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Elder Law

Elder Law Attorney

Rockville, MD
Richard A. Burton, Jr., Esq

Elder Law Attorney

Elder law is a specialized legal field focusing on the unique needs and challenges faced by elderly individuals. It encompasses various legal issues such as estate planning, long-term care planning, guardianship, Medicaid and Medicare benefits, Social Security, elder abuse and neglect, retirement planning, and end-of-life decision-making.

We work to ensure that elderly clients and their families understand their rights and options regarding healthcare, finances, housing, and other crucial aspects of later life. We help clients navigate complex legal frameworks to protect their assets, secure appropriate care, and maintain autonomy and dignity in their aging process.

  • Take control of your future

  • Safeguard your assets and healthcare decisions
  • Navigate the complexities of aging

  • Preserve your dignity

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Long-term Care
  • Guardianships
  • Elder Abuse
  • Simple Wills
  • Pour-Over Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Directives

Contact us today to schedule a Free Consultation.

25 Wood Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 941-3620

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning involves the drafting of documents, such as wills and trusts, to ensure that your legacy will be passed on accordingly.

Elder Law

Elder Law is a combination of legal fields for issues affected by aging.  It includes asset projection for Medicaid Planning and long-term care.

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid planning involves using strategies for using and preserving assets while enabling loved ones to qualify for Medicaid.


Probate is the administration of an estate in probate.  Closely related is the administration of trusts, which become irrevocable at death.

Trust Administration

Upon the death of the grantor, Trustees must notify beneficiaries and administer the trust according to the Trust Agreement.


Guardianship involves using the legal process to take control of a person’s affairs who is unable to manage them on their own.

Richard A. Burton, Jr., Esq.

Mr. Burton has years of experience helping families all over Maryland protect themselves and plan for the future.  He was raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland and graduated from Quince Orchard High School.

As a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Society of Financial Service Professionals, he has developed a reputation as a strong advocate and counselor. He works closely with other professionals in finance and accounting to deliver the best results for his clients.

Mr. Burton was admitted to practice law in Maryland in 2016. Since then, he has focused exclusively on Estate Planning and Elder Law which comprise diverse and ever-changing bodies of law.

He is an accomplished jazz pianist and in college was the pianist for Synthesis, the premier jazz ensemble at Brigham Young University.

Mr. Burton lives in Gaithersburg with his wife and two children.