Welcome to Edward Zetlin Law
- Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives
- Guardianship & Conservatorship
- Special Needs Planning
- Long Term Care Planning
- Public Benefits
- Estate Planning
- Estate and Trust Administration
- Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
In 1986, my first job out of law school was at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, a firm that represents low income clients. I focused on helping the elderly and the disabled.
My office was basic. The staff was small. The coffee was great. With a big case load and a small budget, I learned to craft efficient, practical solutions for clients. Although I am now in the private sector, I value what I learned at Legal Services. It taught me that having a beautiful office, a big staff is not necessary to the crafting of good legal solutions; and that great coffee is essential. It taught me that lawyers who charge astronomical fees are not necessarily the ones providing the best representation.
In that I am among the first to focus on legal planning for the disabled and the elderly, legal organizations, senior citizens’ groups and organizations representing the disabled have sought out my expertise. I have taught law students and lawyers. I have written books and articles on the rights of the elderly and the disabled. I have served on the Alzheimer’s Board and on the Autism Board.
Next to my family, the needs of my clients are my greatest concern.