sheffield Village.
Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, joins Hickman & Lowder as our Care Coordinator. Terry has over 30 years of experience in geriatric acute, long-term, home health, rehab, hospice, and assisted living/retirement care and will assist in the development of our new care planning program for older adults and people with disabilities.
Hickman & Lowder makes plans to move its Lorain County office to 5062 Waterford Drive in Sheffield Village in mid-November. The new location, just north of Lorain County Community College, is well suited to accommodate our clients in western Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.
Christy Zeyer received her Paralegal Certification through the Ohio State Bar Association. There are fewer than 150 paralegals in the state who have earned this credential, which involves specific eligibility requirements and testing. For more information on OSBA certifications, please visit the OSBA website.