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Dennis J. Toman

Dennis J. Toman

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Medicaid & Medicare, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills

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About Me

The Elderlaw Firm provides elder law estate planning in and around Greensboro, North Carolina for boomers and seniors. In addition to providing wills and living trusts, The Elderlaw Firm provides clients and their families with peace of mind through planning for long-term care, Alzheimer’s, Medicaid, VA Aid and Attendance, and taxes. The firm helps families throughout North Carolina apply for Medicaid to pay for the cost of nursing home care for a parent or spouse.


Nationally recognized Certified Elder Law Attorney Dennis Toman founded the firm with the mission of protecting local families from losing their home and retirement savings to long-term care, illness, taxes and the probate court, while getting the care they need.


To help seniors and boomers plan for the second half of life, the firm provides ongoing education to consumers, as well as training for other professionals in health care, finance and law. This is done through educational seminars, newsletters, in addition to a website that has an extensive online library of articles, frequently asked questions, and free resource guides plus free downloadable forms and helpful tools.




The Elderlaw Firm began in 2002 when attorney Dennis Toman decided to leave his previous law firm and dedicate this firm solely to elder law estate planning for local families. The firm has helped many families in central North Carolina and beyond to implement important legal strategies to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their estate. The firm’s offices are easily accessible and senior friendly.



Dennis Toman has practiced elder law estate planning for more than 20 years. He is a Board Certified expert in elder law and estate planning in North Carolina. A VA accredited attorney, Dennis is a member of the invitation only Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) through the National Elder Law Foundation, and he served as Chair of the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker and author of many articles and professional presentations. He co-authored the book, “Protect Your Family: Don’t Write a Blank Check to the Nursing Home” and he is sought out by media for insight and commentary about elder law estate planning.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Elder Law: 59%
    25 years
  2. Estate Planning: 19%
    31 years
  3. Probate: 9%
    31 years
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J. Randall Clinkscales

    I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is a wonderful person and lawyer to work with. He is compassionate, caring and thorough in representing his clients.


    J. Clinkscales Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Elderlaw Firm

301 N. Elm Street, Suite 707
Greensboro, NC, 27420




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Board Certified Specialist in ElderlawNC State Bar2009
GraduateVeterans Benefit Institute2007
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation1999
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate LawNorth Carolina State Bar1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
CEO and FounderThe Elderlaw Firm2002 - Present
PartnerBooth Harrington Johns & Toman1993 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section Executive CommitteeChair, Vice-Chair and Past-Chair2006 - 2009
Council of Advanced Practicioners in Elder LawMember2005 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMemberN/A
Elder Law AnswersMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law SectionMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Consumers Guide to Medicaid PlanningNC Consumers Guide to Medicaid Planning2013
Advantage, Advantage Media GroupProtect Your Family! Don't Write a Blank Check to the Nur$ing Home2012
Elderlaw TodayMonthly NewsletterN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor - Juris Doctor1984
University of Wisconsin, MadisonAccountingBBS1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Drafting Wills and TrustsEstate Planning2012
Elder Law Boot Camp at GTCCElder Law2011
Seniors Law SchoolElder Law and Estate Planning for Seniors2009