Virginia Department on Aging


The Department for the Aging works with public and private organizations to help older Virginians and their families find the services and information they need. The Department operates the Center for Elder Rights, which is a central point of contact for older Virginians to access information and services. The Department’s objective is to help Virginians find the information and services they need to lead healthy and independent lives as they grow older. Our mission is to foster the dignity, independence, and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with families and communities.

The Citizens’ Committee to Protect the Elderly (CCPE)


CCPE provides guidance, assistance, and support to families and residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Citizens’ Committee provides information about long-term care for the elderly and all other businesses or professionals providing services to our elderly citizens. The CCPE is a private, non-profit organization funded by grants, community donation, and groups who have a special sensitivity to the elderly. It is comprised of concerned citizens for concerned citizens.

TowneBank Mortgage


Towne Bank Mortgage works to help each senior client clearly understand the benefits of a reverse mortgage. They assist senior clients in making an informed decision about whether a reverse mortgage is right for them now or in the future.

Special Needs Alliance


The Special Needs Alliance, or SNA, is a national network of lawyers dedicated to Disability and Public Benefits Law. Families rely on SNA as the best way to connect with the nearest lawyer with proven expertise in maintaining public benefits for their loved ones as well as for estate planning to protect their life savings. Lawyers seek the help of SNA members for reinforcement in protecting the lifestyle and future of their clients who are permanently disabled as a result of personal injury or medical malpractice while simultaneously reducing their exposure to professional liability. To locate a Special Needs Alliance attorney in your area, please visit the Special Needs Alliance website.

Elder Law Alliance


Hook Law Center is a member of the Elder Law Alliance. The Elder Law Alliance is an organization of experienced and compassionate elder law attorneys who share a deep commitment to their elderly and disabled clients. The group is dedicated to enhancing the security and dignity of its clients and their families by providing thoughtful, responsive and effective solutions. To find a member near you, please visit the Elder Law Alliance website.

Elder Law Attorneys

Hook Law Center helps seniors and their families across Virginia. But, planning for seniors is complex, and the laws are different in every state. For information on the laws that pertain to your family, please visit the website of an elder law attorney in your state.


Robert B. Fleming, CELA
Fleming & Curti, P.L.C.
330 Granada Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701

At Fleming & Curti, PLC, their practice is limited to working with (and for) seniors and individuals with disabilities. They concentrate on Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Long-Term Care (Medicaid) Planning, Estate Planning and Probate.


Geraldine E. Champion, CELA
Law Offices of Geraldine E. Champion
182 South 10th Street Grover Beach, California 93433

Ms. Chamption practices in many areas of elder law. For example estate planning, Medi-Cal and nursing home planning, plus Veterans Benefits to pay for home care, assisted living, and other medical necessities. In addition, Homes & Hearts, Inc. engages in real estate sales, purchases and other transactions.


Mary T. Schmitt-Smith, CELA
Theresa Law Center, P.C.
800 W. Long Lake Road, Suite 220 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

The Theresa Law Center (TLC) continues its tradition of advocacy with a passion for protection and shelter to clients and family members. Drawing on more than 25 years of knowledge and skill, TLC advises clients about estate planning, tax and probate options, with a direct focus on the drafting and administration of Special Needs Trusts.

New Mexico

Nell Graham Sale, CELA
Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale
2424 Louisiana Blvd, Ste. 200 NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110-4381

New York

Lawrence E. Davidow
Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern, L.L.P.
One Suffolk Square, Suite 330 1601
Veterans Memorial Highway Islandia, New York 11749-1543

Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern’s 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.

Edward V. Wilcenski
Jones & Wilcenski PLLC
5 Emma Lane Clifton Park, New York 12065-3763


Janet L. Lowder, CELA
Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.
1300 East Ninth Street, Suite 1020 Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1514

Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A., is a unique law firm offering a broad range of legal services to individuals with disabilities and elderly persons, their families, and the public and private agencies that provide services to them.


Marshall, Parker & Associates

For over 25 years, Marshall, Parker & Associates has provided expert long-term care and estate planning and administration services to Pennsylvania residents.


William S. Fralin
The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm, P.C.
2200 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1201 Arlington, Virginia 22201-3331

The Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm, P.C. is the right choice when you need assistance in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Estate and Trust Administration.

Helen Cohn Needham, CELA
Needham Mitnick& Pollack, plc 400
South Maple Avenue, Suite 210 Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Needham Mitnick & Pollack plc, is a small law firm which gives personalized attention and care to each client, and provides the following legal services to persons of all ages, including the incapacitated and their families: Estate Planning for All Ages, Disability Planning, Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Medical Care Decision-Making, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Trustee, Guardian or Agent Services, Long-term Care and Medicaid Planning, Nursing Home Rights, and Probate Administration.