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VanderVeen Named to NAELA Council of Advanced Practitioners

South Bend, IN, United States — Thursday, August 18, 2016, – Certified Elder Law Attorney, Jennifer L. VanderVeen has been named to the Council of Advanced Practitioners by the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Members of CAP offer professional expertise to meet the needs of an older, maturing clientele and people with disabilities or special needs and their families.

A member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners is an attorney who has been nominated and selected by his or her peers — experienced Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys — to be part of the Council as a result of their commitment and contribution to their clients and the ethical, high-quality practice of Elder and Special Needs Law.

To become a member, the attorney must be a current NAELA member for a minimum of 10 consecutive years prior to nomination. In addition, a candidate must:

  • Hold an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the highest rating for ethical standards and professional ability.
  • Be an NAELA Fellow or a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), which is the only approved designation for certification by the American Bar Association, through the National Elder Law Foundation.

 Jennifer has been a member of NAELA’s Board of Directors since 2008. She is a frequent guest speaker for both national and local organizations whose goals include keeping an aging population and their caregivers informed about long-term planning for the elderly and people with special needs. To learn more about Jennifer’s legal services and background visit her web page at Web Bio. You can contact Jennifer by calling 574.232.3538 or by email

About Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

Tuesley Hall Konopa’s practice areas include business counsel, civil litigation, estate, and tax planning, trust administration, elder law, and probate. With a seasoned team of knowledgeable professionals, Tuesley Hall Konopa is committed to helping its clients make smart decisions and solid plans that help achieve their unique goals.

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