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  • Life Care Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Nursing Home & Elder Care Coordination
  • Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Special Needs  Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Veterans Benefits

 

 

R. Dennison Keller

Attorney at Law

 

Dennison Keller is licensed to practice law in the states of Ohio and Kentucky.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, earning membership in the Order of the Curia.  He is also a cum laude graduate of Miami University in Oxford.

 

He is the President-Elect of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association.  He also serves on the board, and is the immediate Past President of the Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys.    Dennison has been accredited by the Veterans Administration, and is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association where he participates on the Elder Law Committee.  He is also a member of Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel.

 

In 2006, the Northern Kentucky Law Review published his article Older, Wiser and More Dispensable: ADEA Options Available Under Smith v. Jackson: Desperate Times Call for Disparate Impact, analyzing and predicting the future age discrimination litigation.

 

Dennison is a frequent local and national lecturer on the topics of Elder Law, Life Care Planning, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits and Estate Planning.  He also teaches an annual course on Elder Law at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a continuing education program offered in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati.

 

Mr. Keller is active in the community, serving as a past President of the Board of the Building Blocks for Kids Foundation, and a past Vice President of the Mariemont Kiwanis Club.  He has coached baseball and basketball for various youth leagues including Anderson Township Little League, Upward Basketball and Seven Hills School Baseball.  He also serves as a Cantor at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Kenwood.

 

If Dennison looks familiar to you, it could that you recognize him from WKRC-TV Local 12 where he worked 8 years as a television news journalist and sports anchor.  In fact, it was while covering news stories for Channel 12 that he witnessed not only the callousness of elder abuse, but also the heartbreaking consequences that arise when dementia takes hold of a senior before the family can become equipped to deal with the long term care crisis.  Ultimately, these experiences inspired Dennison to pursue his career in Elder Law.

 

Dennison can be reached at dkeller@elderlawcincinnati.com

 

 

Michael Riley

Attorney at Law

 

Michael Riley is licensed to practice law in Ohio.  He received his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law with an emphasis in tax law, estate and trust law, and corporate law.

He also holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University.  He has practiced law in the Cincinnati area for over 30 years.

 

He is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Clermont County Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Association.  He is a founding member of the Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, a non-profit corporation for attorney collaboration in the estate planning field.  Mr. Riley is also a member of the Cincinnati Estate Planning Council and Wealth Counsel, a national association for estate planning attorneys.

 

Mr. Riley frequently lectures on the subjects of estate planning, business succession planning, and family wealth transfer.  He is recognized for his ability to translate complex legal principles into understandable concepts.

 

After several decades of practicing estate planning law, Mr. Riley has come to realize that as people age, they need more than just expert legal advice.  Having great legal documents and financial advice is necessary, but is not enough.  People also need the committed support of family and friends and, often, the committed support of professional people knowledgeable about the challenges of elder law and elder care.

 

As a member of The Law Practice of Dennison Keller, Mr. Riley is able to provide the added support and security that comes with a multidisciplinary practice geared toward the needs of the older members of our society.  He is very gratified to be a member of such a strong team of committed professionals to care for the needs of our trusted clients.

 

Michael can be reached at mriley@elderlawcincinnati.com

 

 

 

Karen Bender

Paralegal/Office Manager

 

Joining the practice in 2013, Ms. Bender performs paralegal duties and helps make sure the office is running effectively and efficiently. She is also a Notary Public and a member of the Cincinnati Paralegal Association.

 

Before transitioning to a career as a paralegal, Karen had a successful 15 year career in marketing and public relations. She served as the marketing  director for Tall Stacks 1999 and Tall Stacks 2003. Prior to that, she worked in Cincinnati and Columbus advertising agencies. Karen holds a Professional Certificate in Paralegal Technology and Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

 

Joining the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC has given her a chance to work directly with clients and their families navigating the legal challenges facing our senior citizens. “Many families do not understand the choices and issues associated with aging and we can help them evaluate their options and make the best decisions for their family member,” comments Karen. When not working, Karen enjoys volunteering for the Kings Band Boosters and several youth sports organizations in the Kings School District supporting her children’s activities.

 

Karen can be reached at kbender@elderlawcincinnati.com

 

 

 

Lisa Hines Titus, MEd

Elder Care Coordinator

 

Joining the practice in spring 2008, Ms. Titus brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Life Care Planning Team. With more than 25 years of health care experience working with clients, residents and families, Lisa offers our clients and their families solid support to navigate the challenging circumstances of aging and health care.

 

As the former Education Coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association, Lisa has helped many families and professionals understand the disease and how to address the changes that come with such a progressive disease.

 

Ms. Titus has served on the board of the Association of Professionals in Aging, which seeks to advocate for and support not only the aging community but also professionals in this arena of service. She has also been a  member of the Southwest Ohio Caregiver Coalition.

Lisa is the former Executive Director of an Alzheimer’s specific assisted living facility, the former Director of Social Services at both for-profit and non-profit long term care facilities and has provided significant training for health care professionals in these settings, specifically on resident rights and dementia care.

 

She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Georgetown College and her Master of Education with a focus in Community and Family Counseling at the University of Louisville. Lisa took on her role as Elder Care Coordinator at the Law Practice of Dennison Keller recognizing that Life Care Planning is on the cutting edge of Elder Law in the United States.  She views the Life Care Planning model as an opportunity to further her life's mission of improving the quality of life of seniors and their families.

