Attorney Profiles

Patricia J. Schraff, CELA

Patricia J. Schraff is a principal in the law firm of Schraff & King Co., L.P.A. Ms. Schraff is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). Her practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning and administration, guardianship, probate litigation, and benefits and long term care planning. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section and Elder and Special Needs Law Committee, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Estate Planning Section and The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and its Guardianship Special Interest Group. She is also attorney for the Geauga County Department on Aging's legal services program.

Ms. Schraff has been an integral part of the aging community serving on the boards of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cleveland, and other organizations. She is currently Vice President of the board of the Lake County Council on Aging. She is a frequent speaker for community and professional groups on topics related to aging, disabilities, estate planning and long term care.

Ms. Schraff was the 1998 recipient of the Jennifer B. Langston Community Service Award from the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cleveland, the Long Term Care Ombudsman Dr. Amasa B. Ford Award for Commitment to the Quality of Life of Older Adults in 2008, and the 2009 Benjamin Rose Institute’s Katz Advocacy for the Elderly Award.

 


David M. King

David M. King is an experienced transactional lawyer. He represents closely held businesses, small business owners, and individuals in matters involving business operations and contracts, estate and succession planning, real estate and miscellaneous contracts. His representation of small businesses includes the drafting of operating agreements, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, leases, employment agreements, service contracts, and a variety of other contracts. His practice also includes the selection and formation of various business entities, including limited liability companies and corporations. His real estate practice includes the representation of developers, landlords, and other commercial and residential property owners with regard to planning, purchase agreements, leases, and zoning matters.

Mr. King received his B.A. degree with a major in Economics from the College of Wooster in 1981 and his J.D. degree from Capital University Law School in 1984.

Mr. King is a member of the Geauga County, Lake County and Ohio State Bar Associations. Mr. King is also a member of the Real Property Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Association of Specialists in Aging.

When not practicing law, Mr. King enjoys remaining active in sports. He plays golf and coaches youth baseball, including CYO baseball for Notre Dame Elementary School.

 


John P. Thomas

John P. Thomas received his B.A. degree from Boston College in 2002 in Political Science and Economics, and received his J.D. degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2005. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Parma Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

Mr. Thomas is a Board Member of the Lake County Council on Aging, and Trustee of the Parma Bar Association. He formerly served as Treasurer of The Association of Specialists in Aging, which promotes the well-being of older persons in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties. He is a past Board member of the Boston College Alumni Association in Cleveland, and a member of the St. Ignatius High School Alumni Association. He is also a member of the William K. Thomas American Inns of Court, and the Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

Mr. Thomas is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of Ohio, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern District Courts of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Thomas concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, business litigation and probate litigation. He has been named a 2010 Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers and received the Ohio State Bar Foundation 2015 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under in District 18.


 

Lindsay C. Jones

Lindsay C. Jones received her B.A. degree from Kent State University in 2002, graduating Summa Cum Laude with University Honors as an English Major with a Pre-Law Minor. She then went on to receive her J.D. degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 2005.  Ms. Jones is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) as of March, 2017, and serves as a State Advocate for NAELA's Ohio Chapter as of May, 2017.

Ms. Jones has practiced law in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, and guardianship since 2006, and joined the firm of Schraff & King Co., L.P.A. in October, 2016.

  


Timothy J. Gibbons

Timothy J. Gibbons is a lifelong resident of northeast Ohio, where he has been an attorney for more than 25 years and focuses his practice on probate law, estate planning and trust law.

Mr. Gibbons was a probate magistrate from 1990 to 1998 and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law through the Ohio State Bar Association.

Mr. Gibbons is a frequent lecturer for CLE Programs and has written many articles on probate law. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Akron, where he teaches classes on probate law, advanced probate and law office technology. He has served as aTrust Officer in the trust department of major banks.

Mr. Gibbons is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Cleveland State University and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.