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My practice emphasizes elder law and long-term care planning, general estate planning, special needs trusts and settlement planning, and the related areas of probate/trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships.
Prior to attending law school, I gained experience working with seniors and people with disabilities while earning a master’s degree in social work. During law school, I added a financial perspective to my background working as a securities broker for Charles Schwab, Inc. Upon graduation, I clerked for the Honorable C. Jean Stewart, Judge of the Denver Probate Court. As an attorney, I draw on my background, representing seniors, people with disabilities, and their families on a range of planning, administration, and crisis-management issues.
I have authored numerous articles and continuing legal education materials, and I frequently speak to attorneys, financial professionals, and caregivers on topics of interest to seniors and people with disabilities. I am fluent in Spanish and have served as an interpreter in various settings, including Colorado Courts.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|CO||Administrative - Not authorized to practice||2003||08/22/2016|
|Partner||Oregon Elder Law: Yazzolino, Rowett & Edgel, LLP||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Fitzwater Meyer, LLP||2004 - 2012|
|Associate||Olsen & Traeger, LLP||2003 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||Denver Probate Court||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning & Administration Section||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oregon State Bar CLE publication||Special Needs Trust Basics: Testamentary Trusts and Payback Trusts||2011|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Sea Change or Status Quo for Resolution of Medicaid Liens||2011|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Medicaid Estate Recovery in Oregon||2010|
|Oregon State Bar CLE publication||Understanding Medicaid and Long Term Care||2009|
|Oregon State Bar CLE publication||Changes and Trends in Oregon Medicaid Rules and Policies||2007|
|Oregon State Bar CLE publication||New USC Provisions Incorporating the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005||2006|
|Colorado Lawyer||Proper Application of CRS Â§ 15-12-723 For Recovery of Estate Assets||2003|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|New Mexico State University||N/A||MSW||1998|
|Brigham Young University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|