Welcome to Your Special Needs Directory List
When you’re caring for a family member with special needs, having extra help is always appreciated. Here you’ll find an abundance of useful resources to help you in every aspect of the care and development of your loved one.
Aaron R. Feldman, Esq., Feldman Law Group
Aaron Feldman is a member of the American Society of Special Needs Planners and his practice focuses on your needs and the special needs of your child. His office handles all aspects of Estate Planning and Conservatorships as well as advising clients with respect to benefits programs.
1855 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 125 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Alder Law Group
LONG TERM PLANNING FOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD
Having a disabled child or other family member presents unique circumstances when planning your estate. Because of the additional lifetime care your loved one may require, and the complexity of government regulations pertaining to their receipt of benefits such as Medicaid or SSI, it’s important to have expert assistance when planning for their care.
The good news is that you can provide security and improve your loved one’s enjoyment of life through special needs trusts designed to allow them to maintain their essential benefits. An estate planning specialist from Alder Law Group can sit down with you, learn about your family’s special needs, and then craft a tailored plan to achieve your objectives.
You can give your loved ones the gift of peace of mind and security through a customized estate plan. Call our estate planning attorneys at (801) 463-2600 today for a free consultation.
623 E. 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Altman & Associates
Altman & Associates is an award-winning estate planning law firm serving Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Since 1996, we have utilized a unique blend of legal, tax, and financial expertise to provide our clients with thoroughly considered solutions in the areas of estate and legacy planning, tax planning, business planning, trust and probate administration, estate and fiduciary services, charitable planning, IRA and retirement planning, pre-marital planning, special needs planning and asset protection.
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, Maryland 21044
Anne McGee Green, Anderson Desimone and Green
100% Estate Planning and Elder Law Anderson, Desimone & Green, PC provides comprehensive Estate Planning and Administration services to clients throughout Southwest Virginia. We devote 100% of our law practice to Estate Planning (Wills, Living Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Probate) and Elder Law (Guardianships, Asset Protection and Medicaid Planning). We are not a general practice law firm, but focus exclusively on planning and settling your affairs. We provide innovative, cutting edge solutions for you.
4923 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018
Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC
When you have a child who has a disability you are confronted by many challenges. Our philosophy is to confront each of these challenges head on. Our mission is to provide specialized and expert legal advocacy to help you navigate each of these challenges. So that you can be confident that you’ve done all you can for your child. Our legal services include: Supplemental Needs Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning, Guardianship, Alternatives to Guardianship, Private Insurance Appeals, Public Health Care Coverage Appeals, Special Education Law, Medical Assistance, Social Security, Probate, Public Policy, Criminal Defense, Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting), General counsel for disability organizations.
212 2ND ST. SE, SUITE 220 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414
Baily B Liipfert, III, Esq., Craige, Brawley, Liipfert & Walker LLP
Biography: Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 28, 1961; Educated: University of North Carolina (A.B., 1984); Campbell University (J.D., cum laude, 1991); Campbell Law Review 1989-1991; Research Editor, 1990-1991; Member: Forsyth County, North Carolina (Member, Section Chairman, Elder Law Section) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Languages: German and Russian. Practice Areas: Elder Law, Long Term Care, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Special Needs Trust, Trust Administration, Guardianship Administration.
110 Oakwood Drive, Suite 300 Winston-Salem, NC 27103-1958
Barbara Hughes, Esq., Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger & Hughes, LLP
Barbara S. Hughes is a partner with the firm. Her practice emphasizes estate planning (including disability trusts), probate and trust administration, marital property, and elder law. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago (1964, 1968) and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (1986).
2010 Eastwood Drive Suite 201 Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Barbara Isenhour Esq., Isenhour Bleck PLLC
Isenhour Bleck, PLLC is recognized throughout the State of Washington for our expertise in the area of government benefits for the elderly and disabled. We also work with clients of all ages on their estate planning issues.
Suite 2020, 1200 Fifth Avenue Seattle WA 98101
Battaglia & Waltari
Battaglia & Waltari specializes in the establishment of both first party & third party SNT’s, public benefits and guardianships.
9903 Business Park Ave., San Diego, CA 92131
Bernard A Krooks Esq., Littman Krooks LLP
Littman Krooks LLP is uniquely positioned to provide our clients with the quality of legal services customarily associated with large New York law firms, while also providing the personal attention and service that only small law firms can provide. The partners of the Firm have substantial experience in corporate and securities law, litigation and arbitration, real estate law and finance, and elder law, tax, trusts and estate matters, obtained at a number of New York leading law firms. We are able to combine the sophisticated legal advice and high level of legal intellect, expertise and innovation ordinarily associated with large law firms, with the personal attention, responsiveness and close lines of communication featured by smaller firms all on a more economical basis. These ingredients, which are the cornerstone of effective representation and are so necessary to a successful lawyer/client relationship, have become the foundation of the Firm’s success.
655 Third Avenue New York, New York 10017
Bradley J Frigon Esq., Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of Bradley J. Frigon located in Englewood, Colorado, offers services in the preparation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, health care proxies, living wills, life insurance trusts, durable powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. We will develop a comprehensive estate plan for you and your family. Our focus is on minimizing estate taxes, preserving assets from catastrophic health care costs, and ensuring your continued security for the future. We can also advise you with respect to nursing home issues, long-term health care issues and gift and estate tax matters. We can assist in putting your affairs in order so as to minimize will contests and other problems that may occur at death.
