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Richard Scott Stewart has concentrated his law practice on solving the legal problems affecting the California senior population. These problems include Medi-Cal benefit law, estate planning and asset protection and retention. Mr. Stewart graduated from California Western School of Law in 1995. He is a member of the California Bar, San Diego County Bar Association and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  Mr. Stewart served as Co-Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Elder Law Section in 2006 and 2007. In this position he was responsible for directing the continuing education programs for the San Diego County Bar Association for other Southern California Elder Law Attorneys. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the George G. Glenner Alzheimer Family Centers.

Mr. Stewart has appeared as a regular guest on the Lawyer in Blue Jeans radio show, heard on KSDO 1130. He has also appeared on KGTV Channel 10 News and KUSI Channel 9 News. He currently conducts seminars on elder law topics throughout Southern California for caregiver support groups. He regularly appears before the Alzheimer’s Association in both San Diego and Riverside Counties, the Parkinson’s Association of both San Diego and Riverside Counties, San Diego OASIS, Care Connexxus, Southern Caregivers Association, Rotary Association, and YMCA.

Mr. Stewart also conducts regular educational programs on Medi-Cal eligibility and long-term care issues for the Society of Certified Financial Advisors, National Business Institute, The Western Regional Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, The Southern California Institute, Scripps Hospital, Sharp Hospital, Pomerado Hospital and the North County Probate Division of the San Diego Superior Court. Mr. Stewart’s practice is devoted to estate planning, asset protection and retention, and other elder law issues. Mr. Stewart has represented clients throughout California, assisting them with Medi-Cal eligibility planning and to reduce their burden of long-term care costs.

“I enjoy practicing in this area of law because it gives me an opportunity to help a segment of our population escape from the financial ruin that can result from a stay in a nursing home. Helping a family in need, when all seems lost, affords me personal rewards that no other area of law can offer.”

-Richard Scott Stewart


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 70%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    16 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
  4. Probate: 5%
    16 years



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  • Brad Michael Micklin

    Richard Stewart is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


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  • Daniel Seth Williams

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know Attorney Stewart for seven years. He is highly respected in his specialized area of law and well known in the legal community. He is the go to attorney for local media when they are doing stories that are meant to inform the public about issues concerning elder law and he should be the go to attorney for all issues dealing with elder law. Honest, sincere, and a caring attorney for not only his clients, but for those affected by issues affecting his clients.


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Contact info

Elder Care Law Firm

9820 Willow Creek Road
Suite 460
San Diego, CA, 92131


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyersPalm Springs Life2012
HonorariumLemon Grove Rotary2011
HonorariumNational City Rotary2011
Top AttorneyPalm Springs Life2011
HonorariumEl Cajon Rotary2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCalifornia Estate and Elder Law2014 - Present
PartnerElder Care Law Firm1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar Elder Law SectionCo-chair2011 - 2011
Southern California InstituteWealth Education Instructor2010 - Present
Desert Law GroupOf Counsel2010 - 2012
San Diego County Bar AssociationCo-Chair Elder Law Section2006 - 2008
George G. Glenner Alzheimer Family CenterBoard Member2006 - 2014
Elder Care Resource TeamMember2005 - Present
California Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
San Diego OASISFacultyN/A
Caregiver CoalitionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Foothills Bar AssociationMedi-Cal Recovery an Unavoidable Event2011
Attorney CreditsMedi-Cal Recovery - An Unavoidable Event?2010
Long-Term Care and PlanningLong-Term Care and Planning2010
The most important steps following a dementia diagnosisWhere do you go now?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Thursday InsightsLong-Term Care Planning2011
Parkinson's Disease AssnLegal Issues and Long-Term Care2011
Palomar CollegeLegal Issues and Long-Term Care2011
Oasis Senior EducationLegal Planning for Seniors2011
OasisElder Law2011
National City RotaryLegal and Financial Issues in Long Term Care2011
MS Caregiver forumLegal and Financial Issues in Long Term Care2011
Medical Education Speaker's NetworkLegal Issues in Health Care2011
Lunch and LearnPlanning for Long-Term Care2011
Lemon Grove RotaryPlanning for Long-Term Care2011
15th Tax and Accounting InstituteElder Care: Planning for Generations2011
The California ForumMedi-Cal and other Gov't Benefits2010
The California ForumElder Law2010
Support Group MeetingEstate Planning and Long-Term Care2010
San Diego OasisElder Law Planning2010
End of Life ConferenceLong-Term Care Planning2010
Caregiver ConferenceLegal Aspects of Long-Term Care2010
Caregiver ConferencePlanning for Long-Term Care2010
Brain Health ForumLong-Term Care Planning2010
Alzheimer's Caregiver ConferenceLegal Issues2010