Sandra J. Buzney, J.D., LISW

Attorney Sandra J. Buzney is committed to helping her clients plan for a stable future. She is experienced in guiding her clients through the Medicaid application process, establishing special needs trusts, and creating secure estate plans that address the unique needs of each client. Ms. Buzney is also a licensed independent social worker that integrates her compassion for elderly and chronically ill individuals and their families into her law practice.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law — J.D.
  • University of Michigan — Master Degree of Social Work, Specialist in Aging Certificate
  • University of Cincinnati — B.A., summa cum laude

Admissions and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar (1999)
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Ohio Chapter of NAELA
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year – Elder Law – 2022 Cleveland

Community Involvement

Ms. Buzney has presented on elder law issues and Medicaid eligibility to many community organizations and professional groups. She has been a contributing author on these subjects for professional publications and nonprofit organizations. An active member of her community, Ms. Buzney serves on the Care at Home Program Advisory Committee of the Jewish Family Services Association of Cleveland. She is considered to be one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the field of elder law.




Pamela G. Richards, M.Ed.

As a former public school administrator in special education, Pamela understands the unique challenges facing families and children with special needs. She received her B.A. and Master Degree of Education from the University of Miami in Florida. Ms. Richards is a paralegal who is an active member of the Ohio Bar Association and uses her strong organizational and planning skills, as well as expertise in technology, to successfully assist clients and effectively support the members of her team.

For assistance with estate planning, Medicaid applications, elder law, and probate, call Sandra J. Buzney Co., LPA at (216) 283-0905. Our team is committed to helping Northeastern Ohio clients and their families receive innovative and effective solutions to their legal matters.