The Kabb Law Team

Our Legal Team:


Rachel A. Kabb-Effron, Esq., CELA
Attorney

Rachel is the owner of the firm and has been since 2001.  She holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  She is a Certified Elder law attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Association.  She is a member of the adjunct faculty at her law school.  She enjoys theatre, dancing and singing in her spare time.  She has been married to her husband since 1996 and has two daughters.  She can be reached at rkabbeffron@kabblaw.com or through Darlene (above – wink wink).


Kenneth S. Kabb, Esq.
Attorney

Ken is of counsel with the firm and was its founder in 1984.  Following a career as a mechanical and medical engineer, he earned his law degree from Cleveland Marshall Law School in 1969.

Ken has been helping veterans win compensation from the VA for over 12 years and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates.

Ken holds a Private Pilots License as well as a Coast Guard 100 ton Masters license and NRA firearms instructor certification.  He established the North Coast Sailing School which closed after seven years so he could go off cruising.  His sailing adventures included a three year voyage from Cleveland, Ohio to Venezuela and return via Bermuda, Tortola the Caribbean, Bahamas and east coast of the United States.

He can be reached at kenkabb@yahoo.com


 

Our Administrative Team:

Darlene Toman
Office Manager

Darlene or as we call her “Mama Dar” is the heart of our firm. As office manager, she
makes sure the lights stay on and that the cases are handled properly. She went to the
school of hard knocks and worked for years in Courts and law firms across the area.
She loves flying planes with her husband and checking out local wineries. She also
loves spending time with her kids and grandkids! Darlene is your go-to person if you
haven’t heard back from someone at the firm or need special attention. She can be
reached at dtoman@kabblaw.com.


Carolyn Lechner
Senior Elder Care Coordinator

Carolyn is our Senior Elder Care Coordinator. She holds her Masters in Science in
Social Administration (MSSA) and a Masters in Non-Profit Organizations from Case
Western Reserve University and a Bachelors in Sociology from Allegheny College. She
has been with the Kabb Law firm since November of 2015. Prior to that she worked at numerous long term care facilities in the area as a social worker for over 20 years. She
loves the challenge of supporting our elders across the care continuum. She loves
yoga and recently went skydiving. She can be reached at clechner@kabblaw.com.


Nick Pichichero
Assistant Elder Care Coordinator

Nick is our Assistant elder care coordinator.  He holds a Bachelors in Political Science from Kent State University and is enrolled at Cleveland State University working on his Masters degree in Social Work.  He plans to graduate in May of 2020.  He has extensive volunteer experience with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) and Stella Maris, a sober living house for low income people in recovery. He can be reached at ecc@kabblaw.com.


Debra Kinds
Medicaid Liaison

Debbie is our Medicaid liaison.  She helps make sure our clients move their money and provide all the documentation that we need for Medicaid.  She helps with appeals and brief writing. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration and an Associates in Social Science. She has worked for the Medicaid agency in the past as well as in nursing home billing offices over the last 6 years.  Before that she worked a manager at ATT which has helped her keep her cool with Medicaid.  She loves to travel with her daughter and do water aerobics.  She can be reached at Medicaid@kabblaw.com.


Christina Montez
Veterans Benefits Paralegal

Christina is our Veterans benefits paralegal.  She is Ken Kabb’s assistant and makes sure his cases are handled properly.   She helps process the Veterans Pension applications making sure that we have all the documentation we need. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in English and then received her Paralegal Certificate from Cuyahoga Community College.  She loves reading, embroidery and biking around Cleveland. She can be reached at va@kabblaw.com.


Tiera Caesar
Receptionist

Tiera is our receptionist but more than that, she is the intake coordinator and makes sure you feel welcome in person or on the phone. If you need an appointment, she’s your person. Tiera holds a degree in gerontology from Bowling Green State University and is a DJ for community events.  She has always respected seniors from her relationship with her Great-grandmother. You can reach her at reception@kabblaw.com.


Rich Weiss
Insurance and Benefits Provider

While Rich is not technically part of the staff of The Kabb Law Firm, he does share space here.  He holds a degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.  Rich helps clients with funeral trusts, annuities, and Medicare supplemental insurance.  He is an avid golfer and tennis player and enjoys spending time in Palm Springs, California.  He can be reached at 216-273-3570 or rweiss@richardgweiss.com.


Mia Effron
The Boss’ Kid

 

Mia is an Eighth Grader at Mandel Jewish Day School.  She is often found buried in the file room under the papers that need to be filed.  She loves soccer and shooting guns with her Grandpa Ken.

 

 

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