Meet Maggard Elder Law Attorney, Perry Schaible

Maggard Elder LawMaggard Elder Law is an estate planning firm. They specialize in writing wills and trusts, but their main focus is helping their clients to be prepared for and comfortable with their decisions about the end of life. Attorney Perry Schaible completed the Q & A for us. 

Q: Why did you choose law as a career? 

A: I always knew I wanted to practice law at some point in my life. When I was little, my mom always told me I would be a great lawyer because I liked to argue. I don’t think she realized one day I would actually become an attorney. She inspired me in so many ways. She went to medical school in her 30s, while having four children (and a fifth child while in school). I knew I could always go back to school to get a secondary degree too. Eventually, I did, with three little girls. 

Q: What is the most fulfilling part of your job?

A: I love when, as our clients are leaving the office, they tell me a weight has been lifted from their shoulders. 

Q: Were there any stories or events that you covered during your time there that were particularly enjoyable or rewarding?

A: I covered so many “fun” enjoyable stories – the All-Star Game, Behind the Scenes at the Zoo, Scuba Diving in the shark tank at the Aquarium, and being one of the first people to ride the Banshee at Kings Island, not to mention, all the fabulous people I got to meet/interview. There were also some very significant stories that I played a role in, including the 5/3rd shooting. Sad, but so important to get the word out while events like that unfold.

Q: Prior to practicing law you were the weekend news anchor for Local 12, what do you miss or not miss about your work there.  Maggard Elder Law, Perry Schaible

A: I loved the people and story-telling at Channel 12, but I knew that was not likely to be my career for a lifetime. The hours are very tough and there is not a lot of flexibility. At Maggard, I can tailor my hours to fit my needs. We do not work on holidays, and I get to spend “snow days” with my kids.  

Q: What do you like best about working with OfficeKey? 

A: The environment at OfficeKey is so welcoming. I really enjoy meeting other clients, hearing about their businesses and experiences, and helping each other. 

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive or who would it be?

A: I’d have to say, Princess Diana. She touched the world with her kindness and feeling. She helped people others would never have given their time. Diana was a woman people felt like they knew, even though they lived (literally and figuratively) worlds apart. Princess Diana had a very natural, loving way about her. 

Q: What is your favorite hobby?

A: Since COVID hit, I’ve really enjoyed starting my morning reading on the deck with a cup of coffee. It’s such a nice, slow start to the day. I love to run, play golf, and I recently picked up tennis. 

Q: Do you travel, and if so what is the most interesting place that you have visited?

A: Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! Italy is at the top of my bucket list, followed closely by Greece. In law school, I took an amazing Human Rights trip to Germany, France, and Amsterdam. We visited a concentration camp, Nuremberg, the site of the trials, the European Union, Anne Frank’s house. 

Q: What is something that is on your bucket list?

A: I’ve also traveled all around the country with my kids and family. This month, I took my three girls to Savannah, Georgia, a historic and gorgeous city. 

Seeing Italy and Greece are toward the top of my bucket list, but ultimately, at the very top, is watching my girls grow into adults. I have such a good time talking to them now, I can’t wait for the relationships we’ll get to have when they are adults and have their own kids. (Hmmm. Maybe Mom was usually right. LOL)

Q: Who would you consider your hero and why?

A: I’d have to say my mom: she has done so many amazing things while raising 5 girls. We give her a hard time, even to this day, but her “I can do anything” attitude helped shape into the person I am today and how I want to be for my girls. 

Q: What advice would you give your younger self? 

A: Embrace all your opportunities and who you are inside. It’s okay to be wrong.  Listen to take something in, don’t just wait to talk (still working on this one ) Forgive & move on, nothing is that important. 

For more information about Maggard Elder Law visit their website.