Elder Law Practice

The elder law practice at Rickard, Denney, Garno & Leichliter is led by attorney Shane M. Childers and attorney Gerard J. Garno.

Seniors facing a long-term-care or nursing home crisis need expert advice and guidance to protect loved ones and their estates. Peace of mind and quality of life are the benefits we can provide. Whether it is preparing for an asset protection plan or helping families through the maze of Medicaid regulations, our expert team can help.


The Elder Law & Planning division of Rickard, Denney, Garno & Leichliter focuses on Medicaid planning. For those who have a loved one in a nursing home, about to go into a nursing home, or who may go into a nursing home in the future, expert legal services are needed. There are sound legal strategies to permit such persons to save a large percentage of their assets while qualifying for Medicaid long-term care.

Doing nothing to protect yourself or your loved one could mean a loss of all assets or an entire inheritance. Trying to understand and apply for Medicaid law without the help of an experienced attorney could lead to even greater problems. 

If you or someone you love is in a situation where asset loss due to nursing home costs is imminent, we can help. Our expert legal team has years of experience in asset preservation and Medicaid qualification and can provide a complete solution tailored to your specific situation.

In addition, our Elder Law & Planning is on the cutting edge of veterans’ benefits law to help veterans and their families understand all the benefits they may be eligible for to help with assisted living and home-care expenses.