6500 South Quebec Street Suite 330, Englewood, CO 80111
Calvin C Curtis, Esq., Attorney at Law, PLLC
Calvin C. Curtis is Utah’s preeminent attorney in elder law, special needs trusts, and estate planning for seniors and for families with a family member with a disability. His practice is limited to the following areas of law: Elder law, “First party” special needs trust, “Third party” special needs trust, Estate planning, Estate and trust administration, Guardianships and conservatorships, Veterans benefits, federal tax disputes. Cal is a member of the prestigious Special Needs Alliance, a national network of select attorneys focusing on special needs trusts. Cal is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Cal is also the program chair for the annual “Utah Elder Law, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning” seminar, held each fall in Salt Lake City.
299 S Main St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Charles F Robinson, Esq., Law Offices of
Charlie and his staff at the Law Offices of Charles F. Robinson are personally and professionally committed to serving the needs of our clients and their families. We believe it is our obligation to stay current on laws and regulations affecting our clients, to anticipate changes in the law, and to advocate for responsible, fair and realistic improvements in the system. We offer comprehensive asset protection planning for the elderly and the incapacitated. We offer expertise in the rules and regulations of the Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program (nursing homes). We offer years of experience and hundreds of successfully completed Medicaid applications. We offer estate planning and death planning as part of our asset protection planning process. We offer asset and trust administration for those who are unable or unwilling to manage. We offer our services either in person at our office or anywhere in the state of Florida by skilled use of the telephone, e-mail, and mail delivery.
410 South Lincoln Avenue Clearwater, Florida 33756-5826
Attorney Special Needs – Adult and Minor Guardianship, Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning
3223 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 224-233-1336
3223 Lake Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091
Daniel O. Hands, P.C.
Daniel O. Hands is founder and President of Daniel O. Hands, P.C., a law firm in Oak Brook, Illinois that concentrates its practice in the area of estate planning. The firm represents clients in the areas of Wills, Trusts, charitable gift planning, asset protection planning, business succession planning, Medicaid planning and planning for families with special needs children Daniel earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana. He has spoken to national conferences, continuing legal education classes and numerous public seminars on Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection. Daniel has over 33 years of experience practicing law. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a charter member and former member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Daniel lives in Clarendon Hills, Illinois has been happily married to Cherie for 30 years. They have two daughters, Christine and Melissa.
1301 West 22nd St. Suite 603 Oak Brook, IL 60523
Dennis J Christensen, Esq., P.A.
Dennis James Christensen is a solo practitioner with an office in the Charleston, South Carolina area. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Marquette University School of Law. Dennis concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law and estate planning. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.
260 W Coleman Blvd, Suite D, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Diann Jones, Parent/Advocate – Estate Planning for Special Needs
Located in Delaware, Diann Jones, MBA, has deep roots in advocacy in the disability community as a parent, advocate, professional and positive change agent. She does not charge for calls or conferences with fellow parents and extended extended families of children and/or adults with disabilities. Diann assists their parents and family members through the necessary steps to plan for a lifetime of proper supports using person-centered planning techniques. By taking this approach in assisting other families with their special needs estate plans, she makes certain that anyone who may need her services can take advantage of her experience — regardless of their financial status or situation. Her mission is clear: To help others navigate the complex maze of obtaining resources, understand government benefit eligibility and implement a plan that will accommodate the current and future needs of their loved one with a disability.
226 Horseshoe Drive Middletown, DE 19709
Dick Terrell Brown, Brown & Lacallade, P.C., Austin, TX
Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Dick limits his practice to helping families and small businesses deal with today’s needs and plan for tomorrow’s. Planning for special families is a gratifying part of this practice. It provides the special family with a clear path to follow to meet the financial and legal challenges that they and their special person must overcome to ensure that access to public benefits is preserved and the highest possible quality of life for their special person is secured. Guardianship, Medicaid planning, and special needs trusts are employed as appropriate.
1250 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, Texas 78746
Edward V Wilcenski, Esq., Jones & Wilcenski, PLLC
EDWARD V. WILCENSKI, Esq., is a co-owner and co-manager of the law firm of Jones & Wilcenski PLLC. He practices in the areas of Special Needs Estate Planning, Trust & Estate Administration, and Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning. He holds the highest rating for both expertise and ethics awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, the independent rating service of the legal profession. He is a graduate of Albany Law School, and received his Bachelor of Science in economics, magna cum laude, from Siena College in Loudenville, New York.
5 Emma Lane Clifton Park, NY 12065
Emily S Starr, Esq., Ciota, Starr & Vander Linden, LLP
Emily S. Starr, managing partner of the firm’s Elder & Disability Law Group, concentrates primarily in the areas of Medicaid and estate planning, special needs trusts, guardianship and probate. She has a particular interest in preservation of personal injury awards through the use of Special Needs Trusts and is counsel to personal injury lawyers, disabled individuals, and trustees. Ms. Starr is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation  and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance.
625 Main Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
Emma Hemness, Attorney at Law
The law firm of Emma Hemness will provide confidential legal services to all of its clients. We will do so in a professional and dignified manner and will provide competent legal advice for an affordable and reasonable fee.
