NAELA Fellows are attorneys who have been members of the Academy for at least three years, whose careers concentrate on Elder Law, and who have distinguished themselves both by making exceptional contributions to meeting the needs of older Americans and by demonstrating commitment to the Academy. Election as a Fellow signifies that the lawyer is recognized by peers as a model for others, and an exceptional lawyer and leader. The most significant component in the selection process is commitment and contributions to NAELA through committee participation, programs, and leadership.
Upon receiving the news of her award, Ms. Collier commented: "It is a true honor to have been nominated for and be the recipient of this distinguished award. It is my philosophy that each person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability."
The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC (http://elderlawgeorgia.com) was established in 2002 to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their health care needs increased. The primary focus of the firm is preservation of quality of life through the preservation of assets, to include Estate Planning, Veteran’s Benefits Planning, Medicaid Planning, and Guardianship litigation.
Ms. Collier spends a great deal of time in her community. She is the current Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association. Ms. Collier was appointed in 2010 by Governor, Sonny Perdue, to serve on the advisory board of the Council on Aging, and continues to serve on the board. She has been an active board member of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Georgia Chapter. And she is a published author of a book available online on Amazon called 47 Secret Veterans’ Benefits for Seniors. (http://www.amazon.com/
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.
About Elder and Special Needs Law
Elder and Special Needs Law are specialized areas that involve representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for individuals. Typically, Elder Law and Special Needs Law address the convergence of legal needs with the social, psychological, medical and financial needs of individuals. The Elder Law and Special Needs Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents. The Elder and Special Needs Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care, assisted living or nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the Elder and Special Needs Law practice.
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The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC was established in 2002 to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their health care needs increased including Estate Planning, Veteran's Benefits, Medicaid, and Guardianship Litigation..