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Joan Reed Wilson

Probate Attorney at Middletown, CT

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 21 years
    California - CA 26 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Learn Joan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directives, Special Needs Trusts

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Probate
    Probate administration, trust administration, estate tax returns, conservatorships

    20 years, 500 cases

  3. Real estate
    Residential and commercial real estate closings for purchases, sales, refinances and reverse mortgages.

    20 years, 750 cases

  4. Elder law
    Medicaid/Title 19 applications, long-term care planning, asset protection planning

    20 years, 300 cases

  5. Medicaid and medicare
    Medicaid (Title 19) Applications, Medicare

  6. Wills and living wills
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directives, Special Needs Trusts

Joan Reed Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Lehigh University in 1992 and her law degree from Boston University School of Law, cum laude, in 1997, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Law & Medicine.

Attorney Wilson practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, conservatorships, probate and trust administration, and real estate. Admitted to practice in the States of Connecticut and California, she is the President-elect of the CT Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, accredited with the PLAN of CT for Pooled Trusts, with the Veteran’s Administration to assist clients with obtaining Aid & Attendance benefits for long-term care needs and with the Agency on Aging’s CareLink Network.

AttorneyWilson has been appointed to the Task Force To Study Ways To Protect Senior Citizens From Fraud, by Speaker of The House, Matthew Ritter.

Attorney Wilson was one of 15 attorneys chosen by the Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company (CATIC) to serve on its advisory committee. She is trained in elder law mediation and serves on the Board of the Shoreline Eldercare Alliance. Raised in Guilford, Attorney Wilson lives in Wethersfield with her husband, two daughters, and two step-children. She is also a member of the Middlesex County and Clinton Chambers of Commerce. 

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Joan Reed Wilson
330 South Main Street
Middletown, CT, 06457
RWC LLC Attorneys and Counselors at Law
2614 Boston Post Rd
Suite 33C
Guilford, CT, 06437
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Posted by Jamie | January 31, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Genuinely cares for her clients
I have no hesitation referring clients to Joan. She is extremely knowledgeable.
Posted by Tina | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent advice and caring guidance
Joan is quick to respond to any needs/requests, very knowledgeable, and I truly feel like my elderly parents are always in good hands with her. I feel like she has their best interests in mind and honestly cares about those she helps. She also has a lot of experience with the elderly so she is easy-going and understanding of their needs and works with them at a pace at which they feel comfortable.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • RWC, LLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Wilson, Pinder & Snow, LLC
  • 2008 - 2018
  • Managing Partner
  • Joan Reed Wilson, Esq., LLC
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • 1997 - 1998
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Lehigh University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)
  • President-Elect
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Central Connecticut Senior Network
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2017 - Present
  • Shoreline Eldercare Association
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022


Speaking Engagements

  • VNA Community Healthcare Healthcare Decisions Day Panel
  • Advance Directives
  • 2019
  • Medicaid Annuities
  • Medicaid Annuities
  • 2019
  • Maximizing Affordability for Current and Prospective Residents
  • Paying for Long-term Care
  • 2019
  • Helping Families Address Special Needs Concerns
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2019
  • Financial Service Providers, Hartford Chapter
  • VA Benefits
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Elder law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joan is a knowledgable lawyer in the field of elder law. She provides clients with a sensible, pragmatic approach to this complicated area of the law. I highly recommend and endorse Joan."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joan is outstanding. She is smart and understands how to navigate all the technicalities in the law. Also, Joan and her team provide amazing customer service. Her clients love her!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is always a pleasure to work with Joan as she is knowledgeable, organized and responsive. She has a detailed understanding of complex elder law matters, estate planning and probate. I can confidently refer matters to Joan knowing that my clients are in good hands."
Probate Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Reed Wilson on matters involving cross-over within our legal specialities. She is professional, knowledgeable and very ethical in her practice. Whenever I have a question involving probate, elder law or real estate I always defer to and confer with her."
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Middletown Probate Lawyer Joan Reed Wilson
Joan Reed Wilson
Probate Attorney
Middletown, CT
Licensed for 26 years