Top Ten Questions To Ask BEFORE Hiring An Elder Law Attorney

  1. Does the attorney’s practice focus on a particular area of law?
  2. How long has the attorney been in practice?
  3. What educational background does the attorney possess that qualifies the attorney to practice in the area of Disability Law, Elder Law, Special Needs Law, Estate Planning, Income, Gift and Estate Taxation Law, Medicaid Law, Medicare Law and Veteran Benefits Law?
  4. How long has the attorney focused on the particular area of law?
  5. What percentage of the attorney’s practice is devoted to Disability Law, Elder Law, Special Needs Law, Income, Gift and Estate Taxation Law, Medicaid Law, Medicare Law and Veterans Benefits Law?
  6. Is the attorney accredited by the United States Veterans Administration as an Accredited Veteran Affairs Claims Attorney?
  7. Does the attorney comprehend and regularly engage in Federal and State income, gift and estate transfer tax matters?
  8. Is the Attorney a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys?
  9. Will the services of the attorney be timely delivered?
  10. Can the attorney assist me in obtaining the maximum and most beneficial results that I wish to achieve so as to protect as much of my and my family’s life savings?

The answers to these questions will help you determine whether the attorney has the qualifications important for a successful attorney/client relationship and a successful resolution to your case.