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Karen Gale Jackson

Karen Gale Jackson

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Elder Law: 50%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • John P. DiBartolo

    I endorse Karen without reservation. I could have written this in the client section as well as Karen drafted my own estate paperwork. I gladly refer clients to Karen for elder law and estate planning. She is meticulous, thoughtful and smart.

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    John DiBartolo Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kelly Neubauer Griffin

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Kelly Griffin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Jackson & Torrone, PC

573 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA, 01040-9515

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199404/14/2015
MINot authorized to practice-Administrative197808/06/2015
CANot eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)197805/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Third Best law firm in the Pioneer ValleyThe Advocate2010
BV Rated 2010Martindale-Hubbell2010
BV Rated 2009Martindale-Hubbell2009
Certificate of CommendationVolunteers Lawyers Service, Massachusetts Justice Project2009
Third Best law firm in the Pioneer ValleyThe Advocate2008
BV Rated 2008Martindale-Hubbell2008
BV Rated 2007Martindale-Hubbell2007
BV Rated 2006Martindale-Hubbell2006
BV Rated 2005Martindale-Hubbell2005
BV Rated 2004Martindale-Hubbell2004
BV Rated 2003Martindale-Hubbell2003
BV Rated 2002Martindale-Hubbell2002
In Grateful AppreciationAlzheimer's Association1999
Excellence in Remedies IIAmerican Jurisprudence1978

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Karen G. Jackson1996 - 2005
AttorneyRichard Howland Law Office1994 - 1996
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Karen G. Jackson1986 - 1993
AttorneyLaw Office of Lowell Blumberg1983 - 1986
AttorneyArmenta & Yanes1978 - 1982
Law ClerkUnion Oil Corporation1976 - 1978

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Western Massachusetts Elder Professionals Assoc.Member2010 - Present
Holyoke Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Greater SpringfieldMember2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1999 - Present
Hampshire County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Upper Michigan Legal Institute CommitteeMember1986 - 1993
Forty-Sixth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Real Property Law SectionMember1985 - 1993
Forty-Sixth Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationPresident1984 - 1986

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In Re (Impounded)Success:protecting adult suffering Alzheimer's
Adult GuardianshipProtection for elder by providing essential services.
Medicaid PlanningSuccess

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteAsset Preservation, Hearings, and Other Complex Medicaid Challenges2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of California - Los Angelesquantitative psychologyAB1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Williamsburg Council on AgingSimple Steps to Avoid Financial Catastrophe2011
Northampton Rotary ClubSpecial Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, and other underutilized trusts2011
Northampton Lions ClubSimple methods in estate planning to avoid post-death problems2011
Holyoke Visiting NursesTips to avoid messy problems down the road2011
Holyoke Community CollegeSeries of Classes on Elder Law2011
Northampton Education FoundationEstate Planning for Charitable Donors2010
BayState Mary Lane HospitalHealth Care Proxies, Durable power of Attorneys, Living Wills, and Wills2010
Alzheimer's AssociationMedicaid Planning, Guardianships, and the basic Estate Plan2010
NBI 90 Minute national teleconferenceAsset Preservation/Medicaid Planning2009
NBI Probate Litigation and Ethics segmentsOddities and Challenges in Probate Law2008
Holyoke Council on AgingEstate Planning to Avoid Pitfalls Down the RoadN/A