John R. Potter has been designated as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar.
The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) – the only nationwide organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law – has announced that John R. Potter, an attorney practicing in Charlotte and Huntersville, North Carolina, has successfully completed its examination to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). According to NELF, its certification in elder law – one of the fastest growing fields in the legal profession – is intended provide a measure of assurance to the public that the attorney has an in-depth working knowledge of the legal issues that impact the elderly.
Similarly, the North Carolina State Bar, an agency of the State of North Carolina, certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public. The program’s goal is to assist members of the public in the selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in certain areas of law. The North Carolina State Bar has chosen to recognize John R. Potter as a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law.
John R. Potter of the Potter Law Firm in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville, NC, has practiced elder law for 12 years and focuses his practice on estate planning with wills and trusts, Medicaid planning, special needs planning, and related areas of elder law. John is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Virginia School of Law and has been a resident of the Charlotte, NC area for 9 years.