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Larry S. Hartley is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the NC State Bar, one of the first of 11 Board Certified Elder Law attorneys in North Carolina. After receiving his B.S with honors from University of Missouri in 1982, Larry went on to earn his Juris Doctor in 1996 from University of Florida College of Law. Larry has held admissions since 1996 to both the North Carolina Bar and U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and previously held membership to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2003-2011). Larry also holds membership to the Rotary.


Larry has been successfully working in the law industry since receiving his J.D. From 1996 to 1998 he worked as an associate for W. Leon Davis & Associates, following which he started his own firm, Larry S. Hartley, P.C., until 1999. He served as an associate for the firm of Douglas K. Simmons & Associates from 1999 until November 2002, when he left to work with Strauss & Associates, P.A.


In an effort to reach out, educate, and engage with the community, Larry frequently holds public seminars on Veterans benefits and Medicaid eligibility for long-term care.


Larry is married to Cindy L. Hartley with two beautiful children, Don and Anna.  In his downtime he is active in scouting, backpacking, camping, and swimming. Larry is Eagle Scout and was active in Boy Scouts until 2011.


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Practice Areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
  2. Medicaid & Medicare: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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77 Central Avenue, Suite. F
Asheville, NC, 28801



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Specialist RecertificationNational Elder Law Foundation2011
Board Certified Specialist in Elder LawNorth Carolina Board of Legal Specialization2009
Accredited AttorneyDepartment of Veterans Affairs2009
Board Specialist CertificationNational Elder Law Foundation2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyStrauss & Associates, PA2002 - Present
AssociateDouglas K. Simmons & Associates1999 - 2002
Owner/PresidentLarry S. Hartley, P.C.1998 - 1999
AssociateW. Leon Davis & Associates1996 - 1998
Spec. Ops. Diving and Salvage OfficerUnited States Navy1982 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2003 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember1996 - Present
U.S. District Court Western District of North CarolinaMember1996 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Gray Matters (Vol. 13, No. 4), NCBAConduit Share vs. Accumulation Share: Difficult Choices, Important Consequences2009
The Will & The Way (Vol. 27, Iss.3), NCBAHow to Protect Qualified Accounts from Creditors, Predators, Youth & Inexperience2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawN/A1996
University of MissouriN/AN/A1982
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Summer ConferenceMedicaid & Veterans Benefits2014
Summer 2014 Planning ConferenceLong Term Care and Veterans Benefits Planning2014
Midsouth Forum Semi-Annual ConferenceIRA Inheritance Trust2014
IRA Trusts Made Easy for Financial AdvisersIRA Trust Presentation2014
Fall Planning SeminarMedicaid & Veterans Benefits2014