We are pleased to announce that Donald D. Vanarelli has been recognized as a 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyer in Elder Law. This is the 14th consecutive year in which Mr. Vanarelli has been named to New Jersey’s Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Bar associations and courts across the country, including the New Jersey Supreme Court, have recognized the legitimacy of the Super Lawyers selection process.

In addition, Mr. Vanarelli has been Certified as an Elder Law Attorney since 1998. Elder Law, which includes Special Needs Planning, is a legal specialty focusing on the legal needs of seniors and people with disabilities. To be certified in Elder Law, an attorney must: (1) Have practiced Elder Law for at least five years, (2) Had substantive involvement in the practice areas that make up Elder Law, including estate planning and trust administration; probate litigation and will contests; disability planning, including guardianships and special needs trusts; laws protecting the elderly and disabled against abuse, neglect, and  exploitation; nursing home issues; and, qualifying for Medicare, Medicaid and other public benefits.  (3) Passed a full day written exam, (4) Received references from five Certified Elder Law attorneys, and, (5) Demonstrate substantial involvement in the representation of disabled clients with special needs.

Of the over 85,000 licensed attorneys in New Jersey, fewer than 60 have been recognized as Certified Elder Law Attorneys. Of those Certified Elder Law Attorneys in New Jersey, very few have been recognized as Super Lawyers in Elder Law. Mr. Vanarelli is one of very few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in New Jersey who has been consistently named to the Super Lawyers list.

“I’m honored to be selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list in New Jersey for Elder Law,” said Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq. “Super Lawyers is one of the most respected ratings organizations in the legal field. I am honored that my colleagues think highly enough of me to nominate me,” Vanarelli added.

About Donald D. Vanarelli

Recipient of the Marilyn Askin Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder and Disability Law Section, Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 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, the disabled and their families 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 Vanarelli & Li, LLC

Located in Westfield, New Jersey, the firm 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.

Contact: Ginny Morrissey, Vanarelli & Li, LLC, Tel: 908-232-7400, Email: [email protected]

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