Compassion and advocacy now and into the future.

Patricia Jane Schraff

Patricia Jane Schraff


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Probate Litigation
  • Long Term Care and Benefits Planning


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1980
  • John Carroll University
    • B.A. - 1973
  • Case Western University, School of Applied Social Sciences
    • M.S.S.A. - 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1980

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Section
  • Elder and Special Needs Law Committee
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Estate Planning Section
  • The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and its Guardianship Special Interest Group


  • Ruth A. Densmore Senior Advocate Award from The Lake County Council on Aging
  • 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyer
  • Jennifer B. Langston Community Service Award from the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cleveland
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Dr. Amasa B. Ford Award for Commitment to the Quality of Life of Older Adults in 2008
  • 2009 Benjamin Rose Institute’s Katz Advocacy for the Elderly Award

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), National Elder Law Foundation (NELF)