 

Lisa can be reached at ltitus@elderlawcincinnati.com

 

 

Mollie Snyder, LISW

Veterans Benefits Paralegal

 

Mollie Snyder is a licensed social worker with over 20 years of clinical experience. She has spent more than a decade using her expertise assisting the senior population. She earned her Bachelors of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and completed her Masters degree in Social Work at the University of South Carolina in 2000.

 

She especially has a passion for working with those that served in the military. For the past decade, Mollie has focused her career on helping veterans and their family access financial and medical services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a frequent lecturer in the Tri-State on veterans' benefits.

 

She gets her interest in veterans' issues honestly. Her husband is a retired Air Force Captain, giving Mollie first-hand experience navigating the VA system. The couple has two daughters.

 

Mollie views her position at the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC as a new front in which she can share her knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life of veterans who served our country.

 

Mollie can be reached at msnyder@elderlawcincinnati.com

 

 

Charlotte Pieples

Medicare Coordinator

 

Charlotte Pieples is one of the foremost experts on Medicare in the Tri-State. She is the Hamilton County Coordinator for the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP). For the past decade she served as Administrator of Community Resources and Information for the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. In both roles she has provided resources and knowledge for older adults and disabled individuals. She has helped them understand their Medicare benefits and options, and assisted them in resolving Medicare problems. She frequently lectures throughout the Tri-State on Medicare issues. In 2015, Charlotte was recognized as the “Outstanding Service Provider” by the Association of Professionals in Aging.

 

Charlotte, a former Registered Nurse, has worked close to three decades in various nursing roles such as hospital head nurse, visiting nurse, nurse manager, and eventually as owner/administrator of a Medicare certified home health agency. Charlotte is active in Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish as a Stephen Minister and a member of the Health Commission.

 

She feels joining the Life Care Planning team at the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC is a continuation of the philosophy that has been at the core of her last ten years at the Council on Aging; to promote and maintain independence for older adults as long as possible, and to assist them and their families in navigating the long-term care maze to find needed services.

 

Charlotte can be reached at cpieples@elderlawcincinnati.com

 

 

Linda Vogelpohl, RN

Elder Care Coordinator/Kentucky

 

Linda joined the firm in the spring of 2015 as our elder care coordinator in Kentucky. She is a results driven health care leader with diverse experience including acute care, long term care and community based services. Linda has had a 40 plus year career as a RN with certification in gerontology and is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

 

Linda possesses a high level of knowledge of aging services from point of entry to home based services working to achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life for our seniors. She also has 25 years of experience in the planning, development and management of aging service programs.

 

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with degree in Long-term Care Administration from the College of Mount St. Joseph. Additional aging experience includes hospital-based acute and skilled nursing as a Director of Nursing; community based experience in Adult Day Care and home health services as Executive Director; and as nurse consultant for individual families dealing with dementia care in Assisted Living and long-term care.

 

On joining the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC, Linda comments, “In over 40 years in healthcare I have seen many families struggle with navigating the financial and legal issues of aging, as well as the levels of care and Medicare and Medicaid.  I know Northern Kentuckians need the care and concern provided by the firm.  I look forward to working with our seniors and their families; assisting them with the complicated issues that come with the aging process.”

 

 

Debbie Groh, RN

Elder Care Coordinator

 

Debbie is a Registered Nurse with more than 32 years of dedicated geriatric long-term care experience in the Greater Cincinnati area.  She earned her nursing degree from Northern Kentucky University and is licensed as a Registered Nurse in both Ohio and Kentucky.

 

She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise working with seniors and their loved ones to navigate the complex issues that arise with aging. She has experience working in a facility specializing in long term nursing home care, assisted living, and short term rehabilitation. She has worked as an Assistant Director of Nursing, Nursing Supervisor, Rehab/Restorative Nurse Coordinator, Privacy and Corporate Compliance Officer, and Director of Admissions and Marketing.

 

Debbie joined the Life Care Planning Team at the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC in 2016 and is very excited to continue her passion for working with the elderly and their families with this very challenging time in their lives.  She has the knowledge and sincere desire to listen, support and guide you with your individual needs.

 

Debbie can be reached at dgroh@elderlawcincinnati.com

 

 

Sandra Hardin
Administrative Assistant/Paralegal

 

Sandra Hardin joined the practice in the spring of 2017.  Sandra performs paralegal duties, client management and administrative duties.  She is the first person most of our clients speak to when they call the office, and her warm and helpful spirit are just a few of the things callers mention when they call us.

 

Prior to coming to The Law Practice of Dennison Keller, Sandra had a successful 15 year career in operation management with legal practices and 10 years of operations management with local banking institutions. She brings many skills to her current position which smooth the way for the work we do for our clients every day.

 

Sandra enjoys the opportunity to work directly with clients and their families, navigating the legal challenges they are facing.  When not working, Sandra enjoys volunteering for the community.  She is also a National Team Volleyball Coordinator, USA Volleyball National Team Host Contact, and enjoys supporting her son’s various activities.

 

Sandra can be reached at shardin@elderlawcincinnati.com

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