Richard T. Taps

RICHARD T. TAPS, ESQ.


Richard T. Taps graduated from Denison University with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Richard received his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1978.  He was a member of the Ohio State Law Journal.  Richard was a partner at Bricker & Eckler, LLP from 1984 – 1992.

Richard is certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation and belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Richard has been selected as a Best Lawyer in Elder Law since 2007, Super Lawyer 2005-2016, and Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating. (“AV® Peer Review Rating — An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV® rating.” (Martindale, 2008).  Visit its website to learn more about the process. )

PUBLICATIONS
Author of The Ohio Medicaid Manual (revised in 2015), which explains how to qualify for Medicaid benefits in Ohio. The Ohio Medicaid Manual is a guide for attorneys who practice in the area of Medicaid planning.

Co-author of Financial and Health Care Planning for the Elderly in Ohio (Anderson Publishing Company, 1999).

Author of Probating Your Estate in Franklin County (1995).

Author of The Medicaid Manual (Silver Press, 1993).

BAR ASSOCIATIONS
Former Chairperson of the Elder Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association
Member of the Ohio State Bar Association
Member of the Columbus Bar Association

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation

EXTRACURRICULAR
Former Financial Chairperson for the Pauline Home Association, (a personal expense management services provider to senior residents of Franklin County).

Past President of the Board of Trustees of LifeCare Alliance, (provides home health care and meals-on-wheels to the elderly home-bound in Franklin County, Ohio).

Former member of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Social Services, (serves the senior population to help them live independently).

Richard is married and has one daughter, who lives in San Diego. His hobbies include golf, bridge (LifeMaster), and reading.