Meet Our Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys

One of Ohio’s most qualified and compassionate estate planning and elder law team.

Matthew D. Deliberato
Matthew D. Deliberato

Matthew D. Deliberato, Attorney

Principal and founder of The Deliberato Law Center, LLC located in Independence, OH.

Matthew D. Deliberato was born and raised in Garfield Heights, OH.  He attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland and was graduated from the Loyola University, Chicago. He began his professional career as a fourth generation Funeral Director with his parents at the Golubski Deliberato Funeral Home.  After one short year, he returned to school at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He started the firm in 1999.

Matthew’s practice is focused on estate planning that incorporates wills, trusts, powers of attorney for administration and healthcare to protect the assets of an individual that have been earned over a lifetime.  His elder law practice counsels clients on how to plan for nursing home care and how to establish successful Medicaid planning strategies.

The firm conducts Estate Planning Workshops and individual meetings on a regular basis to keep current clients informed of changes in the law and to teach the community about careful legal/financial planning.

As a devoted member of his community, he has served as a Governor appointed Board Member for the Garfield Heights Financial Oversight Committee, as Treasurer of St. Therese/SS. Peter and Paul Federal Credit Union, as a Board Member on the Garfield Heights Chamber of Commerce, and is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Matt is currently serving as a Board Member of the Marymount Childcare Center, a member of the Northeast Ohio Planned Giving Commission of the American Cancer Society, and an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 385.

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Karen M. Robison

Karen M. Robison | Paralegal/Office Manager

Karen was born in Garfield Heights Ohio and raised in Maple Heights, Ohio. Prior to joining The Deliberato Law Center, LLC. she was the General Manager of The Ohio News Bureau and Michigan Press Reading Service. She served as the Secretary on the board of the NACPCS for two years.

Karen’s current position is the Paralegal and Office Manager. Her main focus is on supporting the staff and clients of the firm.

Karen currently resides in Walton Hills with her husband James Robison. She has three children Michelle (Hector), Jeffrey (Beatriz), Jake (Bailey) and 5 grandchildren. Karen enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

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Stephanie L. Riddell

Stephanie Riddell | Medicaid Coordinator

Stephanie was born and raised in Scotland.  Her personality makes her a great fit for our firm. She is caring and compassionate and is a joy to talk to.   Stephanie lives with her husband and son in Cleveland, but goes to visit her sister, mom, and dad in Scotland whenever she can.  Stephanie embodies the compassion driven counsel of the Deliberato Law Center.

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Michelle A. Fontanet

Michelle A. Fontanet | Professional Services Coordinator

Michelle was born and raised in the Cleveland area.  She received her Undergraduate Degree from the University of Dayton in Middle Childhood Education and then her Masters Degree in Curriculum Instruction from Ashland University.   Prior to working at the Deliberato Law Center she taught 8th grade Algebra and Pre-Algebra in Maple Heights City School.  She resigned from Maple Heights to pursue a career that allowed her to be able to spend more time with her two daughters, Sophia and Isabella.

As the Professional Services Coordinator, Michelle is responsible for managing all of our client and professional relationships.   She is always looking for opportunities for us to get out in the community to help others and educate them about the different estate planning options that are available to everyone.

In her free time Michelle loves spending time with her husband Hector and her two little girls.  They love spending time on their boat in the summer and visiting family in Puerto Rico.