About Us


VanderVeen Elder and Special Needs Law was founded on the idea that there are different ways than the traditional law firm to deliver our assistance and expertise to those who need it. Jennifer’s own creative thinking and love of just talking out a problem until a solution appears has led to a technology focused client experience with the goal of keeping clients informed about their case and explaining complicated concepts as easily as possible. Her goal is to take the stress out of estate planning and to use her knowledge and experience make Medicaid planning and application process as smooth as possible.


About Jennifer

Jennifer VanderVeen is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and has been Board Certified as Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust & Estate Specialty Board of the Indiana Bar Association. She is a member of the Elder Law sections of both the Indiana and Michigan state bars, and she has been serving clients with special needs in both states for more than 20 years. She is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration to practice before the VA.

Jennifer is highly respected by her peers. She has been the president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and she still sits on the emeritus member selection committee of that organization and is co-editor of its weekly newsletter. She is also a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners, an invitation-only council leading the future of Elder Law. She is the author of the 3rd edition of Elder Law: Advocacy for the Aging, published by Thomson Reuters, and regularly serves as an adjunct professor of Law in the Elder Law LL.M. program at Stetson University College of Law.  As a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, Jennifer chairs the continuing education committee and enjoys working with a variety of professionals in the aging community.

Importantly, Jennifer is also committed to her clients. She devotes a substantial portion of her practice to elder and special needs law, estate planning and administration, and the creation of specialized trust and estate. She has worked with non-profit organizations, families with limited assets, and advocates for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2011 and 2014) and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2023).

Meet Angela

Angela is a woman of many talents. She is not only Director of Marketing and Client Relations, she also serves as a paralegal and office manager while keeping the trains running on time and maintaining sanity around the office.

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