309 N. Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33510
Evan Guthrie Law Firm
Evan Guthrie Law Firm is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm practices in the areas of estate planning special needs planning probate personal injury accident and divorce and family law.
164 Market St #362 Charleston, SC 29401
Frank Dana, At Dana Law Firm
Our mission is to serve the legal needs of senior and disabled Americans and their families and particularly the legal problems of aging and disability, thereby enabling them to live happier and more productive lives to the extent of their capabilities.
15 Brendan Way, Suite 215 Greenville, South Carolina 29615
Future Care Planning Services
Assisting caregivers in planning for the future of their adult loved one with a disability. Development of a comprehensive Individulized Plan and Letter of Intent to insure the safety and security of your adult loved one with a disability.
1000 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14620
Hook Law Center
Hook Law Center has been providing the highest quality of legal advice to the communities of Hampton Roads for more than 80 years. Our practice is dedicated to seniors, and persons with special needs, their families and advocates. Our professional staff can respond to our client’s care needs on a 24-hour basis, and our attorneys are available to provide expertise on every issue facing senior citizens from long-term and life-care planning to estate and trust issues as well as financial, investment, public benefit, and insurance assistance.
You’ll find dozens of useful resources on this website, including invitations to attend one of our free seminars on issues such as estate law, free printed guides on the issues you are concerned with and weekly newsletters, radio telecasts, glossaries, links to additional web resources, and answers to your most frequently asked questions.
295 Bendix Road, Suite 170 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452-1294
Huffman Law Offices, P.C.
Law Firm concentrating in the areas of estate planning , elder law, and special needs planning. Multiple locations in Central Illinois. Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the National Care Planning Council.
2225 N. Center Street Maryville, IL 62062
Irving Silver, Esq., Silver, Voit & Thompson
Silver, Voit & Thompson, P.C. practices in the following areas of law: General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Bankruptcy, Commercial, Corporate, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate Law.Irving Silver (Member) born Holyoke, Massachusetts, May 7, 1940; admitted to bar, 1965, Alabama. Education: University of Alabama (B.S., 1964; J.D., 1965). Trustee, Spring Hill College, Alabama Law Foundation. Past President, Estate Planning Council of Mobile and the Community Foundation of South Alabama. Member: Mobile Bar Association; Alabama State Bar. [With U.S. Air Force, 1959-1962]. Practice Areas: Business Litigation; Estate Planning; Probate; Real Estate.
4317-A Midmost Drive Mobile, Alabama 36609-5589
James A Caffry, Esq., Darby ,Stearns, Thorndike, Kolter & Ware, LLP
JAMES A. CAFFRY has a general civil practice, concentrating in two major areas, special needs planning law for disabled individuals and environmental/zoning law. His other areas of practice include real estate, estate planning, probate, non-profit organizations, corporate law and business planning. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national network of lawyers dedicated to disability and public benefits law, as well as the Vermont Autism Task Force, the Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Vermont.
89 SOUTH MAIN STREET WATERBURY, VERMONT 05676-1538
James C. Siebert
Mr. Siebert has been in practice over 25 years and focuses on Estate Planning, including Special Needs Trusts and planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning. guardianship, probate and transactional matters. Mr. Siebert is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; a member of AARP’s Legal Services Network and is affiliated with ATG Trust Company.
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 500, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Janet L Lowder, Esq., Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA
Janet Lowder is a recognized authority on Medicaid issues and estate planning for families with special needs. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Janet is one of the founders of, and counsel to, Community Fund Management Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides the Master Trust and the Pooled Medicaid Payback Trust for individuals with disabilities. She was the recipient of the Foundation’s 1999 Amicus Award as well as the Cuyahoga County Board of MR/DD’s 2000 Top Hat Award. Janet also serves on the Bioethics Committee of the Hattie Larlham Foundation and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national network of lawyers dedicated to Disability and Public Benefits Law.
1300 East Ninth Street Suite 1020 Cleveland, OH 44114
Jarrett Law Office, PLC
We help clients with special needs and their families keep their government benefits and plan for the future. We are experienced in the creation and administration of all types of special needs trusts.
1795 Williston Road, Suite 125, So. Burlington, VT 05403
Jason Frank, Esq., Frank, Frank and Scherr, LLC
Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC focuses its practice on aging and elderly persons planning for the future, assisting families planning for the long term care of other family members who are mentally or physically disabled, and estate planning. The provision of legal services to elderly individuals and estate planning often involves spouses, children, siblings, and other relatives assisting the individual. While the family members may participate in gathering information and facilitating communication, the client makes the decisions, to the extent he or she is capable of doing so.
1400 Front Avenue, Suite 200 Lutherville, Maryland 21093
John F Kearns lll, Esq., Kearns & Kearns, PC
Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, Kearns & Kearns offers legal services to those who need special needs trusts, estate planning, probate and estate settlement, and elder law. For twenty years, we have been committed to these goals: • Helping our clients protect and preserve their life savings, independence, and dignity as they confront the problems of aging and disability, and • Transforming a difficult emotional process into one that provides peace of mind.
1121 New Britain Avenue West Hartford, CT 06110
John S Kitchen, Esq., Law Offices
John’s practice areas include probate, trust, gift and estate taxation and disability law. He has drafted guardianship petitions as well as powers of attorney, wills and trusts, including grantor trusts, gift trusts, special needs trusts and charitable trusts, since 1978. John has offices in the Manchester area as well as in the Lakes Region.
