Victoria Schafer Esq.

Victoria Schafer Esq.

Special Counsel
Canton, Ohio

Ms. Schafer is a native of Ohio and has been in the estate planning practice for 37 years following her graduation from the University of Akron, School of Law in 1982.

She has worked in the tax department of Touche Ross & Co. followed by 8 years in bank trust departments as trust officer and vice president.  Ms. Schafer has also been an in-house consultant for an insurance/ securities firm and is now in private practice in Akron, Ohio with clients state-wide.

She is a frequent speaker in the area of estate planning for civic and professional organizations as well as the general public.  She has authored several articles on various topics in estate planning.

General Information

Ms. Schafer limits her practice to estate planning, trust administration, probate and Medicaid planning.

Attorney Schafer strives to achieve every client’s goals.  Vicki  always works in concert with her clients’ tax and financial  professionals to create a comprehensive estate plan.

Elder law encompasses senior advocate, elder abuse, nursing home & Medicaid planning.  Attorney Schafer works closely with a Certified Medicaid Planner, Christopher M. Slates, to protect a client’s assets from nursing home costs.  See

Attorney Schafer has represented generations of families in the estate planning and elder law. Ms. Schafer offers video wills to ensure her client’s wishes are fulfilled.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Trusts
  • Asset Protection Trusts
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Senior Advocate
  • Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney (for finances)
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • Nursing Home Planning
  • Wholly Discretionary Trust

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1983


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 1983
    • Law Review: Torts
  • University of Akron
    • B.A.
    • Major: Criminal Justice - 1974
    • Major: Accounting/Political Science - 1978


  • Live Talk Radio – Sunday 6-7PM – WNIR 100.1, AARP - Kent State

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Stark County Multiple Disciplinary Elder Law Team
  • Estate Planning Trust and Probate Law Section – Ohio Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member of Naela

Past Employment Positions

  • National City Bank - Trust Department, Vice President
  • Bank One - Trust Department, Vice President
  • Vestax Securities, In-house Attorney
  • Touche Ross, Tax Department