"We have been utilizing the services of Matt Darpel's office for both of my parents since 2012.  We are extremely pleased with Matt Darpel, Lisa Ball, Chad Seiter, and the rest of their team and we plan to continue to utilize Matt Darpel's office.  I would not have been able to get through the Medicaid process and the other difficult decisions without their excellent legal advice and assistance.

If you have families who need additional legal help to get through the process or need assistance with estate planning, financial planning, LTC and Medicaid planning and probate administration, I highly recommend Matt Darpel and his team.  They have helped me and my parents and many of my friends and their parents when the decision to place a loved one in a LTC facility becomes real.  I recommend Matt Darpel's office often.  My lawyer friends have even utilized Matt and his team with their parents, as Matt specializes in Elder Care and is a wonderful patient advocate."
(Cindy B., Edgewood, KY)

"I met Mr. Darpel at a very difficult and stressful time.  My husband had just been placed in a nursing home. Wanting to take care of my husband and, at the same time, preserve as much of our finances as possible, Mr. Darpel guided me through the very difficult process of Medicaid.


In addition, I was dealing with the sudden death of my brother.  Mr. Darpel and his staff were caring, patient, and understanding of the stress I was going through and helped me at every step of the way. Without his guidance, help, and thorough knowledge of the Medicaid system, I would have been lost.  I cannot thank him and his staff enough for all they did to help me at a most difficult time in my life."


(Pat S., Alexandria, KY)

"I want you to know how much I appreciate you hanging with me all this time.  I have a huge weight taken off me.  You have put up with my ranting & raving and my anger at the situation, and did it with grace.  I can't say enough how you have helped me through this."


(Janet W., Guilford, IN)

"Your law office has provided many families with peace of mind during some very challenging times."


(Dee Neary - NKADD)

"It has been such a pleasure working with you and being able to recommend such excellent services to our clients."


(Micki Shea -  Northkey)

"I'm so glad that [B] and [R] came in to see you.  I sing your praises every chance I get; I don't know what we would have done without you!  Last week I heard from my dear friend, [G.B.], too.  He said that he and his wife, [J], came in to see you all.  He told me that Matt was extremely helpful.  Thanks again for all of your help and patience!!"


(Jeanette H., Taylor Mill, KY)

"Matt & Lisa - my experience over the last year and a half is that both of you are highly ethical and truthful, with a sincere desire to get the best result for your clients.  I have always recognized and greatly appreciated the competency of your work and the advocate you have been for my mom and step-dad.  This process has been made so very easy for us because of the guidance and direction Matt and you have faithfully and tirelessly provided.  You are a blessing to us and we thank God that you are navigating us through the complex maze known as 'Medicaid'."


(Daniel S., Virginia Beach, VA)

"Matt Darpel is a Godsend of an attorney for Medicaid law.  His retainer and cost is far less than the cost of nursing home care."


(David K., Florence, KY)

"All of you at the office were so helpful through all of this.  I literally couldn't have done it without you.  Had I tried, I'd have wound up institutionalized myself."


(Drew S., Cincinnati, OH)

"It takes the right people to handle the situation, and you got the job done!  I greatly appreciate all your help!"


(Marilyn E., Ft. Thomas, KY)

"Matt's services were recommended to me by a friend when I realized I would have to file for Medicaid for my Mom (who is in a Northern Kentucky nursing home). Having never done this, I reached out to Matt and hired him to handle my case.  Matt met with me several times and explained the entire process, handled all the paperwork, and handled all meetings with caseworkers to successfully get my Mom approved for Medicaid.


I truly could not have gotten through this event without his expertise and guidance.  He and his team continue to help me when anything arises involving Medicaid for my Mom.  I have been asked by two others for a lawyer recommendation regarding the Medicaid process and have given them Matt's name.  I truly trust him, his knowledge and expertise to handle these types of life-changing events for yourself or a loved one."


