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Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO)

1340 W. High St., Suite 1A
Defiance, Ohio 43512
(877) 894-4599

Legal aid helps low-income people who are 60 years old or older with legal issues that affect their quality of life. LAWO's Elder Law attorneys and paralegals provide assistance with Elder Law issues including legal advice, providing referrals, document preparation, and full representation in limited cases.

Older Adults Services: Housing (Landlord and Tenant problems, primarily eviction cases involving public, subsidized or private housing); Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, and some guardianships and conservatorships; Divorce and some post-divorce;
Nursing home issues including transfer and discharge, conditions, and evictions;
Government benefits (Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, and Medicare, bankruptcies, and consumer issues); Community Legal Education (Attorneys often provide presentations to senior groups on legal topics of particular interest to elders)

Online Help Center:


LAWO Dayton, 130 West Second St., Ste. 700 West. Dayton, OH 45402, Ph: (937) 228-8088,  (877) 894-4599
LAWO Findlay, 1800 North Blanchard Street, Findlay, OH 45840, Ph: (877) 894-4599
LAWO Lima, 545 W. Market St., Ste. 301, Lima, OH 45801-4565, Ph: (877) 894-4599
LAWO Sandusky, 109 W. Water St., Sandusky, OH 44870, Ph: (877) 894-4599
LAWO Springfield, 20 S. Limestone St. Ste. 220, Springfield, OH 45502-1278, Ph: (877) 894-4599
LAWO Toledo, 525 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 400, Toledo, OH 43604, Ph: (419) 724-0030, (877) 894-4599