A 1975 graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Law, Mr. Hook is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Mr. Hook is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Hook is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Accredited Estate Planner (AEP), and an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veteran benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Since 2006, Mr. Hook has been named by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Virginia. The Super Lawyers designation is bestowed upon the top 5% of lawyers in each state as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.
Mr. Hook is a former President of the Special Needs Alliance, a nationwide network of disability attorneys, a former Director of NAELA, and a former editor-in-chief of the NAELA Journal. Mr. Hook is the author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio on Durable Powers of Attorney, and a co-author of “Representing the Elderly and Disabled Client” published by RIA. Mr. Hook in 2018 will become a co-author of the SNT Handbook published by Wolters Kluwer.
He has been interviewed by local radio and television stations, The Virginian-Pilot, and The Wall Street Journal. He also is a frequent speaker at state and national professional meetings, having mostly recently presented at ACTEC’s national meeting in Scottsdale, AZ in March 2017.