Greetings: As an Elder Law Attorney and former special education teacher, I have... more
Greetings: As an Elder Law Attorney and former special education teacher, I have been involved in advocating for individuals with different needs from both the legal level and the societal level for my entire work career. I began teaching individuals with learning disabilities in a model resource room environment. I incorporated research into my classroom to develop the most effective teachnin... view profile
A 1994 graduate from the University of Montana School of Law, and a recipient of a... more
A 1994 graduate from the University of Montana School of Law, and a recipient of a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law, Derek has 14 years of experience practicing law in Washington State. He enjoys helping people achieve their estate planning goals. He resides in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.
Elder law attorneys and elder care lawyers deal with issues related to elderly and disabled people. They write wills, answer tax questions, and plan strategies for obtaining disability, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare payments. Their services are useful for health and long-term care planning, as well as end-of-life planning decisions and instances of elder abuse. Elder law attorneys know what public and private resources may be available for your elderly relatives or for anyone else you know with special needs.