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 2015 Kentucky Law Update, Covington, KY

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

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Darpel Elder Law
507 Centre View Blvd.
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
859-341-7630 (fax)