Lori R. Kilpeck

Lori R. Kilpeck

Partner
Location:
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone:
216-273-6726
Fax:
216-781-0714
Email:

Lori joined Ziegler Metzger in 2003 after practicing with the law office of Dale F. Brown.  Lori's practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, elder care and guardianship law.  Lori work's closely with her clients to meet their estate planning needs and objectives ranging from simple wills to sophisticated planning techniques involving estate and gift tax planning, succession planning, and special needs trusts.  Lori's experience also provides her with the expertise to counsel her clients in complex probate and trust administration as well as contested estates that result in litigation due to undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and elder abuse.  Additionally, Lori serves as a court appointed guardian.

Lori graduated from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and was admitted to practice in Ohio in 2002 and Florida in 2005. While in law school, Lori was a law clerk for Judge Lawrence Allen of the Willoughby Municipal Court where she continued to serve as an acting Magistrate for many years.  Lori also graduated from Cleveland State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning. 

Additionally, Lori was an instructor at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio where she taught the Probate Law Class to paralegal students.

Lori is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Geauga County Bar Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Lori is also active with the Lakeland Foundation at Lakeland Community College and was also involved with the North East Ohio Mothers of Multiples.  Lori is co-chair for both the probate committee and law day committee of the Lake County Bar Association.  Currently, Lori has also served as a cabinet member for the Lake County United Way for 2014 and 2015.   Lori was also a previous charter member for the Lake County United Way Women's Initiative.

Lori lives with her husband, Matt, and their three daughters in Chardon, Ohio where she enjoys spending time with her family.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning - Wills/Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Business Incorporation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2002
  • Florida, 2005

Education

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Urban Planning

Classes/Seminars

  • Probate Law, Lakeland Community College, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, Co-Chair of Law Day and Probate Committees
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Geauga County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Willoughby Municipal Court, Magistrate