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Laura Butkute

Medicaid and medicare Attorney at Marina del Rey, CA

5.0   10 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medicaid and medicare
    Medi-cal planning and asset protection

    20 years

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, trusts and power of attorneys & Trust Administration

    20 years

  3. Probate

    20 years

  4. Elder law

    20 years

  5. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

    20 years


Laura Butkute is a UCLA Law School graduate, licensed to practice law by the California State Bar. Her legal education includes a master's degree in law from Vilnius University, faculty of law.


Since the beginning of her legal carrier, elder law has been Laura's main focus. In addition to estate planning, probate, conservatorship areas of law, she possesses a unique knowledge of Medi-Cal planning and asset protection that many other estate planning attorneys do not.


Ms. Butkute can also provide her clients with legal representation in the areas of personal injury and bankruptcy law.


Laura is a member of Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


Ms. Butkute believes that giving back will be a big part of her life. For years she has volunteered her legal pro bono hours in different senior centers throughout Southern California.


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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Laura Butkute
475 Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA, 90292
Elder Care Law California
16133 Ventura Boulevard
7th floor
Encino, CA, 91436
Elder Care Law California
21250 Hawthorne Boulevard
5th & 7th floors
Torrance, CA, 90503
Elder Care Law California
225 South Lake Avenue
3rd floor
Pasadena, CA, 91101
Elder Care Law California
5757 West Century Blvd
7th floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90045
Elder Care Law California
2625 Townsgate Road
Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA, 91361
Elder Care Law California
3150 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 200
Long Beach, CA, 90804
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Cheryl | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Laura B helped our family so much during a very difficult time. Seeking benefits for our loved one, and having to cut through the red tape and required documentation, seemed absolutely overwhelming. What we needed to do, and what we needed to present to obtain approval, was clearly presented to us. This allowed us to move forward under her guidance. I would also include Weylon in this review. He always kept on top of what we were submitting so we could get approval. I can’t even imagine taking this whole process on by ourselves. We have already recommended Laura and her team to others.
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Posted by Lynn | June 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you to Laura, Weylon, and the entire team for assisting with all the documents required for filing for Medi-Cal. They were helpful, professional, understanding, and patient through the whole process. I would highly recommend anyone who needs help to contact them. They are extremely knowledgeable and helped us get the assistance we badly needed.
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Posted by Pat | October 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend HIGHLY!
Perhaps, as with MANY out there I never ever thought 'we' would ever have to be in the position to apply for MEDI-CAL assistance, but unfortunately, 'life' can throw you 'curve balls' that leaves you with NO CHOICE in the matter...I have to say Elder Care Law, Laura, Weylon and their team of EXPERTS made this process a lot more UNCOMPLICATED than I ever thought it would be. They are the 'real deal' and know what they are doing. If you or family members find themselves in the position where they TRULY need "assistance' that MEDI-CAL provides, I recommend this group 500%...BTW, they were always available whenever I needed questions answered etc etc.. Many THANKS to this group and their team.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Calm and professional. During a very stressful time Laura guided me through the process on qualifying my husband for Medi-Cal after he suffered a severe stroke. She also helped me setting up a trust necessitated by these changes in my life. Many thanks to Laura and Elder Care Law.
Posted by Craig | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job !
I 100% recommend Elder Care Law. I was very worried about getting my mother on Medi-Cal as there are so many hoops to jump through. Laura was great and helped me out not only legally but made feel better about the process. Weylon worked to get the paperwork needed and was wonderful to deal”with and very detailed and helpful. They got her approved and in a very timely manner. Great firm !
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Posted by Tracy | July 22, 2021
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Elder Care Law
I recently used the services of Elder Law Care and was completely satisfied. They were very professional and knowledgeable regarding my situation. Everything went smoothly and on time. If they ever couldn't answer immediately, they always got back to me promptly. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Denise & Nicole | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Timely Help with Medi-Cal
It is with pleasure and deep appreciation that we thank Laura Butkute and her executive director, Weylon Shineman, for all their expertise and insight in successfully navigating the tortuous ins and outs of moving our mother into the Medi-Cal program; this at a time when our lives were in turmoil from all the circumstances surrounding our mother’s accident. During this undertaking, they were always available to answer our many questions and concerns with patience and care, counseling us on financial matters, as well as advising us as to the progress of the process. It was a great relief to know that their experience in these matters was taking this complex task out of our hands. We recommend Elder Care Law California enthusiastically and without reservation.
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Posted by Joan | October 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From frustration to fruition
I had visited another elder law attorney who charged me $600.00 per visit. 1st visit he affirmed my family were eligible for Medi-Cal; 2nd visit he re-affirmed our eligibility. He did not know how to file an application. He was no help and gave no counsel. He also offered more help if I were to pay him $5,000.00 to put him on retainer. After calling Laura Butkute we had a Medi-Cal case number and within a week an ID card. In less than 45 days we received a phone call from Weylon Shineman saying he had received a verbal approval. I cannot express my gratitude in an adequate way. I am able to keep my home, my car and our assets and my husband will receive the care he needs. Thank you Laura.
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Posted by Denise | October 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and caring assistance
Elder Care Law is highly professional and knowledgeable in the MediCal arena and assisted our family with securing MediCal for our aging parents. My father became disabled and has been admitted to a health care center for long term care. There is no way the family could have afforded his much needed health care services without MediCal benefits. Laura Butkute guided us through the maze of the complexities of the health care system, and we are grateful to her and her staff for their assistance.
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Posted by Luke | July 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
My grandmother is in a nursing home and was denied by Medi-Cal. Ms. Butkute helped me with medi-cal eligibility and she was approved. We got all the money we had paid reimbursed and now she is covered for all her needs. I am extremely satisfied with the work Ms. Butkute did on our behalf and highly recommend her services.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Elder Care Law, CA
  • 2011 - Present


  • University of California School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2007
  • Faculty of Law Vilnius University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005


  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian


  • Best Probate Attorneys in Hollywood
  • 2021
  • National Championship
  • Lithuanian National Debate Team
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Laura
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is a reliable and excellent attorney. I've referred cases to her for years. Clients have always been happy, and one told me that Laura asks questions that other attorneys never thought to ask her. I've even referred my own mother to her. So, yes, I endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt
Marina del Rey Medicaid and medicare Lawyer Laura Butkute
Laura Butkute
Medicaid and medicare Attorney
Marina del Rey, CA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation