Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

What is Elder Law?

“Elder Law” has been defined as the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons, their representatives, and their families about the legal aspects of estate planning, health and long-term care planning, public benefits, surrogate decision-making, capacity, conservation, disposition and administration of older persons’ estates, and the implementation of their decisions concerning such matters. MORE


Mission Statement


To inspire and empower WAELA members to achieve excellence in providing legal services and advocacy that enhances the quality of life for seniors and persons with special needs.


WAELA is affiliated with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).