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David Wingate

Estate planning Attorney at Frederick, MD

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Elder Law Office of David Wingate, Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Estate Planning is a generic term for Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorneys - Financial and Medical.

    29 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    35%
    With a Medicaid planning technique you can save assets from the nursing home. Whether you are about to go into the nursing home or already in one.

    24 years, 300 cases

  3. Elder law
    25%
    With a Medicaid planning technique you can save assets from the nursing home. Whether you are about to go into the nursing home or already in one.

    22 years, 500 cases

The accomplishments and achievements attained by Mr. David Wingate in the field of Legal Services warrants inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America.

Planning for nursing home care and long-term care is a daunting task, entangled by barriers and emotional issues. The cost of financing nursing home care is financially devastating to most people. In response to the nursing home “taking” all of your assets, David Wingate has developed asset protection strategies, including the Family Trust Plus.™

David’s calling to elder law started in the late 90’s when his grandfather fell and ended up in a nursing home. David tried to find answers to basic questions: What options are available? How do I find good nursing home care? How am I going to pay for the nursing home? However, nothing was available.

Consequently, he founded the law office to help others eliminate their stress, fear and uncertainty dealing with these issues. David has devoted his “passion” and “compassion” to advising his clients through the aging process.

He has served on boards for local and national organizations and charities. He is a member of the Maryland Bar Elder Law and Estate Planning sections and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Wingate has received the honor of being voted the #1 Elder Law Attorney in his community by his peers. He has published books As You Age and the ABC’s of Elder Law and Estate Planning. Also, he has written numerous articles on aging and is a frequent speaker on ongoing issues for the Alzheimer Association, AARP, radio and television

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Location

Elder Law Office of David Wingate
198 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite 200
Frederick, MD, 21702
Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate
One Research Court
Suite 450
Rockville, MD, 20852
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Reviews

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Posted by Joan | January 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful, Knowledgeable, Professional
David Wingate thoroughly answered all of my questions concerning a family member with regards to Medicaid. He was easy to speak with, helpful, and very professional. I would highly recommend him if you are in need of an attorney who is knowledgeable about Medicaid and/or Elder Law. Top notch.
Posted by Brigette | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best decision I could have made!
Although I did not consult an eldercare attorney as early as I should have, Mr Wingate showed me that it is never too late to make informed decisions. His expertise helped us save thousands for my mother.
Posted by Ronnie and Darlene Clay | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The "TOP" Elder Care Attorney
David and his staff are professional, friendly, knowledgeable and straight forward. We had many questions when he took care of my parents Estate Planning. He was so patient in answering our questions. He also took care of my mother and father-in-law's Estate Planning and Elder Care. Our parents always wanted to come with us when we needed to sign paperwork or to update paperwork, because they enjoyed his kindness and compassion toward his clients. We would refer anyone who needed a great Attorney for Estate planning, Medicaid and Medicare or Elder Care Law to David. We consider him the best. Ronnie and Darlene Clay
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Posted by William | April 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Eldercare and Estate Attorney
When my mother required long term care I enlisted the services of David and I'm glad I did. He took the time to listen to my concerns and steer me on the right path so that Mom was properly provided for in her final days. David and his staff are super professional and took the time to explain everything throughout the whole process. I will continue to use Mr. Wingate for my own estate planning needs and would highly recommend David to anyone who is planning their estate or has a elderly loved one.
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Posted by Jesse | March 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding!
My first contact with Mr. Wingate was more than I anticipated concerning a subject unfamiliar to me. I presented Mr. Wingate an overview of my concerns, listed my questions and as if in perfect order he either answered my questions or directed me to resources and completed my mission in 30 minutes in a compassionate manner. I know that when I need additional services and he will be there for me. His broad knowledge, expertise and listening skills are amazing. Excellent 5 STARS PLUS!
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Posted by Irina | February 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Wingate is very knowledgeable, courteous and compassionate. We could not have asked for a better elder care attorney to help get my mom's affairs in order. We recommend him highly.
Posted by Dennis | November 12, 2013
A Strong Force in Elder Law
David did an outstanding job of estate planning and securing Medicaid assistance for my father. It's hard for me to imagine anyone having more patience, knowledge and empathy in dealing with us and the situation we were in. David is extremely easy to work with, always making you feel at ease and he is more than willing to explain the same things over and over again if need be! He is active in the community, conducting health care and estate planning seminars and raising money for charities throughout the year. You can't go wrong with David Wingate.
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Posted by Wilbur L.Buehrer | September 5, 2013
Outstanding Elder Care Attorney
David and I have worked together for the last 8 yrs. I am a Funeral Director in charge of advance planning. I meet with over 300 families a yr. many of which need the services of legal council. I have referred many families to Dave with great satisfaction. Dave is an expert on "Medicade" and helps families and eliminates their stress and confusion with government. Dave and I have given group presentations toegether to educate seniors. A real pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Donna | September 4, 2013
Go to Attorney for Elder Law in Frederick
Since I work in the Assisted Living field I have known and referred David for many years, but recently I had the opportunity to hire him for a personal matter, He did a wonderful job of guiding me through the details of my situation. His knowledge of Elder Law is outstanding and his contacts and experience made a difficult time manageable.
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Posted by Carole L | August 22, 2013
Experienced and Compassionate
I have had the pleasure of sharing mutual client's with Mr. Wingate over the past several years in Frederick and surrounding communities. David has the knowledge and compassion to help seniors and their families deal with the importance of elder care issues. We also serve on charitable committees together and David is generous in both his time and resources and donates to many important causes. I feel comfortable in recommending client's to Mr. Wingate for quality advice and counsel at crucial times in their lives.
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Posted by Terri | August 14, 2013
David Wingate is a "Top Notch" Elder Care Attorney!!
David Wingate is very knowlegable as well as caring and compassionate. He took alot of time with me and helped me do estate planning for my elderly mother who lives in a retirement community, as well as myself. I shopped around before making an appointment with him. His prices were reasonable and he had a good reputation in the community!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Marks
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Vice President
  • DMS International
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Construction Manager
  • Kean Kennedy
  • 1983 - 1986
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Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Qualifying for Mediciad
  • Medicaid approval.
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Approval
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Avoided Probate
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Associations

