Dean Horrigan - Protecting our Elders through POAs and Guardianships

Dean Horrigan is an attorney concentrating on the legal needs of older Americans.  Dean graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in Accounting in 1988 and obtained his law degree from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 1992.  He is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Dean is the Chairman of the Advocacy Committee for Coalition of Organizations Protecting Elders.  Dean is a member of the Toledo Bar Association where he formerly served as Chairman for the Toledo Bar Association’s Probate / Elder Law Committee.  Dean is also a member of Northwest Ohio Gerentological Association and Senior Collaborative.  Dean’s additional past memberships and affiliations in his efforts to serve the elderly community include: the Board of Directors for the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Greater Toledo, the Advisory Council for Lutheran Social Services Volunteer Guardianship Program, the Board of Directors for Northwest Ohio Gerentological Association and memberships with the Toledo Estate Planning Council and Parish Council for St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Parish.

Dean Horrigan is the recipient of the Community Service Award from the Area Office on Aging in recognition of his service and commitment to senior citizens and the field of elder law.

The presentation will address various aspects of elder abuse including different types of abuse, identifying “mandatory reporters” of abuse, indicators of elder abuse and positive and negative effects of powers of attorney and guardianships in relation to elder abuse.