Welcome to Edward Zetlin Law

Welcome to Edward Zetlin Law

Edward Zetlin

Practice Areas

  • 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
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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.

Important News
for the
New Year!

Edward Zetlin Law will be merging with the law firm of Baskin, Jackson and Lasso on January 1, 2020. Edward Zetlin will continue to handle Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate matters. Nothing in terms of our practice will change. Our new contact information is:

301 Park Ave.
Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Tel. 703-534-3610
Fax 703-536-7315
e-mail ed.zetlin@baskinjackson.com