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William G. Hammond

About me

William G. Hammond, J.D., is the founding partner of the Elder and Disability Law Firm, P.A., in Overland Park, Kansas. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. Govt. 1977) and the University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D. 1980). Mr. Hammond, licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri, is an author and lecturer. He is co-author of The Kansas and Missouri Nursing Home Guide and the Alzheimer's Legal Survival Guide. He also writes Elder Law Today, a monthly publication for professionals. Mr. Hammond lectures frequently on Elder Law issues as well as on the legal issues faced by families who have a loved one with Alzheimer's. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He and his wife, Mary, live in Olathe, Kansas, with their five children, Danny, Katie, Laura, Matt and Molly.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    20 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
    20 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    20 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    20 years



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  • Stephanie J Wilson

    I saw William Hammond make a difference for his clients every day I worked with him, and he does so with so much compassion. I highly recommend him!


    Stephanie Wilson Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • John J. Peck

    I endorse this lawyer. He is truly a caring professional and one the top Elder Law attorneys in the nation. His ethics, competence and professionalism is unsurpassed.


    John Peck Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Elder & Disability Law Firm

Corporate Woods 32, Ste 1100
9225 Indian Creek Pkwy
Overland Park, KS, 66210-2029


KSAuthorized to practice law198310/12/2015
MOGood Standing, Active198201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
5 star Wealth ManagerKansas City Magazine2012
5 Star Wealth ManagerKansas City Magazine2011
5 Star Wealth ManagerKansas City Magazine2010
Accredited AttorneyDepartment of Veterans Affairs2010
GraduateVeteran's Benefit Institute2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Elder and Disability Law Firm, PA1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Kansas Chapter of National Academy Elder Law AttorneysKansas NAELA2008 - Present
Missour Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMissouri NAELA2008 - Present
The Million Dollar SolutionFormer President2007 - 2010
Volunteer Center of Johnson CountyBoard Member2006 - 2010
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Elder Law AnswersMember2005 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2003 - Present
The Million Dollar Solution Practice Development ProgramFounder2000 - 2008
ArCareBoard Member2000 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fair Hearing DecisionsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
EDLF Publishing, IncThe Kansas and Missouri Nursing Home Guide2010
The Indispensable Alzheimer's Resource KitSafe Driving and Alzheimer's Disease: When to Take the Keys Away2009
The Indispensable Alzheimer's Resouce KitThe Alzheimer's Legal Survival Guide Workbook2009
The Indispensable Alzheimer's Resource KitSecret Dollars: Hidden VA Benefit for Long-Term Care Revealed2009
The Indispensable Alzheimer's Resource KitHow to Get Help Paying for the Cost of Alzheimer's Care in These Troubled Economic Times2009
The Indispensable Alzheimer's Resource KitEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Alzheimer's But Were Afraid to Ask2009
Elder Law TodayEstate Recovery Law More Aggressive Than Ever2007
Elder Law TodayYou May Think You Know Medicaid...Talking Points2007
Elder Law TodayGovernor Signs Senate Bill 577 Replacing and Renaming the Missouri and Medicaid Program2007
Elder Law TodayPersonal Care Contracts2007
Elder Law TodayThe Importance of a Power of Attorney2007
Elder Law TodayYou May Think You Know Medicaid...2007
Elder Law TodayHardship Waivers2006
Elder Law TodayLegislative Alert: Major Changes to the Medicaid Laws Pending2006
Elder Law TodayMedicaid Law Changes Encacted2006
Elder Law TodayMedicaid Penalty Periods Under the Deficit Reduction Act2006
Elder Law TodayNew Gifting Rules Now In Effect In Missouri2006
Elder Law TodayThe New Medicaid Law's Dramatic Change in the Treatment of Entrance Fees at Continuing Care Retirement Communities2006
Elder Law TodaySuccessful Planning Under the New Medicaid Laws2006
Elder Law TodayAvoiding Probate2006
Elder Law TodayCreating a Trust for Your Pet2006
Elder Law TodayIncrease in Medicare Rates2005
Elder Law TodayLiving Wills2005
Elder Law TodayMedicaid Myths, Part 12005
Elder Law TodayMedicaid Myths, Part 22005
Elder Law TodayMissouri Medicaid Changes2005
Elder Law TodayPower of Attorney, Guardianship and Conservatorship2005
Elder Law TodayNew Missouri Medicaid Changes Demand Immediate Attention2005
Elder Law Today'Tis the Season for Stress, Special Challenges2005
Elder Law TodayUnderstanding Life Sustaining Measures2005
Elder Law TodayReasons to Make a Last Will and TestamentN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Notre DameGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The million Dollar SolutionClient consultation workshop2013
AATEELA conferenceMarketing and consultation for Attorneys2013
National Institute for Law and AgingCoaching for Attorneys2012
NAELA MISSOURI Continuing Legal Education conferenceMarketing for elder law attorneys2012
Veterans WorkshopVeterans Benefit Planning2011
Peter Newman Radio Show 980 KMBZElder Law Issues2011
EAP Program St Luke'sMedicaid Planning and Division of Assets2011
Community WorkshopHow the Obama Health Care Plan Will Affect Seniors2011
How to Get Medicaid Coverage For Nursing Home and Assisted LIving CareLegal and Estate Planning Issues2010
Gold Member ConferenceAlzheimer's Planning2010
Gold Member ConferenceAttorneys in the Hot Seat2010
Mastermind Super ConferenceIssues in Elder Care Planning2009
Mastermind ConferenceThe State of the Elder Law Practice2009
NAELA InstitueThe Elder Law Practice...Navigating in Turbulent Waters2005