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About me

I have chosen to focus my practice in the area of elder law and estate planning as a result of a family history of dementia.  Although the concerns and goals my client and family have are common, each person comes to me with a unique personal, family, financial, and medical, history that are hers or his alone.  I enjoy the process of bringing my knowledge and experience to bear in crafting a plan that will work for my clients and their families.  


Contact info

The Heritage Law Group

1700 George Washington Highway
Suite D
York County, VA, 23693

The Heritage Law Group

6558 Main Street
Suite 2
Gloucester, VA, 23061

The Heritage Law Group

4345 New Town Avenue
Suite 107
Williamsburg, VA, 23188

The Heritage Law Group

400 City Hall Avenue
Suite B
Poquoson, VA, 23662


Practice areas


  1. Medicaid & Medicare: 30%
    24 years
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    24 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    24 years
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    24 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Leo Potter

    Susan brings her considerable talents & positive perspective to the service of her Estate Planning clients. She helps guide them through one of the most challenging aspect of Life Planning. She is a credit to the legal profession.


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VAAuthorized to practice law199203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Elder Law Attorney (2nd renewal)National Elder Law Foundation2013
Preeminent 4.8 out of 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2010
Accredited AttorneyDepartment of Veterans Affairs2009
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Heritage Law Group2012 - Present
OwnerSusan I. Jean & Associates, LLC2006 - 2012
OwnerJean & Luscomb, LLC2001 - 2006
OwnerSusan I. Jean, PC1994 - 2001
Logistics Manager, Special Programs, Air ForceUnited States Civil Service1977 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Peninsula Agency on AgingMember, Board of Directors2013 - Present
Peninsula Estate Planning CouncilMember2001 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1995 - Present
Virginia Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPast PresidentN/A
York-Poquoson Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Peninsula Pastoral Counseling CenterBoard of Directors2007 - 2009
ARC of the Virginia PeninsulaBoard of Directors2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mennowood v. xxxxxxxGuardianship and Conservatorship granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Lawyers WeeklyMedicaid: Bridging the Communication Gap2013
Presented, VAELA Un-ProgramMedicaid 1012012
Virginia CLEOutline: Legislative and Medicaid Update 20102010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Cleveland State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VAELA Unprogram 2013Medicaid 1012013
VAELA UnprogramMedicaid 1012012
Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual meetingProgram of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)2011
3rd Annual VAELA UnProgramMedicaid Planning for the New Elder law Attorney2011
18th Annual Advanced Elder Law SeminarLegislative and Medicaid Update 20092009