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Back in the 90's, my grandfather ended up in a nursing home. I was the attorney in the family, and had to deal with everything. At that time I had no idea what to do. Numerous questions were unanswered, until I researched the answers. Now I can share my knowledge with you. You'll not be left behind.


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The Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

198 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite 9
Frederick, MD, 21702-5200

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

One Research Court
Suite 450
Rockville, MD, 20852


Practice areas


  1. Medicaid & Medicare: 45%
  2. Estate Planning: 45%
    21 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    21 years



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney - David WingateWho's Who Legal2016
#1 Elder Law AttyFrederick Magazine2011
#1 Elder Law AttyFrederick Magazine2009
#1 Elder Law AttyFrederick Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentElder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC1995 - Present
ClerkMarks1994 - 1994
Law ClerkCircuit Court1993 - 1993
Vice PresidentDMS International1987 - 1992
Construction ManagerKean Kennedy1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
MDSMember2012 - Present
Hospice of Frederick CountyGift Planning Committe2012 - Present
GROWSBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Elder Provider CouncilMember2005 - Present
Elder Task ForceBoard Member2004 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Frederick County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationVice President2009 - 2010
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationFounding Member2005 - 2010
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2009
Frederick County Bar AssociationBoard Member2004 - 2006
Frederick County Defense BarFounding Member2000 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Qualifying for MediciadMedicaid approval.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Association of Frederick CountyWhat is Life Care Planning?2009
Bar Association of Frederick CountyHow to qualify for Medicaid2008
Most MagazineHow Do I qualify, financially, forMediciad?2007
Most MagazineWhat will happen to my pet, if I become incapacitated?2007
Law Firms Life Care Planning AssociationLife Care Planning2006
Frederick News PostWhat legacy will you leave?2006
Frederick News PostEsate Planning: Family and Business2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarMedicaid - Avoid the Pitfalls2013
SeminarHow To Avoid Going Broke in a Nursing Home2013
Frederick County GovernmentFamily Dynamics2013
Changes in VA, Medicare and MedicaidSenior Issues2013
What is MOLST?MOLST2012
Prepare for RetirementMediciad and Asset Protection2012
How to Prevent Elder AbuseElder Abuse2012
AARPAsset Protection and Medicaid2012
Maryland State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionLife Care Planning2011
CLE SeminarWills and Trusts2011
Alzheimer's - What can we do?Asset Protection2011
SeminarMedicaid Planning2010
Estate PlanningAging2010
What is Aid and Attendance?VA Benefits2009
Military - How to Protect Your SavingsEstate Planning2008
Where do we go from here?Life Care Planning2007
How To PrepareEstate Planning2007
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ConferenceLife Care Planning2006