Lerch Early is pleased to welcome elder law attorney Jenica Cassidy as an associate in the Estates/Trusts practice. Jenica helps seniors and their families with legal issues relating to aging. She also works with health care facilities and their residents to secure benefits to pay for the cost of care.

“Jenica’s experience working with seniors and their families will be a great asset to Lerch Early’s clients,” said Frank Baldino, chair of the firm’s Estates/Trusts practice. “She guides people through difficult discussions and helps them plan for a secure future.”

Jenica works with older adults of all income levels and their family members to plan for and resolve legal issues related to aging, such as long-term care needs, disability, and incapacity. These include guardianships (of the person and of the property), Medicaid benefits and appeals, and special needs planning. She also helps them with estate planning and probate.

Jenica received her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. She is admitted to practice in Maryland. Prior to joining Lerch Early she practiced at an elder law boutique firm.

Jenica and her rescue spaniel, Harper, volunteer at People. Animals. Love. (PAL), where dogs and their owners visit and provide comfort to nursing home residents, hospitals, and lower-income schools throughout the DC area.

For more about Jenica, visit www.lerchearly.com/team/jenica-e-cassidy. (Download her vcard by clicking on the business card icon.)

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