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John William Callinan

About me

Mr. John W. Callinan is a Certified Elder Law Attorney.  Of over 79,145 licensed attorneys in the State of New Jersey, fewer than 60 are Certified Elder Law Attorneys.


John is the author of the book New Jersey Elder Law:  A Planning and Resource Guide, published by ALM Legal Publications, the publisher of the New Jersey Law Journal.


John has won a Super Law Award in the field of Elder Law in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  In addition, John has won a Top 100 Attorney Award in 2014 and 2015, a feat no other elder law attorney in the state has accomplished.


John is one of the best known elder law attorneys in the State of New Jersey.  He is currently the lead counsel if five federal lawsuits against the State of New Jersey on various issues affecting the Medicaid program.


John has offices in Wall Township, Middletown Township, and Jamesburg


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
  2. Probate: 10%
  3. Power Of Attorney: 10%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
  5. Estate Planning: 10%



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Cash, Check

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  • Vincent Craig DeLuca

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Callinan has earned an excellent reputation in Ocean and Monmouth County for his work in Elder Law. I have recomended his services on multiple occasions. His reputation is well deserved.


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Contact info

John W. Callinan

2052 Highway 35
Suite 103
Wall Township, NJ, 07719-3546

John W. Callinan

Suite 2
1650 Highway 35
Middletown, NJ, 07748

John W. Callinan

9 Davison Avenue
Jamesburg, NJ, 08831



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 AttorneySuperLawyers2015
Super Lawyer Award--Elder LawSuperLawyers2015
Top 100 AttorneySuperLawyers2014
Super Lawyer Award--Elder LawSuperLawyers2014
Super Lawyer Award--Elder LawSuperLawyers2013
Five Star Wealth Manager AwardFive Star Wealth Manager Award Program2013
Top Rated LawyersLexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell2012
Super Lawyer Award, Elder LawSuperLawyers2012
Distinguished Service AwardNew Jersey State Bar Association2011
Super Lawyer Award, Elder LawSuperLawyers2011
Council of Advanced PractitionersNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2011
Five Star Wealth Manager Award 2011Five Star Wealth Manager Award Program2011
Most Outstanding MemberNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New Jersey Chapter)2010
Certificate of AppreciatonNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2009
Re-certification Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation, as Approved by the American Bar Association2009
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation, as approved by the American Bar Association2004
Certificate of AppreciationJewish American Verterans of the United States2003
Juris Doctor--with honorsRutgers School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of John W. Callinan2000 - Present
Law ClerkSuperior Court of New Jersey1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationChairman, Elder and Disability Law Section2013 - 2014
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember, litigation sub-committee2012 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationVice Chair Elder and Disability Law Section2012 - Present
Council of Advanced Practitioners, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneysmember2012 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Sectionroundtable coordinator2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sorber v. Velezpreliminary injunction entered against state
Frugard v. Velezpermanent injunction against New Jersey
Dultz v. Velezfederal action permitting to proceed
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Publication nameTitleDate
ALM Legal PublicationsNew Jersey Elder Law: Planning and Resource Guide2015
The Monitor Newspapersuccessor to Courier Newspaper 2009 through present2009
New Jersey LawyerPlanning with Promissory Notes2007
Encyclopedia of Retirement and FinancesSpecial Needs Trust2004
New Jersey Funeral Directors' MagazinePrepaid Funerals2002
Courier Newspaperweekly columnist from 2001 until 20092001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor with honors1993
Rutgers UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sophisticated Elder Law 2013Medicaid planning techniques2013
2013 Elder Law CollegeMedicaid Planning Techniques2013
Elder Law Retreat 2012Medicaid Planning Techniques Update2012
Sophisticated Elder Law ConceptsMedicaid planning2011
Elder Law CollegeMedicaid planning techniques2011
Elder Law Retreat 2010Litigating Medicaid Issues in Federal Court2010
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysFederal Litigation2009
Elder Law SymposiumMedicaid planning techiques2009
Elder Law RetreatMedicaid planning techniques2009
Elder Law CollegeMedicaid planning techniques2009
Elder Law SymposiumMedicaid planning techniques2008
Elder Law RetreatPlanning techniques2008
Elder Law CollegeElder Law College2008