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HELEN COHN NEEDHAM is a nationally known elder law attorney.
She is one of the first practitioners of elder law in the United States,
beginning her work in this field in 1984. In 1987, she became active in the
newly formed National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). As part of its
leadership, she played a principal role in the development and definition of the
new specialty. She also led the effort to develop a national program to
identify, test and certify attorneys as specialists in elder law. That program
was accredited by the American Bar Association. In 1995, she became one of the
first sixty-eight attorneys nationwide to be certified. She was recertified in
2000, 2005 and 2010.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Elder Law: 50%


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Suite 210
400 South Maple Avenue
Falls Church, VA, 22046-4241


VAAuthorized to practice law198203/31/2016
DCInactive 197207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNeedham Mitnick & Pollack plc1984 - Present