Gregory French NAELA President-Elect
SNA member Gregory S. French, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been installed as president-elect of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). NAELA is a professional association of over 4,200 attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services available to seniors and people with special needs. Many SNA members also belong to NAELA because of its shared commitment to individuals with disabilities.
Gregory began his career in elder law 35 years ago, joining Indiana Legal Services when Congress funded a demonstration project under the Older Americans Act. His work quickly evolved to include special needs law due to similarities between many of the issues involved.
“I’m committed to ensuring that people with special needs receive the care they require and have high quality of life—without bankrupting their families or becoming ineligible for public benefits. Because I’m a solo practitioner, the collegiality and information-sharing that’s typical of SNA members has been invaluable to my work.”
Gregory is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and has been selected by his peers as a Cincy Leading Lawyer for Cincy Magazine and as a Super Lawyer for Law and Politics Magazine. He has chaired the elder law committees of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association and has co-authored Anderson’s Ohio Elder Law Practice Manual.
Gregory graduated from Valparaiso University’s Christ College with a double major in philosophy and the humanities and graduated in 1976 from Valparaiso University’s School of Law.