The Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC

Our Team

Our team brings over 150 years of combined elder care experience, dedicated to helping  you find solutions to your legal and care needs. Read their stories below.

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R. Dennison Keller, Jr.

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 Immediate Past President and serves on the board 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, Knothole Baseball and Seven Hills School Baseball.  He also served as a Cantor at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Kenwood.

If Dennison looks familiar to you, it could be 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.


Eva Maria Hager

Attorney at Law

Eva Maria Hager received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2005. For over 15 years, she served accused citizens in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, first as an Assistant Public Advocate and then as Directing Attorney of the Newport Trial Office with the Department of Public Advocacy. In 2021, she received the Gideon Award in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to equal justice and courageous advancement of the right to counsel.

She joined the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC to continue to serve members of her community in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. While no longer in public service, she recognizes the critical need for a whole-client approach to end-of-life planning and personally knows the benefit of caring, nuanced, and professional guidance for both the client and her loved ones at all stages of an elder’s life. She is inspired to serve your family as a member of the multidisciplinary team offered by the Life Care Plan approach.

Eva is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Kentucky Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, Vice-President of the Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, and is a member of NAELA and the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission. Eva is also accredited by the Veterans Administration.

Eva received her bachelor’s degrees, cum laude in General Business and Botany from Miami University in Ohio.

In her free time she enjoys volunteering through her daughter's school and attending Tri-State German American School on Saturday mornings.

Eva can be reached at

Debbie Groh, RN

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

Merne N. Pratt, MA LSW CCM CDP

Merne N. Pratt, MA LSW CCM CDP

Elder Care Coordinator

Merne Pratt is an Elder Care Coordinator with the Life Care Planning Team at the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC, beginning in 2021. After extensive combined careers in teaching, counseling, social work, and care management, she is thrilled to continue sharing her expertise advocating for the elderly with the firm.  She is passionate about furthering her mission of empowering families to make informed decisions in the aging process.

Merne is trained in social service in hospice settings, clinical care management, and care transitions.  She was a Social Service Director with two long-term care facilities where she advocated for residents’ rights and provided safe care transition and support. She also served as a Social Worker with a hospice provider, where she assisted patients and their families navigate planning for end-of-life care. She provided support in their needs to overcome crisis situations and connected them to other support services.

She also held the position of Clinical Care Manager with Aetna, a managed care organization. In this role, she provided a comprehensive suite of services, helping patients with their chronic health conditions manage their health by utilizing the interdisciplinary care teams approach. She helped patients decide on their best health outcomes. Immediately before joining Dennison Keller’s practice, Merne was a Clinical Analyst for the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.  There, she provided administrative and clinical oversight for the different programs of the agency, ensuring that federal and state regulatory standards were upheld.

Merne is from the Philippines, and before her move to the United States, she was a college professor and a counselor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters in Public Administration, and Masters in Counseling from MSU - Iligan Institute of Technology, Xavier University, and Ateneo de Cagayan, respectively. She carries licenses in social work in counseling and certifications in case management and dementia practice.

Merne can be reached at

Lisa Hines Titus, MEd

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

Linda Vogelpohl, RN

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 a 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.”

Linda can be reached at

Ashley St. Hilaire

Ashley St. Hilaire


Ashley joined the Law Practice of Dennison Keller in 2021 as the firm’s Estate Planning/ Probate Paralegal, bringing her enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise. Ashley holds a Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Beckfield College and has over 10 years of experience in the legal field. She assists attorneys and clients in Estate Planning, Wealth Transfers (estates, probate, and guardianships), and real estate.

Ashley carries a strong passion for helping people and displays the ability to communicate information to clients in a way that is easily understood. She was drawn to the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC with its unique approach in advocating for clients by providing them with their own personal ‘Life Care Plan.’

Ashley is also devoted to implementing modern technology in the workplace to accelerate production of higher quality work. When the country shut down in 2020, Ashley turned to technology to continue assisting clients. She quickly became a commissioned Remote Online Notary so she could electronically notarize documents without clients having to leave the comfort and safety of their own home.

She is also adept at quickly researching and finding solutions for the challenges of the day, such as guiding clients through the funeral reimbursement program provided by the federal government in the COVID stimulus package.

Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, her three children, obsessively cleaning/organizing, and taking part in various outdoor activities.

Ashley can be reached at

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Sarah Hudson


Sarah Hudson joined The Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC in the fall of 2023, feeding her deep passion for elder care.   She is a recent graduate from Miami University, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish with a focus on the legal field.

Sarah has a drive to assist vulnerable populations, spending some of her free time volunteering at local nonprofits. She also draws on her own first-hand family experience helping veterans through the aging process.

As a new addition to the world of legal professionals, Sarah is excited to embark on a journey that allows her to make a difference in people’s lives. She is eager to provide support to ensure that her clients feel as comfortable as they can as they navigate the elder care continuum.

Sarah loves animals, spending a lot of time with her cat, as well as working on her newest craft project.

Sarah can be reached at

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Joel Pitzele


Joel joined the Law Practice of Dennison Keller in 2024 as a Paralegal, bringing his enthusiasm for providing representation to the under-represented.  Joel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis on international relations and an associate degree in Paralegal Studies. He has been a member of the legal community for ten years, previously focusing on criminal defense, immigration, and family law.

Joel’s passion for helping others navigate the legal system has resulted in freedoms being preserved, immigrants becoming US citizens, and families being helped through turbulent times. He was drawn to the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC for its holistic approach to providing elders and their families with the best representation, which continues long after their documents are signed.

Joel has proven to be an innovator in the positions he previously held. He helped open access to legal services to under-represented minorities in the St. Louis area and helped firms modernize their legal software suites.  After seeing the positive effects of his work, Joel gained a passion for ensuring each client is heard and represented to his fullest ability.

On his off hours, Joel can be spotted on the various rivers of Ohio or found camping up north.

Joel can be reached at

LeeAnne Robinson, MHI

LeeAnne Robinson, MHI

Medicaid Coordinator

LeeAnne joined the firm in 2020. She has double bachelor’s degrees in psychology and literature, and completed her master’s degree in health informatics in 2019. LeeAnne decided to pursue her master’s because she wanted to utilize her technology and finance expertise in a way that could compassionately help others.

LeeAnne brings 2 years of experience with financial accounting for a consulting firm. Prior to that, she worked at Bank of America as a liaison to the VA to help veterans save their homes from foreclosure. She believes her work in these areas of finance combined with her education create the perfect blend of experience to navigate the Medicaid process.

She has volunteered on several healthcare committees, such as the Owen County Collaborative Addiction Treatment Initiative doing research and editing for grant proposals. She has also created online surveys for various healthcare research studies.

LeeAnne has volunteered as baseball mom and scorekeeper, Deacon and treasurer at her church, and at countless school events for her kids. In her free time, you will find her crafting, thrifting, or reading. She is excited to help the firm’s clients ensure a smooth transition to Medicaid.

LeeAnne can be reached at

Mollie Snyder, LISW

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

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Theresa Keller

Client Services Coordinator

Theresa joined the firm full-time in the summer of 2022 as our Client Services Coordinator. Theresa is responsible for daily operations and is often the first point of contact for our clients and their loves ones. Theresa will talk with you about you or your family’s current circumstances and future plans; she will then get you in contact with the staff member who will best meet your needs. She is also a great resource for initial questions to find out if our firm is a good fit to partner with you.

As a retired teacher, Theresa is passionate about helping people and advocating for them. She believes strongly in the mission of the firm and is looking forward to assisting clients to find holistic solutions to their legal and care needs.

Theresa can be reached at

Tiffany Strah

Tiffany Strah

Outreach Director

Tiffany joined the firm in 2022. Tiffany has a broad background that includes ten years as a producer in a Cincinnati newsroom, several years as a Development Director working with a Northern Kentucky agency that serves low-income and homeless individuals and families, and was most recently the Director of Marketing for a school and church on the eastside of Cincinnati.

Tiffany joined the Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC because she is thrilled to help share more about the important services and support that are available through the firm to individuals as they age, and to their families. 

Tiffany earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kentucky. Outside of work, she spends time volunteering with both of the parent-teacher organizations at her daughters’ schools, as well as with the elementary school drama club. 

Tiffany can be reached at

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