Lauren S. Marinaro
Accredited Veterans Attorney
Rising Star in Elder Law
Legal News & Insights from Lauren
Lauren S. Marinaro strives to be a champion of the rights of the elderly and disabled. She is a Partner at the Firm, focusing on Elder and Disability Law matters including Estate Planning, Legal Guardianship, Medicaid Asset Preservation Planning, Medicaid Fair Hearings, Estate Administration and Estate and Fiduciary Litigation. She has been in practice since 2006.
In 2007, Lauren became the first person in the country to earn an L.L.M. (Masters of Law and Letters) in Elder Law, from the University of Kansas. Lauren earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Public Affairs and Politics from Rutgers University and her J.D. from the University of Kansas.
She is a popular speaker, who enjoys speaking at community, County and New Jersey State Bar events on a wide variety of elder and disability law topics, including Medicaid home and community-based services, powers of attorney, and surrogate decision making for mental health. Lauren spoke on developments in Olmstead-related case law at the 2011 NAELA Fall Institute in Boston, Mental Health Parity at the 2015 National Aging in Law Conference in Washington DC and Medicaid Home and Community Based Services for Married Couples at the 2016 National Aging in Law Conference in Washington DC.
Lauren is a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Elder Law for 2010-2017, and past Chair for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and current Vice President of the New Jersey NAELA chapter. Lauren is currently co-vice chair of the NAELA Public Policy Steering Committee, and she will be co-chair of the Committee in 2019. Lauren is also on the planning committee for the 2019 NAELA Summit, in Washington, DC.
Lauren provides news and insights on issues in Medicaid, long term care, nursing home care, Medicare, legal guardianship, caregiver support and other Elder Law related items on the Firm’s Elder Law blog at LegalNewsYouCanUse.com, including movie reviews and recent accomplishments of notable elder citizens.
Lauren participates in the CLC Inc. Lawyer Referral for New Jersey Employee Assistance Programs.