Legal & Financial Planning

Asset protection, advance directives, power of attorney, and conservatorships are very important issues to consider when planning for your future and making plans for care. It is wise to consult with attorneys, financial planners, or other specialists to help you with your legal and financial needs.

Websites

American Bar Association
Commission on Law and Aging
abanet.org/aging

Bet Tzedek
bettzedek.org

California State Bar
calbar.ca.gov

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Find an attorney online
naela.org

Caring Connections
Info about Advance Directives and links to downloadable Advance Directives
caringinfo.org

Legal Assistance & Information

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Provides free legal assistance to low-income older adults; also focuses on prevention of elder abuse
(323) 939-0506
bettzedek.org

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
Provides consumer counseling around issues of long-term Medi-Cal, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, legal support, advocacy & attorney referral services
(800) 474-1116
canhr.org

Center for Health Care Rights (LA)
Provides legal assistance for Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries
(213) 383-4519
(800) 824-0780

H.E.L.P. Health Care & Elder Law Programs
Provides free legal assistance and referrals
(310) 533-1996
help4srs.org

Justice in Aging
Provides advocacy for lower income older adults at state and federal levels
1444 Eye St, NW, Ste 1100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-6976
justiceinaging.org
Local office: 3660 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 718
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 639-0930

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Provides free legal and self-help services to low-income individuals
(323) 801-7991
lafla.org

Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles (NLSLA)
Provides free legal and self-help services to low-income individuals
(800) 433-6251
nlsla.org

Office of the Public Guardian
Provides information on conservatorships and assistance in locating family members of people who have died; also provides estate management
(213) 974-0515

SmartLaw
Lawyer Referral Services
866-SmartLaw (762-7852)
(213) 243-1525
smartlaw.org

Elder Law Attorneys

Los Angeles

Michelle L. Abernathy
Gifford & Dearing
515 S. Figueroa St. #2060
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 626-4481

Leslie Barnett
1631 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-7800

Collins Law Group
3330 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305
(310) 677-9787

Steven A. Friedman
Law Offices of Steven A. Friedman
3550 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 420
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 386-5400
Services available in Spanish

Marc B. Hankin
Law Offices of Marc B. Hankin
422 S. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 552-3005

Law Offices of Terry M. Magady
42215 Colby Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 478-6543

Donald L Scoggins 
919 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(213) 386-8085

Christine J. Wilson
Tyler & Wilson
5455 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1925
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-7180
Services available in Spanish and Armenian

San Fernando Valley

Ronald Berman
Law Offices of Berman & Berman
16633 Ventura Blvd # 940
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 593-5050

Bonnie Marie Bursk
Law Offices of Savin & Bursk
10663 Yarmouth Ave
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 368-8646
Services available in Spanish

Goldfarb & Luu
19510 Ventura Blvd, Ste 101
Tarzana, CA 91356
(800) 489-1984

Gerald L. Kane
Law Offices of Gerald L Kane
16255 Ventura Blvd, Ste 510
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 905-6088

Caren R. Nielsen
Law Offices of Caren R. Nielsen
21243 Ventura Blvd., #241
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 227-8010

Howard A. Schnee
Law Offices of Howard A. Schnee
5550 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste 200
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 999-1434

Sirkin & Sirkin
21550 Oxnard St, 3rd Fl
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 340-4479

Doron M. Tisser
16030 Ventura Blvd, Ste 260
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 226-9125

Stuart D. Zimring
Law Offices of Stuart D Zimring
16133 Ventura Blvd, Ste 1075
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 755-4848

San Gabriel Valley

Moravec, Varga & Mooney
2233 Huntington Dr, Ste 17
San Marino, CA 91108
(818) 769-4221

Ruth A. Phelps Law Group
301 N Lake Ave, Ste 1002
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-8844

Linda Torossian
Taylor, Summers, Torossian & Lansing LLP
301 E Colorado Blvd, Ste 450
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-7400, ext 3

South Bay/Harbor

Alex R. Borden
Borden Law Offices
1518 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 787-7577

Weshler + Company
904 Silver Spur Rd, Ste 425
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 221-0443

Chris Zarico
Zarico, Johnson & Toomey, LLP
841 Apollo St, Ste 450
El Segundo, CA 90425
(310) 540-5203