Whitney M. Lewendon

Attorney in New Haven, CT

Whitney M. Lewendon has represented individuals and families with legal issues affecting the elderly and the incapacitated for 38 years. He counsels his clients about options when planning for their health, housing finances and estate plans. Mr. Lewendon is frequently invited to speak about changes in the fields of elder law, Medicaid eligibility and protecting individuals' rights to decide their health choices and determine their financial management

Year Joined Firm


Litigation Percentage

10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works

An Uncertain Future for Medicaid and Long-Term Care

Planning Tools for Financing Long-Term Care

Medicaid Payment for Long Term Care


Presenter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Institute, 2003

Presenter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Symposium

Presenter, Suffolk University Law School annual New England Elder Law Symposia

Presenter, Alzheimer's Association

Presenter, Connecticut's Parkinson's Working Group

Presenter, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

Presenter, Connecticut Bar Association

Presenter, Connecticut National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Honors and Awards

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Named a Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer in the Field of Elder Law by the Publisher of Super Lawyers and Law and Politics

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys President's Recognition Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section

Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Past Chair, Executive Committee

Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probates Sections

Connecticut Bar Association, Probate Court Reform Working Group

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Public Policy Committee

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Medicaid Strategies Task Force

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, DRA Response Team

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Areas of Law

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning, Including the Use of Wills and Trusts
  • Medicaid
  • Real Estate Transactions, Including Purchases, Sales and Reverse Mortgages
  • Planning for Individuals with Special Needs, Including the Use of Special Needs Trusts
  • Preserving Decision-Making Through Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives
  • Probate Administration of Estates for Decedents and Individuals Who are Incapacitated


Peer Rating


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Experience & Credentials


Founding Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 1973, Connecticut
1974, U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
1983, U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
1978, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Class of 1973

University Attended

Columbia College, New York, New York
Class of 1970

Contact Information






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Office Information
Whitney M. Lewendon
Founding Member
 495 Orange Street,
New Haven, CT 06511


Coan, Lewendon, Gulliver & Miltenberger, LLC (New Haven, Connecticut)

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