Janet E. Pecquet is a partner with Beckman Weil Shepardson LLC and practices in the area of Elder Law, primarily planning for Medicaid eligibility for individuals who are institutionalized in a nursing facility or assisted living facility, or living at home seeking home and community-based care. This includes developing Medicaid eligibility plans, filing applications, meeting with the Medicaid Department and appealing decisions, if necessary, and developing a plan for the family. Ms. Pecquet has represented hundreds of consumers before the Medicaid Agency. Ms. Pecquet also advises individuals and parents of children with special needs on estate planning and special needs trusts. Long term care insurance and private disability insurance denials are also a focus of Ms. Pecquet’s practice.
A native of Wadsworth, Ohio, Ms. Pecquet is admitted to the bars of California, Arkansas, and Ohio. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from California State University at Long Beach, Ms. Pecquet received her Law Degree in 1980 from Southwestern University, where she was a member of the Law Review.
She is past Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association, is past Recording Secretary of the Ohio State Bar Association Elder Law Committee, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, is the Past Chair of the Advisory Council for the Elderly Services Program of the Council on Aging, and is the past President and past Secretary for the Association for Professionals in Aging. Effective May 2013, Ms. Pecquet will be the chair of the Elder and Special Needs Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Ms. Pecquet is a frequent speaker on Elder Law matters and participates in various community organizations involved in providing services to consumers who are aged and have special needs.
- California, 1981
- Ohio, 1981
- Arkansas, 1981
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1982
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1982
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1982
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit