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Dennis J. Toman

Dennis J. Toman

Practice areas:

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

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About Me

Dennis is the founder and CEO of The Elderlaw Firm.  As the first lawyer in North Carolina to be both a Certified Elder Law Attorney and Board Certified Estate Planning Specialist, Dennis focuses on estate and
long-term care planning. As an elder care attorney, his goal is to provide a
bridge between legal services and the aging network.


Clients who have problems with memory or mobility have elder law concerns that go far beyond traditional estate planning. Dennis started his law firm in 2002 and named it "The Elderlaw Firm" so that families could know who to turn to, to get this specialized help. At The Elderlaw Firm, every client gets a trustworthy guide to the elder care journey, from caring and dedicated legal professionals.


As part of his elder law practice, Dennis regularly assists families who are dealing with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other debilitating diseases. Frequently he prepared trusts for clients in planning or crisis situations, and he also helps clients to fund their trusts. He also advises
familiy members and professional trustees who are administrating trusts.



Dennis has spoken at a variety of conferences and legal  seminars , on topics relating to estate planning and elder law. He has also published materials in various
newsletters and newspapers. He is an active advocate for seniors in central North Carolina and donates several hours each month to community presentations.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Elder Law: 60%
    25 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    31 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    31 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    31 years
  5. Trusts: 5%
    31 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen

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


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury 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

P. O. Box 21842
Greensboro, NC, 27420

The Elderlaw Firm

301 N. Elm Street
Greensboro, NC, 27401



NCAuthorized to practice law198406/07/2015

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