Whitney M. Lewendon (New Haven, Connecticut)

Whitney M. Lewendon

Licensed for 43 years

Practice Area: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Including the Use of Wills and Trusts, Medicaid (Title 19) Eligibility 4 more areas of practice + 4 more

  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
Awards
AV Preeminent

Whitney M. Lewendon

Serving New Haven, CT view address

About Whitney M. Lewendon

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

1981

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

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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

1981

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

Classes/Seminars

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 (Title 19) Eligibility
  • 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
  • Real Estate Transactions, Including Purchases, Sales and Reverse Mortgages

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      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
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Columbia College, New York, New York
      Class of 1970
      B.A.
      Sociology