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Laurie T.S. Adamshick

Elder law Attorney at Kailua, HI

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1986
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About Laurie

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Laurie Adamshick developed her elder law practice as a result of her experience as the caregiver and advocate for her late parents. Her law practice focuses on comprehensive life care planning to help older adults plan, access and pay for good quality care, and address the myriad legal and other issues that come with living longer. She is a former director of Hawaii Women Lawyers and a member of the Hawaii Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    Medicaid and Medicare analyses and planning

  3. Power of attorney

  4. Wills and living wills

  5. Estate planning

Laurie Adamshick is a partner in the Elder Law Practice of Rulon & Adamshick LLC, where she serves as an Elder Law Attorney specializing in Life Care Planning. In this role she helps guide older adults and their families through the maze of legal, financial and long-term care issues that arise when an older adult begins to need help with daily life. Laurie's expertise and perspective grew out of necessity during the years she served as primary caregiver and advocate for her late parents. Being present throughout each of her parents’ end-of-life journeys has given her tremendous empathy for adult children and others facing the prospect of helping an aging loved one through a long-term illness.

Rulon & Adamshick is dedicated to helping families, through client-centered planning, find the best approach to paying for long-term care and preserving retirement assets. This may include Medicaid and Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance benefits planning. Since many families are confused and overwhelmed by the myriad issues that accompany an elderly loved one's care needs, the firm includes the services of a registered nurse and a social worker to provide coaching and guidance with navigating choices and making good decisions.

Laurie is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Hawaii Estate Planning Council. She is affiliated with the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association and is a former Director of Hawaii Women Lawyers. She serves on the Board of Directors of Kokua Mau, a coalition dedicated to the improvement of care for those facing serious illness in Hawaii, and the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society which supports the study of gerontology and advocacy for elders. Laurie is a frequent speaker on elder law and care planning issues, and a contributor and service partner for KupunaWiki, an Oahu senior resource site.

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Rulon & Adamshick LLC
74 Kihapai Street
Kailua, HI, 96734


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Posted by Holly | February 8, 2017
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Elder care with Aloha
After my father passed away, my mother and I met with our trust attorney, who my parents had been working with for years, Tom Rulon, who informed us of a new service he and Laurie Adamshick had launched to assist families like ours navigate care options for their elderly members. I was so happy this was available to us as I'd never heard of this type of service. It was a natural extension of their trust services in my opinion and at a reasonable fee. My mother agreed to sign up and so glad we did. For both my mother and I, it was a relief to have a knowledgeable team to ask questions, give us advice and let us know of the best options while I could focus on the medical attention. My mother also felt it took some of the pressure off of me and it really did as I had felt alone and uninformed dealing with the situation plus I live on the mainland coordinating care from afar. Laurie and I worked together on the thorough assessment including personal, medical and financial matters. We continued care at home, Laurie recommending a very professional service, compared to what we had had, with a dedicated team. This worked well until medical issues made it necessary to move my mother to a nursing home. One thing we were not aware of until we were into the process is that in Hawaii the nursing homes are 95% full, so it is difficult to find room. Because my mother had an acute heart condition, Kaiser was able to find a room through their affiliations. Laurie and the care team had excellent communication always available by text message or phone daily. We would problem-solve together. My mother was always included in discussions and decisions were ultimately left up to her. We felt Laurie to be professional yet having the aloha spirit, very caring and nurturing. I highly recommend hiring Laurie Adamshick to assist in your elder care planning.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)


  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.),
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  • The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor's Degree,
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  • Kokua Mau
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Hawaii Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hawaii Women Lawyers
  • Director
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles
  • The Common Sense Approach to Tenant Lease Audits
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter -- Live webinar event
  • Pre-Crisis Planning for the Last Chapter: For Families of a Loved One with Alzheimer's
  • 2020
  • Military Officers Association of America, Hawaii Aloha Chapter
  • Protecting Elders From Identity Theft, Scams and Financial Exploitation – In-Service
  • 2019
  • HPGS Monthly membership meeting
  • Take Charge of Your Future: Pre-Crisis Planning for Seniors
  • 2019
  • Hawaii Tax Institute Annual Conference
  • Planning for the Last Chapter: Elder Law Life Care Planning as a Multifaceted Approach with a Legal/Medical Team
  • 2019
  • Dementia in the Family — Care Options and Resources 2019 Workshop
  • PLANNING FOR THE LAST CHAPTER: Incapacity & Dementia
  • 2019
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Elder law Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Laurie is an outstanding elder law attorney. She provides her clients with knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate service way beyond that provided by traditional elder law attorneys. She truly goes the extra mile. Her personable style and passion for working with older clients in part stems from her experience caring for her parents during the final years of their lives. I consider it a privilege to have her as my law partner."

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Kailua Elder law Lawyer Laurie T.S. Adamshick
Laurie T.S. Adamshick
Elder law Attorney
Kailua, HI
Licensed for 38 years