Top 10 New Jersey Elder Law Blogs

Actually, I could only find 9 blogs in the entire State of New Jersey covering elder law issues. A list of these 9 New Jersey elder law blogs follow, in no particular order:

Elder Law Today Podcast by Yale S. Hauptman, Esq. Yale is the founder of his own law firm, Hauptman & Hauptman, P.C., located in Livingston, NJ. Yale is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the New Jersey Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. He devotes most of his time to the practice of elder law and estate planning for young families. Yale’s blog includes a monthly audio podcast in which he discusses the various issues that affect seniors and their families today. A podcast is an interesting addition to a blog and Yale is the only New Jersey attorney I am aware of who offers a podcast to consumers discussing elder law issues. Yale’s blog was recently profiled in the Star-Ledger newspaper, which can be found here – Blog of the Day: Elder Law Today – Jersey Blogs

You and Yours Blawg by Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, PC, located in Parsippany, New Jersey. Deirdre is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), by the National Elder Law Foundation, approved by the American Bar Association, Her practice focuses on business planning law, estate planning and administration, trusts, elder law and taxation. It appears that Deirdre started blogging about elder law issues in 2005 which would make her blog the longest-running elder law blog in New Jersey.

Elizabeth Walsh Kreger : New Jersey Law Blog is, appropriately enough, by Elizabeth Walsh Kreger, Esq., a partner in the Estate Planning Group of the Stark & Stark law firm in Princeton, NJ. Elizabeth concentrates her practice in trusts and estates, estate planning, family dispute resolution, estate administration, and elder law. Though interesting and well-written, the blog may be defunct since the most recent post is dated in 2005. We hope that Elizabeth gets re-energized and begins posting to her blog again soon.

NJ Elder Law by Kenneth Vercammen, Esq., Chair of the ABA Elder Law Committee, is a Middlesex County trial attorney. His blog says he “has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications.” Ken’s website,, indicates that he was a NJ Super Lawyer in 2007 and 2008 in municipal law and related court matters.

Nursing Home Law Blog, by associate Brian Murphy and partner David Cohen of the Stark & Stark law firm. David concentrates his practice in nursing home negligence and abuse claims, elder abuse and assisted living facility litigation. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and is the Vice Chair for the American Association for Justice’s Nursing home Litigation Group. Brian Murphy is an associate in the firm’s personal injury group.

Expert Home Care NJ – New Jersey Home Health is by Frank Esposito and David Goodman, Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), who are the owners of New Jersey’s Live In Home Care Specialists | Expert Home Care. This is one of only a few blogs anywhere covering issues relating to the field of home care. It is updated regularly and is a good and interesting source of information about home care.

Hanlon Niemann Blog | A Freehold, New Jersey Law Firm is by the partners of the Hanlon Niemann Law Firm, Christopher J. Hanlon and Fredrick P. Niemann. Although they blog about many topics, elder law is the topic of many posts so I thought that the blog deserved to be mentioned on this list. Chris is the head of the firm’s litigation department. Chris has been practicing law since 1977. Fred is the managing partner of the firm. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Monmouth County Probate and Estate Committee and the Monmouth County Chancery Practice Committee. He is also an approved civil mediator by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Jersey Estate Planning blog is maintained by Victor J. Medina, Esq., of the law firm of Medina, Martinez & Castroll in Pennington, NJ.

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog — New Jersey Elder Law, Estate and Special Needs Planning, Mediation and Collaborative Family Law. Obviously, I must mention my own blog on this list, right? I love coming up with ideas for blog posts, trying to provide interesting content, updating website stats, and getting and responding to reader comments. For those of you who don’t know me, I have been practicing law in New Jersey for 25 years. I am a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and an Accredited Professional Mediator. I am a co-founder of The Elder Mediation Center of New Jersey. I also have been trained in and practice Collaborative Law. I was named as a NJ Super Lawyer in 2007 and 2008 in elder law and estate planning. More information can be found on my website’s profile page – Attorney Profile: Donald D. Vanarelli and on the About page of this blog.

If readers are aware of other New Jersey elder law blogs that I’ve inadvertently omitted, please let me know and I will add them to the list. I also invite readers to comment on any of the blogs mentioned above, indicating the relevance of blog content and usefulness, as well as identifying blogs that they have found helpful in the elder law and estate planning areas.