Background and Education

Prior to joining Parks Zeigler, Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro spent 10 years at Hook Law Center, P.C. practicing in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, financial planning, guardianships, and conservatorships. She is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virgina and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro has a passion for special needs planning, which has resulted in her becoming a go-to for personal injury attorneys who need assistance navigating public benefits or otherwise protecting a client’s funds. As a result, Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro has worked on hundreds of personal injury cases, developing settlement trusts, including those with special needs trust provisions and Medicare set-asides.

Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). Approved by the American Bar Association and authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The CELA certification recognizes that an individual possesses the expertise, knowledge, and skills in the practice of elder and special needs law meet the highest qualifications demanded by the National Elder Law Foundation. There are only a little over 500 CELA-certified attorneys nationwide. As a CELA, she has experience in assessing the care and planning needs associated with the aging process. This includes the ability to assess resources for long-term care. She assists clients with determining the best course to pay for such care and how to protect personal assets.

Admissions
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Certifications and Other Licenses
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)
  • Accredited Attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • FINRA Series 65 – Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination
  • Health, Life & Annuities Producer
  • Guardian ad Litem for Incapacitated Adults

Memberships
  • Hampton Roads Community Foundation Professional Advisors Committee
  • Special Needs Alliance
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hamptons Roads Estate Planning Council
Publications
  • Editor of the Elder Law Report (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Special Needs Trust Handbook (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Special Needs Trusts, Elder Law in Virginia (Virginia CLE 2016)
  • Powers of Attorney, Minor Children, and Assets in other Jurisdictions, Estate Planning (Virginia CLE 2016)
  • The Medicaid Lien and Other Liens of the Commonwealth, Liens in Personal Injury Actions (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 2016)
Community Involvement
  • Hope House Foundation
  • Families of Autism Coming Together (FACT)
  • Autism Society of Tidewater
  • Hampton Roads Parkinsons Diseases Association
  • Senior Advocate
Honors and Recognition
  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine
  • Rising Stars by Superlawyers.com, part of Thomson Reuters
  • Top Lawyers by Coastal Virginia Magazine

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Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law

Background and Education

Prior to joining Parks Zeigler, Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro spent 10 years at Hook Law Center, P.C. practicing in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, financial planning, guardianships, and conservatorships. She is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virgina and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro has a passion for special needs planning, which has resulted in her becoming a go-to for personal injury attorneys who need assistance navigating public benefits or otherwise protecting a client’s funds. As a result, Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro has worked on hundreds of personal injury cases, developing settlement trusts, including those with special needs trust provisions and Medicare set-asides.

Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). Approved by the American Bar Association and authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The CELA certification recognizes that an individual possesses the expertise, knowledge, and skills in the practice of elder and special needs law meet the highest qualifications demanded by the National Elder Law Foundation. There are only a little over 500 CELA-certified attorneys nationwide. As a CELA, she has experience in assessing the care and planning needs associated with the aging process. This includes the ability to assess resources for long-term care. She assists clients with determining the best course to pay for such care and how to protect personal assets.

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