John R. Ball

John R. Ball

Sandusky, Ohio

John R. Ball, Esq. is a partner in the law firm's Sandusky, Ohio office.

  • Focuses practice in areas of Medicaid, elder law and special needs planning; Estate planning and estate administration; Charitable planning; guardianships; Adoptions; Litigation involving probate matters.
  • Has extensive experience in Medicaid and elder law planning and the preparation and administration of special needs trusts; the preparation and administration of estate plans, including wills, powers of attorney and health care directives; the administration of guardianships and decedent's estates, the administration of trusts, and planning for estate, gift and income tax issues in both pre-death and post-death contexts.
  • Frequent speaker on Medicaid, elder law planning and estate planning for the Ohio Bar Association, the Professional Systems Education Institute (PESI), and county probate and estate planning councils and civic groups throughout northwest and northeast Ohio.

Areas of Practice

  • Medicaid
  • Elder Law and Special Needs Planning
  • Estate Planning and Estate Administration
  • Charitable Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation Involving Probate Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1984

Published Works

  • Associate Editor, NAELA Law Journal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Sandusky County Bar Association, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member
  • Ohio NAELA, Secretary-Elect
  • Ohio Bar Association, Elder Law and Probate and Trust Law Sections

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Trustees and Planning Council, Stein Hospice
  • Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, YMCA Sandusky, Ohio
  • Board of Trustees, Firelands Habitat for Humanity
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee, Serving Our Seniors, Sandusky, Ohio
  • General Counsel, Bellevue Hospital Foundation
  • General Counsel, Endowment Fund of the Immaculate Conception Church, Bellevue, Ohio
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