New Jersey Elder Law Attorney, Donald D. Vanarelli Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

NJ State Bar Association honor recognizes distinguished service and significant contributions in the practice of elder and disability law.

Online PR News – 30-April-2015 – Westfield, NJ – Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. (, was presented with the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association's Elder and Disability Law Section during its annual retreat in Philadelphia, PA.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, the Elder and Disability Law Section's highest honor, is bestowed on an attorney with an established history of distinguished service who has made significant contributions in the field of elder and disability law throughout his or her career. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recognized Mr. Vanarelli's advocacy in elder and disability law, including a number of precedent-setting legal victories which advanced the rights of seniors and persons with disabilities.

To be chosen for this award by fellow elder law attorneys who work beside me in this rewarding field is truly an honor

The Lifetime Achievement Award was named in honor of attorney Marilyn Askin, considered by many to be the "Mother of New Jersey Elder Law." Marilyn founded what has become the NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section and served as its chair for many years.

"To be chosen for this award by fellow elder law attorneys who work beside me in this rewarding field is truly an honor," Mr. Vanarelli reflected.

About Donald D. Vanarelli

Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, an ABA-certifying organization, Mr. Vanarelli is also an Accredited Veterans Attorney and an Accredited Professional Mediator. He has successfully litigated cases in New Jersey's Supreme Court and in federal court. Mr. Vanarelli represents seniors and disabled persons in estate planning, financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, and litigation, including probate, elder abuse and guardianship lawsuits.

About The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli

The Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, located in Westfield, New Jersey, provides a broad range of legal services for seniors, the disabled and their families. The law firm guides clients through complex legal areas including public benefits planning, trial advocacy and court procedures, the administrative process, as well as estate and gift tax laws. Call 908-232-7400 or e-mail for an appointment.

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