Jackie grew up in an agricultural community in Northwest Ohio. Graduating high school in a class of only 65 people, this small community enabled Jackie to experience the hardships of both his and other families. One of those hardships included watching loved ones lose everything they worked their entire lives for to the government and/or nursing home when an unexpected illness stuck. Jackie left Northwest Ohio to attend The Ohio State University and its Army ROTC program. He graduated from OSU and was commissioned an Officer in the United States Army, Field Artillery in December 2003.
After six years serving as an Officer in the United States Army, he attended Capital University Law School and then was admitted into the Ohio Bar. Jackie chose Elder Law, VA and Estate Planning so he could continue to serve his community. Jackie believes educating families on Estate Planning can preserve family dynamics and avoid conflicts over a loved one’s wants and needs. As a member of ElderCounsel, Jackie believes that a strong sense of compassion is necessary to get the job done right.
Brittany graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She has been in the healthcare industry for 6 years now. Starting her experience in skilled nursing as the admissions assistant with The Macintosh Company. She was quickly promoted to the Director of Admissions and Marketing where she enjoyed helping families, growing business through networking and building relationships with local referral sources. She continued on to helping a non-medical start up company in Dublin learning the inside of the business assisting with hiring ,training , scheduling among other internal operations. She was then recruited by Homewell Senior Care as the Director of Community Relations. Recently she joined the owner Jackie Collins at Collins Law Office as the Director of Community Development. Her passion for helping seniors and their families continues with this new role. “I always want to be a resource for the family as they navigate the tough path with their aging parents” says Brittany.
Lyn was born and raised in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Elida High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Toledo and her master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.
Lyn is married and has 3 sons. Alex is going into his Sophomore year of college and is entertaining the idea of becoming a lawyer. Andy is going into his Senior year of high school has a college scholarship for baseball as a left-handed pitcher. Adam is going into 7th grade and is smarter and more athletic than either of his brothers and enjoys baseball as well.
Lyn is passionate about educating and helping middle class Americans to understand the devastating costs of Assisted Living and Long-Term Care to families. If you plan ahead, you can avoid many of these costs but if you did not we can still help. Call us regarding pre-planning for these costs or if you have an immediate need we can help as well.
Jackie understands the safe harbors in the law that allows for both the expert care of a loved one and the ability to save a lifetime of earnings. This maybe your first time through this, we have helped many and can educate you on the options that you have.