Our firm is built on the values of integrity, professionalism, and premium client care. We invest the time into every client to explain the work to be performed in relatable terms. We proudly serve the Greater Cleveland area with an emphasis on Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina County.
Richard A. Myers began his working life at age 14 working at his father’s Texaco service station in the West Park area of Cleveland. He spent 5 years as an automobile mechanic at the station before moving on to 5 more years at a machine shop. “I understand true sweat equity” says Richard. His father impressed upon him a quote that stuck with him throughout his whole life:
“Our services don't have value until we show their value.”
This is the business culture at Richard A. Myers, Jr. & Associates, LLC. We utilize this value culture as it relates to our fee structure, offering fair pricing combined with excellent service. Above all else, we believe that our client’s deserve to understand the options, probable outcomes, and meaning of the decisions they will be making throughout the process. We will invest the time needed to walk them through that process. Preparing our clients for our first meeting with our Attorneys is a key step in the process so we can be effective in showing them how we can serve them and assist their family.
Richard Myers is a 1988 graduate of Cleveland Marshall College of Law and is an experienced trial attorney who has served as lead counsel in dozens of criminal and civil jury trials and over hundreds of hearings in numerous counties in Ohio. He also was an acting magistrate with the Medina Municipal Court from 1994-2000. With the founding of Hehr & Myers Co., L.P.A. in 2001, his focus changed from litigation to proactive Estate, Medicaid and VA planning. An experienced lead attorney in Medicaid Asset Preservation and an Elderlaw Advisor, Mr. Myers conducts workshops and works directly with several senior care providers and fraternal organizations assisting families in the establishment of an estate plan that will maximize the protection of acquired wealth and maintaining the highest quality of life in their retirement. In 2011, he further refined his proactive focus on Elderlaw with the creation of Richard A. Myers, Jr. & Associates, LLC. He is a member of the WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Ohio State Bar Association (Estate Planning Committee), and several local bar associations.
Rick has been married to his best friend, Kris for 34 years and has three children, Lauren, Christian and David. He serves as an Elder and Pastoral Assistant Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cleveland. He served on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve from 2004 to 2010. He coached soccer for over 11 years in his hometown of Bay Village and has raced sailboats for over three decades across the country.
Graduating from The Ohio State University, Jake then pursued his law degree in the beautiful Appalachia Mountains at Appalachian School of Law. While attending law school, he worked for Judge Wallar in Hocking County Probate/Juvenile Court and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.
Upon graduation and passing the Ohio State Bar in 2015, Jake opened his own solo practice in Olmsted Township. While representing his hometown’s residents, he was presented with the opportunity to join forces with Richard A. Myers, Jr., a nationally recognized top elder law attorney. Jake now works out of Olmsted Township and Independence, serving his clients through the use of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Asset Protection, and Medicaid. Jake is a member of The Ohio State Bar Association, Elder and Special Needs Law, and Speakers Bureau. He is also an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Jake and his wife, Nichole, recently welcomed a new addition to their family last March, a beautiful baby boy named Ezra. His family lives in Middleburg Heights and enjoys family bike rides in the Cleveland Metroparks. Jake is a member on two local non-profit charity boards; he is the vice-president of the Olmsted Falls High School Alumni Association that gives out over $36,000 in scholarships a year, and the treasurer of Oaks Family Care Center that provides free diapers, clothing, baby formula, and many other family oriented services to those in need.
I was very impressed and pleased to know I could call Richard Myers and he would get back to me so quickly on a personal matter that I had. He answered all my questions without hesitation. I highly recommend him to others.
I am very grateful for you. I am also thankful for the person you chose to be.
I and my family highly recommend Richard Myers. He has guided us through the unending difficulties of accessing assistance for my Mother through the last three years of her life. He helped us apply for veteran’s assistance, set up a family trust, worked directly with the nursing home and any issue that I had questions about whether it was what to do with accounts at the bank or dealing with the pressure of getting all the bills sorted out. Richard and his staff worked to gain Medicaid assistance when mom had to go into a nursing home. This process was beyond difficult and I certainly would not have be able to negotiate the process on my own.
The support and wisdom that Richard provided has provided made our journey much smoother. My only regret is that I did not find him sooner. My husband and I will continue to work with his firm in planning and anticipating our financial needs for the rest of our retirement and beyond.
Based on our longtime association with Mr. Richard A. Myers, Jr. & Associates, LLC, we are sincerely honored to be able to offer our recommendations. Their professionalism and in depth consideration of our personal and business requirements for planning were ably handled.
-Don and Rosetta DeRoia