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Donald D Vanarelli

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  1. Not worth the price

    Posted by Susan, a Wills client,
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    • I do not recommend Donald Vanarelli.
    • I hired Donald 1-6 months ago.
    • Donald handled my Wills / Living Wills matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I asked him to prepare a will. It was the most expensive will I have ever had done. There were so many charges on the bill that my head was spinning. He kept charging to confer with his associate in his own office. It was ridiculous. Find another lawyer to do your estate work. I met with him once and then he pushed me off to his associates. The will was definitely from a computer program.

    1. Donald D Vanarelli

      Donald Vanarelli

      Lawyer Comment:

      I am sorry that you feel you were overcharged for your will. I can assure you that all of the wills prepared by my office are tailored to suit the client's wishes-some are more complex than others. We never use "boilerplate" wills as you stated.

      Posted 7 days ago. Flag

  2. Awesome Attorney!

    Posted by Kevin, a Appeals client,
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    • I recommend Donald Vanarelli.
    • I hired Donald more than 3 years ago.
    • Donald handled my Appeals matter.

    I am a disabled veteran who was in need of an attorney who is well versed in how the Veterans Administration administers disability ratings. Mr. Vanarelli was more than qualified to meet this requirement as well as the parameters of my specific claim. He and his law firm provided me with outstanding representation and efficient guidance. Furthermore, his knowledge and professionalism led to a positive outcome for which I am forever grateful for. Additionally, his skill as an attorney achieved the maximum disability benefit on my behalf and he made every effort to assure this within the final outcome. He has years of experience in dealing with disability claims and this experience led to a successful claim on my behalf; I could not have done it on my own without him and his law firm. Furthermore, he and his law firm had properly guided me at every step of the process and they engaged with me on a regular basis to make sure that each objective was being met. At first, I was reluctant to hire an attorney at all; but now I know that would have been an extremely terrible mistake on my behalf. Before I hired Mr. Vanarelli, I asked him for his best judgment on my specific case and he graciously provided it. That's when I knew for sure that he was the representation I was looking for. Not once did I feel as if my case was not being given the attention it needed from Mr. Vanarelli and his law firm. This really made me feel comfortable with the entire process as well as completely satisfied with the representation I was being afforded.

    Mr. Vanarelli made sure that I was in the loop throughout the entire process and this really benefitted me when it came time to proceed to my hearing. He and his law firm reviewed all of the evidence that was obtained and then they followed-up with me to make sure if there was anything else that needed to be accounted for. They also put together a review packet which assisted me in my preparation so as to be on track during the hearing. This really helped! Also, Mr Vanarelli and his law firm reflected a genuine concern for my needs and disability issue. They did this by checking up on my wellbeing; both physical and mental, on a regular basis. He and his law firm continually made suggestions and recommendations when it came to medical stuff for which I did not consider. For example, they recommended that I see an outside dermatologist. I did just that and because of this recommendation I was able to achieve a better and more precise evaluation of my disability.

    It is fair for me to state that Mr. Vanarelli will go to great lengths; under the law, to achieve the best outcome for his clients. He has a lengthy portfolio of experience for which to draw upon and he even referenced a prior case to the judge that was similar to mine. This really helped me to win my claim because it greatly reflected his knowledge of the law. Furthermore, I live all the way across the U.S. from Mr. Vanarelli and his law firm; yet, the communication between us was so proficient that I didn't even notice.

    If your a veteran who is seeking a disability claim, or a disabled veteran seeking an increase in disability, then I highly recommend Mr. Vanarelli and his law firm. They will not leave you unattended. Furthermore, Mr. Vanarelli will give you 100% solid representation with a genuine concern towards your specific need(s). He and his firm are fully dedicated towards the success of the client and they will work extremely hard to compile, analyze, and distribute all of the facts at hand. From where I stand, you really cannot ask for much more because I'm living proof of how dedicated and driven Mr. Vanarelli is at achieving success on behalf of his clients.

  3. Donald D. Vanarelli Review

    Posted by Rand, a Elder Law client,
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    Responsive
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Donald Vanarelli.
    • I hired Donald more than 3 years ago.
    • Donald handled my Elder Law matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Mr. Vanarelli and his staff handled my mother's estate planning with ultimate professionalism, and responded in a timely manner in all of our exchanges of information and documents. He explained the meanings of some of the legal verbiage clearly, so we had a full understanding of what the documents contained. I would not hesitate to use his services again.

  4. Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. - Extraordinary Attorney

    Posted by Loretta, a Elder Law client,
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Donald Vanarelli.
    • I hired Donald 1-3 years ago.
    • Donald handled my Elder Law matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I had two occasions where I hired Mr. Vanarelli. The first was to file a Medicaid application for a family member. This situation came upon us quite suddenly and we felt very helpless. Mr. Vanarelli is very knowledgeable in the process of filing a Medicaid application. The staff at Mr. Vanarelli's office is also very knowledgeable and very helpful. Filing a Medicaid application is very complicated and time consuming. Mr. Vanarelli and his staff were able to file the application on time and my family member was approved for Medicaid immediately.

    The second occasion was a real estate matter. Mr. Vanarelli handled the sale of my home and the purchase of a condo. Again, Mr. Vanarelli and his staff handled our matter professionally and we were very pleased with the outcome.

    I would recommend Mr. Vanarelli with no hesitation and I think he is very trustworthy and knowledgeable.

  5. Satisfied clients...

    Posted by Cheryl, a Elder Law client,
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    • I recommend Donald Vanarelli.
    • I hired Donald 1-3 years ago.
    • Donald handled my Elder Law matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Mr.Vanarelli and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable of the Medicaid application process. Our situation was a bit complex and we were very pleased with his ability to assess the issues at hand and develop a solution that worked for everyone concerned. I would not advise that anyone attempt a Medicaid application on their own as it can be quite overwhelming to say the least. Enlistment of a professional is money very well spent and I would definitely recommend Mr. Vanarelli for this purpose.

  6. High recommendations for the law office of Donald D Vanarelli

    Posted by Frances, a Wills client,
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    Responsive
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Donald Vanarelli.
    • I hired Donald 1-3 years ago.
    • Donald handled my Wills / Living Wills matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    The attorneys at the law office of Donald D. Vanarelli helped me with many legal issues when my husband was in a long term acute hospital, such as asset protection planning, living wills and Powers of attorney. They came to the hospital so my husband could sign the legal documents and they treated him with respect and compassion and made what could have been a stressful situation, a very pleasant one for him. I am so thankful for that. When he passed way, they administered the estate for me. It was such an upsetting time for me, but their help eased the stress for me.