55 Church Street Laconia, N.H. 03246
John W. Callanan Law Office
Attorney and paralegal wife with autistic son working together to help families with special needs – 17-A Guardianships and Article 81 Guardianships. High Quality Legal Services at Reasonable Rates. Located in New York.
269 Hardenburgh Road Pine Bush, NY 12566
Johnson Law Group Intl PLLC
Established in 1985, Johnson Law Group provides comprehensive legal advice to families and individuals on issues related to special education, disabilities, governement entitlements, and estate and asset planning.
77 College Street, Suite 3C Burlington, VT 05401
Karen L. Perch, Ph.D., J.D.
I assist individuals and families with planning for loved ones with special needs, including special needs trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care surrogates, and living wills.
2333 Alexandria Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40504-3215
Kerry R Peck, Esq., Peck, Bloom, Miller & Mitchell, LLC
The law firm of Peck, Bloom, Austriaco & Mitchell, LLC concentrates its practice in all aspects of probate, estate planning, guardianship, real estate, tax law, and elder law with an emphasis on the litigation of contested wills, trusts, and disabled persons’ estates. Our real estate litigation practice focuses on disputes in trusts and estates, construction litigation, mechanics liens, mortgage foreclosure, and title insurance litigation. We are a boutique firm that prides itself in providing efficient, prompt, and informed service to our clients. Through close personal attention, courtesy, and loyalty, our legal team will ensure you understand your options and what steps need to be taken to achieve your goals. At Peck Bloom, you work directly with a highly professional legal team that uses their experience and creativity to provide you with innovative approaches and successful solutions to meet your personal or business needs.
105 W Adams St Chicago, IL 60603
Kirsten L. Izatt: The Estate Planning Law Group
Kirsten L. Izatt is an attorney with the Wheaton, IL based law firm of The Estate Planning Law Group. We represent individuals from across the entire Chicago metropolitan area. The attorneys at our firm work with parents who have a child with a disability to plan for and secure their child’s future through the use of comprehensive counseling based estate planning. We assist with setting up Wills, Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, both third-party and OBRA ’93 Payback trusts, and Powers of Attorney. In addition, we represent individuals who must go to court to establish an OBRA ’93 Payback Special Needs Trust and parents who are seeking guardianship of their child. If you live in Illinois or are planning for an individual with special needs who resides in Illinois, you may request a copy of our free Guide at www.SpecialNeedsFreedomGuide.com. In the Guide, you’ll learn (1) the 10 steps to take to plan for the future care of your child, (2) how to set up a Special Needs Trust that protects your child’s eligibility for essential government benefits, (3) whether Guardianship might be an appropriate option for your child, (4) how to plan for and secure government benefits for your child. We are dedicated to serving people with special needs and those who love them.
600 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Law Office of Claudia I. Pringles
The Law Office of Claudia I. Pringles helps Vermont parents, guardians, and others establish special needs trusts for the children and adults they care about. A special needs trust can be set up to provide a better quality of life for a person with a physical disability, mental disability, developmental disability or a chronic illness. For your convenience, consultations can be held at your home or place of business.
17 State St., Suite 204, Montpelier, VT 05602
Law Office of John Owens, LLC
John represents children with special needs and advocates on their behalf for educational services. In addition to providing legal representation of children in connection with special education needs, John also assists children with special needs and their families with Special Needs Trusts, estate planning, guardianship, and custody issues. John assists special needs individuals and their families with legal issues regarding Adult and Minor Guardianships. In addition John represents special needs individuals and their families with Special Needs Trust planning, Estate Planning, and Special Education advocacy and legal representation.
1123 State Route 3 North, #277 Gambrills, MD 21054
Law Office of Kyle Rhodes
My practice is dedicated to helping parents of children with special needs plan for the future using special needs trusts.
Lawrence E Davidow, Esq., Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern
Our Mission is to provide outstanding Legal Representation and Service in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Administration of Estates, Business Counseling and Commercial Transactions. In our continuing effort to further this mission, we at Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern are committed to: Offering a unique combination of services which allows us to achieve innovative and cutting edge solutions. Servicing our clients with the highest degree of excellence, confidentiality and reliability. Understanding and responding to our clients’ ever-changing needs brought on by life’s challenges. Providing an advantage to our clients and community through education, advocacy and leadership. Working with allied professionals and organizations to coordinate comprehensive strategies.
1050 Old Nichols Road Suite 100 Islandia, NY 11749
Lee M Holmes, Esq., Holmes, Holmes, Neisent, PLLC
AVOID DEPLETING YOUR ASSETS UNNECESSARILY! Our firm is dedicated to preserving assets and income when at home care or nursing home care is needed. We help you plan for yourself or for a relative with a disability. We assist you in preserving assets if you die before your spouse. We are committed to providing legal services for seniors, for persons with disabilities and for the family.
