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Andrew J. Thomas

Elder law Attorney at Wellsburg, WV

5.0   2 reviews

also known as A.J. Thomas

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Living wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney for health care, and all forms of advance directives. Medicaid pre-planning, Medicaid emergency qualification, and asset-protection planning.

    10 years

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, trusts, beneficiary designations, powers of appointment, powers of attorney, living wills, and gift giving.

    10 years

  3. Health care

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    Medicaid pre-planning, Medicaid emergency qualification, and asset-protection planning.

    10 years

  5. Power of attorney

    10 years

  6. Probate

  7. Trusts

  8. Wills and living wills

    10 years

  9. Other

Andrew (A.J.) Thomas graduated from West Virginia University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Sociology and Philosophy. He received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 2014, where he graduated in the top one-third of his class. While in law school, A.J. was awarded fellowships to work at West Virginia Legal Aid in Wheeling, WV, and the Public Defender Corporation for the First Judicial Circuit in Wheeling, WV. Also while in law school, he served as a student-attorney for the WVU College of Law Clinical Law Program and received a CALI award for outstanding achievement in the study of Elder Law. A.J. is from Wellsburg, WV, and graduated from Brooke High School in 2007.  A.J. currently serves as Fiduciary Commissioner for Brooke County, where he oversees the administration of decedents' estates and provides recommendations to the county commission concerning estate disputes. 

A.J. focuses much of his time as an attorney on Elder Law, Nursing Home Planning and Asset Protection. Being from a town with an aging population, he is passionate about these areas of law, and has seen the benefits of Asset Protection Planning first-hand. To read about his passion for Elder Law, please copy and paste the following link into your internet browser: 

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Come see us for a free consultation at 634 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070, or call us at (304) 737-1610.


Cipriani Law Offices, L.C.
634 Charles Street
Wellsburg, WV, 26070


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Posted by Jody | April 30, 2015
Thank You for making such an emotional time easier !
First let me say that I am not easily impressed and rarely would anyone provide a service that was superior enough for me to want to write a note about it and recommend others to trust the person. I’ve had the privilege of knowing A.J. Thomas since he was a young man in high school and have always found him to be respectful and trustworthy. I contacted A.J. to assist with the sale of my parents’ home. It was an emotional transaction for me and A.J. was attentive, detailed and compassionate. He made communication with him easy and was very timely in responding to any questions I had. The transaction was completed without issue and in an acceptable time period. A.J., I would recommend you to friends and family and am willing to talk to clients if they want a verbal reference. Thank you so much for what you have done for my family!
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2014
Asset/Estate planning
We hired Mr. Thomas (A.J.) to examine our Last Will & Testament's including our combined medical power of attorney, power of attorney and living wills There were several changes he suggested, and we acted upon, that would be in the best interest for all involved. We also discussed what we need to consider for asset planning to protect our interest if or when we would need long term care, which we are taking under advisement. Mr. Thomas' knowledge in this field was impressive and when we begin our asset planning he will be our Lawyer of choice.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Cipriani Law Offices
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fiduciary Commissioner
  • Brooke County, West Virginia
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cipriani Law Offices, L.C.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Research Assistant
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • 2012 - 2014
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  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011


  • Lions Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • West Virginia Freemasons
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Achievement in the Study of Elder Law
  • CALI
  • 2012

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