William Eadie and his partner Michael Hill Of EadieHill Trial Lawyers have been supportive of Elderly Advocates mission in improving the quality of life for the elderly and all residing in long term care from the early stages of forming this organization. What stood out about William Eadie was his true compassion for those that have suffered from abuse, neglect and unsafe care and the families that have suffered as well.. His compassion shines from the educational videos he provides to help the families. Most of his firms correspondence has “Stop Nursing Home Abuse” in the footer. He will not take a settlement that includes a confidentiality clause as he feels it is public information and will not hide it. And, his first thought in talking to a client that is distraught over a loved one’s death is to make them promise within 30 days they will get counseling as he did with Paula, the founder of this organization. The counseling is what brought her to realize there was something that could be done by starting this effort. William is happy to offer his clients he cannot help with another option, by telling them about Elderly Advocates and letting them know there is another way “to do something that can make a difference.” We are grateful to have William Eadie and his partner Michael Hill along with our new addition, Erika Apelis a part of our team in helping the elderly. Listed below is a short bio from William to get to know him better…..
“I am a trial lawyer who helps families hurt by caregiver carelessness–such as nursing homes and hospitals–and hold the wrongdoers accountable. Some people–even some trial lawyers–think people in nursing homes don’t matter, and their lives are not worth much. I know better. When a nursing home breaks its promise to provide good care to someone’s mother, father, sister, or brother, and refuses to take responsibility, I’m proud to help the family hold them accountable.
My greatest joy in this work is not just getting answers and results for those families, but helping them make sure it does not happen to someone else next time.
I understand how the business of medicine can harm people, when corporations put their own profits ahead of providing quality care. Along with my law degree, I earned a business degree (MBA) from the Weatherhead School at Case.
Besides obtaining multi-million dollar nursing home verdicts, I can help defend those results if there is an appeal. I’ve argued cases before the Eighth and Ninth Ohio Appellate District Courts, as well as the Ohio Supreme Court.
I am an Ohio native raising three daughters with my wife, Christine, in the Gordon Square neighborhood. I volunteer in Cleveland Public Schools, working with high-schoolers to learn about our Rights, Responsibilities, and Realities under the U.S. Constitution as part of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 3Rs program. I also serve on the CMBA’s 3Rs steering committee.”
We are happy to announce Erika Apelis has joined us as one of our Community Partners. She has much passion for the elderly and has much knowledge and expertise to help educate in the areas of elder law. She is an awesome addition to our Community Partner, William Eadie and his area of expertise. Together, they are a powerhouse of information that is important to know in care of our loved ones. Erika also was happy that her sponsorship was a big part in making this awesome website possible. along with Mr. Eadie. Listed below is her profile to get to know Erika…. .
Erika provides estate planning counsel to families and advises small business owners on a wide range of issues.
Prior to founding Apelis Law Office, Erika gained valuable experience representing Fortune 500 companies facing government and regulatory investigations, and state and federal white-collar criminal charges. She worked closely with international companies on corporate governance and compliance issues. Erika has now translated that global experience into advocating for and counseling individuals and businesses in Northeast Ohio.
Erika received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005 and her J.D. from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2009. She is an active member of the Latvian community, participating in various local and national Latvian social and cultural organizations.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
40% Estate Planning
20% Long Term Care Planning
20% Elder Law
20% Probate Administration
25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. - 2009
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning, NBI, 2017
Long Term Care Planning When Mom and Dad Won't Listen, Hamlet at Chagrin Falls, October 4, 2018
HONORS AND AWARDS
Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2017, 2018, 2019
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Ohio State Bar Association, 2012 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2012 - Present
Lorain County Bar Association, 2012 - Present
Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2014 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Attorney