501 Northwest 13th Street Oklahoma City, Ok 73103
Lifes Plan Inc. Pooled Trust OBRA D4C
OBRA D4C Pooled Trust Medicaid qualified trust for people with disabilities at any age. 25 years of fiduciary services in managing special needs trusts. We offer management of 3rd party and OBRA payback trusts. Personalized care management systems with professional oversight of expenditures. Small trusts are always welcomed ($10,000 minimum)
901 Warrenville Road Suite 500 Lisle, IL 60532
Linda M Anderson, Esq., Attorney at Law
The practice of Elder Law includes Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning Medicaid Applications & Advocacy Estate Planning for clients of all ages Disability Planning Estate and Trust Administration Special Needs Trusts for Disabled Adults and Children Guardianships*Probate Federal Estate Tax Plans Wills ,Trusts and Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives Review of Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Evaluation of Senior Living Arrangements and Contracts Public Entitlements (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and SSI) Estate, Gift Tax and Income Tax matters Care Management Fiduciary Services.
206 State Road Media, PA 19063
Lisa Nachmias Davis, Esq., Attorney at Law
I am an attorney practicing law in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., the “Elm City,” home of Yale University and some of the best pizza in New England. Most of my work involves helping people with estate planning (wills and trusts), elder law problems (Medicaid and Medicare, living wills, conservatorships), disability issues (trusts for disabled individuals, entitlements), and probate; and helping nonprofit organizations with general tax and corporate problems, including fundraising through deferred giving.
Littman Krooks LLP
Special Needs Planning, Special Education Law and Advocacy, Estate Planning and Guardianship. Each Westchester, New York City and Dutchess special needs attorney will assist families of loved ones with special needs plan for the future. Our special needs planning lawyers have extensive experience with estate planning, guardianship, special education advocacy and coordination of special education services. Our special needs attorneys will show you how to use special needs trusts and other planning tools to ensure that an individual with special needs will have adequate resources to provide for their long term needs. Our attorneys will advocate for appropriate educational services and help families with important transition services such as guardianship and coordination of benefits.
655 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
Mall Malisow & Cooney, PC – Special Needs Attorneys
Special Needs Trust planning allows for the most efficient use of all available resources and provides for the management of assets designated for the care and well-being of a person with disabilities. Whether assets are protected by a 1st Party or 3rd Party Special Needs Trust, this should always be part of a carefully designed holistic estate plan.
30445 Northwestern Highway Suite 310 Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Marielle F Hazen, Esq., Attorney at Law
Hazen Elder Law is a firm specializing in legal issues affecting the elderly. We are dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities, seniors and their families navigate complex legal, financial and medical issues by working to establish an effective plan for dealing with these issues. We give you the peace of mind of knowing that the best possible plan is in place to protect you and your family. We are active advocates for seniors in our community, as well as at the state and national levels.
2000 Linglestown Road, Suite 202 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Mark Albertson, Attorney
With over 40 years in business, Albertson Law Group, P.S provides individuals and small businesses in Washington and Oregon with legal counsel in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate, Asset Protection and Privacy Planning, Special Needs Planning for families with disabled children, Elder Law and Transactional Business Law.
124 4th Ave. S., Suite 200, Kent, WA 98032
Mary M Culley, MorrisJames LLP
Mary M. Culley is a member of the Morris James Estates and Trusts and Tax Practice Groups. The primary focus of Mrs. Culley’s practice is estate planning and administration for Delaware and Pennsylvania clients and trust and estate litigation. Mrs. Culley also devotes a significant portion of her practice to planning for individuals with disabilities, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, and elder care law. Mrs. Culley was admitted to both the Delaware Bar and the Pennsylvania Bar in 1985. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College for Women, Notre Dame, Indiana (B.A., 1968), the Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1984), and Temple University Graduate School (LL.M. in Taxation, 1988). Mrs. Culley is a member of the Delaware, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. She served as the Secretary of the Committee on the Law and the Elderly (1997-98), the Chair of the Estates and Trust Section (1994-95) and the Chair of the Women and the Law Section (1989-90) of the Delaware State Bar Association. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is the Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of Delaware Care Plan, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides trust and care services to individuals with disabilities. Mrs. Culley lectures often to professional and community groups on estate planning and probate, planning for families with special needs children, charitable giving, Medicaid planning and planning for the elderly. She was voted one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers in a survey by Delaware Today magazine (10/96, 11/99, 10/01).
500 Delaware Avenue Suite 1500 Wilmington, DE 19801-1494
Nadler, Biernath, LLC
Nadler Biernath LLC assists clients in the Atlanta, Georgia area and throughout Georgia including Kennesaw, Alpharetta, Roswell, Marietta, Buckhead, Johns Creek, Duluth, East Cobb and Dunwoody
4360 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Suite 500 Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Nancy Gibson, Esq., Gibson Law Offices, PLLC
Gibson Law Offices, PLLC provides legal services to clients throughout all of Montana, with the firm’s practice limited to elder law and disability trusts. The specific services offered include preparation of wills and trusts, particularly special needs trusts; asset preservation and long term care issues, including Medicaid issues; advising clients on public benefits eligibility, particularly in the context of settlements, inheritances and divorces; planning for incapacity; administration of estates and trusts; fiduciary services; guardianship, conservatorship, and other protective arrangements.
4110 Weeping Willow Drive Missoula, Montana 59803
Neal A. Winston, Esq., Moschella & Winston, LLP
Neal A. Winston is a partner of Moschella & Winston, LLP, a law firm specializing in estate and disability planning and asset protection. A nationally recognized expert on Special Needs Trusts and needs-based public benefit programs, he is frequently requested to lecture and train other attorneys and professionals that work in this field. Mr. Winston is president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, nonprofit organization composed of attorneys who advise and represent individuals and their families to create and administer Special Needs Trusts. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and has been certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He serves on the public policy committee of NAELA and is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives and the American Bar Association Social Security Committee.
