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B.A., University of Michigan, LSA, 1970, Managing Editor, The Michigan Daily, 1969-1970.
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1974.
Admitted: D.C. Court of Appeals, 1975, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1984.
After graduating from Michigan, Mr. Landsman clerked for the Hon. John Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (old) Fifth Circuit (1974-1975), handled appeals for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1976-1980), primarily related to the case breaking up AT&T, United States vs. At&T, and then went into private practice in antitrust and interstate power regulation.
In 1983, he established Landsman and Laster, one of the first elder law firms in the country; it became Landsman, Eakes and Laster in 1986; in 1990, Mr. Landsman established the present practice.
He is a founding member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (1987); selected as a NAELA Fellow (1991); member of Board of Directors (2011 to present), joined as an initial member of the Special Needs Alliance, LLC.(2002).
He has been rated “AV” (the top ratings for competence and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbellsince 1990, and he has consistently been selected for Maryland SuperLawyers and “Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyers,” and “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in elder law .
He co-founded, with Jason Frank, of Frank, Frank and Scherr, the First Maryland Disability Trust, Inc., in 2007, and is counsel to the Wesley Vinner Memorial Trust, managed by Shared Horizons, Inc., Washington, D.C. Both are “D-4-C” pooled special needs trusts.
Hourly ($395-495/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)
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I endorse this lawyer at the highest level. Ron is a tremendous resource to lawyers and the general community alike in the estate planning and elder law worlds. He is also a fine guy. I have worked with him previously on client matters and he is very responsive to the clients' needs and trying to find the most workable solutions for those needs and their goals. I am pleased to add this endorsement of Ron.
Steven Widdes Estate planning Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Ron Landsman is a fine lawyer well versed in his areas of expertise. I have worked with him and seen how he works with clients and have no hesitation endorsing him. I have and will refer people to him. I've also had dealings with his staff and they too are first class.
George Meng Litigation Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Chapter Member of the Year||Maryland/DC Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||2010|
|Outstanding Achievement||Maryland/DC Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||2005|
|Special Achievement Award||U.S. Departmenet of Justice||1979|
|Outstanding Performance Rating||U.S. Department of Justice||1979|
|Principal||RON M. LANDSMAN, P.A.||1990 - Present|
|Managing partner||LANDSMAN, EAKES & LASTER||1983 - 1989|
|Associate||SPIEGEL&MCDIARMID||1980 - 1983|
|Staff attorney||U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, ANTITRUST DIVISION, APPELLATE SECTION||1976 - 1980|
|Judicial clerk||U.S. COURT OF APPEALS,(OLD) 5TH CIRCUIT||1974 - 1975|
|Law clerk||FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, BUREAU OF COMPETITION||1974 - 1975|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|First Maryland Disability Trust, Inc,||President||2013 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member, Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Shared Horizons, Inc.||Counsel||2010 - Present|
|Special Needs Alliance||Member||2002 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Fellow||1989 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Editor for Quality Contorl||2010 - 2014|
|Saccone v. Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (Supreme Court of New Jersey)||The Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the disabled child of a retired member of the PFRS may have his or her survivors’ benefits paid into a first party SNT created for him or her under 42 U.S.C.A. § 1396p(d)(4)(A).|
|Janigan v. Payne (Department of Health for the District of Columbia)||Order, 4-21-2010 – D.C. consented to an injunction that requires full compliance with “PEME” rules.|
|Timm v. Dept. of Public Health and Human Services,||The Montana Supreme Court held that its state Medicaid program was required to allow a “PEME” deduction, rejecting the state Medicaid department’s interpretation of Federal law.|
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|LegalHealth blog, October 28, 2014.||Special Needs Trusts: Helping Hospitals Increase Medicaid Recoveries For High-Cost Medical Cases,||2014|
|NAELA Journal||When Worlds Collide||2014|
|NAELA Journal, Fall 2013, Volume IX, No. 2, pp.257.||Case Note: Supreme Court Holds That The Medicaid Anti-Lien Provision Requires a Right To a Hearing Before State Medicaid Agencies Can Enforce Their Subrogation Claims||2013|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||J.D.||1974|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||History||B.A.||1970|