John Watts is the founder and principal of the Watts Law Office and is dedicated to providing legal services to seniors, the disabled, and to veterans and their families. He is admitted to the Connecticut and Florida Bars and is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Connecticut and Florida Chapters of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. John is also an Accredited VA Planning Attorney.
In addition to an MBA and a Juris Doctor, attorney Watts has advanced legal degrees in elder law as well as trust and estate planning.
John helps the elderly, the disabled, veterans, and their families identify eligibility for state and federal benefit and support programs, make informed choices about their options and quality of life issues, and understand and exercise their rights.
Areas of Practice
- Elder Law
- Disability Law
- Probate Administration
- Social Security
- Real Estate
- Title 19 – Medicaid Planning
- Estate and Retirement Planning
- Conservatorship/ Guardianship
- Fiduciary Representation
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Veterans Benefits
- Asset Protection
- Medicare Planning
- Elder Abuse
Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Administration, 1982
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Masters of Business Administration, 1983
Case Western Reserve University, Juris Doctor, 1991
University of Miami, Master of Laws in Trust and Estate Planning, 1997
Stetson University, Master of Laws in Elder Law, 2016
Professional Licenses, Certifications, & Memberships
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
- Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA)
- Veterans Advocates Group of America (VAGA)
- Accredited VA Planning Attorney
- Member of Florida Bar
- Connecticut National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CT NAELA)
- National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA)
- Academy of VA Pension Planners (AVAPP)
- Member of Connecticut Bar
- Member of the Florida Bar Association
Attorney Watts is a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc. which is known as Senior Resources Agency on Aging. Senior Resources is a private non-profit foundation established in 1976 to enhance the quality of life of seniors and is authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1966 and the General Statutes of Connecticut. It is one of five area agencies in Connecticut and its service area covers 56 towns located in New London County, Middlesex County, Windham County, and a portion of Tolland County.
John Watts is also a speaker and gives presentations to seniors, the disabled, and veterans on wealth transfer, estate planning, and veterans pension planning.