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Glenn A Jarrett

Estate planning Attorney at So Burlington, VT

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Vermont - VT 50 years
    New York - NY 20 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 21 years
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State VT
    Acquired 1973
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2003
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Glenn

Learn Glenn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    We help clients plan for incapacity and the transfer of their assets after death. We focus on family issues that may require special planning as well as tax issues.

    23 years, 2,600 cases

  2. Elder law
    We help clients with all aspects of elder law, solving problems that affect older persons, including incapacity planning and long term care planning, including Medicaid.

    23 years, 300 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    We help our clients plan for family members' long-term care expenses and qualify more quickly for Medicaid.

    23 years, 300 cases

  4. Probate
    We help our clients with the complex and frustrating probate process.

    23 years, 175 cases

  5. Social Security & Disability
    We plan for clients who have family members with disabilities. We draft different types of Special Needs Trusts, depending on the specific circumstances. These complex trusts help our clients retain government benefits and enable them to have their assets used for their benefit, to purchase items not covered by government benefits.

    23 years, 100 cases

Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients with estate planning, elder law, Medicaid and special needs planning and probate and trust administration.  Those are the only areas we work in.   We are one of only two law firms in Northern New England to have two lawyers certified as Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation, an organization accredited by the American Bar Association.


Our law firm works on a team basis.  Two of our assistants have been with me for over 14 years.  We are dedicated to helping our clients make and implement decisions that are in their best interests.  We are here to serve our clients. 


We charge fixed fees for all our document work.  We do not charge clients if they contact us with questions about their plan, even after we have completed the work.  We like to hear from our clients and offer them a free meeting every three years to discuss their plan and determine whether changes are needed.


Personally, I live with my wife in Burlington, where i served on the City's Development Review Board for 20 years.  I am a member of the Governor's Commission on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and previously served for six years on the Board of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (now known as AgeWell).  I enjoy traveling, reading and socializing with friends. 


Jarrett & Luitjens, PLC
1795 Williston Rd.
Suite 125
So Burlington, VT, 05403


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Andrew | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney for Living Trusts and Special Needs Trusts
Glenn has been a godsend for our family, starting with setting up a Living Trust for my father and a Special Needs Trust for my brother. Every time I've had a question, whether it was financial, tax issues, or difficulties in dealing with assets to be placed inside the Special Needs Trust, and dealing with Social Security and Medicare, Glenn was always a phone call away to provide guidance and a sure hand. Many nights that could have been sleepless, weren't because of the help I got from Glenn. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2010
Glenn Jarrett Great Attorney
Glenn is knowledgeable and timely in his obligations to his clients. Glenn is personable and a pleasure to work with.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Jarrett & Luitjens, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Principal
  • Jarrett Law Office, PLC
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Unsworth Barra & Jarrett
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Of Counsel and Partner
  • Unsworth Powell Barra Orr & Bredice
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Of Counsel
  • Carroll & Scribner
  • 1999 - 2001
  • General Counsel
  • Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • 1987 - 1999
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of Attorney General
  • 1978 - 1987
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Albert W. Coffrin, United States District Judge
  • 1973 - 1974
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 1973
  • Middlebury College
  • A.B.
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vermont Tenants, Inc. v. Vermont Housing Finance Agency
  • The Vermont Supreme Court ruled in my client's favor.


  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Chair, Elder Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Vermont Elder Resource Group
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Elder Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Probate and Trust Law Section, Vermont Bar Association
  • 1999 - Present
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Chittenden County Bar Association
  • 1973 - Present
  • VT Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Champlain Valley Agency on Aging
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • VT Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • President, Vermont Chapter
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Burlington Development Review Board
  • Chair, Vice-Chair and Member
  • 1990 - 2010
  • Vermont Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • Chair
  • 1978 - 1979
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Vermont
  • Special Needs Planning (co-author)
  • 2015
  • Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Law
  • What to do When a Spouse is facing Health Issues
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning: Top 9 Tools to Know
  • Retirement Benefit Planning Techniques
  • 2017
  • Wellness Week
  • Estate Planning Explorations
  • 2016
  • Planning for Long-Term Care
  • Elder Law
  • 2013
  • VBA Basic Skills Course
  • Elder Law
  • 2012
  • day long seminar (co-presenter)
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2012
  • Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care
  • Elder Care
  • 2011
  • A New Estate Tax for the New Year
  • Estate Tax
  • 2011
  • Vermont Agency
  • Now What? Estate Tax in 2010
  • 2010
  • Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care
  • Elder Law, Special Needs and Medicaid
  • 2010
  • Northeast Elder Law Conference
  • Medicaid
  • 2010
  • Elder Law-Core Topics
  • Elder Law
  • 2010
  • What a Vermont Plaintiff's Attorney Needs To Know
  • Special Needs Trusts, Medicare and Medicaid Liens and Medicare Set Asides
  • 2009
  • UVM Medical School
  • Advance Directives
  • 2009
  • Elder Planning
  • Elder Planning for Long Term Care
  • 2009
  • Elder Law Training
  • Treatment of Assets by Medicaid
  • 2009
  • ACTEC Northeast Regional Meeting
  • Special Needs Trust and the New SSI Trust Rules
  • 2009
  • Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism
  • Legal Needs of Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism
  • 2008
  • Parent Support Group Meeting
  • A Special Child Needs Special Planning
  • 2007
  • Harris Plaisted Conference
  • Medicaid Planning After DRA
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Glenn
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Glenn specializes in estate planning and is extremely knowledgeable in this complicated area of the law. I highly recommend Glenn."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Glenn is a respected and recognized expert on Vermont estate planning and elder law. He is smart, caring and conscientious. I am pleased to recommend Glenn to prospective clients."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Glenn is very clear and very precise in recommendations, and is extremely knowledgeable of the issues relating to seniors and estate planning; he is a master of understanding the laws relative to Medicare and Medicaid as well as creation of appropriate trust documents to protect settlements I recover for my clients who are disabled from work injuries. Glenn is an excellent listener. Glenn is trustworthy, prompt, and very effective. He is well recognized and highly respected by Vermont lawyers. Glenn is very generous with his time and creative talent."
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