440 Broadway Somerville, MA 02145
Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC
Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC is a small law firm which gives personalized attention to each case. Our lawyers have handled numerous and complicated cases in the fields of elder law, disability planning and estate planning. If you are planning for long-term care, estate planning for yourself, or exploring options for a disabled person, we can help. Should you or your family find yourselves in a critical situation that require immediate reliable legal guidance, we are here and ready to help.
400 S Maple Ave #210, Falls Church, VA 22046
Nicole V Bryan, Esq., Vandiver & Bryan, PLLC
Practice Areas: Elder Law; Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Trust Administration; Medicaid Planning and Application; Wills; Trusts and Estates; Advance Directives; Taxation; Probate; Guardianship; Incompetency Proceedings; Medicare and Medicaid; Special Needs Trusts; Disabilities; Social Security; Veteran; Long Term Care; Business Succession Planning; Family Limited Partnerships; Estate Planning for the Disabled; Estate Planning for the Elderly.
18809 W. Catawba Avenue, Ste. 102 Cornelius, NC 28031
Patricia A Nelson-Reade, Esq., Law Offices of
We are a law firm concentrating on the legal needs of older Americans and their families. The law firm assists persons of all ages in estate and tax planning, and has a special focus on the legal issues and life decisions which older individuals and their families must face. The firm also has focuses on special needs planning for disabled individuals so that a lawsuit settlement or an inheritance can be used to enhance the disabled individual’s life without unnecessarily impacting public benefits that the individual may rely upon. We offer excellent legal services in a caring and respectful manner.
813 Washington Avenue • Portland, Maine 04103
Patrick D. Furman, Esq.; Epiphany Law, LLC
I have been specializing in estate planning for over 15 years. I provide comprehensive estate planning and administration including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Planning, Nursing Home Protection Planning and Probate / Trust Administration. Since I have a daughter with special needs, I understand the confusion and frustration that can go into protecting their interests.
4211 N Lightning Drive, Appleton, WI 54913
Pi-Yi G. Mayo, Esq., Attorney at Law
C.E.L.A. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (which is the only organization authorized by the American Bar Association to provide certification in elder law), November 30, 2001
5223 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521
Raymond B Harvey, Esq., PA
Raymon B. Harvey, P.A. is an Elder Law and Special Needs Trust Law Firm. Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, we focus on: Helping individuals obtain Medicaid benefits without losing their home, Long Term Care planning for victims of Alzheimer’s Disease and other related disorders, Special Needs Trust solutions for families with children with special needs, Preserving Eligibility for Public Benefits for personal injury victims, and Estate Planning (Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, and Durable Powers of Attorney). We encourage you to explore this web site and share this information with anyone who interested in issues pertaining to the elderly, the disabled and their advocates.
650 S. Shackleford Rd., Ste 400 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Rebecca L Berg, Esq., Berg, Bowers and Associates
Making the right decisions for you and your family has been your life priority. You shouldn’t stop now. Today there are many legal and medical issues that can impact even the best plans and intentions. How do you protect your assets from the high cost of medical care? How will you pay for long-term care without depleting your savings or burdening your family? Who will make the right decisions on your behalf if you cannot make them yourself? These are tough questions that the attorneys at Berg, Bowers & Associates are ready to help answer.
4540 Southside Blvd., Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32216
Regina Brandow, PC – Special Needs, Guardianship & Estate Planning Attorney
1352 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY
Richard A Courtney, CELA, Frascogna Courtney PLLC
RICHARD A. (“Rick”) COURTNEY has practiced law since 1978 and is a founding partner of the Jackson law firm of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, where he chairs the Elder Law / Estate Planning and Special Needs Planning sections. His primary areas of practice are elder law, public benefits law (Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Veterans), personal asset protection and estate planning (wills, trusts, property ownership), trusts and trust administration, special needs planning for persons with disabilities, guardianships and conservatorships for mentally incapacitated persons, nursing home and disability rights, and probate administration. The firm employs a professional Care Manager to assist our clients.
4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 220 Jackson, MS 39211
Richard E Davis, Esq., Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA
Rick joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 1998. He chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Elder Law practice groups. His focus is primarily in estate planning, elder law, special needs trusts, probate, and trust administration.
Richard Habiger, Esq., Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office
Richard Habiger has been practicing law since 1970 and has extensive experience in all areas of Elder Law services, including nursing home, Medicaid/asset preservation planning. He is the former managing attorney of the SIU Law School Legal Clinic (Legal Services to the Elderly Program), where he taught practical legal skills to law students and provided counsel and representation to the elderly and other clients of the Legal Clinic for 18 years. Habiger is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves as the President-Elect of the Illinois Chapter of the Nation Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In addition, Habiger serves on the Leadership Council of the greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, having previously served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Illinois area chapter of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association.
1808 Clark Street, Carterville, Illinois 62918
Richard Sayre, Esq., Sayre & Sayre PS
We are Dick and Karen Sayre, Your Spokane Elder Law Professionals. As you look toward the future, we hope you will consider our firm for all your estate planning needs, estate tax questions, governmental benefits for disabled individuals and Elder Law issues. Thanks for stopping by and please select an area of interest from the menu above. – Dick and Karen Sayre.
