|VA||Authorized to practice law||1995||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|They Know Money 2012: Top Estate Attorneys||Washingtonian Magazine||2012|
|Virginia Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||2010|
|Virginia Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||2009|
|Virginia Super Lawyer||Virginia Super Lawyers||2008|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Adjunct Professor||Georgetown University School Of Law||2009 - Present|
|Principal Attorney||Law Offices of John L. Laster||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Special Needs Planners||Charter Member||2006 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Founding Member||1987 - Present|
|Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|D.C. Estate Planning Council||Member||N/A|
|Virginia Lawyers Weekly||Interplay of Spousal Support, Medicaid an Issue to Remember||2011|
|Virginia Lawyers Weekly||A Few of the Challenges in Using Powers of Attorney in an Elder Law Practice||2011|
|Senior Lawyer||COBRA Bites Medicaid Qualifying Trusts: Is It Fatal?||1987|
|Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||N/A||J.D.||1979|
|Aging Backward, Moving Forward||Choosing a Fiduciary||2013|
|Trusts 101||Trusts Used for Tax Reduction||2012|
|Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care||Ethical Considerations When Representing the Elderly Client||2011|
|Frequent speaker for Continuing Legal Education seminars and retirement planning seminars||Estate Planning, Incapacity Planning, Special Needs Planning, Elder Law||2011|
|Estate Planning and Recovery for Elderly Clients||Plan for Your Client's Incapacity||2010|
Posted by anonymous
We hired John Laster to put together our first set of estate planning documents (wills; powers of attorney; health/ HIPPA, financial and incapacity agent designations). The interview was aided by a helpful client data sheet that we filled out and emailed back, and a fee schedule that let us know what we would be charged up front, depending on the complexity of what we ultimately wanted done. Mr. Laster provided us with excellent guidance, minimizing unnecessary costs, based on our interview. He was very personable and easy to talk with, which put us at ease. We would recommend Mr. Laster to anyone seeking these services.
Posted by Roger
John Laster was highly recommended to me. My partner and I find his legal services on a continuing basis excellent. He very carefully considered our overall family needs and personal interests in developing our estate plans and legal directives. Subsequent events have verified his health care recommendations.
Posted by Alan
I am not an attorney. However, I have spent a long professional life in program and policy issues related to aging. I selected John Laster as my attorney as a result of professional recommendations and I have not been disappointed. He is clearly not a "one size fits all" attorney. He spent considerable time counseling me and my partner on the selection and wording of instruments to insure that my wishes will be observed in the event that I am incapacitated. His assistance was also valuable in reviewing my fathers legal directives. I recommend without hesitation.
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