Attorneys certified in elder law offer you something that other attorneys do not: professional expertise in the unique needs of older, maturing populations. Certified Elder Law attorneys are not just authorities on legal issues affecting seniors, they are also familiar with other vital resources and services – both public and private – that can help meet the needs of senior citizens, including those with disabilities.
By choosing this type of attorney, you know you will receive expert advice and representation from a lawyer who has demonstrated a serious commitment to helping seniors by becoming certified in elder law.
These attorneys are certified by the Board of Certification of the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), a nonprofit organization founded in 1993. NELF is dedicated to developing and improving the professional competence of lawyers in the focused are of elder law and special needs.
The certification program identifies those lawyers who have the specialized knowledge, skills, experience and proficiency to resolve issues that affect older people. NELF’s Elder Law Certification Program is the only elder law program accredited by the American Bar Association.
Partners Thom Cooper, Mitch Adel and Dan Vu are among a group approximately 30 attorneys in Ohio certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) as Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA). Attorney Cooper was among the charter members to become certified in 1995. Thom, Mitch and Dan are also certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as Specialists in Elder Law.
Cooper and Adel are also members of the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA), an invitation-only, nationwide professional association as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Founder, Thom Cooper is a past president of AATEELA.
Contact Cooper, Adel & Associates today and schedule a meeting with a Certified Elder Law Attorney.