201 West North River Dr., Suite 460, Spokane, WA 99201
Rivkin & Rivkin, LLC
Rivkin & Rivkin concentrates its practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, planning for children with special needs, and planned charitable giving.
440 Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 200 Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
Robert F Brogan, Esq., Attorney at Law
ROBERT F. BROGAN has been Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the American Bar Association accredited National Elder Law Foundation. He began his legal career in 1994, as law clerk to the Honorable William H. Huber, P.J.Ch. in Toms River. Mr. Brogan has experience in several areas of law, with a particular focus in Elder Law, Wills & Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Estate & Trust Administration and Probate Litigation. He lectures regularly to senior groups and communities regarding Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, and the legal impact of healthcare issues on seniors and their family members. Mr. Brogan’s clients include: Individuals and couples seeking to protect their savings and assets for the benefit of themselves and future generations with sound Estate Planning; Estate Executors and Administrators; Trust Fiduciaries & Beneficiaries in Trust Administration and Trust Litigation; Medicaid Applicants; IRA owners and Retirement Plan participants seeking advice on maximizing tax avoidance for themselves, during their retirement and for their children thereafter; Charitably inclined individuals and couples seeking advice on how to donate to a favorite organization, reduce taxes and benefit their families in the process; Guardians and individuals alleged to be incapacitated. Mr. Brogan is an active member of the: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Elder Law Sections of the N.J. State Bar Association and the Ocean County Bar Association Real Property, Trusts & Probate Section of the N.J.S.B.A.¨ Probate/Chancery Committee of the O.C.B.A.
3728 River Road Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Ron M Landsman, Esq., Attorney At Law
He has been among the most active members of the elder law bar in Maryland and D.C. dealing with Medicaid long term care issues. While he deals with all Medicaid long term care issues planning, applications, appeals, “level of care,” recoveries he has focused especially on steps to protect “community spouses,” the wives and husbands of nursing home residents getting Medicaid benefits. His successes include getting Maryland to respect out-of-state former homes on the same basis as in-state homes, getting Maryland to comply with special court orders awarding extra income or resources to community spouses (the case was settled after six years, but for one step along the way, see the Fourth Circuit’s decision in McGhee v. Director, Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1999 WL); and getting D.C. Superior Court to adopt a generous basic needs standard for awarding extra income or resources to community spouses in guardianship proceedings, In re Tyler, 2002 WL.
200-A Monroe Street Suite 110 Rockville, MD 20850
Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation
Law practice, since 1982, limited to providing legal & future planning for our fellow Illinois families of children and adults with special needs, including intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities &/or mental illness. Brian Rubin’s son & Benji Rubin’s older brother, Mitchell, has autism among other special needs.
1110 West Lake Cook Road Suite 165 Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
Ruthann P Lacey, Esq., PC
The Law Office of Ruthann P. Lacey, P.C. was established in 1995 in Tucker, Georgia. Ms. Lacey is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, and concentrates her practice solely in Elder and Special Needs Law. As such, our practice includes advising clients and implementing legal planning with regard to each of the following substantive practice areas: Estate and Tax Planning Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts Special Needs Trusts Durable Financial Powers of Attorney Durable Medical Powers of Attorney Real Property Guardianship Living Wills Health Law Independent Living Options Nursing Home Issues Financing Long-Term Healthcare Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI Issues
3541-E Habersham at Northlake Tucker, GA 30084
Sam W. Boone, Jr., Sam W. Boone, Jr., P.A.
We provide legal assistance in North Central Florida to our clients in the areas of special needs trust drafting and administration, as well as estate planning (wills and trusts), probate and trust administration, guardianship, elder law and asset protection planning.
4545 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32605
Scott C. Suzuki, Attorney-at-Law
Scott C. Suzuki, J.D., M.P.H., is an estate planning attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law and special needs planning. These practice areas involve complex and holistic long-range planning for families and individuals with special health care concerns and/or diminished (or diminishing) capacity. Common services range from traditional estate planning work (e.g. wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives) to highly technical planning relating to public benefits (e.g. Medicaid and Social Security), long-term care, elder abuse, guardianships, conservatorships and a variety of Special Needs Trusts. Mr. Suzuki is an assistant instructor for the Elder Law course at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, where he also works as an attorney for the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program. Mr. Suzuki is Hawaii’s only member by invitation of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law.
1013 Poha Lane Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Sheri R. Abrams, Social Security Disability & Special Needs Trusts Attorney
Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, has been practicing Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning for more than 20 years. Sheri is rated “AV Preeminent”, the highest rating possible by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was named a “Super Lawyer,” one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” one of Virginia’s “Top Rated Lawyers” and one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite.” Sheri is active in many different professional organizations including the Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), where she serves on the Board of Directors, the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), where she served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013. Sheri is a volunteer Attorney for “Trial Lawyers Care” an organization that provides free legal help to those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy, the Legal Advisory Board of the National Capitol Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Virginia Hospital Center Legacy Committee, LINC (The Legal Information Network for Cancer), and the Virginia Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Assistance Program. Sheri graduated Cum Laude from Boston University’s School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and earned her Juris Doctor from George Washington University. She is admitted to all local courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
10467 White Granite Drive Suite 306 Oakton, VA 22124
Shirley B Whitenack, Esq., Schenck, Price and King, LLP
Shirley B. Whitenack is a partner with Schenck, Price, Smith & King’s Litigation Department and Tax, Trusts and Estates Department. She has a varied practice in civil litigation on the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. Ms. Whitenack devotes a substantial portion of her practice to trust and estate litigation and elder and disability law, particularly surrogate arrangements to protect the elderly and people with disabilities, special needs planning and Medicaid Appeals. She also is a co-chair of the firm’s Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the firm’s Elder and Disability Law Practice Group.
