Richard M. Chamberlain
Richard M. Chamberlain is the founder and the managing attorney of Legacy Law Group.
As an attorney, Richard’s passion is helping his clients make the best possible choices for themselves and their loved ones. He understands that everyone has different planning needs and goals, and everyone has their own unique family and financial situations. When he’s working with his clients, he wants them to have a solid understanding of the issues involved in making an effective estate plan. He spends a lot of time teaching his clients the things they need to know to make their plan meet their planning needs and goals. In his educational seminars and in his consultations with his clients, he teaches the fundamental issues involved so that they can understand and determine not only what type of plan to use, but also why it’s the best plan for them.
Richard’s first book, Protecting your Family – All about Wills, Trusts & Probate, was published in September of 2020. You can get a free copy of the book here.
Timothy R. Alley
Tim joined Legacy Law Group in 2012 after working with a few other firms and as a sole practitioner. He has been in practice since 2001 after graduating from the University of Toledo College of Law. Since starting his practice Tim has focused on Estate Planning, with a special emphasis on Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning.
He very much enjoys the interaction with clients and their families as well as the design and drafting of the needed documents. After taking time to listen to his client’s needs and goals, Tim then works to educate his clients on the different options available to them to meet their goals. Education on not only the what but also the why is important to allow his clients to feel confident in the planning process. Tim enjoys providing comfort and confidence to his clients as they learn the what of planning as well as why a particular plan and process is right for them.
Charlene Burke (better known around here as “Char”) started working at Legacy Law Group in 2012 and is currently our Settlement Coordinator. She has over 25 years of customer service experience and enjoys working with clients and their families. Charlene works closely with Richard and Tim to help our clients through the probate and trust settlement process when a loved one passes away. She enjoys working at Legacy Law Group because of the commitment to clients and staff and it just feels like family.
Charlene has 3 daughters and a 6 year old grandson. She loves spending time with family, gardening, reading, and loves to travel and explore new places.
Charlene has an Bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay in Business Management, and an Associate’s degree from Owens Community College in Accounting.
Katie has been a member of the Legacy Law Group team since February of 2018. One of Katie’s passions is helping others. Katie’s parents owned three NAPA Auto Parts stores and they taught her at a young age that people are the most important thing. Her goal as Client Services Coordinator is to ensure that all clients know that they are the highest priority of Legacy Law Group. Katie is involved in much of the everyday operations at Legacy Law Group, assisting Richard, Tim, Char, Stephanie and Sam.
After graduation from Oak Harbor High school, Katie immediately went into the workforce, earning degrees in photography and business later from Owens Community College, while also managing a family. Katie married her husband Mike in 2007 and they were blessed with two boys. Being an animal lover, two dachshunds were added to the family. Katie and her family are involved in multiple volunteer activities with Bedford Alliance Church in Michigan, and her hobbies include photography and tennis.
Stephanie joined Legacy Law Group in 2020 as the Asset Alignment Coordinator. Stephanie has 7 years of customer service experience working in various settings, her very first job being right here at Legacy Law Group helping her dad when she was in junior high. Since then Stephanie has loved working with people and enjoys meaningful work that betters the lives of those she comes in contact with — which ultimately brought her back to our office working with our Estate Planning clients to proactively help ensure seamless asset distribution upon the passing of a loved one.
After high school Stephanie attended Word of Life Bible Institute to earn her certificate in Theology. She also has one beautiful and vibrant daughter, Shiloh! Together they enjoy music, dancing, gardening, and enjoying God’s beautiful creation outdoors. As a family they are very involved in their church, Toledo Calvary and love to participate in the LoveThe419 initiatives. Having grown up in this area community is very important to Stephanie, especially here within Perrysburg.
Samantha (Sam) is the newest staff member of the Legacy Law Group and serves as our part-time receptionist. Sam was born and raised in Bowling Green, Ohio and she comes from three generations of life insurance sales. She, her brothers, and cousins would play “office” as children at family gatherings. Sam has 15 years of customer service experience, with 10 of those years as part of the family insurance agency. She truly enjoys being part of a process that helps people set up plans for their future to ensure that their families are taken care of.
Sam’s greatest blessing is her son, Karson. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. She enjoys spending a weekend with a good book (a hobby she has proudly bestowed upon her son). Also, embroidery, knitting, interior design, or anything else that ignites her creativity all sound like a good time to Sam. And not to forget, simply binge watching a good show on Netflix is also enjoyable!