Life is full of surprises. New found wealth, a new job, or finding out there is a birth in the family are all wonderful surprises. A life altering accident, lawsuit, or death of a family member are surprises we often deal with, but wish we could avoid. No matter what life throws at you it is important to be prepared and have an estate plan that can fit any surprise. We aim to help families Prevent Mistakes. Preserve Assets.

Butcher Elder Law creates peace of mind with customized legal strategies for any life-changing event, including long-term care planning, planning for a child or adult with special needs, qualifying for Medicaid, applying for veterans benefits, preparing basic estate planning documents to assist in any situation, and business succession for the next generation. Located in Strongsville, Ohio, Butcher Elder Law features the resources of a much larger firm, but with the personalized attention of a smaller firm. We educate our clients so they can choose the right estate plan based on their values and their wishes for the future. Our flat-rate plans are tiered and affordable for every budget. We have specialized plans for each unique situation. The attorney, dual certified in pharmacy, becomes a trusted partner in some of life’s most important decisions. We serve clients throughout Cleveland and Ohio including Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, Summit, Portage, Geauga and Lake counties. Contact us to sign up for one of our free educational workshops on the basics of estate planning or planning for a loved one with special needs.
With more than 25 years of experience, Butcher Elder Law has built a distinguished practice in the Greater Cleveland area focused on:
  • Wills and trusts
  • Powers of attorney documents
  • Probate and trust administration
  • Medicaid eligibility, application and planning
  • Veterans benefits eligibility and planning
  • Estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Special needs trusts and planning
  • Guardianships
  • Business succession planning
Estate Planning

Comprehensive Estate Planning


Asset Protection


Medicaid Planning

Special Needs Planning
for Families

Special Needs Planning for Families

Sam Butcher Esq. featured in Crain's Cleveland Business

Sam Butcher Esq. featured in Crain's Cleveland Business Click here to read Sam's article "Sibling rivalry takes on new meaning when fighting for the family business" on

Samuel Butcher Esq. guest blog

See attorney Sam Butcher’s blog “What is a Special Needs Trust, and Who Needs One” on the Koinonia website.
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