Welcome to Edward Zetlin Law

Welcome to Edward Zetlin Law

Edward Zetlin

Practice Areas

  • Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Public Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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In 1986, my first job out of law school was at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, a firm that represents low income clients.   I focused on helping the elderly and the disabled.

My office was basic.   The staff was small.  The coffee was great.   With a big case load and a small budget, I learned to craft efficient, practical solutions for clients.  Although I am now in the private sector, I value what I learned at Legal Services.   It taught me that having a beautiful office, a big staff is not necessary to the crafting of good legal solutions; and that great coffee is essential.  It taught me that lawyers who charge astronomical fees are not necessarily the ones providing the best representation.

In that I am among the first to focus on legal planning for the disabled and the elderly, legal organizations, senior citizens’ groups and organizations representing the disabled have sought out my expertise.  I have taught law students and lawyers.  I have written books and articles on the rights of the elderly and the disabled.   I have served on the Alzheimer’s Board and on the Autism Board.

Next to my family, the needs of my clients are my greatest concern.