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Find an Elder law attorney in North Carolina. Lawyers that focus on Elder Law devote their practice to the needs of the aging and elderly.

Elder law is generally focused around the following types of matters: estate planning and asset protection, obtaining disability benefits or other types of benefits such as Medicaid, and conservatorship or commitment matters. Elder law attorneys also help protect the elderly from abuse, neglect and fraud.

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Stratford Newitt Kiger

Stratford Newitt Kiger
Kiger Law, P.C.
1800 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Licensed for 11 years, Stratford Newitt Kiger is a Criminal Defense and Elder Law lawyer... read more >

Michael J Kemmy

Michael J Kemmy
Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, P. A.
5821 Fairview Rd Ste 405
Charlotte, NC 28209
Licensed for 34 years, Michael J Kemmy is a Elder Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washburn University School of Law... read more >

Thornton Bradshaw Henry

Thornton Bradshaw Henry
Strauss Attorneys PLLC
514 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
Licensed for 13 years, Thornton Bradshaw Henry is a Elder Law and Probate lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Kimberly H Whitley

Kimberly H Whitley
PO Box 218
Hickory, NC 28603
Licensed for 28 years, Kimberly H Whitley is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >
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Elder Law Certification

National Elder Law Foundation - NELF is the only national certifying program for elder law attorneys. The purpose of the program is to acknowledge attorneys who have demonstrated the highest knowledge, proficiency and experience in the field of representing elderly people and people with special needs.

Certified Specialist in Elder Law

Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law - On February 5, 2009, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization designated elder law as a field of law for certification of specialists under the North Carolina Plan of Legal Specialization.

State Bar Rules, Ch. 1, Subch. D, .2902 defines the specialty of elder law as "the practice of law involving the counseling and representation of older persons and their representatives relative to the legal aspects of health and long term care planning; public benefits; surrogate decision-making, legal capacity; the conservation, disposition, and administration of the estates of older persons; and the implementation of decisions of older persons and their representatives relative to the foregoing with due consideration to the applicable tax consequences of an action, or the need for more sophisticated tax expertise."

Additionally, the rules provide that "[l]awyers certified in elder law must be capable of recognizing issues that arise during counseling and representation of older persons, or their representatives, with respect to abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the older person, insurance, housing, long term care, employment, and retirement. The elder law specialist must also be familiar with professional and non-legal resources and services publicly and privately available to meet the needs of the older persons, and be capable of recognizing the professional conduct and ethical issues that arise during representation."

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National Association of Elder Law Attorneys

NAELA is both a professional association, assisting and educating elder law attorneys, and an advocacy group, that lobbies for policies and laws that protect the needs of the growing elderly population and people with disabilities.

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