Elder law attorneys and other legal professionals specialize in working with the seniors. A certified elder law attorney, or CELA, has been identified by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as having achieved a high level of skill, knowledge and experience in the field of Elder Law. In addition, they must pass a peer review process, engage in continuing legal education, pass a special exam, and be state licensed in good standing.

Elder law professionals provide a number of legal services, including:

  • Estate planning and probate
  • Gift tax planning
  • Planning for incapacity
  • Preparing relevant long-term care and other documents
  • Coordinating financial resources
  • Guardianship and conservatorship
  • Medicare and Medicaid issues
  • Insurance, housing, and medical decision making
  • Law Offices Of Michael J. Dorazio, APC

    Location: Carlsbad, California

    Michael James Dorazio, who was born and raised in San Diego, CA, graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his degree of Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. He... See full profile

  • San Diego Elder Law Center

    Location: San Diego, California

    We are San Diego's premier Elder Law Firm assisting our elder, disabled and special needs communities, their families and caregivers, with their legal needs. Our practice focuses on Medi-Cal and life care planning, public benefits planning, special needs planning, preservation of family assets, incapacity planning,... See full profile