Carol Rolf

Carol Rolf currently represents the firm and several health care trade associations on state and national legal committees, and works on select client matters.

Carol has been selected multiple times as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the State of Ohio by Super Lawyers, as well as being named one of the best health care attorneys and as one of the Top 50 female attorneys in Ohio every year since 2004. She has been selected as one of the best health lawyers in the country by “The Best Lawyers in America” (each year since 1995). She has also been selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Health Law by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The National Law Journal. Carol was named the Lawyer of the Year in 2012 by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Health Care Law for the Cleveland area.

Carol was featured on the front cover of Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine and honored in a multi-page article about her career entitled “The Consensus Builder“.

Carol has been with ROLF since 1984.

Bar & Court Admissions

Carol is admitted to practice law in:

  • Any state court in Ohio
  • Any state court in Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors & Awards

Carol has received the following awards:

  • 2009 OHCA President’s Award
  • 2013 Past President’s Award
  • 2018 OHCA Pioneer Award

Professional Affiliations

Carol is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association,
  • Ohio State Bar Association,
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Carol has also served on numerous governmental and association task forces and boards, including:

  • the Ohio Department of Health Certification and Licensure Task Force;
  • the Medicaid Long-Term Care Reimbursement Study Committee;
  • the Ohio State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators;
  • the Advisory Committee for the Ohio MR/DD Victims of Crime Task Force; and
  • Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Ohio (appointed in 1992 and served through 1997).

Carol also serves the long term care community in the following roles:

  • Legal Committee, American Health Care Association
  • Formerly, instructor for 24+ years of the legal portion of the Core of Knowledge – the course necessary for licensure as a nursing facility administrator in Ohio.
  • Core Legal Committee, Leading Age (formerly)
  • Ohio Health Care Association Associate Member
  • LeadingAge Ohio Associate Member
  • Health Care Association of Michigan Associate Member
  • LeadingAge Michigan Associate Member
  • American Healthcare Association Associate Member
  • LeadingAge Associate Member

Speaking Engagements

Carol is a nationally recognized speaker, and has been a presenter and author of materials and seminars at hundreds of engagements over the years. A sample of the organizations Carol has addressed are:

  • American Health Care Association
  • LeadingAge
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Ohio Medical Directors Association
  • Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities
  • Ohio Provider Resource Association
  • Ohio Assisted Living Association
  • Ohio Healthcare Association
  • LeadingAge Ohio
  • Ohio Society of CPA’s
  • Healthcare Association of Michigan
  • LeadingAge Michigan
  • Midwest Care Alliance

Community Involvement

Carol is on the Board of Trustees for Boys and Girls Clubs of San Diego.

Carol is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the United Church Homes, and has served as Secretary on the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland for many years.

She also serves on the Board of a large privately held nursing home organization as well as serving on the Board of Advisors for a stand alone not for profit home.

Carol also serves on the board of a managed care insurance company (Institutional Special Needs Plan)