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Attorney Logan K. Philipps

Logan K. Philipps

P: 614.760.1801

F: 614.889.5250

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    I concentrate my practice in one area:  Special Needs Planning.


    I help individuals and families in the special needs community to establish plans for a bright future.  These plans may include trusts, guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, benefit applications, living arrangements outside the family home, and much more. I am acutely aware of the needs of individuals with special needs. 

    For part of my childhood, I lived with my stepbrother who has special needs.  I have seen first-hand the challenges and struggles that parents face. I frequently speak to parents, community groups, attorneys, financial planners, and educators about estate and special needs planning solutions.

    I practice this type of planning exclusively because I want to help people.  I have worked my entire adult life in fields that helped people.  Before going to law school, I taught fifth grade language arts and sixth grade history in Mariemont, Ohio.  During law school I was drawn to the television dramatics of courtroom litigation. I clerked for the Federal Public Defender and one of the premiere criminal defense attorneys in Columbus.

    After law school, I initially practiced in the area of criminal law.  In my years as a defense attorney, I represented individuals charged with crimes ranging from the minor to the very serious.  Much of criminal law is a reaction to something that has happened.  Most of the time, I was helping to mitigate a bad situation. I was helping good people on the worst day of their lives.  Today in my estate planning practice, I enjoy helping good people on good days, to help them plan for better tomorrows.


    When I became a father, I became more acutely aware of the joy of being in a family and the challenges and fears that face parents. I felt compelled to change my practice area from one of reaction and mitigating damage to one of planning and building for the future. Today, I am able to use my teaching background to inform parents, grandparents and loved ones of the strategies available to protect family members and legacies.

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    • The Ohio State University (M.A . - Public Policy)

    • The Ohio State University (J.D.), Public Service Fellow

    • Purdue University (B.A. - Elementary Education)

    ​Professional Associations and Community Involvement

    • Wealth Counsel – Member

    • Ohio State University Faculty Member - College of Education and Human Ecology, Lecturer of Estate Planning for Individuals and Families

    • Autism Society of Central Ohio - Board Member

    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Columbus Chapter - Past Board Member

    • Ohio State Bar Association – Member

    • Columbus Bar Association – Member

    • Delaware County Bar Association – Member

    • Autism Speaks Columbus Executive Committee - Past Member, Walk Co-Chair

    • The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court – Past Member

    • Friends of Delaware CASA – Past Board Member

    • Central Ohio Association for Justice – Past Board Member

    ​Awards and Recognition

    • Ohio Super Lawyers® - Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

    • Central Ohio Association for Justice – 2009 President’s Award Winner

    Published Works

    Supported Decision Making and Guardianship
    Co-Authored with Derek L. Graham on behalf of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, 2024

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    Representative Payee Handbook

    Co-Authored with Derek L. Graham on behalf of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, 2022

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    Planning for Bright Tomorrows: Estate and Future Planning for Ohioans with Disabilities and Those Who Love Them

    Co-Authored with William K. Root on behalf of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, 2019

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    Two Planning Tools, One Goal: Financial Independence for People With Disabilities

    Co-Authored by Logan Philipps and Doug Jackson, Deputy Director of STABLE Accounts, November 2019


    Parental Predicaments: Drug Addiction and Inheritance

    By Logan K. Philipps for the Columbus Bar Association’s Legal Connections publication in Business First, May 2018


    Child Support Payments and the Special Needs Child

    Co-Authored by Logan K. Philipps and William K. Root for the Ohio State Bar Association’s Law You Can Use column, 2017

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