(Terry S., Cincinnati, OH)

"I just wanted to let you know that my longtime client, [E.B.], who I referred to you, gave me very good feedback about the work that you did for her.  [E.B.] was very pleased and complimentary of your work.  Since we don't hear those comments that often, I thought I would share that with you (and thanks for taking good care of my client's mom)".


(Attorney Brian R., Newport, KY)

"I cannot thank you enough for all that your firm did to help us through these murkey waters of the Medicaid process!  Not that I know too many people in need of your services, but you will come highly recommended by the entire family!"


(Mindy G., New Richmond, OH)

"I have been working with Matt Darpel since 2010 on my parents’ Estate and Medicaid planning. His knowledge and guidance allowed the family to focus on the most important part of the process, which was taking care of my parents.  With his experience and unparalleled knowledge of Medicaid, Matt was able to maneuver through the obstacles to secure the Medicaid benefits.  His patience and expertise was truly demonstrated throughout the entire process.  The staff was extremely kind and attended to the family in a personal manner.


The stress placed upon families making the difficult placement decision, the burden of financial issues, and emotional support for the remaining parent and/or family members can be overwhelming, but the assurance and trust of Matt and his team allowed us to have peace and no regrets with our decisions.  Our family has been truly blessed working with this professional team!"


(Brenda P., Verona, KY)

"Thank you and your staff for helping us with everything concerning their financial affairs and Medicaid applications and renewals.  We appreciate the way you treated us as if we were your only clients.  We could not have done it without all of you."


(Nancy M., Berry, KY)

"I've referred many clients to Matt Darpel so they are assured when the time comes the paperwork is in place to protect assets and have care provided.  He's wonderfully compassionate and makes the process seamless."


(Susan B., Florence, KY)

"Matt - I want to thank you for your help and advice concerning [G].  You seemed to have the most level-headed advice when I reached out to you, usually in a near panic.  I think back on those last several months and all of the medical professionals I was working with.  At the end of the day, the legal profession was the most helpful!"


(Mary Jo M., Covington, KY)

"Expeditious service - pleasant people".


(Augusta Z., Cincinnati, OH)

"As I now view this case, I see ethics as a pivotal aspect.  It occurs to me the lawyers in this case can be divided into two groups: those that have exhibited ethical behavior and those that have not.  [R] assures me you are far too intelligent to have ever engaged in unethical behavior and as I get deeper into the history of this case, I agree with him.  You might well be the only attorney who consistently exhibited ethical behavior throughout the history of this twisted case."


(Attorney Dan G., Covington, KY)

"I met Matt when both of my parents were going downhill physically and mentally. My mom had been sick for years and my dad had just suffered a massive stroke.  Both of my parents were under age 70.  I have 3 siblings and we all agreed we needed guidance.  I don't know how we could have done it without him.  With his guidance and knowledge we were able to actually retain some of my parents assets that otherwise would have gone straight to the nursing home.  Matt's knowledge of the Medicaid system can only be described as PRICELESS!  Many people cringe when you tell them you had to hire an attorney and the first thing they ask is "is he expensive?"  Our experience with Matt left us with more than we would have had if we had not hired him.  I feel like he took so much stress out of the Medicaid nightmare and let us focus on being there for our parents.


I have referred many friends to Matt and have received many thanks from them.  I have actually referred to him as " my guardian angel"!!  He is easy to work with and his assistant, Lisa is always available for questions and has become a true friend."


(Laura R., Crittenden, KY)

Matthew L. Darpel

Attorney at Law &

Financial Advisor

507 Centre View Blvd.

Crestview Hills, KY  41017

(859) 341-4100

Fax:  (859) 341-7630

For over 30 years,

Matt has been providing counsel to seniors and

their families, focusing on:

-Elder Law

-Estate Planning

-Medicaid Planning

(including obtaining

Medicaid Benefits)

-Probate Administration

Matt has been named Leading Cincinnati area

"Elder Law Attorney"

by Cincy Business Magazine

every year since 2006













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