  • National Association Alzhiemer's Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Hospice of Frederick County
  • Gift Planning Committe
  • 2012 - Present
  • GROWS
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • MDS
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Elder Provider Council
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Elder Task Force
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Frederick County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Frederick County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Frederick County Defense Bar
  • Founding Member
  • 2000 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney - David Wingate
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • #1 Elder Law Atty
  • Frederick Magazine
  • 2011
  • #1 Elder Law Atty
  • Frederick Magazine
  • 2009
  • #1 Elder Law Atty
  • Frederick Magazine
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Yes
  • Protect Your Family! Don't Write A Blank Check To The Nursing Home
  • 2020
  • Self
  • You're Not Alone - Living as an Alzheimer's Caregiver
  • 2019
  • Self
  • You're Not Alone - Living with Alzheimer's Disease
  • 2019
  • AFFC
  • Tax Free Money for Long Term Care
  • 2017
  • Lulu
  • As You Age
  • 2014
  • Bar Association of Frederick County
  • What is Life Care Planning?
  • 2009
  • Bar Association of Frederick County
  • How to qualify for Medicaid
  • 2008
  • Most Magazine
  • How Do I qualify, financially, forMediciad?
  • 2007
  • Most Magazine
  • What will happen to my pet, if I become incapacitated?
  • 2007
  • Frederick News Post
  • What legacy will you leave?
  • 2006
  • Frederick News Post
  • Esate Planning: Family and Business
  • 2006
  • Law Firms Life Care Planning Association
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Zoom
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2021
  • Zoom
  • How To Avoid Probate
  • 2021
  • Zoom
  • Don't Go Broke In The Nursing Home
  • 2021
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medical Assistance in Maryland
  • 2020
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2020
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Living With Alzheimer's Disease
  • 2020
  • Alzheimer's Conference
  • You're Not Alone Living With Alzheimer's Disease
  • 2019
  • Don't Go Broke In the Nursing Home
  • Medicaid
  • 2017
  • Seminar
  • Medicaid - Avoid the Pitfalls
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • How To Avoid Going Broke in a Nursing Home
  • 2013
  • Frederick County Government
  • Family Dynamics
  • 2013
  • Changes in VA, Medicare and Medicaid
  • Senior Issues
  • 2013
  • What is MOLST?
  • MOLST
  • 2012
  • Prepare for Retirement
  • Mediciad and Asset Protection
  • 2012
  • How to Prevent Elder Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • 2012
  • AARP
  • Asset Protection and Medicaid
  • 2012
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2011
  • CLE Seminar
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2011
  • Alzheimer's - What can we do?
  • Asset Protection
  • 2011
  • Seminar
  • Medicaid Planning
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning
  • Aging
  • 2010
  • What is Aid and Attendance?
  • VA Benefits
  • 2009
  • Military - How to Protect Your Savings
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2007
  • How To Prepare
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Conference
  • Life Care Planning
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Elder law Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Wingate does a great job with his clients and truly cares about serving them. He understands the law and works to make sure his clients receive what they need."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has a strong knowledge of the law and cares about his clients."