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.