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Robert S Bullock

Robert S Bullock

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Guardianship, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me

Robert S. Bullock, Esq., CELA, CAP is the principal of the Elder & Disability Law Center and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. His practice focuses in the areas of Medicaid planning and eligibility, public benefits, Life Care Planning and Management, guardianships, conservatorships, disability planning, supplemental needs trusts, estate planning and general legal issue of competency, insurance coverage, Medicare and Elder Law issues.  

He is recognized as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (CELA) is a member of the Counsel of Advanced Planners (CAP), Chairperson of the District of Columbia Senior Resource Group (DCSRG) and a former Director of Shared Horizons, the Vimer Pooled Trust in the District of Columbia. He recently completed his term as a Commissioner on the Virginia Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission. Previously he served as Chairperson of the Special Education Advisory Committee to the Alexandria, Virginia School Board for two terms and as a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Special Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011 he was recognized as one of the top Elder Law attorneys in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by the Washingtonian. He received the Education and Leadership Award from the Association of Retarded Citizens - Riggs Bank.  Mr. Bullock is qualified to serve as a guardian ad litem in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In 2007, he served on the Estates, Trusts and Probate Committee of the District of Columbia Bar and was recognized by that Committee for, “his extraordinary contribution and dedicated leadership in the field of Elder Law.”  He also was recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture for his expertise in the field of Elder Law.  

Mr. Bullock is an honors graduate of Lafayette College, and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  He is the only Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) practicing fulltime in the District of Columbia.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Elder Law: 24%
  2. Probate: 24%
  3. Estate Planning: 24%
    21 years
  4. Guardianship: 23%
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Elizabeth Lynn Gray

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Elizabeth Gray Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Paul W Barnett

    I routinely refer clients to Robert Bullock. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is well-respected by his colleagues. Robert is a true professional and a recognized leader in elder law. He is thoughtful, thorough, conscientious and a great advocate for his clients. There are few lawyers who consistently get results the way Robert can.


    Paul Barnett Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Elder & Disability Law Center

1020 19th Street NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC, 20036



VAAuthorized to practice law197603/11/2014
DCActive 197205/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyers in Washington in Elder LawThe Washingtonian2013
Top Lawyers in Washington in Elder LawThe Washingtonian2011
Top Lawyers in Washington in Elder LawThe Washingtonian2009
Certificate of Appreciation in Planning for the FutureUnited States Department of Agriculture2009
Extraordinary Contribution and Dedicated LeadershipThe Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar2008
Top Lawyers in Washington in Elder LawThe Washingtonian2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalThe Elder & Disability Law Center2000 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Lafayette CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Eleventh Annual 49ers Conference For children with 49 XY and their families; Annapolis, MDPlanning the Future for a Child with Disabilities2014
DC 7th Annual Tenant Summit; Washington, DCEstate Planning: The Pitfalls of the Unprepared2014