Matthew L. Darpel

Attorney at Law & Financial Advisor


1984    J.D. - Chase College of Law (Highland Heights, KY)

1979    B.A. - Northern KY University (Highland Heights, KY)

1975–1976  - Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

1971–1975  - Covington Latin School (Covington, KY)


  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Elder Law Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association - Estate Planning/Probate Section


Named Leading Lawyer in the Cincinnati Area in Elder Law by Cincy Business Magazine every year since 2006.


  • NKADD Caring Matters (Vol. 3, No. 2) "Legal Issues - The Importance of a Power of Attorney"
  • NKADD Caring Matters (Vol. 3, No. 3) "Legal Issues - The Importance of a Living Will"
  • Better Living (June 2004) "Make Your Wishes Known" - (Quoted extensively by Julie Young)

Legal Licensure:

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Financial Licensure:

Matt is also a licensed financial advisor with LPL Financial Services, holding Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses.

Civic Commitments:

  • Past Chairman of Kenton County Ethics Commission
  • St. Charles Care Center - Planned Gifts Committee 

Professional Activities:

Regular guest lecturer at:

  • Chase Law School
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Kentucky Law Update, and
  • Various Symposiums on Elder Law
Matt (far right) speaking at the Kentucky Law Update, Covington, KY

 Matt lives in Edgewood, Kentucky with his wife, Mary. They have three adult daughters: Catherine, Natalie and Marissa.