David S. Banas
Attorney David S. Banas focuses his practice on estate planning and guardianships, legal issues facing older adults and individuals with disabilities, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid, and long-term care planning, as well as litigation and appellate advocacy. He also focuses on state hearings and administrative appeals for Medicaid and other benefits. Dave has been counsel in multiple federal actions regarding the rights of elderly couples in relation to Medicaid.
Dave is a graduate of the Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he received his degrees cum laude. While at Capital University Law Review, he authored an article addressing Special Needs Trusts and deference owed to administrative agencies’ interpretations of the Medicaid Act. Dave has co-authored articles appearing in the Probate Law Journal of Ohio and is a frequent presenter at various events, such as the Ohio State Bar Association’s Elder Law Institute and the Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Membership Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the ALS Association Care Services Committee, and an Affiliate Member of the Special Needs Alliance.
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