4.5 stars 4 totalReview David Pollan
Posted by Richard
David guided our family with Medicaid qualification for my sister who suffered a traumatic brain injury and other physical injuries in a traffic accident and could no longer live alone. We were referred to him by a judge who goes to our church.
We were directed by hospital social workers to apply for Medicaid but denied. No one at the Department of Family Services helped except to talk about food stamps. In our first meeting with David, he knew exactly why the Medicaid was denied and immediately guided us to Medicaid programs that could allow my sister to live at home with caregiver assistance covered by Medicaid. We wasted valuable time speaking with other lawyers who kept pointing us in the wrong direction. We learned that Medicaid is more complicated then we were first told but he and his staff couldn't be more helpful. It was a year long process because of waiting lists. Had we first started with David rather then another attorney, we could have qualified sooner.
Posted by a client
The case did indeed end in my favor; however, it would have been surprising to have not had guardianship granted. Initially, as with most attorneys, he was friendly and responsive - I am sorry to say that did not last very long. His office staff was even less friendly, responsive, helpful, or, most importantly, detail-oriented. Of course, as they are whom one deals with most frequently, this was most disappointing.
Posted by Ron
I have been David's client for a number of years. I was referred to him by another lawyer because of his belief that David possessed the necessary skills and expertise to address certain issues regarding a Special Needs Trust established by my mother for the benefit of her handicapped daughter, my sister. David exceeded my expectations as he successfully navigated through the complexities of the trust and brought all matters to a successful and amicable conclusion. In addition he demonstrated excellent people skills when he worked with all parties involved in the matter. He was very professional. If someone is seeking a lawyer who has the necessary skills and expertise in elder law and special needs I can highly recommend David.
Posted by Carol
David helped our parents, dad 84 and mom 83, qualify for Medicaid after our father had a stroke. We were told by a discharge planner at the hospital to find a nursing home, not to much else. My financial advisor referred me to David to help sort out what we needed to know about his Medicare benefits and whether they could qualify for nursing home Medicaid. David met with us immediately when I told him how worried my mother was. He is extremely knowledgeable, gentle, and made sure my mother understood pretty technical information. With his help, my father qualified for Medicaid immediately after his skilled rehab care ended and Medicare stopped covering his nursing home expenses. His paralegal, Gerry Nelms is also terrific. Always kept us informed about the progress of dad's benefits applications and everything was approved exactly as David advised!
Thanks to his help, we're now working toward having dad come home once Medicaid home care is available.