220 Park Avenue Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
Steinbacher, Goodall, Yurchak
Amos Goodall’s practice emphasizes Elder law and business organization, litigation and planning as well as real estate litigation. He advises persons and families with estate planning concerns, competency issues and estate administrations.Mr. Goodall has extensive involvement in community affairs.
328 South Atherton Street State College, PA 16801
Stephen W Dale, Esq., The Dale Law Firm, PC
A primary focus of the Dale Law Firm, PC is serving the needs of persons with disabilities and their families. The firm is dedicated to advocacy of the needs of persons with disabilities, prevention of abuse, and assisting them to achieve as much independence as is possible.
127 Aspen Dr., Suite 100, Pacheco, CA 94553
Steven H Jacobs, Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC
Areas of practice: Bussiness and corporate Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate.
1900 EAST 54TH STREET DAVENPORT, IA 52807
Stuart D Zimring, Esq., Attorney at Law
We are a broad-based firm concentrating in Elder Law, Estate and Life Planning and transactions involving family businesses. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide our clients with high quality personalized service in a cost-effective manner.
12650 Riverside Drive · Suite 100 North Hollywood, CA 91607
Sussan & Greenwald Special Education Attorneys
The Firm’s practice is limited to the representation of children with disabilities and their parents in matters involving disputes with New Jersey school districts. Legal services commence with the initial interview, and where necessary continue on with mediation and due process. Our staff is committed to resolving disputes at the earliest practical time, but also prepares for litigation.
1249 South River Road Suite 104, Cranbury, NJ 08512, United States
Theresa Varnet at Spain, Spain, & Varnet- Attorneys at Law
The attorneys practice principally in the areas of general estate planning, probate court matters, corporate law, real estate, employment, and family law with a special concentration in issues unique to families with members who have special needs or are elderly. Several members of the firm are licensed in multiple states.
33 N. Dearborn Street, Suite 2220, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Thiel Andersen and Kukla, P.L.L.P.
I represent clients in dealing with all legal issues related to having a permanent disability. This includes estate planning with a supplemental or special needs trust, guardianship/conservatorship, Social Security, Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and housing.
7300 Metro Blvd., Suite 630 Edina, MN 55439
Thomas Clark Law LLC
Illinois Attorney who provides special needs planning and guardianship services. The parent of a child with autism, I understand the benefits of meeting at the client’s home in the evening or on weekends.
1041 Home Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Thomas D Begley, Jr., Esq., Begley & Bookbinder, PC
We can protect your assets from the cost of nursing home or other long-term care .We can assure security for your spouse and provide legacy for children. We can guide you through the Medicaid Application maze and save you time and money We can help you insure that your lifetime of hard work and careful planning will benefit you during your lifetime and your loved ones after your death. We can help you avoid paying unnecessary taxes. We can save you time and money by assisting you in complying with the Prudent Investor Act, The Income and Principal Accounting Act, and by preparing and filing all Federal and State Income, Estate, Inheritance and Gift Tax returns. We will help you avoid personal liability as Executor or Trustee that can arise by making an honest mistake with the administration of an estate or trust. We can assist you in insuring that a tort victim retains public benefits including SSI and Medicaid while benefiting from the significant tort recovery. We can prevent a malpractice claim being filed against the PI attorney for failing to protect those benefits for his/her client.
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7 Moorestown, NJ 08057
Thompson, Wildhack, PLC
Thompson Wildhack PLC is a boutique law firm located in Arlington, Virginia providing caring and professional legal representation primarily in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, guardianship and conservatorship, elder law, and estate and trust administration to individuals in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The firm was established in 2012 when Kelly Thompson and Betsey Wildhack, both native Arlingtonians with deep ties to the community, merged their long standing and well-respected law practices.
At Thompson Wildhack PLC, we understand that every client and every situation is unique. We invest the time to understand our clients, their needs, and their objectives in order to effectively serve our clients. Our small size allows us to provide the immediate and personal attention required to assist our clients in their personal matters. Whether it is obtaining guardianship for your special needs child and planning for their care, planning for your own incapacity, or settling the estate of a loved one, Thompson Wildhack is here to help.
6045 WILSON BOULEVARD SUITE 101 ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22205
Waypoint Estate and Business Planning
Attorney Donald G. Olsen is the owner and founder of Waypoint Estate and Business Planning and the Law Offices of Donald G. Olsen located in Lincolnshire, Illinois. As a member of the American Academy of Special Needs Planners and other national organizations, as well as being the father of a special needs child, Mr. Olsen is keenly aware of the legal issues which every special needs family must address in order to provide a secure future for their loved ones. Our law firm can help you set up a comprehensive estate plan which will ensure that your loved one remains eligible for important government benefits while at the same time allowing you to set aside additional assets to meet your loved one’s other needs.
103 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069