I am Attorney Margaret T. Karl. Clients usually call me Margie. In seeking the legal services of an attorney, people will consider any number of qualifications. Please allow me to share mine with you along with a little about myself.
After graduating from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, I completed my graduate studies at the University of Akron’s School of Law and received my Juris Doctor (also known as professional) degree. I live with my family in Olmsted Falls and maintain my practice in Berea, Ohio.
While I provide a range of legal services, I have chosen to focus primarily on estate planning and elder law. I enjoy connecting with people and helping them as we work together to achieve their goals, whether it be in my office or at their kitchen table. I have practiced law for a little over a decade and have provided legal services to almost 4,000 clients to date.
I am responsive to my clients – Phone calls are usually returned the same day, typically within a few hours. I don’t let documents sit for days at any point in providing my legal services.
I make myself accessible to my clients – If a client is physically hindered from accessing my second floor office, I am more than willing to meet with them in their home, care facility, or even their hospital room. I make myself available to my clients on evenings and weekends by phone or in person for appointments, especially in emergent situations. I have worked with clients as far west as Sandusky, as far east as Youngstown, and as far south as the Akron/Canton region.
I won’t recommend legal documents that don’t meet the needs of your personal situation. I make sure my clients have a full understanding of the legal documents I recommend we customize to achieve their personal goals. I am always happy to answer questions and/or explain legal terms. I want my clients to feel comfortable about the steps they are taking to address their needs, regardless of whether they are immediate or long-term in nature.
I understand. It’s unfortunate that some of the circumstances under which I come to work with my clients are not ideal and may cause a lot of emotion and stress to be felt by them. I recognize that clients may be dealing with their situation for the first time. You can count on my professionalism and compassion, as I help you to navigate and resolve issues.
My fees are reasonable and affordable. I have been told by my clients that my fees are usually less than those of other attorneys with whom they have consulted for their legal needs.
I hope you find this information helpful. Additional information specific to my services is available on this website for your review. I welcome the opportunity to consult with you and look forward to hearing from you.
Margaret T. Karl, JD
Attorney At Law